Taking note of the fact that two of the six shortlisted titles are Turkish in this year’s EBRD Literature Prize, Istanbul’s Nermin Mollaoğlu looks at the rights scene for Turkish books in 2018.
International Prize for Arabic Fiction Names Six 2018 Shortlisted Novels
Announced in Amman, the six books and their authors shortlisted for this year’s International Prize for Arabic Fiction are now in contention for a US$50,000 purse and English translation. They represent authors with ties to seven nations.
PEN America Names Some $350,000 in Literary Honors for 2018
PEN America’s annual raft of awards honors both single titles and bodies of work, is worth nearly US$350,000. Among this year’s winners are Edmund White, Edna O’Brien, and Ursula K. Le Guin.
Readers to Choose ‘Golden Man Booker Prize’: 50 Years of Winners
Resurfacing many lesser-known Man Booker Prize for Fiction winners of the past, the Booker Foundation opens a crowdsourced competition to select the best of the best of 50 years.
2018 Newbery and Caldecott Medal Winners Announced at ALA Midwinter
ALA announces Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly as the Newbery Medal winner, illustrator-author Matthew Cordell for his picture book Wolf in the Snow as the winner of the 2018 Randolph Caldecott Medal.
Industry Notes: Australia’s New Children’s Laureate, America’s 2018 Literary Translators Association Awards
The next two-year post as Children’s Literature Laureate in Australia is taken up by Morris Gleitzman, as the American Literary Translators Association announces deadlines for its competitions’ entries.
The German Book Prize Academy Announces Its 2018 Jury in Frankfurt
The 2018 jury for Germany’s top literary prize includes literary critics, authors, a bookseller, and a former publisher. The winner will be announced on October 8.
The Audie Awards’ Partial List of 2018 Finalists Is Announced, Amid Louder Competition for Audiobook Rights
As the Audio Publishers Association’s Audie Awards organizers say they get more and better entries annually, the market’s hunger for audio rights is ratcheting up, too.
The US National Book Awards Go International With a Translation Prize
As nationalism continues to influence American politics, the National Book Awards adds a category for translated literature with ‘the power to touch us as American readers.’
Industry Notes: PEN America’s Finalists, Flame Tree’s Trade Imprint
The PEN America competition program includes eight prizes, and one of the most highly visible is the translation honor. Others include literary science writing, biography, literary sports writing, work by authors of color and more.
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