From the Irish Times: Singapore hosted 150 writers, academics and students of Irish literature at the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures conference.
From The Irish Times: A question of most popular reads becomes a chance to demonstrate what the OCLC’s ‘WorldCat’ international library system can do.
Characterized as South Korea’s largest ebook service, Ridibooks’ parent company raises funds. And Quarto Group Takes on Zest Books distribution.
Elif Shafak and Lucy Hughes-Hallett are named judges in London; the public is one of five judges in the Alabama-based Harper Lee Prize.
Libraries in 14 nations put forward the 10 titles on this year’s Dublin Literary Award shortlist. The winner will be announced on June 21, 2017.
A rarity among major prize programs, the Young Writer of the Year Award welcomes the entries of work by self-published and traditionally published writers.
Two Polish authors—one named for his cross-media work—are among London Book Fair’s lineup of Authors of the Day in March.
Ireland’s Sebastian Barry, already a two-time Costa winner, may be on track again for the program’s Book of the Year at the end of the month.
Nominated by world libraries, seven of this year’s list are Irish, and almost 30 percent of the Dublin Literary Award list is in translation.
Two-thirds of the shortlisted candidates in the UK’s Costa Book Awards are women. And three in one category are former winners.