There’s special interest at Frankfurt in the new category for translated literature, as the 2018 National Book Awards in America announce finalists.
The National Book Foundation cycle of award announcements includes this year’s group of ‘5 Under 35’ emerging literary talents, ‘whose debut titles provide a first look at their exceptional talent as fiction writers,’ according to David Steinberger.
Recognizing the careers of the Chilean-American author Isabel Allende and the science-foundation program director Doron Weber, the National Book Foundation’s medals are its lifetime achievement honors.
The 10 books longlisted by the National Book Foundation for the 2018 National Book Awards in fiction feature five titles from imprints of Penguin Random House and one each from Graywolf, McSweeney’s, Soho Press, Workman, and Simon & Schuster.
Politics, in many forms, have driven many selections on the nonfiction longest of the National Book Awards in the US, and the poetry longest includes a number of award-winning writers.
Ten books have named to each of the National Book Foundation’s 2018 longlists in young people’s literature and the widely welcomed new National Book Award in translated literature.
In its first season, the National Book Foundation is partnering with five book festivals, two colleges, and three libraries to send authors to readers across the country.
The Ucross Foundation, best known for its 20,000-acre artists’ retreat ranch in Wyoming, honors Proulx. And Wattpad expands another its screen presence with a new film option from Sony Pictures Television.
Twenty-five judges will produce 50 longlisted titles, then 25 shortlisted books, and finally five winners of the 2018 National Book Awards, this year with the all-new Translated Literature prize among them.
As nationalism continues to influence American politics, the National Book Awards adds a category for translated literature with ‘the power to touch us as American readers.’