November seems to be the month for Canadians to award their best writer’s, with no less than three Prizes coming up (Scotiabank Giller, Governor General’s and Writers’ Trust). Meanwhile in the US the National Book Award finalists can finally breathe out and in the UK the first ever Goldsmiths Prize awarded for creative daring.

Not too many fairs and festivals this month but most continents host at least one major event.

November sees the publication of the 40th Discworld novel, Raising Steam, and I am happy  to see that Terry Pratchett is still writing at a good pace, despite his progressing Alzheimers. Another humorous book this month is Sebastian Faulks’ new Jeeves and Wooster novel, which one can only hope manages to capture the humour and spirit of the original novels by P.G. Wodehouse.

Literary Awards

Fairs & Festivals

Books published