14 Jun, 2024

The Encore Awards Shortlist 2024

The Royal Society of Literature has announced the shortlist for the 2024 Encore Awards.  The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) is a UK-based charity for writers and readers. It is led by writers who believe that all literature matters. Part of its activities is working with schools and prisons because everyone should have access to […]

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U.S. Audiobook Sales for 2024 reach $2 Billion, APA Survey Says

According to the new Audio Publishers Association sales survey conducted by Toluna Harris Interactive, U.S audiobook sales grew 9% to $2 billion in 2023. Edison Research conducted the Audio Publishers Association’s 2024 Consumer Survey and found that the majority of U.S. adults (52%) have listened to an audiobook, which translates to nearly 149 million Americans […]

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Death of the Author is the New Title of Nnedi Okorafor’s 26th Novel

On May 30, 2024, the Nigerian-American Africanfuturist writer Nnedi Okorafor announced the new title of her forthcoming book. Nnedi Okorafor has announced that the title of her 26th novel has been changed to Death of the Author. The book was initially called The Africanfuturist when Nnedi Okorafor signed the seven-figure deal with the publishers before the […]

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Masobe Books June Release

Masobe Books is set to release six books in June 2024. The Nigerian number one publishing house, Masobe Books, posted about the authors and titles to be published in the month of June. Masobe Books is a leading publisher in Nigeria committed to promoting diverse voices and compelling narratives. They are the publishers of several […]

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Suyi Davies Okungbowa has announced the 2024 Literary Laddership Fellows

Fantasy and speculative fiction author, Suyi Davies Okungbowa has announced the fellows for the 2024 Literary Laddership for Emerging African Authors. In its second run this year, the fellowship received 29 applications from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda writers. The hand-selected, trusted reader-judges spent a month reviewing these applications (anonymously, with all identifying […]

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Jenny Erpenbeck is the International Booker Prize 2024 Winner

Jenny Erpenbeck has been announced as the International Booker Prize 2024 winner for the book Kairos. On Tuesday, May 21st, 2024, at the International Booker Prize Ceremony, the winner was announced after careful selection from the shortlisted winners.  Kairos by Jenny Erpenbeck, translated by Michael Hofmann, has been named the winner of the International Booker […]

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