*+-167 titles have been submitted in for this year’s selection process of the German Book Prize 2015. The jury will announce the shortlist in August 2015.
*+-The Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA) has been named the winner of the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
*+-Authors representing 10 countries — 6 countries for the first time — are included on the shortlist for the Man Booker International Prize.
*+-Russia’s Samokat has been awarded the Jeri Laber International Freedom to Publish Award from the Association of American Publishers.
*+-The Diagram Prize for the Oddest Book Title of the Year announces the shortlist for 2015. Vote now to help choose the winner!
*+-The winner of the 2014 Typographical Era Translation Award is ‘Texas: The Great Theft’ by Carmen Boulossa, the first book from Deep Vellum Publishing.
*+-Norton executive editor Robert Weil reflects on his career in response to winning this year’s Friedrich Ulfers Prize for the promotion of German literature.
*+-The eight authors shortlisted for the 2015 Folio prize hail from around the world: North America, the UK, Ireland, Kenya and India
*+-Some in Canada are protesting the awarding of the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award to a controversial book about high school gender identity issues.
*+-The National Book Critics Circle has selected its finalist for this year’s annual book prizes, as well as awards for lifetime achievement and reviewing.