James McBride has won the inaugural Gotham Book Prize for literature that celebrates NYC.

Last year, when New York City was the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in America, Bradley Tusk and Howard Wolfson decided to create a new annual award, the Gotham Book Prize, as part of an effort to “honor New York City and support the novelists who best captured the spirit of our city,” as the […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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He wrote a book on WhatsApp. It just won the 2019 Victorian Prize for Literature

Iranian-Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani’s book has been awarded a literary prize. He wrote it on a messaging service. Iranian-Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani didn’t have access to a laptop or typewriter, so he wrote his memoir through texts on WhatsApp. Now his book, No Friend but the... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sheikh Zayed Book Award, PP, and Frankfurt Book Fair NY Hosts Event Celebrating Arabic Literature in Translation

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award, Publishing Perspectives, and the Frankfurt Book Fair New York will host at seminar on Arabic literature in translation in NYC. The post Sheikh Zayed Book Award, PP, and Frankfurt Book Fair NY Hosts Event Celebrating Arabic Literature in Translation appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Nobel Literature Prize 2021: Abdulrazak Gurnah on the moment he found out he won

Abdulrazak Gurnah found out about his win over the phone but initially thought it was a cold caller. Continue reading at BBC News

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Inaugural Staunch Book Prize winner Serong shortlisted again for 2020 award

The first winner of the Staunch Book Prize, Jock Serong, has been shortlisted again for the 2020 award, in a year that sees indie publishers well represented.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Singapore Book Council Names its 2020 Literature Prize Winners

The Singapore Literature Prize program honors work in the four official languages of the island nation: Chinese, English, Malay, and Tamil. The post Singapore Book Council Names its 2020 Literature Prize Winners appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Wellcome Book Prize won by Will Eaves' Alan Turing novel

Will Eaves' novel uses the legacy of Alan Turing to explore the impact of torture. Continue reading at BBC News

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BookTrust celebrates books for the under fives with new prize

Reading charity BookTrust is launching a £5,000 book prize to celebrate titles published for babies and children aged 0-5. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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UCLan announces shortlist for inaugural STEAM book prize

Chicken House has four titles shortlisted for the inaugural STEAM prize for books that highlight the importance of STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, arts, maths). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Author Benyamin’s ‘Jasmine Days’ Wins Inaugural JCB Prize for Literature in India

A new literature award, the JCB Prize goes to the work of a Kerala author who writes about issues and personalities in the Middle East. His newest book is from Juggernaut. The post Author Benyamin’s ‘Jasmine Days’ Wins Inaugural JCB Prize for Literature in India appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Benyamin wins inaugural JCB Prize for Literature

Novelist and short story writer Benyamin has won the inaugural JCB prize for Literature in India. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

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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

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Scandal-rocked Nobel board won't award literature prize this year

The Swedish Academy says the Nobel Prize in literature will not be awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues within its ranks that have tarnished the body's reputation. The academy said Friday the 2018 prize will be given in 2019. The decision was made at a weekly meeting... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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The Manchester-based author who's won a life-changing $165k book prize

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi's debut novel was initially rejected by British publishers. Continue reading at BBC News

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€20k EBRD Literature Prize reveals inaugural shortlist

The €20,000 EBRD Literature Prize, launched by the British Council and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, has revealed its inaugural shortlist, including titles from Turkey, Croatia, Russia, Albania and Lebanon. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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McBride and Cumming win £10k James Tait Black prizes

Eimear McBride and Laura Cumming have won Britain’s oldest literary award, the James Tait Black prize, worth £10,000. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The UK’s Inaugural Jhalak Prize Book of the Year Longlist: Now 11 Titles

Having started with 12 titles, the Jhalak Prize Book of the Year longlist stands now at 11 books, its intent to honor writers of color. The post The UK’s Inaugural Jhalak Prize Book of the Year Longlist: Now 11 Titles appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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New British books prize for BAME authors unveils inaugural longlist

The Jhalak prize lines up 12 titles – taking in fiction, history, politics and YA fantasy – showcasing ‘the strength, range and promise’ of UK writers of colour A debut novel about inherited identity, a dystopian fantasy from a former children’s laureate, a study of Indian healthcare and radical... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Who won the 2015 Man Booker Prize and finalists for National Book Awards

A Jamaican-born writer took the Man Booker Prize for the first time, while some authors are in the running for the National Book Award in America. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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