The 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize shortlist includes books from Pakistan, Malaysia, Japan, Turkey and India; Orhan Pamuk competes with four other finalists.
The shortlist for the 2013 International Prize for Arabic Fiction includes titles that might surprise non-Arabic readers, offering insight into the Arab mind.
It’s book awards time in the UK! The five Costa Book Awards were all won by women writers, while Queen Elizabeth’s New Years Honours List included several authors.
Publishers still can’t quite work out what to do with the transmedia form, but they are trying. Some pioneers are slowly building a secret world of new literature.
Egyptian author Ezzat El Kamhawi has been awarded the 2012 Naguib Mahfouz Medal and $1,000 for his novel, The House of al-Deeb.
Chinese author Mo Yan, this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, has risen to the defense of government censorship in China, enraging many.
A shortlist of six novels for the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize was announced, along with a longlist of sixteen novels for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
Angela Carter’s Nights at the Circus acknowledged as the best of the James Tait Black Prize winners, while Nancy Houston’s Infrared takes Britain’s Bad Sex award.
Google and Amazon launching their bookstores in Brazil isn’t the only news this week, which also includes the annual bookstore report and the awarding of the Telecom and Jabuti prizes.
Spanish poet and essayist Jose Manuel Caballero Bonald has won this year’s €125k Cervantes Prize, for a life-long contribution to Spanish-language literature.