Even as the National Book Foundation begins taking submissions for its first translation award this year, the French-American Foundation has announced shortlists in its 31st annual translation prizes.
Amid political upheaval in both the States and Russia, with issues of environmentalism and inequality discussed in the news, the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism announces its shortlist.
In 2017, the bestselling books in Germany show that readers are interested in translated fiction and thrillers. Nonfiction bestseller lists included more German authors than foreign authors.
In France, a new exhibition on Arab comics launches at the Angoulême Comics Festival. And in the States, Scholastic’s new nonfiction imprint will tackle history and social issues for children.
With an aim of ‘breaking down silos and embracing new ways of communicating with our target readers,’ The Quarto Group consolidates three imprints into one master entity headed by Richard Green.
As sales of nonfiction books increase in Russia, the country’s largest publisher, Eksmo-AST, opens a new nonfiction imprint, Bombora, to meet this demand.
Moving past Christopher Goscha on Vietnam and Walter Scheidel’s explication of violence as an historical driver, the Cundill History Prize goes to Daniel Beer in the UK.
Authors, poets, illustrators and actors are among the winners of the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Awards for Canadian writing in French and English.
The three finalists named for the Cundill History Prize focus on ‘big issues’ all of which have relevance to challenges dogging many societies today.
The Montreal-based Cundill History Prize longlist includes historians’ looks at Islamic culture, US evangelical faith, the Attica Prison uprising, and more.