‘The stratagems of politics, marriage, war, dynastic calculation, and religious oppression,’ say the jurors, put Giles Tremlett over the top for the Elizabeth Longford Prize. And Sisters in Crime makes a change in who can apply for the Eleanor Taylor Bland grant.
Ten years in operation, the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature is among the world’s highest paying prizes in the field, just as Canada’s Cundill Prize is in history awards.
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.
At the 2018 Abu Dhabi Book Fair, Flora Rees of the Emirates Literature Foundation talks about the editor-author relationship and the role of literary agents in publishing across the Arab world.
The top prize in this pan-African, award program for debut authors includes the Etisalat Fellowship at the University of East Anglia.