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.
By Dennis Abrams South African writer Anita Pouroulis, a former primary school teacher from Johannesburg, won the Best World Children’s Book Award at the China Children’s Book Fair in Shanghai last month for her picture book Oh What a Tangle! The book, with illustrations by Monika Filipina Trzpil, tells the story of Kiki, a young girl who is so busy …
In the week after Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature, sales of her books jumped 6,650% in Canada, and saw significant bumps around the world.
Several top-selling titles were among the winners of this year’s Crossword Book Awards, given by the Indian bookseller at the Times of India’s Literary Carnival.
The Literary Review has awarded its 21st annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award to Manil Suri for a scene in The City of Devi featuring a, err, stellar climax.