Another step in the fast-developing international visibility of the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, the 50,000-franc Jan Michalski Prize.
The winner of Norway’s 2018 ‘Bookstore Award,’ chosen by booksellers, is a novel based on the country’s World War II-era past. And in the UK, SpecSavers names a dozen prize winners.
The Costa Book Awards for 2018 drew a record 641 entries across the program’s five categories. In January, the five category winners will be announced, followed by the overall winner’s ceremony.
Raising concerns about damage to a ‘fragile ecosystem,’ authors shortlisted for Québec’s Prix littéraire des collégiens objected to the announcement that Amazon had become the prize’s main sponsor.
A ‘fast follow’ is planned for Spanish-language regions for Wattpad Next payments, now beta-testing in the USA. Cengage Unlimited adds another university.
In his monthly column, publisher Richard Charkin takes up the question of author pay: ‘Publishers aren’t the greedy sharks they’re sometimes portrayed to be.’
Mauritania has yet to release writer Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaïtir, convicted of blasphemy, a year after his official release date.
Today’s rights roundup draws on properties from Sweden, Cuba, Argentina, Spain, France, Italy, and Brazil, and covers a range of genres and interests.
Inception’s Bookful app has the advantage of the beloved Beatrix Potter content and other Penguin Random House brands on which to base its first six digital books.
This week’s Hay Festival Arequipa is preceded by two one-day Hay Festival Forum events, free to attend, in Ayacucho, Peru, and Santiago de Chile. The festival itself runs Thursday through Sunday.