Junot Diaz’s short story Miss Lora defeated a strong list of British writers to take home the £30,000 Sunday Times EFT Private Bank short story prize.
Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop beat out stiff competition, How Tea Cosies changed the World, to win the Diagram Prize to celebrate the oddest book title of the year.
A preview of the 50th Bologna Book Fair includes the TOC Bologna program, Sweden as the Guest of Honor Country, and a list of award winners recognized during the fair.
From a shortlist of five writers, Benjamin Alire Saenz was chosen as the 33rd winner of the Pen Faulkner award for his short story collection, Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club.
The shortlist of ten children’s book titles selected by Children’s Books Ireland honors Irish authors and illustrators, and six final winners will be announced on May 8.
The longlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction (the former Orange Prize) includes several A-list authors: Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith, Barbara Kingsolver and AM Homes among others.
Malaysia’s Tan Twan Eng won Asia’s most prestigious literary prize for The Garden of Evening Mists. The prize continues to grow and gain publicity for Asian authors.
The shortlist for this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals — among the UK’s top prizes for children’s literature — includes several previous award-winners, making for stiff competition.
The Folio Society will sponsor the newly named Folio Prize, a literature award of £40,000 to honor the best English-language fiction published in the UK.
The new Goldsmiths Prize and 10,000 GBP will go to an innovative UK novel. The prize was inspired by the works of writers Laurence Sterne and Denis Diderot.