As Simon & Schuster prepares to release new political books, the Authors Guild condemns Trump’s assaults on the news media.
In the UK, literary festivals report that invited authors from the Middle East and Africa are increasingly seeing their visa applications denied.
Mia Manansala, a writer of crime fiction featuring a Filipina-American sleuth, has been named the 2018 Eleanor Taylor Bland Award for writers of color.
This eighth annual prize in legal storytelling, created with Harper Lee’s authorization, goes to CE Tobisman for her novel about a potential elder abuse case, the second book in her series about attorney Caroline Auden.
Intended ‘to expand the boundaries of well-known series,’ a new publishing company called Perilous Worlds heads for Frankfurter Buchmesse with game-designing authors on tap and some high-visibility fantasy brands to work with.
‘Slavery, ecology, missing persons, inner-city violence, young love, prisons, trauma, and race’ all are said to figure into the Man Booker Prize for Fiction longlist, as the award starts its second 50 years of competition.
Innovations in STEM and gender equality are featured as social topics in this year’s Hay Festival Querétaro in September, the 13th iteration of the Mexican event in Hay’s annual cycle of international stagings.
The coming together of the United States’ two PEN chapters has given the organization a chance to refocus its Bingham Prize for debut short stories, and it will be awarded in February.
At a recent seminar in New York on Arabic literature in translation, several literary translators recommended Arabic authors they’d like to see published in English.
Addressing world political issues through the creative industries’ perspectives, the international series of Hay Festival events has announced that its programming in Spain will feature issues of ‘coexistence, the future of Europe, and debates on gender.’