Four days after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, author Olga Tokarczuk is a surprise add to the Frankfurt Book Fair’s opening press conference.
Lemn Sissay has named Ethiopia’s Befeqadu Hailu to English PEN’s Honor. And PEN America’s Jennifer Egan blasts the Nobel’s choice of Peter Handke.
The Authors Guild releases a letter sent to the president of a South Carolina police association: ‘Attempts at censorship by law enforcement organizations cannot be tolerated in a democracy.’
‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas and ‘All American Boys’ by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely have been challenged on a high school summer reading list by police and other supporters.
The finalists for the 2013 National Book Award have been announced and, for the first time, a free ebook download with samples of all the finalists’ work.
Nine of the ten poets on the longlist are receiving their first recognition from the National Book Awards.
This week’s buzz round-up looks at the controversial possible changes in the Man Booker Prize rules, New Zealand’s publishing decline, Frankfurt tips and more.
This year’s National Book Award goes to a young adult novel written in verse about a family escaping from Saigon to the United States.
The National Book Award for Young Literature incorrectly included Lauren Myracle’s book Shine among the 5 finalists instead of Franny Billingsley’s Chime.
By Edward Nawotka While we were at the Frankfurt Book Fair, we ran a cover story on one of our Show Daily asking: “Does Size Matter?” The suggestion was that that the changes wrought by digital publishing have begun to the level the playing field between small and conglomerate publishers. Sure, sales volumes may never be equal, but when it …
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