Bonus Material: What Can Publishers Learn from Oddsmakers?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka No other country in the world has so many people betting on their top book prize as does the UK, where the annual announcement of the Booker Prize Shortlist  — released yesterday — prompts bookies to whet their pencils and scratch out odds on who will win the big prize. It’s a rich irony, for publishers themselves …

Bonus Material: An African Short Story Renaissance

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In Africa, short story writing is thriving and the £10,000 Caine Prize for African Writing has had a great deal to do with this resurgence. The prize is given for a previously published work of fiction not longer than 10,000 words written in English by an African. It is named for the late Sir Michael Caine, former Chairman of …