What’s the Buzz: Alarcon Wins Berlin Lit Award; Rizzoli Speaks French

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Deutsche Welle reports that Daniel Alarcon has won the inaugural International Literature Award from Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures). He was awarded 25,000-euro ($36,000) for his debut novel “Lost City Radio.” The prize was established to “showcase the works of talented Asian, African and Latin American writers.”

Publishers Marketplace notes that in September, Italian publisher Rizzoli launched a new imprint in France. Dubbed Rizzoli New York, the imprint expects to publish 12 titles a year in categories including architecture, interior design and photography. The books will be sold and distributed by Flammarion, which along with Rizzoli is part of the RCS Libri group.

“Rizzoli will use a new editorial logo to represent the expansion of our foreign language publishing operations in New York, London, Paris and Milan. Rizzoli will draw on the strengths of the other companies within the RCS Libri family to enhance the inherent and organic growth of our publishing programs worldwide,” said publisher Charles Miers.

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Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.