The 17th woman to win the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Anna Burns has won for ‘Milkman,’ set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. Her publisher, Faber & Faber, becomes the second biggest winner of Man Booker titles.
Norway’s minister of culture, along with several Norwegian authors, offered a preview of what the country will bring to its 2019 Guest of Honor program.
Continuing the discussion of femal writers in Frankfurt, a standout panel of women from the Asia Pacific region discussed gender and social perceptions of women.
The Federal President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, visited the Frankfurt Book Fair and spoke with authors on stage about democracy and freedom of speech.
The spectrum of international publishing was on display on the first day of the fair, from the CEO Talk with John Sargent to the new audiobook conference, and women writers from the Asia Pacific region.
Delivering a rousing talk at the Frankfurt Book Fair’s opening press conference, author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke about the strength of literature and women.
A total 60 awards in 12 categories are named in each of 10 languages from a record-breaking 362,423 entries, for the 2018 Watty Awards.
The quietly implemented Wattpad Next beta is limited to four markets and uses a select group of writers. But this short-term program could mean a lasting change for writers and readers who want to reward them for their stories.
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction (October 16) is preceded by a series of events with shortlisted authors, and London Book Fair has opened its search for its official 2019 literacy charity.
‘Publishers have the responsibility and opportunity to use technology to extend their reach as well as to explore new media,’ says Galit Ariel ahead of her appearance at the Frankfurter Buchmesse.