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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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.
Nicaraguan writer and editor Sergio Ramírez (b. 1942) has won the $250,000 Carlos Fuentes Prize for Literary Creation in the Spanish Language.
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.
The UK retail chain Sainsbury’s has opened voting for its eBooks of the Year prize, with several international names shortlisted.
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.
Unexpectedly, Algerian writer Kamel Daoud’s powerful novel, an homage to Camus, nearly took France’s top literary prize.
Ghanian children’s book writer Meshack Asare discusses his mission to cover the rich regional diversities of Ghana and the continent as a whole.
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.
Publishing novels like ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ by Richard Flanagan, which won the Man Booker Prize, helps keep memories alive.