‘How can we say we understand the world, if we only hear from people who sound like us?’ is the question that Jeremy Tiang, ‘Words Without Borders’ guest editor for its new Macau edition, asks in our interview.
The 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize winner is Kevin Jared Hosein, a writer from Trinidad and Tobago who was also the prize’s Caribbean regional winner.
This eighth annual prize in legal storytelling, created with Harper Lee’s authorization, goes to CE Tobisman for her novel about a potential elder abuse case, the second book in her series about attorney Caroline Auden.
‘Slavery, ecology, missing persons, inner-city violence, young love, prisons, trauma, and race’ all are said to figure into the Man Booker Prize for Fiction longlist, as the award starts its second 50 years of competition.
From July 31 to August 5, IKEA Wembley shoppers in London can book slots in its new Reading Room, featuring books on the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction longlist. And they’ll get to take their book home free of charge.
Along with news of the jurors for the 2019 prize, the organization has has announced that more than 10,000 copies of ‘Flights’ were sold in the week following May’s naming of this year’s winner of the Man Booker International Prize.
The coming together of the United States’ two PEN chapters has given the organization a chance to refocus its Bingham Prize for debut short stories, and it will be awarded in February.
The 20th National Translation Awards from the American Literary Translators Association announces its longlist, selecting works in part by comparing the English translation to its original.
In a year in which the Swedish Academy will not award a Nobel Prize for Literature, its ‘New Academy’ will use public votes and a jury to honor an author.
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction’s 50th anniversary ‘Golden Man Booker’ best-of-the-best novel has been named as The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje.