E.L. Doctorow, Michael Henry Heim and many other poets, authors and translators were given awards and honored during the 2012 PEN Literary Awards.
Celebrating 20 years, Beirut’s Francophone Book Fair will honor the Goncourt Academy and launch a new book prize, despite recent escalated violence in the city.
Hilary Mantel has been named the winner of the 2012 Man Booker Price for her novel, Bring Up The Bodies, making her the first British author to win the prestigious award twice.
Chinese author Mo Yan has won the Nobel prize for literature. His forthcoming book, Pow, is published by Seagull Books in India.
As part of an initiative to support European culture, the EU Prize for Literature awards 12 authors with 5,000 euros and a chance to receive translation funding.
Bloggers have responded to Sir Peter Stothard’s comments that blog critics are bad for books, saying his argument is ‘dunderheaded in the extreme.’
African Violet and Other Stories showcases the winning and shortlisted stories for the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing and shows off a dynamic range.
The Man Booker Shortlist for 2012, includes two debuts, three small independent publishers, two former shortlisted authors, three women, three men, and one previous winner.
A run-down of the winning opening lines of the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest (BLFC) turns up some genuine (hilarious) atrocities.
With rumors swirling that Apple is a possible sponsor of the ex-Orange Prize in the UK, we ask how do you feel about the possibility. Good? Bad? Indifferent?