Iranian-Kurdish writer Behrouz Boochani, whose debut book won both the $25,000 non-fiction prize at the Victorian premier's literary awards and the $100,000 Victorian prize for literature on Thursday night, is not allowed into Australia.
The drama 'The Favorite' outpaced the field at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) with a record haul of 10 prizes, including best film, best actress for Olivia Colman, best supporting actress for Rachel Weisz and best director for Yorgos Lanthimos.
The Swedish Academy is not awarding a Nobel Prize for literature this year, but a group of Swedish cultural figures is coming together to bestow their own version of the world's most prestigious literary award instead, as an act of protest at the scandal that has engulfed the academy.
Languishing with fever and frustrated by delays in diagnosing his illness, Brian Gitta came up with a bright idea: A malaria test that would not need blood samples or specialized laboratory technicians.
The 2017 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize will be awarded to the CLIx program (India) and the GENIE program (Morocco) during a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters March 7 (12:00 noon to 1 p.m., Room I).
British author Kazuo Ishiguro said he was both honored and 'taken completely by surprise' after he was named this year's winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, even initially wondering if the announcement was a case of 'fake news'.