The 2021 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature reflects on his experience of being a refugee, and ‘the continuation of a colonial narrative.’
Some 520 publishing professionals are traveling to the UAE for the 40th Sharjah International Book Fair and its Publishers’ 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.
In a year in which the Swedish Academy will not award a Nobel Prize for Literature, its ‘New Academy’ will use public votes and a jury to honor an author.
Surprise–for Kazuo Ishiguro and industry–mixes with reassurance as the Swedish Academy returns to more traditional interpretations of the literature Nobel.
With ‘roots in China’s social transformation,’ a newly evocative body of writing is developing in China, beginning with the global recognition of author Mo Yan.
Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister challenges Malaysian authors to produce work that will win international recognition — and a Nobel Prize by 2057.
In the week after Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature, sales of her books jumped 6,650% in Canada, and saw significant bumps around the world.