The jury has decided: Bodo Kirchhoff wins the 2016 German Book Prize for his novel ‘Encounter’ (‘Widerfahrnis’) about two travelers in Italy.
An impressive array of fiction and nonfiction is on offer this year at Frankfurt Book Fair, as Canadian publishers’ rights directors talk up their new books.
Out of 156 original submissions, the seven-member jury led by Christoph Schröder chose six novels for the prestigious German Book Prize shortlist.
It’s no surprise that book publishing giant Penguin Random House has plenty of success selling rights around the world. Here are their most recent highlights from the US and UK.
The US French Embassy’s books division reports that 32 French titles for kids are among a strong showing of translations in the United States in 2016.
The ‘overt threat of toxic masculinity’ and ‘the vapid promises of politicians and religion’ in the other: South Africa’s Sunday Times Literature Awards.
Romantic fiction in Denmark has mainly lived in kiosks alongside magazines — until now. New imprints are bringing it into the open.
Targeting Thai readers, the tourism board on Shikoku Island hires authors to create four novels set in Kagawa Prefecture. And television producers are interested.
For the first time since the British Science-Fiction Association awards were instituted in 1970, one author, Aliette de Bodard, wins both the novel and short story prizes.
Tech news website CNET has launched Technically Literate, a series of original, illustrated works of short fiction, each with a perspective on technology.