For a second time in its 46-year life, the Costa Book Award’s chief honor is a posthumous award, the jury chair calling Helen Dunmore’s ‘Inside the Wave’ poetry collection ‘a modern classic.’
Anita Djafari, head of Litprom in Germany, talks about the 30-year history of the LiBeraturpreis, which honors women writers from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Arab world.
Roughly 60 Specsaver Bestsellers were fêted overnight (January 25) at London’s May Fair Hotel, with Nielsen Book determining which titles sold 250,000, 500,000, and 1 million units in 2017.
With a prize of US$50,000 and funding for translation into English, the International Prize for Arabic Fiction enters its second decade with a longlist of 16 novels that ‘bring to life the tragic distortions and dreams of these societies.’
Margaret Atwood, Philip Pullman, Bridget Christie and those surprise ‘Letters Live’ performers are among personalities set for the Hay Festival 31st season special events in Wales, with early bird tickets going on sale to the public today (January 16).
From the ‘UT News’ in Austin: the archive of one of the most important literary figures of the 20th century, Gabriel García Márquez, is now online.
Six writers and their mentors are beginning the ninth annual Abu Dhabi desert nadwa program of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
‘Conversations With Friends’ author Dubliner Sally Rooney at 26 wins the Sunday Times/PFD prize for emerging authors from the UK and Ireland.
Hindi pulp fiction writer Surender Mohan Pathak has been made ‘the Agatha Christie of India’ by Minakshi Thakur, who saw potential in a genre ignored by other publishers.
At the Guadalajara Book Fair, Paul Auster talks authors who’ve influenced his work. And Amazon Publishing introduces a new imprint for short-form work.