The shortlist for the 2015 Bad Sex in Fiction Award features several A-list names, led by Morrissey, Erica Jong and Lauren Groff.
Mexican author Fernando del Paso wins the Cervantes Prize, considered the most prestigious literary award in the Spanish language.
Monique Schwitter has won the 2015 Swiss Book Prize for her book, One in the Other. She will receive 30,000 Swiss francs in prize winnings.
Several Korean translators and winners of LTI Korea’s 2015 Literature Translation Awards discuss the particular and tricky nuances of the Korean language.
Translator Burton Pike will receive the 2016 Friedrich Ulfers Prize, awarded to those who have championed German-language literature in the United States.
Following the closure of the Roald Dahl Prize last month, Scholastic will introduce ‘a new series of awards for funny children’s books in the UK.’
Amazon is holding a poetry contest that offers $5,000 in prize money along with a contract with Little A, Amazon Publishing’s literary imprint.
Dubravka Ugrešić has been named the 24th Laureate of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, a prize often considered a precursor to the Nobel.
Navid Kermani, whose work explores Islam, the Middle East, and Christian-Muslim dialogue, was awarded the 2015 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.
With his novel, The Invention of the Red Army Faction by a Manic Depressive Teenager in the Summer of 1969, Frank Witzel has won the 2015 German Book Prize.