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.
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.’
The German Booksellers & Publishers Association will honor Margaret Atwood with its Peace Prize for being ‘one of the most important storytellers of our era.’
The Franz Kafka prize winner speaks on Saturday (June 3) at BookExpo’s BookCon with ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ showrunner Bruce Miller.
In ‘formulating questions and providing warnings,’ Canadian author Margaret MacMillan’s work embodies the importance of history in today’s political moment.
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.
Capturing one of the richest purses for young writers, Australian Fiona McFarlane wins the Dylan Thomas for work called ‘stunning’ and ‘unforgettable.’
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.
‘A milestone of modern Indo-Muslim literature’ and ‘a pivotal figure in the literary culture of the Islamic world’ are to be translated, thanks to the prize.
‘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.