Winner of International Human Rights Award Dedicates to Haleh Sahabi

In Global Trade Talk by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox VIENNA–Last night, Houshang Asadi, Iranian journalist and author of the critcally-acclaimed memoir, Letters to My Torturer, was awarded the 2011 International Human Rights Award in a ceremony in Vienna’s Town Hall. The international award, part of an annual Book Gala Night on which Austria celebrates and honors the most acclaimed and popular books of the year, was created by the …

Gourmand’s List of the 57 Best Cookbooks from Around the World in 2010

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards have announced the winners for individual “best of” awards for cookbooks from 57 countries. One overall winner will be announced on March 3, 2011 on the opening day of the 2011 Paris Cookbook Fair. The Gourmand organization also released stats on the worldwide cookbook industry and cited particularly strong growth in Asia …

Size Doesn’t Matter, At Least When it Comes to Book Awards

In Ed's Perspective by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka While we were at the Frankfurt Book Fair,  we ran a cover story on one of our Show Daily asking: “Does Size Matter?” The suggestion was that that the changes wrought by digital publishing have begun to the level the playing field between small and conglomerate publishers. Sure, sales volumes may never be equal, but when it …

Amazon.com to Underwrite Best Translated Book Awards

In What's the Buzz by Chad W. Post

PRESS RELEASE from Open Letter Books: October 20, 2010: Amazon.com has awarded the University of Rochester/Three Percent website a $25,000 grant in support of the 2011 Best Translated Book Awards. This grant will support $5,000 cash prizes for both the winning translators and authors. Launched by Three Percent (http://www.rochester.edu/threepercent) in 2007, the Best Translated Book Awards aim to bring attention …

2010 Arab American Book Award Winners

In Arabic Publishing by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka The  winners of the 2010 Arab American Book Award presented by the Arab American National Museum are: Fiction: Master of the Eclipse by Etel Adnan (Interlink) Non-Fiction: Angeleno Days: An Arab American Writer on Family, Place, and Politics by Gregory Orfalea (University of Arizona Press) Poetry: Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea: Poetry and Stories from …