Even as English ‘maintains a curious, much-debated position in the Indian literary scene,’ this month’s ‘Words Without Borders’ edition explores how translation helps India’s Dalits reveal their talent–and struggles.
Taking free promotions beyond the “Micro Monday’ push-notification stage, Serial Box rolls out a day-long series of ‘Exquisite Corpse’ installments on Friday.
As in many markets, Canadians say they like audiobooks because they can listen while doing other things. In 2018, 54 percent of those surveyed by BookNet Canada are listening on their phones.
Once again, digital audio sales show robust gains, with ebook sales largely holding steady in August. Adult sales in the US market show a rise of $22.7 million, with children’s and YA also moving upward.
The 17th woman to win the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Anna Burns has won for ‘Milkman,’ set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. Her publisher, Faber & Faber, becomes the second biggest winner of Man Booker titles.
With close to 30 speakers announced so far, the FutureBook Live conference in London on November 30 will have three strands again and will name award recipients in five categories.
‘Democracy thrives not on disputes, but rather on good arguments,’ say author-scholars Jan and Eleida Assmann in their acceptance speech in Frankfurt for the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.
Intended to produce multifaceted programs on books, films, television, and game, with special focus on the licensing opportunities they offer, the LIMA-Frankfurt agreement is underway.
The Frankfurt Book Fair releases attendance numbers, and PP looks back at the week’s discussions of international book trends and political issues.
‘The abridgement of the rights of a single individual is a breach against each and every one of us,’ the Library of Alexandria’s Ismail Serageldin, for Frankfurt’s #OnTheSamePage campaign.