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Hong Kong Book Fair Gets Professional, Goes Global

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The Hong Kong Book Fair, now in its 25th year, remains firmly focused on the Chinese-language titles, but has begun to add professional elements and global authors.

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Past Lives Capture Centuries of China in a Novel

Susan Barker

Susan Barker’s new novel, The Incarnations, uses the device of reincarnation to capture snapshots of moments in China’s long history through a single man.

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Singapore’s Book Council on East/West Publishing Relations

R Ramachandran, Executive Director, National Book Development Council of Singapore

We spoke to R. Ramachandran of the National Book Development Council of Singapore about the country’s efforts to become a regional hub for literary arts.

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Novelist Chan Koonchung Remains Banned, But Big in China

Chan Koonchung

Chinese novelist Chan Koonchung says he writes for ‘his Beijing friends’ though they can’t buy his books. Here, he discusses censorship, Tibet and his new work.

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Book Publishing Market Snapshots: Serbia and Malaysia

Lucy Abrahams

The eclectic Serbian book market may be struggling, but more local writers are coming up; while in Malaysia new publishers are pushing romance and poetry.

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South Korea to Send Books North to Mark World Book Capital

Seung-Hyun Moon

Among several plans to promote literature, South Korea hopes to send children’s books to the North as part of Incheon’s turn as UNESCO World Book Capital 2015.

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Indonesia Preps 150 Literary Translations for Frankfurt 2015

Laksmi Pamuntjak's Question of Red is one of the forthcoming translated titles.

With Indonesia as the guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015, some 150 Indonesian titles are being readied for translation into English and German.

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Korean Author Kyung-sook Shin On Literature and Geopolitics

Korean author Kyung-sook Shin.

Korea is Market Focus at the London Book Fair, and author Kyung-sook Shin reflects on the implications of the unified moniker and a rare visit to North Korea.

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Jakarta’s ASEAN Literary Festival Spotlights Regional Realities

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The first ASEAN Literary Festival spotlighted several regional issues, in particular the dearth of literary exchange, among countries in Southeast Asia.

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Five Experts Discuss Asian Translation and Translators

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The Asian Review of Books, recently invited 5 experts to discuss translations and the role they play in bringing Asian literature to English-speaking readers.

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