The Scottish-American winner of the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction writes in Broad Scots and says he’s fascinated with translators’ work.
One of four debut novelists among the six writers shortlisted this year, Stuart wins for ‘Shuggie Bain,’ also a National Book Award finalist.
Produced in partnership with the BBC, the Booker Prize for Fiction winner-announcement ceremony will be streamed on November 19 and feature several star speakers.
Bärbel Becker’s selection of events at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair, ranging from rights presentations to book prize ceremonies and introductions to international literature.
With events set to run into December, the program is offering tickets for its first three weeks to benefit the Authors’ Contingency Fund.
Nigel Newton, founding CEO of Bloomsbury, is to receive a London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award for his ‘huge contribution to the book industry.’
Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher novels, is among the jurors for the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction, which will issue its longlist in July.
Asking his staff to welcome ‘new companies and respective colleagues’ in international acquisitions, Markus Dohle touts PRH’s ‘unmatched global reach.’
Overall visitor numbers were up at the 2019 Frankfurter Buchmesse, where rights trade was brisk and events addressed timely topics including Brexit, feminism, racism, and climate crisis.
Termed a ‘shock announcement’ by the Booker Foundation, a 1993 rule against splitting the Booker is defied by this year’s jury, led by Peter Florence.