As the year progresses the frequency of award announcements pick up. This month we find out the winners of the National Book Critics Circle Award in the US and the Folio Prize in the UK. It is also the month that the first ever The James Herbert Award for Horror Writing is handed out, and for some light entertainment keep an eye out for the winner of the Diagram Oddest Book Title of the Year.

As usual there is no shortage of festivals and fairs around the world. From Oxford to Liepzig and Beijing to Dubai, literature is being celebrated.

This month’s biggest publishing news is surely the publication of The Buried Giant, the new book by Kazuo Ishiguro. It is 10 years since the publication of Never Let Me Go, so fans are naturally thrilled to finally get their hands on another work by this master storyteller. Meanwhile curiosity abounds about Ishiguro’s apparent move into the realm of fantasy, in a novel complete with ogres and dragons.

Literary Awards

Fairs & Festivals

Books Published