Bosnian-German author Saša Stanišić is the 2019 German Book Prize winner for ‘Origins,’ about recollection and identity.
Sarah Odedina and Deborah Ahenkorah have launched a literary agency specialized in mentoring and promoting African middle-grade and teen fiction.
Norwegian authors are bringing “the spirit of Frankfurt” to Oslo in the form of a three-day literary festival featuring Norwegian and German writers in conversation.
Canada announces a three-person literary programming committee for its Guest of Honor cultural program to represent its three literary traditions.
Wanting to see more African characters in children’s books—both in Africa and internationally—publishers Sarah Odedina and Deborah Ahenkorah have formed a new partnership.
Working to build a global, supportive community of women in publishing, the first PublisHer’s dinner brought together some 30 women making a difference in the book business.
Five years after Finland was Frankfurter Buchmesse Guest of Honor, FILI has a series of events planned this year to keep up the momentum and ‘build a structure for the future.’
The second Children’s Books Salon in New York City brought together 26 international and nearly 70 American children’s book publishers for meetings and discussions.
Following the release of German book market data from 2018, the country’s publishers turn their attention to issues facing their industry in 2019.
In fiction, thriller writer Sebastian Fitzek tops the list of Germany’s bestselling books in 2018. In nonfiction, the top-selling title is Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming.’