Jamil Jan Kochai wins the Aspen Words Literary Prize for his short stories focused on the absurdity and violence Afghans have endured.
As London Book Fair Opens: Authors Seed a ‘Tree to Me’ Campaign
Authors are asking their publishers in the UK 10 questions about the climate crisis and what it takes to get a book from the ‘Tree to Me.’
From Richard Charkin’s ‘My Back Pages’: ‘The Challenges of International Diplomacy’
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.
Freedom of Speech: Outrage at Xu and Ding’s Imprisonment
Strident international objections have followed China’s 14- and 12-year sentencings this week of writers Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi.
From Richard Charkin’s ‘My Back Pages’: ‘The Culture of Bloomsbury and Industry Progress’
A ‘Miss Pergamon’ contest, Bloomsbury, and ‘prominent roles taken by women,’ in this excerpt from Richard Charkin’s forthcoming memoir.
From Richard Charkin’s ‘My Back Pages’: ‘Accidental Successes’
‘The best editors are always alert to opportunities,’ writes Richard Charkin in this pre-publication excerpt from his forthcoming book, ‘My Back Pages.’ Object lesson: Macmillan and Jeffrey Archer.
In Singapore: the Asian Festival of Children’s Content Returns in May
After digital and hybrid editions for three years, Singapore’s Asian Festival of Children’s Content goes fully physical again.
In Wales, Swansea University’s Dylan Thomas Prize: The 2023 Shortlist
Work from Australia, Nigeria, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Somalia is on the Dylan Thomas Prize 2023 shortlist.
‘Day of European Authors’: A New Outreach to Youth
The EC’s first ‘Day of European Authors’ has been welcomed and co-organized in at least 27 European member-states, led by Brussels.
In England, the Yoto Carnegies Announce Children’s Books Shortlist
From the Yoto Carnegies, the Shadowers’ Choice Medals will again engage selected school programs, with sponsorship from Scholastic.