April 12 agenda: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction announced

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Monday's selection offers a landmark entertainment content market in Cannes, France while the Pulitzer Prize for fiction will be announced in New York, an internet security briefing in Barcelona, among other events.

Digital Emmy Awards at MIPTV
April 12-16
Palais des Festivals et des Congrès
Cannes, France

MIPTV is a leading international market for financing, co-producing, buying and selling entertainment across all platforms for professionals from more than 100 countries. One of the main highlights of the 2010 edition is a keynote address by Creator & Executive Producer of Heroes, Tim Kring, on April 12. Kring will also receive an International Digital Emmy Award on April 12 during a ceremony in Cannes.

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction announced
April 12
New York City, USA

The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the US, has been awarded since 1918 (then called the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel). The prize honors distinguished fiction by an American author. To be eligible, a work must be entered with a $50 entry fee. Recent winners include The Road by Cormac McCarthy (2007), The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (2008), and Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (2009).

Black Hat Europe
April 12-15
Hotel Rey Juan Carlos
Barcelona, Spain

The Black Hat Briefings are comprehensive events focused on internet security. The Black Hat Europe conference provides attendees with useful and relevant information about the most pressing security issues currently found in Europe and across the world. The event aims to alert people of the possible threats and suggest viable solutions to combat any foreseen security issues. Conference goers are treated to a series of lectures, hands-on sessions, training workshops and keynotes on topics such as CyberWar, SAP Backdoors, Adobe Flash and Reader vulnerabilities, Next Generation Clickjacking, and Hacking the Smartcard Chip.