The annual presentation of literary awards and career achievement honors was produced digitally for a second year.
The Global Literature in Libraries Initiative names two winners for 2021, both translated from Brazilian Portuguese by Larissa Helena.
In Thursday’s program, special honorees are George C. Wolfe, Anne Carson, Daniel Alexander Jones, Kwame Dawes, and Pierre Joris.
Even as school reading lists and classics held sway on the charts, some ‘online literature’ also showed its popularity on February’s lists.
This year’s longlist for the International Booker Prize includes its first self-translating author, Kenya’s Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o.
Authors in France who retrieve their rights but find that their books still are being marketed now have an avenue to appeal.
Now offering a still-substantial purse of £20,000 for the winner, the Dylan Thomas Prize names its 2021 shortlist of ‘bold, inventive’ novels.
This British Book Awards’ new ‘page-turner’ category is included in the ‘book of the year’ shortlists, with an awards event planned on May 13.
UK book sales tracked by the Nielsen Bestseller Awards in 2020 produced eight new platinum-sellers, bringing the total since 2000 to 149.
Eight retailers and nine small presses now are in the running for the British Book Awards’ top winners’ list, coming in May.