As former Knopf executive Jane Friedman says, the late-December death of Knopf’s Sonny Mehta has reminded many of ‘the glory days of publishing.’
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award’s 2020 literature longlist includes work from Iraq, Sudan, the UAE, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Palestine, and Tunisia.
Called a ‘Diversity Report,’ a new study looks at the status of translated literature various book markets, with emphasis on Austria and Slovenia.
The Republic of Consciousness Prize–unique for dividing the award between publishers and authors—goes to Influx Press, a six-year-old house, and to author Eley Williams.
Open to UK and Irish publishers, the Republic of Consciousness Prize honors literary fiction produced by small, independent presses with no more than five full-time employees.
‘Overall the books selling well’ in the UK ‘are not literary,’ Arts Council England’s commissioned report from the Canelo team announces.
‘To have readers in Spain has always been a great and generous gift to me,’ says Richard Ford in a statement released on the news of his Princess of Asturias award.
Setting up Wednesday’s #EtherIssue debate on Twitter, Porter Anderson looks at recent writing on perceptions of elitism in the literary world.