North Americans dominate the eight books vying for this year’s inaugural £40,000 Folio book prize from the UK, which is open to all English-language titles.
The UK Fiction Uncovered promotion has secured £80K for 2 years of £5k grants from the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and is now open to self-published authors.
At this year’s annual meeting, the American Library Association (ALA) will confer the first annual Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity.
Bernard Pivot is the new president of the Académie Goncourt, a perfect role for ‘the best informed man on what is happening today in the world of books in France and even abroad.’
Bookslut is launching the Daphnes, a new award to celebrate the best books of years past and rightfully honor overlooked contenders for prizes, starting with 1963.
The shortlist for the new £15,000 Etisalat Prize for Literature based in Nigeria, and includes books by NoViolet Bulawayo, Yewande Omotoso, and Karen Jennings.
Nominees for The Hatchet Job of the Year, given to the writer of the angriest, funniest, most trenchant book review of the past twelve months, are out.
Anees Salim has won The Hindu Prize for Best Fiction 2013 for his second novel, Vanity Bagh, which was cited for its writing and humor.
Five top UK authors, including Kate Atkinson and Lucy Hughes-Hallet, are in competition for the Costa Book of the Year.
The 2013 PA International Conference in London lamented the general lack of appreciation for the role of publishers and lauded the revival of indie booksellers.