Termed a ‘shock announcement’ by the Booker Foundation, a 1993 rule against splitting the Booker is defied by this year’s jury, led by Peter Florence.
A set of six novels the Booker’s Gaby Wood calls ‘political, orchestral, fearless, felt’ is announced in London, the 2019 Booker Prize shortlist.
The 2019 Booker Prize longlist comprises the work of a particularly international collection of authors, including two former laureates.
In India, dozens of writers have returned awards from the National Academy of Letters to protest the government’s unwillingness to criticize violence connected with Hindu nationalism.
The Saudi government is protesting the publication of a new translation of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses in the Czech Republic.
While Salman Rushdie was speaking at the opening press conference, Iranian publishers were making new arrangements to hold their meetings in Frankfurt.
A 15 year feud between ‘self-canonizing’ author Salman Rushdie and the ‘semi-literate’ John le Carré has ended after both authors recanted their insults.
By Maria Fernanda Rodrigues Throughout the year, Brazilian authors travel from one book fair to another, as many cities in Brazil have their own literature festivals and book events. All of them have the same goal: yo instill the pleasure of reading and (of course) sell books. One of these literature festivals, however, goes further than all others: FLIP – …
By Chad W. Post It was almost seven years ago when I met then PEN executive director Michael Roberts and translator extraordinaire Esther Allen for drinks at the Washington Square Hotel to talk about this new festival they wanted to launch in support of international literature. The Berlin International Literature Festival was going to be their model . . . …