Called by the program’s jurors ‘sophisticated poets who have found their voices,’ nine writers are in contention for the first biennial Women Poets’ Prize from the UK’s Rebecca Swift Foundation.
The 17th woman to win the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Anna Burns has won for ‘Milkman,’ set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. Her publisher, Faber & Faber, becomes the second biggest winner of Man Booker titles.
With close to 30 speakers announced so far, the FutureBook Live conference in London on November 30 will have three strands again and will name award recipients in five categories.
‘Democracy thrives not on disputes, but rather on good arguments,’ say author-scholars Jan and Eleida Assmann in their acceptance speech in Frankfurt for the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.
There’s special interest at Frankfurt in the new category for translated literature, as the 2018 National Book Awards in America announce finalists.
German author Inger-Maria Mahlke is the winner of the 2018 German Book Prize for her novel, Archipel, a family saga set in Tenerife, Spain.
From studies of the Vatican and politics to climate change and factories’ impact on societies, the Cundill History Prize shortlist for this year is notable, according to the jury chair, for its authors’ craftsmanship.
The National Book Foundation cycle of award announcements includes this year’s group of ‘5 Under 35’ emerging literary talents, ‘whose debut titles provide a first look at their exceptional talent as fiction writers,’ according to David Steinberger.
Recognizing the careers of the Chilean-American author Isabel Allende and the science-foundation program director Doron Weber, the National Book Foundation’s medals are its lifetime achievement honors.
‘Ranging across space and time,’ according to jury chair Kwame Anthony Appiah, the 2018 Man Booker Prize shortlist includes three authors from the UK, one from Canada, two from the United States.