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Shortlist for New UK YA Fiction Prize Announced

UKYA

The first UK prize for Young Adult fiction has picked ten titles from dystopian and sci-fi literature to comedy, horror and drama to honor on its shortlist.

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Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Who Are African Books For?

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Author Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani questions the power Western publishers have to dictate the way African books are presented to and read by the world.

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International Awards for a Global Book Industry

Jacks Thomas at the awards this year.

Nominations for the second annual London Book Fair’s International Excellence Awards, which are offered in 13 categories, are now open.

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Major Award to Honor African Literature Written in Kiswahili

Kiswahili Prize 2

A major new award, the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature, was announced earlier this month at the Ake Art & Books Festival in Nigeria.

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Ursula K. Le Guin on Profiteers vs. Publishers

Ursula K. Le Guin

On winning the 2014 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, Ursula K. Le Guin called on authors to remember the art of writing, not just the commercial value.

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Int’l Voices, NBA Authors Star at Miami Book Fair

German author Daniel Kehlmann at the Miami Book Fair

The Miami Book Fair featured numerous international voices — from Haiti to Germany — as well as all of the 2014 National Book Award winners and finalists.

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Nicaragua’s Sergio Ramírez Wins $250k Carlos Fuentes Prize

Sergio Ramirez

Nicaraguan writer and editor Sergio Ramírez (b. 1942) has won the $250,000 Carlos Fuentes Prize for Literary Creation in the Spanish Language.

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What Bookers and Bestsellers Have in Common: Bad Sex

Richard Flanagan shows off his 2014 Man Booker Prize. He might yet win another, less prestigious, award...

Richard Flanagan and Haruki Murakami head the shortlist for this year’s Bad Sex in Fiction Award, given out by The Literary Review in the UK.

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Sainsbury’s Finalists for Ebooks of the Year 2014

Sainsbury's ebooks of the year

The UK retail chain Sainsbury’s has opened voting for its eBooks of the Year prize, with several international names shortlisted.

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Haruki Murakami Receives Welt Literature Prize

Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami is the first Japanese author to win the Welt Literature Prize of 10,000 euros. Join our reading group to discuss Murakami’s literary works.

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