Michael Rosen wins the PEN Pinter Prize for his ‘ability to address the most serious matters of life in a spirit of joy, humor, and hope.’
The former children’s book laureate in the United Kingdom, Malorie Blackman will select English PEN’s next ‘International Writer of Courage.’
London Book Fair director Jacks Thomas submitted her resignation in September, and planned to announce her departure at the 2020 fair, which was canceled because of coronavirus.
The trio of this year’s featured authors at London Book Fair brings together children’s books, Arab world poetry traditions, and sharp social observation in fiction and memoir.
The Costa Book Awards, one of the UK’s key annual book prize programs, announces its five category winners. One title of this group will be named the overall winner on January 28.
UK author Marjorie Blackman laments the lack of diversity in children’s books, noting that ‘books allow you to see the world through the eyes of others.’