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Okwiri Oduor Wins 15th Caine Prize for African Writing

Okwiri Odour (Photo: Caine Prize for African Writing)

Kenyan Okwiri Oduor has won the 15th Caine Prize for African Writing, often described as Africa’s leading literary award.

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Introducing Readux Books: Short Form Translations

Amanda DeMarco Headshot

Publishing Perspectives’ Berlin-based contributing editor Amanda DeMarco is launching a new short-form publishing company focusing on translations.

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Junot Diaz Wrote a Short Story Worth a New Mercedes

Junot Diaz wrote a short story that's now worth a new Mercedes!

Junot Diaz’s short story Miss Lora defeated a strong list of British writers to take home the £30,000 Sunday Times EFT Private Bank short story prize.

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“Why Not Just Carve a Story on the Head of a Bullet…”

George Saunders

Stephen Colbert and George Saunders traded entertaining and insightful commentary about the nature of the short story, which Saunders described as more urgent than the novel.

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Gabo Goes Digital, Spain’s RHM Adds ‘Flashy’ Digital Imprint

Claudio Lopez de Lamadrid

One Hundred Years of Solitude is finally released as an official e-book, while Random House Mondadori launches a new, global imprint for digital shorts, RHM Flash.

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Is 2012 Going to Be ‘The Year of the Short Story?’

The short story has long been derided by traditional publishers as unprofitable. Yes several publishers are seeing a future in the format. What’s changed?

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Italy’s 40K Books: No Paper, No Attention Span, No Problem

Milan-based 40K Books is convinced that less is more, and offers e-books that can be read in 60 minutes or less.

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Geraldine Brooks to US Writers: “Foreign Countries Exist”

Geraldine Brooks

In her introduction to The Best American Short Stories 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks notes a parochialism in American writing.

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Latest Best Books Lists from Brazil

Three sources for the best books in Brazil: literature, children’s and short stories.

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Orbit Publisher Talks About UK/UK Pub of PERFECT SHADOW

By Erin L. Cox Two weeks ago, SF and Fantasy imprint Orbit announced that they would be publishing writer Brent Weeks’ novella simultaneously in the […]

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