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.
Argentine publisher Adriana Hidalgo has won this year’s Publishing Merit Award at the Guadalajara International Book Fair, in recognition as Latin America’s most widely distributed independent publisher.
Can fraudulent writers, aka Jonah Lehrer, ever be forgiven? Or should they simply be cast into permanent exile from the literary world?
The awarding of this year’s $150,000 FIL literature prize to Peruvian Alfredo Bryce Echenique, an accused plagiarist, has divided writers and critics across Latin America.