The iconic fiction and nonfiction writer of 20th-century American gay life, Edmund White, receives the medal from film director John Waters on November 20.
The Chilean-American Isabel Allende receives the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the National Book Awards.
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.
The Association of American Publishers’ PROSE Awards for scholarly and professional books will be named in February. The National Book Awards winners ceremony is on November 14.
There’s special interest at Frankfurt in the new category for translated literature, as the 2018 National Book Awards in America announce finalists.
Recognizing the careers of the Chilean-American author Isabel Allende and the science-foundation program director Doron Weber, the National Book Foundation’s medals are its lifetime achievement honors.
The 10 books longlisted by the National Book Foundation for the 2018 National Book Awards in fiction feature five titles from imprints of Penguin Random House and one each from Graywolf, McSweeney’s, Soho Press, Workman, and Simon & Schuster.
Politics, in many forms, have driven many selections on the nonfiction longest of the National Book Awards in the US, and the poetry longest includes a number of award-winning writers.
Ten books have named to each of the National Book Foundation’s 2018 longlists in young people’s literature and the widely welcomed new National Book Award in translated literature.
Twenty-five judges will produce 50 longlisted titles, then 25 shortlisted books, and finally five winners of the 2018 National Book Awards, this year with the all-new Translated Literature prize among them.