In France, a new exhibition on Arab comics launches at the Angoulême Comics Festival. And in the States, Scholastic’s new nonfiction imprint will tackle history and social issues for children.
Some publishing players in the UK are protesting the Man Booker Prize for Fiction’s eligibility rules, saying that the Booker should reimpose a ‘ban on American writers.’
To counter the dominance of international fiction in South Africa, Jacana Media’s imprint Storied is raising money to publish and promote diverse, local fiction authors.
With roughly 25 awards on the list, the British Book Awards—the ‘Nibbies’—are selected by a sizable jury of industry players. The deadline for entries is February 9.
The writings and film adaptations of ‘outstanding female writers’ is featured in the Book and Screen Week program that runs parallel to London Book Fair in April.
As nationalism continues to influence American politics, the National Book Awards adds a category for translated literature with ‘the power to touch us as American readers.’
Figures from OpenBook’s ‘Reading X’ conference show that promising growth for the market, including a big uptick in online book sales in 2017.
The PEN America competition program includes eight prizes, and one of the most highly visible is the translation honor. Others include literary science writing, biography, literary sports writing, work by authors of color and more.
For a second time in its 46-year life, the Costa Book Award’s chief honor is a posthumous award, the jury chair calling Helen Dunmore’s ‘Inside the Wave’ poetry collection ‘a modern classic.’
For advice on selling rights into the Chinese market, we speak with Andrew Nurnberg Associates’ Jackie Huang of Beijing, who will address the Taipei International Book Exhibition’s Frankfurter Buchmesse professional program next week.