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Bridgend Writers’ Circle Annual Open Competition offers £100, £50 and £30 prizes for short stories, 1,500-1,800 words.

Entry fee is £5, £2.50 each additional, and the closing date is 1 March. Website: www.bridgendwriters.org

Bloomsbury has acquired the first novel in 46 years by Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka. Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth, set in Nigeria and ‘a savagely witty whodunit and a corrosively satirical examination of corruption, both personal and political’, is expected in September

Author, poet and hip hop artist Karl Nova has won this year’s Ruth Rendell Award. The award, launched in 2016, celebrates an author who has done outstanding work to champion literacy. Karl was praised for his ‘unwavering commitment’ to inspiring young readers and writers, with more than 75 visits to schools and other events this year, in person and virtually, reported .

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