Organizers aim to strengthen the Sheikh Zayed Book Award’s international platform and build bridges between Arab regions and the rest of the world.
With France as Guest of Honor at the Fair, the shortlist of the Prix Goncourt is announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair for the first time.
Surprise–for Kazuo Ishiguro and industry–mixes with reassurance as the Swedish Academy returns to more traditional interpretations of the literature Nobel.
For the genius of his work ‘about hope and hopelessness, darkness and light,’ Turkey’s Burhan Sönmez wins the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation award.
The Montreal-based Cundill History Prize longlist includes historians’ looks at Islamic culture, US evangelical faith, the Attica Prison uprising, and more.
The three winners of the Forward Prizes for Poetry have been announced. Now in their 26th year, the prizes aim to raise the visibility of poetry and poets.
Hailed for grasp of ‘the beauty and complexities of rural America,’ Annie Proulx is to be the 30th laureate of the National Book Foundation’s top honor.
Three gold certifications and one platinum go to big-selling UK novelist Victoria Hislop in the Specsavers Bestseller Awards, in partnership with Nielsen Book.
On this year’s longlist, the Scotiabank Giller Prize jury has chosen five books published by independent publishing houses of Canada.
From the Daily Nation: While publishers in Kenya enjoy seeing their titles win prizes like the Jomo Kenyatta Prize, some may not adequately capitalize on those wins with marketing.