This year’s Kurt Wolff Prize has been awarded to Frankfurt-based Schöffling & Co. Verlag, honoring its 25-year tradition of independent publishing.
The pan-African Etisalat Prize for Literature, which includes a fellowship at the University of East Anglia, announced its longlist of African novels.
Human rights lawyer Philippe Sands won the Baillie Gifford Prize for his book on his family’s WWII history, genocide and the origins of international law.
Orhan Pamuk’s literary tribute to Istanbul wins the 1-million-ruble Yasnaya Polyana Literary Prize this year, based at Leo Tolstoy’s estate.
Recognized for ‘using her works to advocate for race relations and women’s empowerment,’ author Marilyn Nelson will be the focus of the 2017 Neustadt Festival.
Concerning to some UK observers of the Man Booker Prize: a US author has won the prestigious literary award: Paul Beatty’s ‘The Sellout’ is widely hailed.
The Frankfurt Book Fair’s press officers report a slight increase in trade-visitor attendance this year; Carolin Emcke speaks at peace prize event.
The jury has decided: Bodo Kirchhoff wins the 2016 German Book Prize for his novel ‘Encounter’ (‘Widerfahrnis’) about two travelers in Italy.
Hailing how Wang Anyi has ‘continuously transformed her writing and altered her literary directions,’ the Newman Prize is set to honor her.
While there are ‘always fewer books on the shortlist than you would like,’ the ScotiaBank Giller six-book list started with 161 entries.