The Wellcome Book Prize shortlist highlights work from independent publishers Canongate, CB Editions, Oneworld, and Text Publishing. And the Selfies announce their first year’s honors.
A widening chorus of literary voices from the Arab world is being heard on the international stage, thanks in part to the leadership of the UAE’s Sheikh Zayed Book award, says Lebanon’s Nasser Jarrous.
From nine languages on three continents, the Man Booker International Prize will again split the winners’ award between author and translator.
As confusion on Brexit continues, the London Book Fair International Book Awards audience cheered internationalism in the largest yet round of honors.
The widely accepted ‘3-percent rule’ of translated literature in English-language markets may be changing, as Nielsen Book reports trend more translated books published in the UK.
A California-based charitable fund, Crankstart–the foundation created by a British venture capitalist and an American journalist–has been named the Booker Prize’s new sponsor.
Allison Al-Masri offers reading recommendations on Arabic literature in translation and talks about the role of prizes like the Sheikh Zayed Book Award in bringing Arabic writing to more readers.
The best literature, says PEN America president Jennifer Egan at the organization’s 2019 awards in New York City ’embodies hard truths, contradictions, and discoveries.’
Ahead of PEN America’s literary awards night, the organization’s president Jennifer Egan tells CNN, ‘I feel like the next phase is going to be an engagement with the truth.’
The British Book Awards organizers report having ‘an incredibly strong list of more than 50 submissions’ for its new small-press category.