Tramp Press, a small publisher in Ireland, found a winner with Mike McCormack’s ‘Solar Bones’. The book, passed over by larger publishers, has won the International Dublin Award.
The winner of the second iteration of the Albertine Prize for French literature translated into English is announced in New York, as six guest curators are named in the UK for this year’s Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Saying that it’s ‘invested in ensuring a culturally and creatively diverse shortlist.’ the Rebecca Swift Foundation opens its new Women Poet’s Prize for entries with a deadline of July 23.
With its Authors’ Awards not only for younger writers but also one for a first-time novelist older than 40, the Society of Authors releases shortlists for more than £98,000 in literary awards.
The PEN Pinter Prize will be given on October 9 to Nigerian-born Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at the British Library, in honor of how she ‘guides us through the revolving doors of identity politics, liberating us all.’
The UK reports that audiobooks are most popular with men 25 to 44, and in Canada, there’s a big jump from 2016 to 2017 in publishers producing audiobooks.
Translation funding for international publishers interested in Scottish writings and a call for papers and presentations for the January Future!Publish conference in Germany are open and have deadlines in place this summer.
The educational charity Book Aid International produces its own study that supports the tenets of its relatively new ‘Study Hub’ exam-oriented program.
In the year that Kamila Shamsie once proposed as a ‘Year of Publishing Women,’ the Pakistani-British author has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018 for ‘Home Fire’ in London.
The Cheltenham Literary Festival—the UK’s oldest literary festival—announces its 2018 educational programming aimed at children and school groups. The main festival runs October 5 to 14.