I'm not sure whether it's a cock-up or not, but the winners of the brand new International Literature Award have been announced prior to the ceremony on Wednesday: Daniel Alarcón and the very talented and very wonderful Friederike Meltendorf. The news is not on the website but is is up on the trade site Börsenblatt. And the Literary Saloon has a comparison between the new German award and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, its closest contemporary in the English-speaking world.
Congratulations! Friederike gets € 10,000 and the Peruvian-American author gets € 15,000 for the novel Lost City Radio.