Publishing News [Global]

Akhil Sharma, an India-born American author, has won the 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award for his novel Family Life. Organised and sponsored by Dublin City Council, with the prize money of €100,000, it is the world’s largest prize for a single novel published in English. What’s more? The award receives its nominations from public libraries in cities around the globe and recognises both writers and translators.

A STM conference titled ‘Scholarly Publishing 2020: Innovations beyond the curve!’ will be organised on October 18, 2016 at Westin Grand Frankfurt, Germany, a day prior to the Frankfurt Book Fair. Attracting the leading figures from across scholarly and professional publishing, STM’s event provides a program focused on strategic thinking, public policy, business models and key drivers shaping the future of the STM industry.

The second annual Jaipur Literature Festival at Boulder, which is set to take place from September 23-25, 2016, will have an extraordinary woman speaker. Her Majesty the Royal Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, author of Treasures of the Thunder Dragon: A Portrait of Bhutan and Of Rainbows and Clouds: The Life of Yab Ugyen Dorji as told to his Daughter and Dochula: A Spiritual Abode in Bhutan, will speak of her beloved Drukyul, the “Land of the Thunder Dragon,” and of the continuity and change that characterize it.

Thieme Publicações Ltda, the Brazilian subsidiary of the Thieme Publishing Group, has acquired Brazilian medical publisher, Livraria e Editora Revinter Ltda, which has more than 1,500 active book titles covering a range of medical specialties.

Thieme Publishing Group is a medical and scientific publishing house, with offices in ten cities, including New York, Delhi, Rio and Stuttgart, Germany.

HarperCollins Publishers has acquired World English rights to Dragon Teeth, written by bestselling author Michael Crichton, popularly known as author of Jurassic Park. The book will be published in May 2017 in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India.

Other bestsellers from Michael Crichton (1942-2008) include The Andromeda Strain (1969), The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Sphere, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure, Airframe, Timeline, Prey, State of Fear and Next, to name a few.