Egyptian author Adel Esmat wins Naguib Mahfouz Medal for his book on the plight of Egyptian Christians, as Reuters reports a bombing at a Coptic church in Cairo.
Tom Ford’s adaptation wins Frankfurt’s adaptation prize for ‘Nocturnal Animals,’ and the Arabic Fiction Award changes its submission policy.
Writers from Tanzania and Kenya take top honors in the two-year-old prize program, with special appreciation cited for dialect work.
This year’s Kurt Wolff Prize has been awarded to Frankfurt-based Schöffling & Co. Verlag, honoring its 25-year tradition of independent publishing.
India’s Raymond Crossword Book Awards recognize ‘exclusively Indian’ writers across 10 categories—winners are chosen by a jury and by popular vote.
Two-thirds of the shortlisted candidates in the UK’s Costa Book Awards are women. And three in one category are former winners.
The pan-African Etisalat Prize for Literature, which includes a fellowship at the University of East Anglia, announced its longlist of African novels.
The Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair hosts the Golden Pinwheel for young illustrators and the Chen Bochui Awards for children’s book authors.
Human rights lawyer Philippe Sands won the Baillie Gifford Prize for his book on his family’s WWII history, genocide and the origins of international law.
With references to the US election, the National Book Award ceremony recognized writers of color, like Colson Whitehead, and joy as ‘an act of resistance.’