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National Book Award 2018 winners announced

16 November 2018
The winners of the 2018 US National Book Awards have been announced. Sigrid Nunez has won the fiction award for her novel The Friend (Riverhead), which follows a woman who is...

‘Bad Blood’ wins 2018 Business Book of the Year

14 November 2018
In the UK, Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (Picador) by investigative journalist John Carreyou has won the 2018 Financial Times (FT) and McKinsey & Company Business Book of...

Amazon’s AbeBooks backflips after booksellers protest

8 November 2018
After two days of striking against Amazon subsidiary AbeBooks, antiquarian booksellers around the world have had success, with the retailer apologising and saying it would reverse the decision that prompted...

French publisher wins $342k Turjuman Award

7 November 2018
French publishing house Actes Sud has won the Turjuman Award, receiving AED 910,000 (A$342,000) for its French translation of The Nature of Despotism by Syrian author Abdul Rahman Al Kawakibi (trans Hala...

Cundill History Prize 2018 finalists announced

2 November 2018
In Canada, the finalists have been announced for the Cundill History Prize, which rewards ‘the best history writing in English’. Chosen from a shortlist of eight, the finalists are: Prairie...

Philosopher Nussbaum wins US$1m Berggruen Prize

1 November 2018
Philosopher and classicist Martha Nussbaum has won the US$1 million (A$1.4m) Berggruen Prize, which is awarded annually to ‘thinkers whose ideas have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement in a...

Kassabova’s ‘Border’ wins UK Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize

31 October 2018
Scotland-based Bulgarian writer Kapka Kassabova has won the 2018 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding for her book Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe (Granta). Chosen from a shortlist...

Kirkus Prize 2018 winners announced

30 October 2018
US publication Kirkus Reviews has announced the winners of its fifth annual literary prize. Each of the Kirkus Prize winners receives US$50,000 (A$70,830). Ling Ma won the fiction prize for Severance (Text), with...

Benyamin wins inaugural JCB Prize for Literature

26 October 2018
Novelist and short story writer Benyamin has won the inaugural JCB prize for Literature in India. Benyamin won Rs 25 lakhs (A$48,220) for his book Jasmine Days (Juggernaut Books), translated into...

UK Dagger awards 2018 winners announced

26 October 2018
The UK Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) has announced the winners of the 2018 Dagger awards. The winners in each category are: Diamond Dagger (for an author whose crime writing careers...

Four UK bookshops nominated for Britain’s Best Small Shop

24 October 2018
In the UK, four independent bookshops have been nominated for Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2018, reports the Bookseller. The annual competition, managed by the Independent Retailers Confederation, celebrates ‘entrepreneurial...

‘Elmet’ wins 2018 Polari First Book Prize

23 October 2018
UK writer Fiona Mozley has won the 2018 Polari First Book Prize for her debut novel Elmet (John Murray), reports the Bookseller. The prize is awarded annually to an author whose first book...

PRH US merges Crown, Random House divisions

19 October 2018
Penguin Random House (PRH) US has merged two major adult divisions, Crown Publishing Group and Random House Publishing Group, reports Publishers Weekly. Random House president and publisher Gina Centrello will...

PEN America sues Trump over freedom of speech

18 October 2018
In the US, literary and human rights organisation PEN America is suing President Trump for alleged violations of America's First Amendment (which protects freedom of speech), reports the Associated Press....

Burns wins 2018 Man Booker Prize

17 October 2018
Northern Irish writer Anna Burns has won the 2018 Man Booker Prize for her third novel, Milkman (Faber). She is the first Northern Irish author and 17th woman to win...

 

 

 

 

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