Category Archives: Awards

Exhibitions: Sony World Photography Awards 2023

World Photography Organization (April 24, 2023): Celebrating photography in all its varied brilliance, the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at Somerset House in London, showcases a vast range of magnificent images from the 2023 Awards and places international talents centre stage.


2022 Views: Architectural Photography Awards List

The Official 2022 Architectural Photography Awards Photo of the Year Shortlist

Alex Nye – Scripps Pier

Scripps Pier in San Diego, CA as photographed by Alex Nye. See more of Alex’s work at and on Instagram @AlexNyeArt.

Ekansh Goel – Subterranean Ruins

Subterranean Ruins as photographed by Ekansh Goel. See more of Ekansh’s work at and on Instagram @ekansh_goel.

Gerry O’Leary – Gio Forma (Maraya Concert Hall)

The Maraya Concert Hall as photographed by Gerry O’Leary. Gerry has named this photo “Gio Forma.” See more of Gerry’s work at and on Instagram @gerryolearyphotography.

Jason O’Rear – Portal

Entry Portal in Dubai designed by Asif Khan as photographed by Jason O’Rear. See more of Jason’s work at and on Instagram @jasonorear.

Muhammad Almasri – Dubai Expo’s Kazakhstan Pavilion

Kazakhstan Pavilion at the Dubai Expo as photographed by Muhammad Almasri. See more of Muhammad’s work here or on Instagram @mmalmasri.


Books: Dublin Literary Award – 2023 Shortlist

Dublin Literary Award (March 28, 2023) – After much deliberation, our esteemed panel of judges have selected six exceptional novels for the 2023 Dublin Literary Award shortlist!

Congratulations to:

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

The Trees by Percival Everett

Love Novel by Ivana Sajko, translated by Mima Simić

Paradais by Fernanda Melchor, translated by Sophie Hughes

Marzahn, Mon Amour by Katja Oskamp, translated by Jo Heinrich

Em by Kim Thúy, translated by Sheila Fischman

The Dublin Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written or translated into English. Books are nominated for the award by invited public libraries in cities throughout the world, making the award unique in its coverage of international fiction.

Architecture: The ‘2023 AIA Housing Awards’ Unveiled

MARCH 2023



Flex House is a vital three-story infill project that mends a decades-old gap in the fabric of Sacramento’s Boulevard Park neighborhood, an important district that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The home, designed for a young family of four, was envisioned as a building that can adapt to the ever-changing circumstances of life and familial composition while also generating income and accommodating future growth.


Argyle Gardens is the first implementation of a modular, low-income single-adult housing model developed by the design team and Transition Projects, an organization dedicated to providing life-changing assistance to Portland’s most vulnerable residents. The first modular housing project permitted by the city, this new community of 72 housing units in the Kenton neighborhood stands as a new co-housing model whose residents share community space and other support systems. It represents a crucial step forward in the effort to design, build, and maintain affordable housing across the nation.


Views: 2023 Sony World Photography Awards

Discover the results of the Sony World Photography Awards 2023 Open competition which awards the best single contemporary images.
Sony World Photography Awards 2023 open horse
Zhenhuan Zhou/Sony World Photography Awards 2023; Motion category

Sony World Photography Awards 2023 open wildlife
Dinorah Graue Obscura/Sony World Photography Awards 2023; Natural World & Wildlife category
Jordi Coy/Sony World Photography Awards 2023; Landscape category
Bing Li/Sony World Photography Awards 2023; Landscape category


Reviews: 2022 National Book Award Winner & Finalists For Fiction

“The Rabbit Hutch” by Tess Gunty book cover, featuring a hot pink background with a cutout showing an illustration of a woman inside.

Winner: “The Rabbit Hutch” by Tess Gunty

Set during an oppressively hot week in July, this contemporary coming-of-age novel is about four teens who have aged out of the foster care system and are living together in a once-bustling industrial city in Indiana. As one of the teens tries to escape the people and systems that have harmed her, this novel shines as a story about community and loneliness, cumulating with a devastating act of violence. “The Rabbit Hutch” is Tess Gunty’s debut novel and she was one of three authors nominated this year for their first published book.

Fiction Finalists

“The Birdcatcher” by Gayl Jones

Called “a study in Black women’s creative expression,” “The Birdcatcher” is told from the perspective of writer Amanda Wordlaw whose best friend is being repeatedly institutionalized for trying to kill her husband. Jones was first discovered and edited by Toni Morrison and her last novel, “Palmares,” was a 2022 Pulitzer Prize finalist.

“The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories” by Jamil Jan Kochai

This collection of short stories explores heritage, home, and the ghosts of war, with elements of horror, magical realism, and more woven throughout the anthology. With unforgettable Afghan characters, these stories range from the connection between a young man’s video game and his father’s real memories of war to a doctor couple that decides to stay in their home even as violence grows and their son disappears.

“All This Could Be Different” by Sarah Thankam Mathews

Sneha is a queer Indian woman who has just graduated from college into a recession and moved to Milwaukee to start an entry-level corporate job that offers the financial security she needs, opening more doors than ever before. But as challenges rise and her world begins to spin out of control, Sneha throws herself into a new relationship while her friend tries to find a radical solution to their problems.

“The Town of Babylon” by Alejandro Varela

In the wake of his husband’s infidelity, Andrés returns to his hometown and decides to go to his 20-year high school reunion, rekindling old friendships and reuniting with an old love. As he cares for his aging parents, navigates his old neighborhood, and revisits old friends, Andrés must face old wounds, systems, and people who shaped his life in many different ways.

Top Books Of 2022: The Booker Prize Shortlist

The Booker Prize 2022 shortlist:

  • ‘Glory’ by NoViolet Bulawayo
  • ‘The Trees’ by Percival Everett
  • ‘Treacle Walker’ by Alan Garner
  • ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida’ by Shehan Karunatilaka
  • ‘Small Things Like These’ by Claire Keegan
  • ‘Oh William!’ by Elizabeth Strout

Here’s what the judges had to say about the final six. Find out more about the shortlisted books and authors:…

Architecture: 2022 Design Educates Award Winners

Winners of the 2022 Design Educates Awards. Each year, the Design Educates Awards highlight international design projects that tackle context-specific concerns and educate users about sustainability.

Top Photography: African Cheetahs – The Great Swim

Discover the story behind one of this year’s most dramatic images through the lens of Highly Commended wildlife photographer Buddhilini de Soyza.

When the Mara and Talek rivers broke their banks in January 2020 due to unseasonal flooding, the famed Tano Bora coalition of cheetahs were faced with a difficult choice.

The Natural History Museum in London is home to over 80 million objects, including meteorites, dinosaur bones and a giant squid. Our channel brings the Museum to you – from what goes on behind the scenes to surprising science and stories from our scientists.

Books: 2022 Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

The Shortlist


Told through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy subjected to relentless bullying, this is a haunting novel of the threat of violence that can stalk our teenage years. Translated by Samuel Bett and David Boyd.

By Mieko Kawakami

Translated by Samuel Bett David Boyd

Elena Knows

A unique story that interweaves crime fiction with intimate tales of morality and the search for individual freedom. Translated by Frances Riddle.

By Claudia Piñeiro

Translated by Frances Riddle

A New Name: Septology VI-VII

Jon Fosse delivers both a transcendent exploration of the human condition and a radically ‘other’ reading experience – incantatory, hypnotic, and utterly unique. Translated by Damion Searls.

By Jon Fosse

Translated by Damion Searls

Tomb of Sand

An urgent yet engaging protest against the destructive impact of borders, whether between religions, countries or genders. Translated by Daisy Rockwell.

By Geetanjali Shree

Translated by Daisy Rockwell

The Books of Jacob

Olga Tokarczuk’s portrayal of Enlightenment Europe on the cusp of precipitous change, searching for certainty and longing for transcendence. Translated by Jennifer Croft.

By Olga Tokarczuk

Translated by Jennifer Croft

Cursed Bunny

Bora Chung presents a genre-defying collection of short stories, which blur the lines between magical realism, horror and science fiction. Translated by Anton Hur.

By Bora Chung

Translated by Anton Hur