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.’
In talking about the Rwandan cultural context for reading and literature, publisher Louise Umutoni of Huza Press talks of authors publishing outside Africa.
Orhan Pamuk’s literary tribute to Istanbul wins the 1-million-ruble Yasnaya Polyana Literary Prize this year, based at Leo Tolstoy’s estate.
‘The way trends establish themselves within literary prizes is mysteriously opaque,” writes Brian Bethune. He looks for trends in Canadian prize programs for the country’s robust literary scene.