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?
A trio of winners of the European Union Literature Prize express frustration at how difficult it is to interest agents and foreign publishers in their work.
Granta has opened submissions for the 4th edition of their seminal Best of Young British Novelists list.
Alexander Kidd’s Literature Prize, called a rival to the Booker, is closer to fruition with a potential new source of funding.
Lebanese novelist Rabee Jaber won this year’s coveted $50,000 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, aka the ‘Arabic Booker’ for The Druze of Belgrade.
The 2012 winners of the BolognaRagazzi Awards given to the best designed books for children were announced, celebrating and acknowledging global creativity.