Roger Tagholm looks back at how Robin Williams brought moments of poetry and literature to life for a generation, instilling them in the popular culture.
Author Archives: Roger Tagholm
Roger Tagholm is based in London and has been writing about the book industry for more than 20 years. He is the former Deputy Editor of Publishing News and the author of Walking Literary London (New Holland) and Poems NOT on the Underground (Windrush Press).
Lee Child suggested on UK TV that for book distribution his publisher could ‘hire Scarlett Johansson to go round and whisper it in your ear.’ What if?
Roger Tagholm offers brief defense of that irksome phrase in Amazon’s Reader’s United letter, the part where they refer to ‘the famous author George Orwell.’
In the place where gladiators once fought, the city of Rome is hosting a summer exhibition of the public and private libraries of the Ancient World.
Italian publisher and bookseller Feltrinelli has opened its second RED store, a new concept aimed at attracting younger, tech-savvy customers. We look inside.
The Islamic Book Exhibition serves as a forum for dialogue on some of the hottest topics affecting the Middle East and Islam, all through the medium of books.
The Qu’ran is the star at the Islamic Book Exhibition in the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah, where the holy book being celebrated in a myriad of guises.
Egypt, where book sales have fallen by 50%, has given a home to several Syrian Islamic publishers who say the faithful need them as much now as before.
A new display at the recently refurbished bookshop at the British Museum in London, The Wheel of Books, has become a tourist attraction for literati.
As part of a summer reading promotion 50 ‘book bench’ sculptures have been placed around London in an initiative led by the National Literacy Trust and Wild in Art.