How Book Prizes Boost Literary Talent Internationally

Focusing on the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, WME literary agent Cathryn Summerhayes argues that book prizes are key to spotlighting talent for the global market. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-07-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Benedict Wells, plus Man Booker International prize and London book fair news – books podcast

On this week’s show, Claire and Sian return from wandering around the London book fair to chat about the big books snapped up at this year’s event. What will we be reading in 2019 and 2020? The shortlist for the 2018 Man Booker International prize for translated fiction was also announced, and... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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National Book Tokens boosts Book Aid International

National Book Tokens is to partner with Book Aid International to help support the charity's work to provide books and develop library services in sub-Saharan Africa. A specially designed National Book Tokens gift card will go on sale this week with 1% of the value of each card sold to be... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Here are the winners of the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards, one of the Arab world’s major literary prizes.

The Sheikh Zayed Book Awards, among the most esteemed and lucrative literary prizes in the Arab world, recognized winners across seven categories today. This year marks the 14th edition of the awards, each of which comes with a cash prize of $204,000. These awards acknowledge literary and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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The longlist for this year’s €100,000 International DUBLIN Literary Award is 156 books long.

The longlist for the 2020 International DUBLIN Literary Award was announced today, and it is indeed long—156 books long, to be precise. The prize is sponsored by the Dublin City Council, and the longlist is comprised of nominations from public libraries around the world. Last year’s winner,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-11 17:21:15 UTC ]
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Israel’s International Book Forum Opens With Joyce Carol Oates’ Jerusalem Prize

Speaking of the conscious effort it takes to nurture literary creative talent, Joyce Carol Oates accepts the Jerusalem Prize on the opening of the 2019 Jerusalem International Book Forum. The post Israel’s International Book Forum Opens With Joyce Carol Oates’ Jerusalem Prize appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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At London Book Fair: The Man Booker International Prize Longlist

From nine languages on three continents, the Man Booker International Prize will again split the winners' award between author and translator. The post At London Book Fair: The Man Booker International Prize Longlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Detainee wins major literary prize for book written through WhatsApp

Messaging apps aren't just useful for everyday communication -- in at least one case, they've enabled an influential book. Kurdish-Iranian author Behrouz Boochani has won Australia's top literary award, the Victorian Prize for Literature, with a boo... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-02-02 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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Los Angeles Times book prizes awarded to literary veterans, emerging authors

Abortion, gun violence, the global refugee crisis and the degradation of the Great Lakes were among the subjects of books honored Friday at the 38th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. The awards were presented at USC’s Bovard Auditorium on the eve of the two-day L.A. Times Festival of Books,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-04-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Man Booker International Prize Longlist: Books Translated From 10 Languages

Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East are represented in this year's 13 longlisted books for the Man Booker International Prize, which divides its £50,000 award between translator and author. This year: 108 titles were considered. The post Man Booker International Prize Longlist:... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The US National Book Award Goes International With a Translation Prize

Many in publishing and those disheartened by the xenophobia of the times may cheer the National Book Foundation's decision to add a category for translated literature with what Lisa Lucas calls 'the power to touch us as American readers.' The post The US National Book Award Goes International... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Aid International to host 'best ever' literary quiz night

Book Aid International is hosting its annual literary quiz night in October with "Drop the Dead Donkey" actor Neil Pearson as quiz master.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The International Dublin Literary Award Longlist: 147 Books

Nominated by world libraries, seven of this year's list are Irish, and almost 30 percent of the Dublin Literary Award list is in translation. The post The International Dublin Literary Award Longlist: 147 Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Prize launched for undiscovered picture book talent

Stratford Literary Festival and independent publisher The Salariya Book Company are launching a prize for new picture book authors and illustrators. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Cathcart Froden wins £10k Dundee International Book Prize

Martin Cathcart Froden’s unpublished debut novel Devil Take the Hindmost has been announced as the winner of the Dundee International Book Prize 2015. Cathcart Froden was awarded the £10,000 prize and a publishing deal with Freight Books at the Dundee Literary Festival today (21st October). He... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-10-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Man Booker International Prize a 'huge boost'

Publishers and booksellers have enthusiastically welcomed the merger of the Man Booker International Prize and the Independent Foreign Prize for Fiction, saying it will create a prize with "a new stature", making "a good counterpoint" to the Man Booker itself. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mason wins £10k Dundee International Book Prize

Amy Mason has won £10,000 and a publishing deal by winning the Dundee International Book Prize. Mason's debut novel, The Other Ida, beat off competition from 400 other entries, and will now be published by Cargo Press. The prize has been running since 2000, organised by the city of Dundee and... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-10-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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VIDEO: Could bees book win top literary prize?

The winner of the UK's leading award for non-fiction books, the Samuel Johnson Prize, will be announced next week, here Nick Higham speaks to nominated author Dave Goulson Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2013-10-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Hindu Literary Prize: Five Books Shortlisted

One collection of short stories and four novels—including Jeet Thayyil’s Narcopolis, winner of the DSC Prize—have been shortlisted for The Hindu Literary Prize. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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