One collection of short stories and four novels, including Jeet Thayyil’s Narcopolis, winner of the DSC Prize, have been shortlisted for The Hindu Literary Prize.
Hillary Mantel wins another book prize—the Costa this time—and the backlash has begun, raising the question: should book prize juries spread the love a little more?
This year’s coveted American children’s book awards go to The One and Only Ivan (Harper), This is Not My Hat (Candlewick), and In Darkness (Bloomsbury).
To mark its 50th anniversary the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, will award six new prizes for publishers at the forefront of innovation and creative editorial choices.
Ten finalists were chosen as finalists from among 150 submitted for the Man Booker Prize International Prize for fiction. The shortlist was revealed at India’s Jaipur Literary Festival.
Add to the growing list of prize shortlists the latest from the NBCC, which includes just a single translation: Lauren Binet’s HHhH, translated by Sam Taylor.
The 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize shortlist includes books from Pakistan, Malaysia, Japan, Turkey and India; Orhan Pamuk competes with four other finalists.
The shortlist for the 2013 International Prize for Arabic Fiction includes titles that might surprise non-Arabic readers, offering insight into the Arab mind.
It’s book awards time in the UK! The five Costa Book Awards were all won by women writers, while Queen Elizabeth’s New Years Honours List included several authors.
Publishers still can’t quite work out what to do with the transmedia form, but they are trying. Some pioneers are slowly building a secret world of new literature.