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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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Int’l Voices, NBA Authors Star at Miami Book Fair

German author Daniel Kehlmann at the Miami Book Fair

The Miami Book Fair featured numerous international voices — from Haiti to Germany — as well as all of the 2014 National Book Award winners and finalists.

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Nicaragua’s Sergio Ramírez Wins $250k Carlos Fuentes Prize

Sergio Ramirez

Nicaraguan writer and editor Sergio Ramírez (b. 1942) has won the $250,000 Carlos Fuentes Prize for Literary Creation in the Spanish Language.

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What Bookers and Bestsellers Have in Common: Bad Sex

Richard Flanagan shows off his 2014 Man Booker Prize. He might yet win another, less prestigious, award...

Richard Flanagan and Haruki Murakami head the shortlist for this year’s Bad Sex in Fiction Award, given out by The Literary Review in the UK.

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Sainsbury’s Finalists for Ebooks of the Year 2014

Sainsbury's ebooks of the year

The UK retail chain Sainsbury’s has opened voting for its eBooks of the Year prize, with several international names shortlisted.

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Haruki Murakami Receives Welt Literature Prize

Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami is the first Japanese author to win the Welt Literature Prize of 10,000 euros. Join our reading group to discuss Murakami’s literary works.

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Near Miss for Algeria’s Kamel Daoud for Goncourt

daoud

Unexpectedly, Algerian writer Kamel Daoud’s powerful novel, an homage to Camus, nearly took France’s top literary prize.

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Exploring the African Continent in Children’s Books

Meshack Asare

Ghanian children’s book writer Meshack Asare discusses his mission to cover the rich regional diversities of Ghana and the continent as a whole.

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Mozambique’s Radical Literary Optimist: Mia Couto

Mia Couto

On the occasion of receiving the $50,000 Neustadt International Prize, author Mia Couto shared his views on his role in the African literary landscape.

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Publishing, Memory and the Man Booker Prize

Richard Flanagan shows off his 2014 Man Booker Prize. He might yet win another, less prestigious, award...

Publishing novels like ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ by Richard Flanagan, which won the Man Booker Prize, helps keep memories alive.

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