Malaysia’s Tan Twan Eng won Asia’s most prestigious literary prize for The Garden of Evening Mists. The prize continues to grow and gain publicity for Asian authors.
The shortlist for this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals — among the UK’s top prizes for children’s literature — includes several previous award-winners, making for stiff competition.
The Folio Society will sponsor the newly named Folio Prize, a literature award of £40,000 to honor the best English-language fiction published in the UK.
The new Goldsmiths Prize and 10,000 GBP will go to an innovative UK novel. The prize was inspired by the works of writers Laurence Sterne and Denis Diderot.
Coffee House Press, with two finalists, and Cinco Puntos Press join FSG and Pantheon with titles on the shortlist for this year’s prestigious PEN Faulkner Award for fiction.
The fiction longlist for the 2013 Best Translated Book Awards, organized by Open Letter Books, includes 23 books from 15 publishers, representing 19 countries and 13 languages.
James Salter, Tom McCarthy and Adina Hoffman are among nine writers who are $150,000 dollars richer thanks to Yale’s new Windham Campbell Literature Prizes.
The NBCC Awards were handed out Thursday. Among the winners: Ben Fountain’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk for fiction and Andrew Solomon’s Far From the Trees for nonfiction.
Six titles are shortlisted for the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year. They include ‘How to Sharpen Pencils’ and ‘Was Hitler Ill?’ among others. Vote now.
For her work translating and publishing a distinguished list of German-language authors in the USA, Knopf executive Carol Brown Janeway has received the 2013 Friedrich Ulfers Prize.