Éric Vuillard won the 2017 Prix Goncourt, the most prestigious French book award, for L'Ordre du Jour, "a historical work about shady business dealings behind the Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938," the New York Times reported. The book will be translated in the U.S. under the title The Order of the Day and published by Other Press in November of 2018. Publisher Judith Gurewich said she had acquired the rights because it "feels like a retroactive replay of how power gets stolen when blackmailers and thugs are in the running."
Nominations have been released for the 2018 Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals Carnegie (for an outstanding book for children and young people) and Kate Greenaway (illustration for children and young people) medals. The longlist will be announced February 15, the shortlist March 15 and the winners June 18.