We are delighted that our colleague Fiona Shaw has been nominated for 2019 CILIP Carnegie Medal for her novel Outwalkers You can find the full list of nominations here
To add to this, Fiona has also been awarded a month’s residency at the prestigious Yaddo artists’ retreat, whose prior residents have included James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Katherine Anne Porter and Jeffrey Eugenides: https://www.yaddo.org/about/history/
Meanwhile, the film version of Fiona’s novel Tell It To The Bees has been appearing at festivals, including at Cannes and the Toronto film festival
We are very happy about this well-deserved recognition of Fiona’s work
We’ve had several pieces by colleagues in English in The Conversation over the years. Here are three recent examples.
Sarah Duffy’s piece on how our minds construct time appeared in January
Katy Shaw argued against Will Self’s views on the future of the novel in March
Most recently, Billy Clark, Sarah Duffy and Graham Hall wrote a piece on how to talk about politics with your family
Billy appeared on CJAD 800 in Montreal yesterday to talk about the ideas in the piece he wrote with Sarah and Graham.
All of these pieces relate to ideas we discuss in classroom work and in our own research.
We’d be happy to join in further conversations on these here or elsewhere!