The Sheikh Zayed Book Award shortlist has been announced: three books from literature, young-adult literature, and children’s literature have been selected and the winners will be chosen in March.
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A library with no books still flourishes in Haiti by using technology and apps to provide 1,200 cloud-based e-books for children in Haitian Creole, French, English, and Spanish.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will serve as the co-curator of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature’s African program. The week-long festival will be held in New York City this May.
The Emirates Festival of Literature expands this year with more participation from local authors and schools.
The Guardian examines how much children’s books have an impact on the growth and education of young readers.
More than 500 historic books stolen from Italy three years ago have successfully been returned. The stolen items included works by Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler, and more.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Audible gave away copies of classic love poems read by Richard Armitage. You have until March 9th to snag a free copy.