In China, an interesting new fiction bestseller is mixed with nonfiction—and become a point of debate among Chinese readers.
The shortlist for this year’s Aspen Words Literary Prize features three novels and two short story collections.
Eight titles from writers in the UK, Ireland, and the USA include both fiction and nonfiction, with a winner’s announcement March 24.
From these finalists for the PEN America Literary Awards, winners will be announced on April 8 and receive a total of more than US$380,000.
The leading award in German-language fiction opens its 2021 competition with the appointment of seven new jurors and €25,000 for the winner.
Titles in our first Rights Roundup of the month come from Spain, Italy, Finland, and the UK, with work for children, and a book on a racer.
The new award comes with £1,000 and is geared to writers from ‘Black, ethnic minority, LGBTQ+, and working-class backgrounds.’
A mix of classics and newcomers structures the lists from December in China, with the approach of the Lunar New Year.
Roffey’s book, based on a Taino legend, is set in 1976 on the Caribbean island of Black Conch. Tessa Sheridan has won the Short Story Award.
Titles in this Rights Roundup include suspense, children’s books, historical nonfiction, a graphic novel, and a tale about Agatha Christie.