The Works of Prize Winners in Literature of the Twenty-First Century
Keywords:Twenty first century Literature, Womenâ€™s position, Awards for women, Recognitions.
This paper intends to study about the place of women in Literature and the recognitions given to them in Literature. Literature is a term which is used for communication, through written and spoken materials. It also expresses the cultural ambiguity of a certain period. There are many women poets, novelists, essayists, and critics who had contributed their works to literature. Twenty first century writers are somewhat different from the previous century writers because their writing involves innovative techniques and often exhausted from traditional writing methods. Giving awards and recognition may shape the field to create an innovation. The most prestigious award by UK is “Women’s Prize for Fiction”, it is mounted to celebrate the excellence, originality, and accessibility in writing by women throughout the world. Some of the Prize winners are Helen Dunmore (1996), Linda Grant (2000), Zadie Smith (2006), Naomi Alderman (2017) and Kamila Shamsie (2018). Kamila Shamsie won the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her seventh novel Home Fire, it is the reworking of Sophocles Greek Tragedy Antigone, describing the individuality, love and judicial issues. Comparing to the male writers female writers have efficient stuff in their writing. This paper discusses about the place of appreciation where women are given priority.
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