Between 75 and 100 Hachette Book Group employees in New York City and Boston condemn their publisher’s acquisition of Woody Allen’s autobiography, as Ronan Farrow leaves Hachette in protest.
PEN America’s 2020 Literary Award Winners
More than US$330,000 in prize money is attached to the annual PEN America Literary Awards, each of which is selected by a separate jury.
The UK’s Parliamentary Book Awards: Political Winners on the Other Side of Brexit
The winners of the 2019 Parliamentary Book Awards are described as demonstrating ‘the contribution books make to the political discussions today.’
The Cundill Prize’s Peter Frankopan: ‘The Rise of New Powers’
The new jury chair of the Cundill History Prize, Peter Frankopan, on why history books and writing are important in this time of ‘shifting geopolitical sands.’
Words Without Borders February: Framing Stories in Graphic Novels
Turning to graphic narrative for its 14th time, ‘Words Without Borders’ looks at the axis between text and visuals in framing.
Italian Booksellers Face New Law’s Discount Restrictions
Already struggling with piracy and a diminished cultural allowance for young citizens, the Italian industry faces new constraints on bookselling discounts.
London Book Fair Announces Insights Seminar Programming at Author HQ
Again this year, London Book Fair has special ‘Author HQ’ programming and events for aspirational and self-publishing writers at Olympia London.
Italian Market Report: Online Sales Rising, 18App Bonus Declining
The Italian book market is bracing for ‘significant impact’ as the €500 bonus for teens undergoes deep cutbacks and online sales continue gaining share.
Journalist Jack Fairweather Wins £30,000 Costa Book of the Year
What jurors call ‘an extraordinary and important book that people need to read,’ Jack Fairweather’s timely ‘The Volunteer’ wins the top Costa in London.
UK’s 2020 Portico Prize Goes to Jessica Andrews’ Debut ‘Saltwater’
The Manchester-based Portico Library Prize for Literature–focused on the country’s North– finds its winner in a native of Sunderland.