‘The pressure on books and the industry is huge,’ says author-campaigner Nikesh Shukla, a rising star in diversity awareness. ‘Once they can get wi-fi on all public transport, that’s probably it for books.’
Led by Nikla Shukla’s contemporary story of young people trying to work out corruption in an inner city housing scam, the CrimeFest awards are announced in Bristol.
The acclaimed debut novelist talks of his fellow-feeling for ‘aspiring writers, who are writing from a place similar to where I began.’ Gunaratne divides his time between London and Malmö.
The UK’s crime fiction convention, CrimeFest, announced the shortlists in six categories for its 11th annual awards program.
Designed ‘to find the best popular books of the year in the lead-up to Christmas,’ the UK’s Specsavers National Book Awards will end with a consumer vote.
A veteran foreign correspondent and Asia editor to The Times, Richard Lloyd Parry has won the Rathbones Foiio for his examination of the worst catastrophe in Japan since the atomic bombings of World War II.
In a contentious turn of events, the Rathbones Folio Prize shortlist announcement prompts criticism of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, while the Rathbones prize, itself, admits US entries, as the Booker does.
At a time of political tumult, FutureBook 2017 was a comparatively steady event, rocked only occasionally by the contrarian views that make sparks fly.
Drawn from an ‘eclectic mix of innovation’ and from 10 countries, the 2017 FutureBook Award shortlists showcase work in traditional and startup publishing.
Coming in September, the Spanish iteration of the Hay Festival at Segovia events features a focus on cities and current events. Tickets now are on sale.
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