The Man Booker Prize is now open to Irish books. The Booker Prize Foundation says the aim is to recognize Irish independent publishers as readily as those in the UK.
Teos publisher Nina Paavolainen says she’s optimistic about seeing Finland’s literature find more international traction in 2018, with help in part from the Helsinki Literary Agency.
Now in line for the overall Costa Book of the Year award–to be announced January 30–the five Costa category winners include three titles from HarperCollins UK imprints.
Ahead of special events for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction’s half-century anniversary, the foundation releases a desk diary with covers of winning titles.
In 2018, the European Union Prize for Literature will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a new writing contest open only to previous winners of the prize.
Authors with the Helsinki Literary Agency, formed by three Finnish publishers, has captured the 2017 Finlandia Prize for both adult and children’s books.
Six writers and their mentors are beginning the ninth annual Abu Dhabi desert nadwa program of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
‘Conversations With Friends’ author Dubliner Sally Rooney at 26 wins the Sunday Times/PFD prize for emerging authors from the UK and Ireland.
The Chen Bochui Award honored translator Helen Wang for her work bringing Chinese children’s literature to English-language readers.
At the award ceremony in Bangladesh this year, the DSC Prize this year goes to Anuk Arudpragasam for his debut novel, The Story of a Brief Marriage.