Multiple honorees in many of the prize categories this year provide more writers with wins, if smaller cash awards for each winner.
The nine authors’ awards administered by the Society of Authors this year will break a new record in terms of combined prize money for honorees.
Announced since 2013 in six geographical parts of the world, the list this year includes Canada’s Comme des géants and Ghana’s Sub-Saharan publishers.
The program, which features international work experience and travel, supports literary agents and rights directors in their formative professional years and is an initiative of the Deborah Rogers Foundation.
With its Authors’ Awards not only for younger writers but also one for a first-time novelist older than 40, the Society of Authors releases shortlists for more than £98,000 in literary awards.
The Nigerian publishing house founded by Bibi Bakare-Yusef was named winner of the Inclusivity in Publishing Award, and US-based Sara Miller McCune was on-hand to accept her Lifetime Achievement Award.
Named in six parts of the world, Bologna’s sixth annual cohort of ‘Best Children’s Publishers of the Year’ is named on the first evening of the book fair.
The Republic of Consciousness Prize–unique for dividing the award between publishers and authors—goes to Influx Press, a six-year-old house, and to author Eley Williams.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is to go to SAGE Publishing founder Sara Miller McCune on April 10 as part of London Book Fair’s and the Publishers Association’s International Excellence Awards.
Verso Books was named the Frankfurter Buchmesse Trade Publisher of the Year at the 2018 IPG Independent Publishing Awards for its marketing and audience engagement.