Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries: Two Weeks to Go

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries: Two Weeks to Go

There’s still two weeks left to enter this year’s Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Now in its 10th year, the award is internationally renowned and is judged by literary experts. Entries close 31 August.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries: Prizes for 2016

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries: Prizes for 2016

Now in its 10th year, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is welcoming submissions from emerging and established writers. Prizes include publication, an agent consultation and writing group memberships.

A Celebration of Contemporary Writing: Submissions Open

A Celebration of Contemporary Writing: Submissions Open

A celebration of new writing, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award champions and supports emerging and established writers. Prizes include consultation and memberships to leading literary organisations.

Manifesta 11: Helmhaus and Löwenbräukunst

Manifesta 11: Helmhaus and Löwenbräukunst

Löwenbräukunst and Helmhaus are amongst the main exhibition venues at Manifesta 11 2016, including installation, video, sculpture and photography works exploring diverse ideas.

Q+A with Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Finalist, Jo Gatford

Q+A with Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Finalist, Jo Gatford

Twice finalist in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Jo Gatford has now established a new competition for emerging writers, run by her organisation Writers’ HQ.

Q&A with Ríona Judge McCormack, Creative Writing Award Finalist

Q&A with Ríona Judge McCormack, Creative Writing Award Finalist

Ríona Judge McCormack was longlisted for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, and has since been discovered by Eve White Agency.

Q&A with Future Now Speaker Julia Michalska, The Art Newspaper

Q&A with Future Now Speaker Julia Michalska, The Art Newspaper

Julia Michalska, Deputy Web Editor at The Art Newspaper, joins Future Now as a panelist in Session 10: The Permanence of Print Part II for a discussion on print in today’s digital world.

A life in lines: Franciszka and Stefan Themerson, Books, Camera, Ubu at Camden Arts Centre

A life in lines: Franciszka and Stefan Themerson, Books, Camera, Ubu at Camden Arts Centre

Books are in the bones of the Camden Arts Centre. The ghost of this past life reappears in the Centre’s newest show: Books, Camera, Ubu.

Roland Barthes and Victor Burgin, John Hansard Gallery

John Hansard Gallery’s final exhibition before moving from Southampton University’s Highfield Campus. brings together two distinctly separate yet intimately entwined critical thinkers.

Review: Paul Maheke’s I Lost Track of the Swarm at South London Gallery

Review: Paul Maheke’s I Lost Track of the Swarm at South London Gallery

Though filling only two small rooms on South London Gallery’s first floor, Paul Maheke’s I Lost Track of the Swarm has scope far exceeding its confines. A ‘self-taught feminist’ with a particular interest in the pro-black and pro-sex movements, Maheke shies away from aligning his work with academia, preferring to think of it as poetical over theoretical. It is, nonetheless, both intellectually sophisticated and affectively powerful: the kind of output that can be felt and thought about with equal effect.

Laura Foley, Aesthetica Creative Writing Finalist

Laura Foley, Aesthetica Creative Writing Finalist

Laura Foley is the author of five poetry collections including The Glass Tree, winner of a Foreword Book of the Year Award, and Joy Street, winner of the Bi-Writer’s Award.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: Stav Poleg, Shortlisted Poem

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: Stav Poleg, Shortlisted Poem

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award annual showcases a broad collection of poetry and short fiction by reputable and promising talent, including author Stav Poleg and her poem What Time.

Discover the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Winners and Finalists in the 2016 Annual

Discover the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Winners and Finalists in the 2016 Annual

Delve into a unique selection of extraordinary short fiction and poetry from 60 shortlisted international authors with the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2016 – now available to order.

Interview with Corinne Demas, Fiction Winner 2015

Interview with Corinne Demas, Fiction Winner 2015

Two days remain to enter the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, an international literary prize that enables poets and short fiction writers to showcase their work to a wider audience. We speak with Corinne Demas, this year’s fiction winner, about her literary career.

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 7 Days to Go

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 7 Days to Go

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 call for entries countdown continues today looking at Patricia Mato-Mora, a ceramic artist and writer based in London. Her work Untitled (2014) was longlisted in this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize.

In Conversation with Arifa Akbar, The Independent

In Conversation with Arifa Akbar, The Independent

Arifa Akbar is Literary Editor of The Independent and inewspapers. She was a judge for the Orwell Prize in 2013, the Fiction Uncovered Prize in 2014 and is on the judging panel for the current Aesthetica Creative Writing Award.

Aesthetica Art Prize Artist, Kyler Zeleny: Found Polaroids

Aesthetica Art Prize Artist, Kyler Zeleny: Found Polaroids

Over the past two years, Aesthetica Art Prize longlisted artist Kyler Zeleny has been working on a project centred on found Polaroids. This project has cumulated in a website, Found Polaroids.

A Window Into Arab Culture

A Window Into Arab Culture

Shubbak Festival is London’s largest biennial of Arabic art and takes place across the city at various art venues. The event provides a window on the contemporary culture of the Arab world.

Graphic Design A History

Graphic Design A History

Now in its second edition, Graphic Design A History is a weighty compendium that charts the history of graphic design from the 19th century to the present day.

David Shrigley: Brain Activity

David Shrigley: Brain Activity

Filled with a generous selection of works across a variety of disciplines, David Shrigley: Brain Activity highlights the artist’s ability to cross boundaries.

How 30 Great Ads Were Made: From Idea to Campaign

How 30 Great Ads Were Made: From Idea to Campaign

This fascinating book takes you behind the scenes of some of the best advertising campaigns from the last decade.

Gary Hume: Flashback

Gary Hume: Flashback

This book accompanies the third exhibition in the Flashback series, in which early acquisitions from key international artists are juxtaposed with newer works from British collections.

Critical Dictionary

Critical Dictionary

This book is the incarnation of the group show at WORK gallery, which presents a whopping 24 artists from Simon Faithfull, and Paola Di Bello to Sophy Rickett and Simon Cunningham.

Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan

Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan

Boetti was one of the most innovative artists of the 20th century and a key member of the Arte Povera group.

Elaine di Rollo

Elaine di Rollo

Elaine di Rollo is the author of Bleakly Hall. Set at a hydropathic in post-WWI Britain, we see values change, and meet characters dealing with war’s aftermath.

Metafiction with a 21st Century Twist

Metafiction with a 21st Century Twist

In The Afterparty, Leo Benedictus combines reality and fiction to present a funny, but ultimately moving account of the ups and downs of being a celebrity.

Rula Jebreal

Rula Jebreal

Rula Jebreal is an award-winning journalist who specialises in foreign affairs and immigration rights issues.

Truth & Lies on the Road to Nashville

Truth & Lies on the Road to Nashville

In How to Read the Air, Dinaw Mengestu explores family relationships and one man’s need to reinvent the past, present and future to deal with his memories.

Refracted Dreams in the New World

Refracted Dreams in the New World

In The End, Scibona presents a powerful discourse on the realities of being an immigrant in a country where hopes and dreams can fast turn to poverty and loss.

Wesley Stace

Wesley Stace

In conversation with Wesley Stace.

A Gothic Novel with a Twist

A Gothic Novel with a Twist

In Your Presence is Required at Suvanto Maile Chapman presents an unnerving treatise on the effects of age on the body and isolation on the mind.

Michèle Roberts

Michèle Roberts

In conversation with Michèle Roberts.

Adam Ross

Adam Ross

In the thrilling debut novel, Mr Peanut by Adam Ross, reality twists and turns as the past collides with the present.

Andrew Porter

Andrew Porter

In conversation with Andrew Porter.

Justine Kilkerr

Justine Kilkerr

In Advice for Strays, Kilkerr challenges our perceptions of reality and presents a case study on coping with mental illness.

Aifric Campbell

Aifric Campbell

In conversation with Aifric Campbell.

Paul Murray

Paul Murray

In Skippy Dies, Paul Murray goes back to school to give a crash course on bullies, boredom and societal power structures.

Re-enchanting Everyday Life

Re-enchanting Everyday Life

Exploring the connection between human emotion and divine intervention, contemporary fantasy Angels of Destruction considers the ability of art and imagination to create new worlds.

Q&A with Neil Forsyth

Q&A with Neil Forsyth

In conversation with Neil Forsyth

The Luxury of Shame

The Luxury of Shame

The latest African writer to come to prominence in Europe, Unigwe engages with prejudice and polarised conceptions of right and wrong.