Lithuania’s key event in literature builds on last year’s turnout of close to 68,000 people and is geared to attractions for adult and younger readers.
Stressing ‘intellectual momentum’ for Saudi Arabia’s younger citizens, the ministry of culture plans a complex 10-day program for the 2017 fair in Riyadh.
At a time when literary fiction has a chance to illuminate the struggles and needs of many, the leading Arabic fiction prize’s shortlist makes the point.
Textbooks, George Orwell, and Karl Marx share spots on the Beijing campus’ 2016 report on favorite reads among students. And digital reading is up.
The discovery and authentication of drawings close to 200 years old is behind MFA Boston’s publication of ‘new’ work by old Japan’s master Hokusai.
Although one of its inspirations didn’t live to see it open, Yangon Book Plaza is intended to expand traditional ideas of bookselling in Myanmar.
Twelve cities in East Africa will be visited in March by the Jalada Africa writers’ collective’s first multinational festival, a celebration of creativity.
As much a club as a library, St. Petersburg’s Book Capella offers high-priced memberships for ‘book apostles’ in a classic library setting.
Haruki Murakami has more books translated into Korean than English, writes Colin Marshall for the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Does a translator need to be ‘very good at the language being translated into and reasonably good at the language being translated out of?’