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Sony Karsono’s Sentimentalism Towards Body

Sony Karsono's Sentimentalisme Calon Mayat (The Sentimentalism of a Future Corpse) is Tempo's 2023 Book of Prose. Like the Indonesian identity, which rose and developed during the Dutch colonial era, particularly in the early 20th century, the history of Indonesian literature is a history whose … [Read more...]

English PEN announces PEN Presents winners

–Seven titles representing seven languages and seven regions have been selected for the second issue of PEN Presents, the English PEN award for sample translations. –The samples, selected by an international panel of writers, agents, editors and critics, will be showcased to publishers of … [Read more...]

Winners announced for the 2023 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

The winners of the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced, with a total of $350,000 being awarded across the 14 prizes, and Debra Dank’s debut We Come With This Place taking out a record four awards, including Book of the Year. According to Senior Judge, Jane McCredie: “This year’s … [Read more...]

English PEN announces shortlist for PEN Presents

13 titles representing 10 languages from 13 territories have been shortlisted for the second round of PEN Presents, English PEN’s award for sample translations. PEN Presents aims to fund literary translators’ work of creating samples, give publishers better access to titles from underrepresented … [Read more...]

2023 PEN American Literary Award Winners

The 2023 PEN American Literary Award Winners have been announced! This year’s awards conferred $350,000 to writers and translators in eleven different categories that include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, essay, science writing, literature in translation, and more. The winners were … [Read more...]