Hailed for grasp of ‘the beauty and complexities of rural America,’ Annie Proulx is to be the 30th laureate of the National Book Foundation’s top honor.
Three gold certifications and one platinum go to big-selling UK novelist Victoria Hislop in the Specsavers Bestseller Awards, in partnership with Nielsen Book.
James Patterson collaborator Mark Sullivan’s labor of love may turn out to be his most successful book yet in the run-up to Frankfurt.
Selling rights not only to other African publishers but also ‘in Europe, in North America and recently to the Arab world,’ AmaBooks presses on in Zimbabwe.
From VietnamNet: Vietnamese titles are seeing modest gains in rights sales abroad, from Russia and New Zealand to other countries in Southeast Asia.
‘Important literature knows no borders,’ says the Neustadt International Prize’s sponsor. Its finalists are from France, India, Pakistan, Russia, and USA.
French novelist, biographer, director, and screenwriter Emmanuel Carrère has won Guadalajara International Book Fair’s annual Romance Languages Award.
From Words Without Borders: ‘Put in the time to seek out great books by women and underrepresented writers,’ one of a quartet of women translators says.
Another busy program of more than 100 authors is announced for this year’s Peruvian Hay Festival, including Cees Nooteboom, Kim Thuy, and many others.
Ahead of the annual Bloody Scotland festival in September, the William McIlvanney Prize shortlist for Scottish crime fiction has been announced.