As suggested by the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival’s slogan, ‘Discover a Lifelong Friend,’ Ahmed Al Ameri sees early-age immersion as crucial.
‘I haven’t any idea how we could fail to empathize,’ says journalist Marcia Lynx Qualey in a discussion of issues in modern Arabic literature.
‘Women writers are leaving men behind, says Taban lo Liyong in his interview for Uganda’s Daily Mirror. ‘There is need to set up workshops for both.’
‘All designed to move Scottish publishers into the international arena,’ Publishing Scotland’s program includes fellowships and a 2017 catalog.
‘A growing international curiosity in Korean literature,’ says one specialist, is widening the field for poetry from South Korea.
Libraries in 14 nations put forward the 10 titles on this year’s Dublin Literary Award shortlist. The winner will be announced on June 21, 2017.
From Standard Digital: ‘Piracy discourages authors who want to make a contribution to society,’ says Kenya Publishers Association chief David Waweru.
‘Every turn is a potential discovery of a new voice, an unexpected sensibility,’ says poet Arundhathi Subramaniam about London Book Fair in March.
Publishers, distributors, booksellers, and authors find themselves pointing at each other in a reported ‘vicious circle’ for Nigeria’s market.
‘A milestone of modern Indo-Muslim literature’ and ‘a pivotal figure in the literary culture of the Islamic world’ are to be translated, thanks to the prize.