The first Man Booker Prize longlist after opening to world English writers includes books by four Americans, six Brits, two Irish writers and one Australian.
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The Folio Society, the UK publisher of up-market limited editions, is moving into retail, innovating in print, and continuing to seek out the best writers have to offer.
Kenyan Okwiri Oduor has won the 15th Caine Prize for African Writing, often described as Africa’s leading literary award.
The debate over Kevin Brooks winning Carnegie Medal for his dark YA novel The Bunker Diary continues, with many calling the book “sickening.”
After Kevin Brook’s The Bunker Diary won the UK’s Carnegie Medal, insiders debated whether it’s appropriate to honor such a disturbing book.
Six novels have been shortlisted for the 2014 Encore Book Award, which honors outstanding second novels. The list includes The Luminaries, This is the Way, and others.
The numerous shortlists for the PEN USA Literary Awards have been released, with the awards being presented September 29 in New York City.
Zakhar Prilepin’s ‘Cloister’ leads the shortlist for Russia’s ‘Big Book’ prize, which is worth 3 million rubles ($87,000) to the winner.
A new competition to find the ‘next big thing’ in children’s literature is being launched by the UK’s National Literary Trust and Bloomsbury Children’s Books.
At its annual awards ceremony, Children’s Books Ireland honored, among numerous others, Mary-Louise Fitzpatrick’s “Hagwitch” as Book of the Year.