From the Yoto Carnegies, the Shadowers’ Choice Medals will again engage selected school programs, with sponsorship from Scholastic.
NPD Books: Comics and Graphic Novels Slowing in the States
In 2023’s first six weeks, the total US comics and graphic novels market is down 13 percent against 2022’s figures, per NPD’s Kristen McLean.
England’s Yoto Carnegie Medals Name Their 2023 Longlists
The Yoto Carnegie Medals, formerly the Carnegie Greenaway honors, are awarded for children’s book writing and illustration.
Rights Edition Interview: Germany’s Rita Fürstenau
Rita Fürstenau of Germany’s Rotopol Press talks about comics, graphic storytelling, and the rights outlook ahead of the 50th Angoulême.
NORLA: Increased Production Grants for Illustrated Books From Norway
Publishers and agents will want to check the criteria to apply for publication and production subsidies for illustrated Norwegian titles.
Frankfurt: Looking at Comics’ and Graphic Novels’ Gains in the Market
An international increase in comics and graphic novels, says SB Rights’ Stephanie Barrouillet, is reflected in rights sales and in awards attention.
‘Maus’ Author Art Spiegelman Honored by US National Book Foundation
Art Spiegelman, whose ‘Maus’ has been the target of censorship efforts, is to be introduced at the National Book Awards by Neil Gaiman.
In the UK, a New Literary Magazine, With International Intent
The new literary magazine ‘Fictionable’ launches June 27 with short works including graphic fiction and translation.
The United Kingdom’s Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Winners Include a Graphic Novel
The graphic novel of Jason Reynolds’ ‘Long Way Down’ with illustrations by Danica Novgorodoff, is honored by the Carnegie Greenaway Awards.
At France’s Maghreb Orient des Livres: The Algerian War Anniversary
Paris’ Maghreb Orient des Livres, which celebrates literature from the Middle East and North Africa, focused this year on the six-year Algerian War and independence from France.