New winners in annual awards programs are Ida Vitale and Graciela Montes, as named by Mexico’s leading international book fair organizers at Guadalajara.
Ten books have named to each of the National Book Foundation’s 2018 longlists in young people’s literature and the widely welcomed new National Book Award in translated literature.
Citing variations that range from a 100-percent female product staff to a 17-percent women’s representation in engineering, Wattpad reports on its new self-study in diversity and inclusivity.
Wattpad signs an agreement with video streaming and production company iflix to produce films based on Wattpad’s Indonesian content.
The Authors Guild releases a letter sent to the president of a South Carolina police association: ‘Attempts at censorship by law enforcement organizations cannot be tolerated in a democracy.’
HarperCollins Children’s Books’ executive editor Sara Sargent says she’s ‘combining a non-traditional way of sourcing books with traditional storytelling’ with Wattpad.
‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas and ‘All American Boys’ by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely have been challenged on a high school summer reading list by police and other supporters.
With plans for multiplatform development to follow, the allegorical fantasy writings of Italian author Roberto Ricci are coming first to television.
The winners of the annual Wattys competition at Wattpad may get the best prize of all: a chance to work on film, television, book and/or digital video development of their stories.
With more than 905,000 reads at Wattpad to date, the first installment of author Kara Barbieri’s ‘Permafrost’ trilogy has a January release date, potentially the next platform-born Big Five YA bestseller.