Angela Carter’s Nights at the Circus acknowledged as the best of the James Tait Black Prize winners, while Nancy Houston’s Infrared takes Britain’s Bad Sex award.
Google and Amazon launching their bookstores in Brazil isn’t the only news this week, which also includes the annual bookstore report and the awarding of the Telecom and Jabuti prizes.
Spanish poet and essayist Jose Manuel Caballero Bonald has won this year’s €125k Cervantes Prize, for a life-long contribution to Spanish-language literature.
Argentine publisher Adriana Hidalgo has won this year’s Publishing Merit Award at the Guadalajara International Book Fair, in recognition as Latin America’s most widely distributed independent publisher.
Can fraudulent writers, aka Jonah Lehrer, ever be forgiven? Or should they simply be cast into permanent exile from the literary world?
The awarding of this year’s $150,000 FIL literature prize to Peruvian Alfredo Bryce Echenique, an accused plagiarist, has divided writers and critics across Latin America.
Women-only literary prizes have been created in both Canada and Australia to help balance the attention given to work by male authors vs. female authors.
Epubli, the Holtzbrinck-owned German self-publishing platform, reflects on its methods and motivations for running a book prize suitable for the 21st century.
E.L. Doctorow, Michael Henry Heim and many other poets, authors and translators were given awards and honored during the 2012 PEN Literary Awards.
Celebrating 20 years, Beirut’s Francophone Book Fair will honor the Goncourt Academy and launch a new book prize, despite recent escalated violence in the city.