Two Big Five US publishing houses independently announce new directorial appointments focused on workplace diversity and inclusion.
The African Studies Association UK has recognized Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, and the National Book Foundation honors author Walter Mosley.
Historical fiction novel Hamnet, about the son of William Shakespeare, by Maggie O’Farrell becomes the 25th winner of the UK Women’s Prize for Fiction.
An advocate for ‘authors and readers,’ Carolyn Reidy will be the first to receive the National Book Foundation’s Literarian Award posthumously
In a straightforward discussion, even the concept of inclusivity was called out for assumptions about diversity.
The international PublisHer professional network of ‘bookwomen’ rolls out its #Unmasked series of video interviews with women in publishing.
Aspen asks, ‘Why is the world of publishing so reluctant to offer Black writers the same major book deals typically offered to white writers?’
The UK’s Women’s Prize for Fiction is charging for four nights of shortlist readings and the awards ceremony in September.
Author Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney and Ecco set up a five-year publishing diversity fellowship with the Columbia Publishing Course.
The UK’s two-year-old awards program, the Comedy Women in Print Prize, switches to a digital event for its awards in September.