From Nigeria’s ‘This Day’: With government, foundation, and European Union backing, a five-state literacy effort is launched at Kaduna Book & Arts Festival.
From The Global Times: Authors of a new ranking of ‘online writing’ in China say that the most successful of these authors can make millions.
The attorney and author James Grippando, with more than a dozen Jack Swyteck novels published, is the seventh winner of the ‘ABA Journal’ and University of Alabama School of Law’s prize. By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 ‘My Dual Career’ he University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal have announced the James Grippando, the author of Gone Again …
From Quartz India: ‘You should be allowed to publish whatever you want as long as you do it well,’ says India’s Seagull Books’ Naveen Kishore.
From The Irish Times: A question of most popular reads becomes a chance to demonstrate what the OCLC’s ‘WorldCat’ international library system can do.
From Wasafiri and the Caine Prize: Bushra al-Fadil, whose inspirations include Hawking’s ‘A Brief History of Time,’ is cited for his ‘mode of perception.’
From Russia Behind the Headlines: Pushkin may be “everything,” but in 2016, reported print runs indicate that Korney Chukovsky won Russian kids’ top reads.
Twenty-four titles are now in contention–with shortlists to come in August–for the 2017 round of ALTA’s National Translation Awards.
From IANS and the Hindustan Times: Authors from nations neighboring India may find the big country’s market more attractive in some cases than their own.
From The Korea Times: Seoul’s new minister of culture says blacklisting artists critical of the government is over. He vows new assistance.