This tranche of honors administered by the society is cast this year as having to do with literature challenging inequality and includes several programs with age restrictions on eligible writers.
On the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, the writer Xu Zhiyong is named PEN America’s 2020 winner of the Barbey/Freedom To Write Award.
Hay Festival organizers in Wales are outspoken about the broad participation they’ve had in the digital iteration of their flagship event, while the Costa program has called for entries in its 49th edition.
Now in its 15th year of prizes, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award leadership is looking to surpass last year’s record level of submissions.
The transfer of the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards arrives as a slickly edited, expertly produced video evocation of the usual onstage event, full of personality and comedy.
The program Ethan Hawke and others co-founded to honor published authors aged 35 and younger now is in its 20th year, a winner to be named in the fall.
One juror for the 2020 Young Writer of the Year award says she hopes ‘we won’t see a rash of virus or pandemic stories.’
For work that ‘underscores the undeniable importance of publishing to modern discourse and the rule of law,’ the Association of American Publishers recognizes Jeffrey Rosen.
The 14th Sheikh Zayed Book Award will stream a live digital event from Abu Dhabi on April 16 in honor of its 2020 winners.
Writers from Tunisia, Palestine, Iraq, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States are among those honored today by the world’s most lucrative awards program for Arabic literature.