Writers from Tunisia, Palestine, Iraq, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States are among those honored today by the world’s most lucrative awards program for Arabic literature.
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 Sheikh Zayed Book Award announces shortlists and readies a special program at London Book Fair on the impact of literature prizes on translation.
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.
The trio of this year’s featured authors at London Book Fair brings together children’s books, Arab world poetry traditions, and sharp social observation in fiction and memoir.
The Manchester-based Portico Library Prize for Literature–focused on the country’s North– finds its winner in a native of Sunderland.
Thanks to the co-direction of the Jaipur Literature Festival by juror Namita Gokhale, the Dylan Thomas Prize is in India for its longlist announcement.
In the US, the National Endowment for the Arts today announces the recipients of its 2020 translation and creativing writing grants totaling $1.2 million.
A separate competition from the main category and overall award, the Costa Book Awards Short Story program uses public voting to choose its winner.
French editor and archeology expert Marion Charlet says that if you ‘never hesitate to knock on doors,’ niche publishing can work in France.