Friday, March 20, 2015

Blue Met 2015: Program almost revealed!

We launch our entire 2015 program on Tuesday morning at 11:00. Along with it, all the names of our prize-winners including:

Our Grand Literary Prize: past winners have included Richard Ford, Colm Tóibín, Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Carlos Fuentes, Norman Mailer, Dany Laferrière and many others, dating back to 1999. This is given to a distinguished writer of international stature for a body of work.

Auster, Byatt, Laferrière, Atwood, Mailer, Oates: who will join their ranks?

Our Premio Metropolis Azul is given for a work written in Spanish, English or French which shows some aspect of Hispanophone culture: past winners have included Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramírez and Chicano US writer Luis Alberto Urrea.

Urrea: his sold out Grande Bibliotheque interview was a 2014 highlight! 

And Blue Met has two new prizes to add to this year's roster:

First Peoples Literary Prize: this is a prize aimed at shining the spotlight on the work of a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit writer of Canada.

Words to Change Prize: this prize is given to a writer whose work or works brings communities together. This might be intercultural communication in regards to ethnic communities, religious communities, linguistic communities or some other community.

In addition, we'll announce all our writers, some exciting series we are doing and some fun projects we are working on.

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