This year’s Al-Rodhan-winning title is being praised for its grasp of ‘the notion of the border, not just as a frontier but as a psychological and cultural dynamic.’ The British Academy’s prize pays £25,000 to its winner, Kapka Kassabova.
Topping 1.15 million hardcovers in a ninth printing, Bob Woodward’s ‘Fear’ is predicted by some booksellers to surpass sales of other Trump-related titles.
Fueled by media coverage, journalist Bob Woodward’s new book on the Trump administration, Fear, became a No. 1 bestseller in the US before it reached a single customer.
The UK’s relatively young Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize announces its shortlist, which honors nonfiction books that enhance ‘global cultural understanding.’
In an op-ed article, Moroccan Author Abdellah Taïa calls for an end to the Moroccan government’s silence on rape and poverty in the country.
In an echo of the efforts the Trump White House made in January to block Macmillan’s ‘Fire and Fury,’ Simon & Schuster’s counsel has rebuffed a Trump campaign attempt to stop ‘Unhinged,’ calling the Trump effort ‘hollow legal threats.’
The political debate is paying off for publishers of political books, NPD’s data indicates, with major titles leading a nonfiction boost that shows up not just in print but also in ebook sales.
‘When nativism, populism, and xenophobia are on the march,’ the British Academy’s Al-Rodhan Prize has timely currency in the 2018 prize year. And US-based booksellers will travel to Frankfurter Buchmesse and the Turin Book Fair on Bookselling Without Borders scholarships.