Both the CrimeFest event and its awards program have turned 10 years old this year, its four-day convention set this year in the West Country, in Bristol.
International Industry Notes: Australia’s Jefferis Shortlist, Hachette Audio’s Audiobook Soundtracks
Although open to men as well as women, the Jefferis Award has yet to go to a male writer. And some Hachette Audio YA titles have Booktrack scores.
Kenya Publishers Association Cites Concern for Reading Culture
‘The problem with the Kenyan society is that we read mostly for exams.’ The country’s publishers say they’re troubled by children’s lack of a reading habit.
Indian Writers Protest Government Silence on Violence by Returning Awards
In India, dozens of writers have returned awards from the National Academy of Letters to protest the government’s unwillingness to criticize violence connected with Hindu nationalism.
Winners of the LBF International Excellence Awards 2015
Benelux countries put in a strong performance at the second London Book Fair International Excellence Awards last night, taking a hat-trick of prizes.
Singapore’s Book Council on East/West Publishing Relations
We spoke to R. Ramachandran of the National Book Development Council of Singapore about the country’s efforts to become a regional hub for literary arts.
Winners of Best Translated Book Award 2012 Announced
The Best Translated Book Award, founded by Three Percent and sponsored by Amazon, honored a book of fiction and a book of poetry on May 4.
Winner of International Human Rights Award Dedicates to Haleh Sahabi
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
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 …
2010 Arab American Book Award Winners
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 …
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