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.
Still requiring passage and the president’s signature to pass into US law, the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act now has been introduced with a level of bipartisan support rare in this age of political rancor.
Twenty-five judges will produce 50 longlisted titles, then 25 shortlisted books, and finally five winners of the 2018 National Book Awards, this year with the all-new Translated Literature prize among them.
Open Road announces its acquisition of US ebook rights to iconic British journalist-novelist Graham Greene, as the UK’s Unicorn names artist Ali Cavanaugh for a 2019 retrospective.
Just released by AmazonCrossing, Kazuki Kaneshiro’s 18-year-old ‘Go’ has found new voice in Takami Nieda’s deft translation. It’s a timely, articulate indictment, readers are saying, of today’s nationalism.
Two previously longlisted authors and one twice-shortlisted writer, Kamila Shamsie, are on this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist of 16 novels. The winner takes home £30,000 and a bronze figurine, the ‘Bessie.’
The generous Windham-Campbell Prize is giving writers from the UK, Canada, Jamaica, Uganda, and the USA a chance to ‘to focus on their work independent of financial concerns.’
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.
Having run reports from 44 Kids Press Corps reporters aged 10 to 14 during the 2017-2018 school year, children’s publisher Scholastic has put out the call for applications from journalism-minded young people for the 2018-2019 school year.
‘To my mind, freedom of expression is a basic human right,’ says the Pulitzer-winning Jennifer Egan as she takes over from Andrew Solomon as president of PEN America.