Celebrating the funny side of fiction, jurors for the 20th edition of Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction announce their shortlist picks today.
‘It’s so easy now to turn the past into myth,’ says Pulitzer Prize -winning Cundill juror Anne Applebaum. She and her colleagues flag historical analysis amid a pathogen’s assault and leadership failures.
Five of the Society of Authors-administered prize programs with a combined £100,000 at stake are to be awarded in digital programming next month.
The transfer of the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards arrives as a slickly edited, expertly produced video evocation of the usual onstage event, full of personality and comedy.
The program Ethan Hawke and others co-founded to honor published authors aged 35 and younger now is in its 20th year, a winner to be named in the fall.
‘In the midst of the greatest rupture in world society,’ publishing, bookselling organizations hail the new European prize winners for solace in dark hours.
One juror for the 2020 Young Writer of the Year award says she hopes ‘we won’t see a rash of virus or pandemic stories.’
Bryan Washington, focused on what he calls ‘marginalized communities, communities of color, and queer communities of color’ wins the 2020 Dylan Thomas Prize.
For work that ‘underscores the undeniable importance of publishing to modern discourse and the rule of law,’ the Association of American Publishers recognizes Jeffrey Rosen.
The Bologna Children’s Book Fair drew twice as many visitors online than it draws in a real-life regular staging in northern Italy.