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Deep Vellum’s “Texas” Takes Typographical Translation Award

Typographical Era Translation Award

The winner of the 2014 Typographical Era Translation Award is ‘Texas: The Great Theft’ by Carmen Boulossa, the first book from Deep Vellum Publishing.

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Norton’s Robert Weil on His Career Promoting German Literature

Robert Weil is W.W. Norton executive editor.

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.

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2015 UK Folio Prize Shortlist Includes African, Kenyan

The Folio Prize

The eight authors shortlisted for the 2015 Folio prize hail from around the world: North America, the UK, Ireland, Kenya and India

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Protest Against Controversial YA Award-winner in Canada

cover when everything feels like the movies

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.

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American Book Critics Pick Finalist for NBCC Awards

National Book Cricitcs Circle

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.

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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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