Great Britain Current Affairs - 2019

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FIH Player of the Year Awards

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) Player of the Year Awards are the annual awards for the best men’s and women’s player in international hockey in a given calendar year as determined by a peer and public vote.

FIH Awards 2019

FIH Player of the Year, Men: Arthur van Doren (Belgium)

Women: Eva de Goede (Netherlands)

FIH Goalkeeper of the Year, Men: Vincent Vanasch (Belgium)

Women: Maddie Hinch (Great Britain)

FIH Rising Star of the Year, Men: Arthur de Sloover (Belgium)

Women: Lucina von der Heyde (Argentina)

FIH Player of the Year Awards were established in 1998 and have been awarded annually ever since. In 2001 the FIH Young Player of the Year award was instituted to award the best young field hockey player of the year.

Month: Categories: Sports & Games


Renowned British Novelist Peter Dickinson passes away

Renowned British Novelist Peter Dickinson passed away in Winchester, Hampshire. He was 88. He was a prolific novelist best known for children’s books and detective stories.

He was the first author to receive twice the prestigious Carnegie medal in 1979 and 19080 awarded annually by librarians for the outstanding new children’s book in Britain.

About Peter Dickinson

  • Peter Dickinson was born on 16 December 1927 in Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia (Now Zambia).
  • Writing Career: In his entire career, he had written around 60 books which have been translated into 53 different languages.
  • His debut novel for children The Weathermonger was published in 1968 of Changes trilogy and was followed by Heartsease (1969) and The Devil’s Children (1970). His last novel In The Palace Of The Khans was published in 2012.
  • Awards and Honours: He was the first and only author till date to win the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger award for two consecutive novels Skin Deep (1968) and A Pride Of (Heroes 1969). His two novels Tulku (1979) and City of Gold (1980) had won the Carnegie Medal.

Month: Categories: Persons in News