At Asymptote, Mahmud Rahman discusses why South Asian literary translation is hamstrung by a lack of institutional support and a dearth of competent translators.
News, announcements and interesting information about international book publishing, authors, digital developments, and more.
Madeleine Millburn, a literary agent from London, offers her view on which international markets offer the most opportunities and how digital publishing has impacted the rights business.
UK author Marjorie Blackman laments the lack of diversity in children’s books, noting that ‘books allow you to see the world through the eyes of others.’
In an article on Slate called In Defense of Amazon, author Neal Pollack thanks the much criticized company for resuscitating his career, arguing Amazon is a lifeline for writers.
Outi Mäkinen of Finland’s Tammi publishing house talks about top Finnish authors and books that will be on display in Frankfurt and trends in Finnish fiction.
The Read Russia Prize has announced its biennial global shortlist of 17 translators and translations of Russian literature into other languages.
Clare Wallace of the Darley Anderson Literary Agency in London talks about digitization has changed the book rights business and what opportunities lie ahead.
Publishing Perspectives’ online group read of Haruki Murakami, A Wild Murakami Chase, is about to start the big one: 1Q84.
New Adult literature is an emerging literary genre that, in many cases, is a sexed-up version of young adult fiction. But some booksellers remain unsure how to market it.
Nina Paavolainen, CEO of Teos Publishing in Finland, highlights some of the company’s up-and-coming authors, new titles and Finnish publishing trends ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair.