In his exclusive column for Publishing Perspectives, Richard Charkin asks why ‘the largest advances … go to the authors who need the money least, and vice-versa?’ and other questions for a journal he’d call ‘Ask Emma.’
The 20th National Translation Awards from the American Literary Translators Association announces its longlist, selecting works in part by comparing the English translation to its original.
From Denmark, Spain, Sweden, the USA, France, and Norway, our rights roundup is primarily fiction, with its one nonfiction entry being in comics format, looking at historical women’s movements. A second theme in several this time: displacement and immigration.
At a recent seminar in New York on Arabic literature in translation, several literary translators recommended Arabic authors they’d like to see published in English.
Addressing world political issues through the creative industries’ perspectives, the international series of Hay Festival events has announced that its programming in Spain will feature issues of ‘coexistence, the future of Europe, and debates on gender.’
The Authors Guild releases a letter sent to the president of a South Carolina police association: ‘Attempts at censorship by law enforcement organizations cannot be tolerated in a democracy.’
Is there enough discussion in US publishing about Arabic literature in translation? At a seminar in New York, the publishing audience was eager to know more.
Evaluating the ‘reimagined’ BookExpo 2018, the IBPA board–for 34 years a BookExpo exhibitor–votes to forgo a cooperative booth in 2019, as in 2018: ‘There is little reason for a publisher not part of the traditional eco-system to exhibit on the trade show floor.’
In a year in which the Swedish Academy will not award a Nobel Prize for Literature, its ‘New Academy’ will use public votes and a jury to honor an author.
Space travel is the subject of a new conference from Nature Research and NASA, and Springer Nature creates two new journals in applied science and medicine.