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Near Miss for Algeria’s Kamel Daoud for Goncourt

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Unexpectedly, Algerian writer Kamel Daoud’s powerful novel, an homage to Camus, nearly took France’s top literary prize.

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An Interview With Alain Mabanckou

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Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou discusses his work and how immigrating to America impacted his writing.

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Meet The Editor: Aleksi Pöyry of Granta Finland

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Granta Finland launched a new issue at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair: Best of Young Finnish Novelists, published by Otava. We talk with editor Aleksi Pöyry about it.

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World Literature Today: 25 Novels That Inspired the World

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World Literature Today asked 25 writers to nominate the one book that had the most influence on their writing or way of seeing the world.

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Greek Bookstore Chain Eleftheroudakis Emerges from Crisis

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Despite a tough economy in Greece, family-owned bookstore chain Eleftheroudakis has restructured and is optimistic about its future business model.

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Russia’s Glas Gives Up Publishing: What Happened?

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Glas, a Russian publisher of contemporary fiction, recently suspended operations due to struggling book sales and changing literary tastes.

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Marvel Adds Digital Comics to Kobo Catalog

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Dozens of Marvel comic book series are now available on Kobo’s digital reading platform, offering another alternative to ComiXology.

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On Bringing Murakami to Germany and Beyond

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The launch of a new Haruki Murakami book has become an event around the world, with many translations appearing before an English edition.

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France’s Hachette Expands Interests in Russia

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France’s Hachette Livre has extended its stake in Azbuka Atticus, Russia’s ninth largest publishing conglomerate.

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Taschen Eyes Russian Expansion

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Germany’s Taschen has a renewed focus on Russia and signed new deals with local book distributors Logosphere, Magma and Jupiter.

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