The recently concluded Abu Dhabi International Book Fair reports its 2023 numbers, as well as interest from exhibitors for 2024.
Jennifer Homans Wins Biographers International’s Plutarch Award
The Biographers International Organization’s 2023 Plutarch Award goes to Jennifer Homans’ biography of modern ballet icon George Balanchine.
Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center: MOU With Al Owais Foundation
The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center and Al Owais Foundation are to exchange databases of leadership figures in cultural work.
Circana’s May Report: US Book Sales Down 1.5 Million Units from April
Both adult fiction and adult nonfiction book sales grew in May, Circana BookScan reports, despite an overall decline across the US book market.
Canada’s International Cundill History Prize Names Its 2023 Jury
Philippa Levine chairs the 2023 Cundill History Prize jury, and the prize’s shortlist is expected in late September.
New Scottish Books Showcase: Focus on Germany
The Scottish Books International program stages authors in Germany in its Scottish Books Showcase series, with music by Assynt.
Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center Waives Exhibitor Book Fair Fees
For a third year, publishers, publishing houses, and booksellers will enjoy no-fee participation in all Abu Dhabi book fairs.
Battling Literary Censorship: New Court Actions
The Association of American Publishers is taking legal action in Arkansas and Texas in cases related to banning books in libraries and bookstores.
In Paris, BIEF Celebrates Its 150th Year: ‘Open Marketplace’
With its Paris Book Market opening today, BIEF is observing 150 years of its service to French publishing in the international industry.
In Hamburg: Ewald Frie Wins the 2023 German Nonfiction Prize
The German Nonfiction Prize’s jury praises Ewald Frie’s picture of urban-rural tension as ‘inspiring innovative historiography.’