Canada’s $75,000 Cundill Prize 2018 Jurors: Five Historians in Search of Contemporary Insights

Among the most deeply credentialed juries in the literary award year, the Cundill History Prize's panel for 2018 goes to work at a time when history's lessons are badly needed. Chair Mark Gilbert quotes LP Hartley: 'The past is another country: they do things differently there.' The post Canada’s $75,000 Cundill Prize 2018 Jurors: Five Historians in Search of Contemporary Insights appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The UK’s Costa Book Awards Shortlists: Half Debuts, £35,000 in Prize Money

The Costa Book Awards for 2018 drew a record 641 entries across the program's five categories. In January, the five category winners will be announced, followed  by the overall winner's ceremony. The post The UK’s Costa Book Awards Shortlists: Half Debuts, £35,000 in Prize Money appeared first... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-11-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Full boil: foreign language entry wins 2018 Diagram Prize

For the first time in the 40-year life of the world’s most prestigious literary gong, a foreign-language tome, Joy of Waterboiling, has won the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Anime NYC 2018 Attracts 36,000 Fans to Javits Center

More than 36,000 fans attended Anime NYC 2018, an annual convention focused on anime, manga and Asian pop culture held at the Javits Convention Center, launched last year by Leftfield Media. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fraser, Jasanoff and White shortlisted for Cundill History Prize

Three US historians are in the running for the $75,000 Cundill History Prize, the largest prize for a work of non-fiction in English, run by Canada's McGill University. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Diagram Prize 2018 shortlist revealed

An academic treatise on dung, a how-to guide of acupuncture for horses and the first-ever German language entry are among the six books in the running for the 40th edition of The Bookseller's Diagram Prize for the Oddest Book Title of the Year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Northern Ireland’s Anna Burns Wins 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

The 17th woman to win the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Anna Burns has won for 'Milkman,' set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. Her publisher, Faber & Faber, becomes the second biggest winner of Man Booker titles. The post Northern Ireland’s Anna Burns Wins 2018 Man Booker Prize for... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Anna Burns Wins 2018 Man Booker Prize for 'Milkman'

'Milkman,' which is published by Graywolf Press in the U.S., makes Burns the first Northern Irish writer to win the prize. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-10-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Record 250,000 Fans Mob New York Comic Con 2018

The return of the Harvey Awards to New York and more made big splashes at this year's New York Comic Con, which once again set a record for tickets sold. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-10-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Inger-Maria Mahlke Wins the 2018 German Book Prize

German author Inger-Maria Mahlke is the winner of the 2018 German Book Prize for her novel, Archipel, a family saga set in Tenerife, Spain. The post Inger-Maria Mahlke Wins the 2018 German Book Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-10-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Man Booker Prize for Fiction Names Its 2018 Shortlist

'Ranging across space and time,' according to jury chair Kwame Anthony Appiah, the 2018 Man Booker Prize shortlist includes three authors from the UK, one from Canada, two from the United States. The post The Man Booker Prize for Fiction Names Its 2018 Shortlist appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-09-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Publishing 2018: Kevin Hanson on Canada’s Third Wave

The president and publisher of Simon & Schuster Canada believes that today's Canadian publishers are uniquely positioned to succeed outside the borders of the country. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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National Book Awards 2018 Longlists: Young People’s Literature and the New Translation Prize

Ten books have been named by the National Book Awards to its 2018 longlist in young people's literature, as the National Book Foundation begins several days of longlist announcements. The post National Book Awards 2018 Longlists: Young People’s Literature and the New Translation Prize appeared... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-09-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The German Book Prize Announces Its 2018 Shortlist of Six Titles

Taking in several historical perspectives, the newly announced shortlist for the coveted German Book Prize offers what the jury calls 'the sensuousness of another time, which always evokes ours.' The post The German Book Prize Announces Its 2018 Shortlist of Six Titles appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-09-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize Announces Its 2018 Shortlist in ‘Global Understanding’

The UK's relatively young Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize announces its shortlist, which honors nonfiction books that enhance 'global cultural understanding.' The post Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize Announces Its 2018 Shortlist in ‘Global Understanding’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-09-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Brookmyre and Cumming up for 2018 McIllvanney Prize

Two previous winners, Chris Brookmyre and Charles Cumming, have made the four-strong shortlist for this year's £1,000 McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year, alongside authors Lin Anderson and Liam McIlvanney. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookbug Prize 2018 shortlist revealed

Titles published by Bloomsbury, Two Hoots Books and Little Door Books are on the shortlist for the 2019 Bookbug Picture Book Prize, organised by Scottish Book Trust. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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German Book Prize 2018 Longlist Announced: Familiar Names, Literary Diversity

This year's German Book Prize longlist for Germany's most prestigious literary prize includes authors Maxim Biller, Helene Hegemann, and other familiar names The post German Book Prize 2018 Longlist Announced: Familiar Names, Literary Diversity appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-08-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Publishing 2018: Canada Prepares for Frankfurt 2020

The country will be the guest of honor at the world’s largest book fair in two years. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Singapore Book Council, in Its 50th Year, Confers 2018 Literature Prize Honors

In Chinese, English, Malay, and Tamil, the Singapore Literature Prizes are conferred every other year in categories of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. The Singapore Book Council, announcing the winners tonight, is celebrating its 50th year of service. The post Singapore Book Council,... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-08-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mozley, Bertie and Day shortlisted for Polari 2018 prize

Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novelist and York bookseller Fiona Mozley is in the running for the Polari First Book Prize 2018, competing with authors including 23-year-old transgender YouTuber Alex Bertie and historical writer Sarah Day. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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