Orange to withdraw sponsorship of women’s prize for fiction

Speaking to the industry magazine the Bookseller, Steven Day, chief of brand and communications for Everything Everywhere, said: “While relinquishing sponsorship of the prize is tinged with sadness, we’re hugely proud of what Orange and the women’s prize for fiction have achieved over the past 17 years. The partnership has significantly raised the presence of […]

Anna Krien’s Night Games wins sports book of the year prize

Krien joins a roll of honour in which big names from newspaper back-pages are joined by authors who, like her, are usually associated with other kinds of writing – Nick Hornby, Tom Bower, Peter Oborne – but made successful one-off forays into sport.

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg wins first Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity

Praising the young activist, Jorge Sampaio, Chair, Grand Jury of the Gulbenkian Prize, said: “The way Greta Thunberg has been able to mobilize younger generations for the cause of climate change and her tenacious struggle to alter a status quo that persists, makes her one of the most remarkable figures of our days.”

Devin Booker’s new ‘Be Legendary’ tattoo a tribute to Kobe Bryant

“It’s been a lot of what I do, man, mentality wise, approach wise everything, before I even knew him personally, he had shaped my life. My basketball career. My approach to everything,” Booker said. “The biggest thing for me was earning his respect,” Booker said. “To even be the guy in the room after we […]

Devin Booker says after latest Suns’ win ‘Kobe’s with me every day’

Whatever he’s doing, it is working. Booker hit a Kobe-like turnaround game-winner to beat the Clippers. He’s averaging 28 points and 6.5 assists a game for the restart, and shooting 40% from three. Defenses are keying on him, but with a healthy Deandre Ayton and other players stepping up — Cameron Johnson has been a […]

Bungalow designs win Sao Mai Group’s VND200-million prizes

Le Thi Nguyet Thu, chairwoman of Sao Mai Group, presents the first prize to architect Nguyen Trong Nghia With the aim of conveying its “mission and the future”, Sao Mai Group has kicked off the contest amid the Covid-19 outbreak so that architects could maximize their creativity during the social distancing period. After the pandemic, […]

Nadal respects US Open participants that are motivated by prize money

“I also respect the other players who decide to go, because they have, for example, a different situation and want to earn money there that they need. I respect all decisions, but today it is difficult to say if it is the right thing or not.”

US Open prize money cut, winners to receive $850,000 less

Men’s and women’s singles winners in 2020 will receive $3million, down from the $3.85m that was paid out last year, with the total player compensation package dropping from a record $57.2m for the previous edition to $53.4m.

Suns’ Devin Booker channeling late Lakers legend during team’s streak: ‘Kobe’s with me every day’

“This is how that young man plays all the time and everybody is just getting a chance to see it now,” Williams said, according to Arizona Sports. “I think it’s like an announcement to the rest of the world who wasn’t paying attention to him.”