Awards & Honours Current Affairs - 2019

Awards and Honours in Current Affairs 2019 with latest winners of various awards in India and world. Current Affairs list of awards and prize won in India and world for 2019.

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Knighthood to Indian-origin sculptor Anish Kapoor

Indian-origin sculptor Anish Kapoor has been honoured with knighthood, one of the highest honours in Britain, by Queen Elizabeth II in her birthday honours list 2013 for services to Visual Arts.

Twenty-four other people of Indian-origin have also been chosen for honours including Jasvinder Sanghera, founder,  Karma Nirvana, for services to victims of forced marriage and honour-based violence. She is made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

About Anish Kapoor:

Kapoor is regarded as one of the most influential and pioneering sculptors of his generation. He is widely known for his monumental public sculptures and his enigmatic sculptural forms that have been showcased all over the globe. He is also the first living British artist of Indian origin to take over the Royal Academy in 2009.

American author Lydia Davis wins Man Booker International Prize 2013

American author Lydia Davis has been announced the winner of Man Booker International Prize 2013. She was chosen winner out of ten shortlisted authors.

 About Man Booker International Prize 2013

The prize, worth £60,000, recognizes an authors’s achievement in fiction. It is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is available in translation in the English language. The prize is sponsored by Man Group plc, which also sponsors the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Unlike the UK Man Booker Prize for Fiction, publishers cannot submit authors’ works for consideration. The Prize is significantly different in that it highlights one writer’s overall contribution to fiction on the world stage. The judges,who solely decide the winner,  consider a writer’s body of work rather than a single novel.

 About Lydia Davis:

Davis lives in New York. She is a professor of creative writing at the University at Albany and has had seven collections of short stories published. She has also translated a number of French classics, including Flaubert’s Madame Bovary and Proust’s Du Côté de Chez Swann. She has also written one novel, The End of the Story (1995).