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Edgar Allan Poe Awards 2014 winners announced 

5 May 2014

In the US, the Mystery Writers of America has announced the winners of the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, which honour ‘the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television’ published...

Best Translated Book Award 2014 winners announced 

2 May 2014

In the US, the 2014 Best Translated Book Award for fiction has been presented to Seiobo There Below by László Krasznahorkai, translated from the Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet (New Directions),...

International Library News 

16 April 2014

ALA names top 10 most ‘challenged’ books in US libraries for 2013The American Library Association (ALA) has released its list of the top 10 most ‘challenged’ books in US libraries in 2013. The most challenged...

Pulitzer Prize 2014 winners announced 

15 April 2014

The 2014 Pulitzer Prizes were announced in New York City on 14 April. The winner in the Fiction category was The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Abacus), which judges described as...

Apple appeals for stay in ebook pricing case 

8 April 2014

In the US, lawyers for Apple have appealed for a stay of all proceedings in Apple’s ebook pricing case, reports Publishers Weekly. Apple’s lawyers have petitioned judge Denise Cote for...

Karen Joy Fowler wins 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award 

4 April 2014

In the US, Karen Joy Fowler has won the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Serpent’s Tail), which recognises the best work of fiction published in...

Bookseller entrepreneur: Mitchell Kaplan

31 March 2014

Mitchell Kaplan, former president of the American Booksellers Association, co-founder of the Miami Book Fair and owner of four Books & Books stores in Florida, will deliver the keynote address...

International Library News 

19 March 2014

Report finds two-thirds of Americans engaged with public librariesThe Pew Research Center in Washington DC has released a report on library use in the US that states that more than two-thirds...

International Library News 

13 March 2014

UK and French libraries launch pilot ‘twinning project’Church Street Library in London, UK, and Place des Fêtes Library in Paris, France, have launched a pilot ‘twinning project’, reports the Guardian....

Saunders wins 2013 Story Prize 

7 March 2014

In the US, the 2013 Story Prize, worth US$20,000 (A$18,160), has been awarded to George Saunders for Tenth of December (Bloomsbury). The Story Prize organisers said in a statement that the book was...

Golden Kite Awards 2014 winners announced 

5 March 2014

In the US, the winners of the 2014 Golden Kite Awards for children’s book authors and illustrators have been announced. Better Nate than Ever (Tim Federle, S&S) won the fiction...