Among the youngest writers to win the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, Saud Alsanousi writes about foreign workers in Arab countries in his book, The Bamboo Stalk.
Ten fiction titles and six poetry collections finalists have been announced as the finalists for this year’s Best Translated Book Awards. The winners will be revealed May 3rd.
From a longlist of 154 titles, ten novels have been shortlisted and are in the running for the €100,000 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Discussions at this year’s Leipzig Book Fair proved that ebooks and self publishing are gaining wider acceptance in Germany, and readers are more open to digitization.
The Argentine illustrator known as Isol has won the world’s largest award for children’s literature, the 5m-kroner (roughly $766,000) Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
Online magazine Words Without Borders has created the James H. Ottaway, Jr. Award which honors an individual for the promotion of international literature.
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.