Coronavirus Fears Cancel London Book Fair

Coronavirus Fears Cancel London Book Fair

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In a tweet earlier this morning, Reed Exhibitions announced that they would not be holding the London Book Fair this year, due to fears of the notorious virus. The annual event, which boasts around 25,000 exhibitors and visitors per year, will be sorely missed by both vendors and patrons.     Originally scheduled to take place between March 10 and 12 in Olympia, many big publishers including Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and Amazon had already withdrawn due to travel bans and overall concern for employee health. Many were concerned that Reed hadn’t canceled the event sooner, despite the financial reprimands …

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Announces Shortlist

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Announces Shortlist

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Amid a record breaking year of submissions, the shortlists have been announced for the fourteenth edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award. Out of 1,900 submissions from across forty-nine countries, an independent judging panel selected the shortlists for each. Winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony during the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair in April, and will be awarded a prize of 750,000 UAE dirhams (204,181 USD). The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is one of the world’s leading prizes, specifically dedicated to Arabic literature and culture. The awards cover nine categories: Arabic Culture in Other Languages, Children’s Literature, …