The 2016 winner of the IPA’s Prix Voltaire has ended a 10-year prison sentence, but remains barred from leaving the Saudi kingdom.
Emphasizing ‘the plight of oppressed publishers and writers,’ the International Publishers Association confers its newly renamed Prix Voltaire on Saudi dissident Raif Badawi.
Michael Rosen wins the PEN Pinter Prize for his ‘ability to address the most serious matters of life in a spirit of joy, humor, and hope.’
The Iraqi publisher Mazin Lateef Ali’s son Abdulmoahimen accepts the 2023 Prix Voltaire for his father, who was abducted in 2020.
Publication day: ‘The IPA continues to quietly do good work in the background’ on the freedom to publish and diplomacy, writes Richard Charkin in ‘My Back Pages’—his memoir releasing today.
The ninth IPA Prix Voltaire is to be awarded in May at Lillehammer’s World Expression Forum (WEXFO). Nominations are open.
The Prix Voltaire-winning Cairo publisher and bookseller Khaled Lotfy was released from prison, the IPA reports, on November 19.
Richard Charkin looks at several book publishing figures and estimates from 2022—and calls for ‘more rigorous analysis of data.’
The first three categories’ longlists have been released in the 17th edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, based in Abu Dhabi.
The former children’s book laureate in the United Kingdom, Malorie Blackman will select English PEN’s next ‘International Writer of Courage.’