Emphasizing ‘the plight of oppressed publishers and writers,’ the International Publishers Association confers its newly renamed Prix Voltaire on Saudi dissident Raif Badawi.
Organizers of the long-running book fair in Cairo cite security concerns in excluding jailed Prix Voltaire winner Khaled Lotfy’s Tanmia Publishing.
His defense having exhausted its military appeals court options, the imprisoned publisher Khaled Lotfy now can be freed only by Egypt’s el-Sisi.
In England, a new university press award supports the UN Sustainability Goals, and in Switzerland, the IPA’s 2020 Prix Voltaire nominations close this week.
The IPA’s Prix Voltaire awards valor amid challenges to the freedom to publish. Its 2020 winner will be named at the IPA congress in Norway.
The International Publishers Association this year opens several targeted informational programs to Frankfurt’s trade visitors this week.
Lemn Sissay has named Ethiopia’s Befeqadu Hailu to English PEN’s Honor. And PEN America’s Jennifer Egan blasts the Nobel’s choice of Peter Handke.
As delegates gather in Jordan, speakers are talking technology, literacy in areas of violent conflict, and challenges to the freedom to publish.
PEN chapters on both sides of the Atlantic are launching new criticism of Donald Trump and a 2019 Pinter Prize laureate in the UK.
The International Publishers Association has issued a call to the president of Egypt to pardon publisher and bookseller Khaled Lotfy, named to the 2019 Prix Voltaire for valor in the freedom to publish.