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.
Called in promotional text “exclusively Irish, inclusive in every other sense,” the Bord Gáis Energy Book Awards shortlists are now open for readers’ votes. By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 November 11 Is Vote Deadline he shortlists for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards have been announced, featuring a mix of writing from both new and established writers across 15 categories. They include …
A strong reading culture frequently has a tendency to robust news consumption, as well. The Reuters Institute’s new Digital News Report has many revelations to offer, from 26 countries.
‘Adults are more difficult to convince’ about poetry, says award-winning author Sarah Crossan. Her newly honored ‘One’ is a verse novel, for younger readers.
Novelist Neil Griffiths is launching a new literary prize to honor the “small presses producing brilliant and brave literary fiction” in the UK and Ireland.
Nielsen sees 55 percent of those surveyed on global consumer confidence saying that in the fourth quarter of 2015, they believed the were in recession.
Wrapping up the year, Publishing Perspectives contributors share their top books of the 2015. Today, Chris Navratil reports from Pennsylvania.
A new study from Literature Across Frontiers reveals general translations grew by 53% between 1990 and 2012 and literary translations by 66%.