Whether through book prizes or literary review publications, more avenues are available for Western readers to discover authors and writing from Asia.
By Andres Hax Over the course of each year, there are many important literary prizes in Latin America and Spain, and as this newsletter progresses we will note each as they arrive. But a recent news item from Venezuela gives us an appropriate excuse to mention the Romulo Gallegos prize for the novel. The news is that Blanco Nocturno by …
This year’s coveted German Book Trade Peace Prize will go to Algerian writer Boualem Sansal during a ceremony on Sunday October 16 in Frankfurt
While many of India’s internationally known authors write in English, national initiatives are focused on promoting India’s native language over English By Tolu Ogunlesi India has four Hindi speakers for every one English speaker. Yet “it is English language publishing in India that gets international — and Indian — attention,” lamented publisher Urvashi Butalia, on Thursday at a Frankfurt Book …
The six finalists for the 2011 German Book Prize will learn who takes home the 25,000 euro award on October 10 at the start of the Frankfurt Book Fair.
The 20-title longlist for the German Book Prize has been announced. The winner, announced on October 10, will receive 25,000 euros.
Since hitting the longlist of the Booker Prize, indies Seren Books, Sandstone Press and Oneworld are seeing global interest in their titles as never before.
Column McCann has won the 2011 Dublin IMPAC Award for his novel Let the Great World Spin. The prize awards €100,000 ($145,000) to the winning author
The German Publishers and Booksellers Association has chosen Algerian author Boualem Sansal to be the recipient of this year’s Peace Prize
From the press release: Dearborn, MI (June 1, 2011) – Established American literary luminaries and compelling new voices inspired by global events are represented among the winners of the 2011 Arab American Book Award presented by the Arab American National Museum. This national literary competition, the only one of its kind in the U.S., is designed to draw attention to …