The writer and broadcast presenter Viv Groskop joins the jury when Mel Giedroyc needs to step away from the assignment for this year.
The sociologist and activist Auma Obama gives the October address as Tsitsi Dangarembga wins the German Book Trade Peace Prize.
The newly announced 2021 Booker Prize for Fiction longlist of 13 titles honors proven talent as well as a couple of debuts.
For the first time, a translator will chair the International Booker Prize jury, with Singapore-born translator Jeremy Tiang aboard, as well.
The annual Helen & Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize goes to Jackie Smith for her translation of ‘An Inventory of Losses’ by Judith Schalansky.
The Zimbabwean writer and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga is to receive the 2021 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for her work that examines ‘global questions of justice.’
Talking of ‘At Night All Blood Is Black’ as both ‘frightening’ and ‘powerful,’ the International Booker jury announces its 2021 selection.
In music and commentary, the Jerusalem International Book Forum has opened its interim online program, Barnes to speak in Israel next year.
Of the six authors shortlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize, four are published in English for the first time.
This year’s longlist for the International Booker Prize includes its first self-translating author, Kenya’s Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o.