The Jamaican-English poet Raymond Antrobus and ‘Elmer the Patchwork Elephant’ illustrator David McKee are recognized this year by the London Book Fair.
The award program, based at Swansea University in the poet’s hometown, presents a 12-title longlist by authors 39 and younger.
The Costa Book of the Year prize goes to its biography category winner, a tale of the Dutch Nazi resistance by Bart van Es.
The acclaimed young Irish author Sally Rooney is the winner of the 2018 Costa Book Prize in the novel category. The overall Costa Book of the Year is to be named January 29.
‘A near complete sidelining of black writers,’ says ‘Words Without Borders’ editor Eric MB Becker, has resulted in a literature of the shadows.
The Costa Book Awards for 2018 drew a record 641 entries across the program’s five categories. In January, the five category winners will be announced, followed by the overall winner’s ceremony.
The Chilean-American Isabel Allende receives the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the National Book Awards.
The new Women Poets’ Prize from the UK’s Rebecca Swift Foundation teams its three winners with both poetry mentors and life-skill coaches as part of a support program for its writers.
Called by the program’s jurors ‘sophisticated poets who have found their voices,’ nine writers are in contention for the first biennial Women Poets’ Prize from the UK’s Rebecca Swift Foundation.
There’s special interest at Frankfurt in the new category for translated literature, as the 2018 National Book Awards in America announce finalists.