Yu Miri and translator Morgan Giles win the 2020 National Book Awards category for translated literature, and Charles Yu wins for fiction.
Authors whose work is featured today are writing from Singapore, the States, Norway, Italy, Finland, Canada, Germany, and the UK.
Eight of the 25 titles announced today are debut works in the shortlists for the 71st annual National Book Awards. Winners named November 18.
Longlisted authors and translators for all five categories of the National Book Awards’ 71st outing have been announced this week.
The Singapore Literature Prize program honors work in the four official languages of the island nation: Chinese, English, Malay, and Tamil.
The 2020 Singapore Book Awards include three newly added digital-publishing categories including audiobook, ebook, and digital marketing.
The US book trade continues an upward trend in unit sales over some 15 weeks, says NPD’s Kristen McLean, especially good ‘for the dog days of summer.’
Recognizing digital publishing and reading in Singapore, the Book Publishers Association’s awards this add ebooks, audiobooks, and digital marketing.
Following Monday’s Q2 report, NPD PubTrack Digital data shows a big jump in ebook unit sales when April’s lockdowns were ordered–children’s fiction jumped 78 percent that month.
Politically related biography and memoir gained, and children’s print gained 12 percent over the second quarter of 2019 in unit sales.