There’s special interest at Frankfurt in the new category for translated literature, as the 2018 National Book Awards in America announce finalists.
A total 60 awards in 12 categories are named in each of 10 languages from a record-breaking 362,423 entries, for the 2018 Watty Awards.
The quietly implemented Wattpad Next beta is limited to four markets and uses a select group of writers. But this short-term program could mean a lasting change for writers and readers who want to reward them for their stories.
New winners in annual awards programs are Ida Vitale and Graciela Montes, as named by Mexico’s leading international book fair organizers at Guadalajara.
Ten books have named to each of the National Book Foundation’s 2018 longlists in young people’s literature and the widely welcomed new National Book Award in translated literature.
Citing variations that range from a 100-percent female product staff to a 17-percent women’s representation in engineering, Wattpad reports on its new self-study in diversity and inclusivity.
Wattpad signs an agreement with video streaming and production company iflix to produce films based on Wattpad’s Indonesian content.
The Authors Guild releases a letter sent to the president of a South Carolina police association: ‘Attempts at censorship by law enforcement organizations cannot be tolerated in a democracy.’
HarperCollins Children’s Books’ executive editor Sara Sargent says she’s ‘combining a non-traditional way of sourcing books with traditional storytelling’ with Wattpad.
‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas and ‘All American Boys’ by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely have been challenged on a high school summer reading list by police and other supporters.