Named in six parts of the world, Bologna’s sixth annual cohort of ‘Best Children’s Publishers of the Year’ is named on the first evening of the book fair.
A UNESCO Honor Today in Havana and a Francophone Bookshop in Bucharest
Named for Mexican novelist and diplomat Jaime Torres Bodet, UNESCO’s honor recognizes a Cuban institution’s presence in literature and the arts; and in Bucharest, a French bookselling success.
Author David Grossman and Translator Jessica Cohen Win the 2017 Man Booker International Prize
British-born translator Jessica Cohen and Israeli author David Grossman share the £50,000 Man Booker International purse for ‘A Horse Walks Into a Bar.’
‘Nixon in China’ Historian Margaret MacMillan Named To Chair Canada’s $75,000 Cundill Prize
In ‘formulating questions and providing warnings,’ Canadian author Margaret MacMillan’s work embodies the importance of history in today’s political moment.
Competition Notes: Sunday Times Prize Judges, Harper Lee Legal Fiction Prize Finalists
Elif Shafak and Lucy Hughes-Hallett are named judges in London; the public is one of five judges in the Alabama-based Harper Lee Prize.
Australian Fiona McFarlane’s ‘The High Places’ Wins Wales’ Dylan Thomas Prize
Capturing one of the richest purses for young writers, Australian Fiona McFarlane wins the Dylan Thomas for work called ‘stunning’ and ‘unforgettable.’
Saudi Author Mohammed Hasan Alwan Wins 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction
At Tuesday’s ceremony in Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Hasan Alwan, the Riyadh-born author of five novels, is honored with the Arab world’s top award.
The Baileys Women’s Prize Shortlist: ‘A Wonderful Liberation’
‘The constraint is a liberation,’ says film producer Tessa Ross, whose leadership of the Baileys Women’s Prize for 2017 honors the work of women writers.
The UK Has a New Prize for Women in Translation: The Warwick
‘It’s markedly more difficult for women to make it into English translation,’ says English PEN’s Maureen Freely, who leads the Warwick Prize development. First award to come in the autumn.
Vote for Your Favorite French Books Translated to English: The Albertine Prize
Ten contemporary titles in French translated to English are in the first of two rounds of voting for the new Albertine Prize. A winner is named June 6.