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.
King’s College literature and history professor emeritus Patrick Wright has been announced as chair of the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2020
A highly navigable explication of the works of Shakespeare is launched on Cambridge University Press’ Cambridge Core platform.
Kennedy is moving at the end of February to a new directorship at the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute.
This year’s public-facing London Book and Screen Week emphasizes television–and some cookery–with a ‘Doctor Who’ evening and a chat on politics.
‘Issues that are important to the public today’ are examined in today’s three shortlists that the UK’s Parliamentary Book Awards held back—for the election.
A separate competition from the main category and overall award, the Costa Book Awards Short Story program uses public voting to choose its winner.
The annual meeting of BISG in April will hear Barnes & Noble and Waterstones’ James Daunt in a keynote address around supply chain issues.
The trade association for the UK’s booksellers says that following 20 years of decline, its membership counts 890 independent member-shops on its roster.
The £30,000 award for writers 39 and younger is scheduled to produce a longlist by January 24 and a shortlist on April 7, the winner to be named May 14.