Five women and three men make the shortlist for the 2019 Cundill Prize, which stresses history for non-historians and internationalism.
New York City-based Jennifer Baker, as the PW Star Watch program’s 2019 Superstar, prepares for Frankfurter Buchmesse as your text here.
From Oslo, Helsinki, Paris, Mexico City, New York, Jerusalem, Zurich, and the Basque region’s San Sebastian, here are books being presented at Frankfurt.
In its first of two rounds of 2019-2020 translation funding, Publishing Scotland is supporting the translation of 14 Scottish titles into 10 foreign languages.
Finland’s third largest publisher has been acquired by Sweden’s Storytel. In Iceland this week, the UK’s Ian McEwan is the first recipient of a new award.
Works from world literature in Arabic, Danish, Finnish, French, Japanese, Norwegian, and more are on the National Book Awards’ translated longlist.
Familiar faces–authors previously recognized–are behind six of this year’s 10 longlisted titles for National Book Awards in the young readers’ category.
The publisher of Flatiron Books now leads Macmillan’s Henry Holt. And New York’s Scandinavia House hosts a reception for Frankfurt Guest of Honor Norway.
At the IPA Amman seminar, OverDrive’s Steven Rosato will stress that in moving to a digital library ecosystem, ‘It’s the publishers who must take the leap.’
The £50,000 Baillie Gifford Prize–formerly the Samuel Johnson–features themes running from modern-day piracy to Turkish imprisonment and housing crises.