‘The readers feel the book was written to them,’ says one of two authors of ‘postcard books’ in Denmark, books ‘sent from somewhere unknown,’
From Wasafiri and the Caine Prize: Bushra al-Fadil, whose inspirations include Hawking’s ‘A Brief History of Time,’ is cited for his ‘mode of perception.’
‘In the stillness of the pause,’ writes Haemin Sunim, ‘the entirety of our being is revealed.’ The Buddhist author speaks at Frankfurt’s ‘The Markets.’
In one of her books, Fauzia Minallah says, ‘the sky is filled with so much light that the people are able to see their own mistakes.’
‘Writing and art are the kind of thing that’s going to bring us together,’ says Mohammed Hasan Alwan, on winning the Arab world’s biggest literary award.
How do writers and publishers handle charged topics like climate change? Environmentalist Jamie Clarke makes a case for including more perspectives, both for the sake of book sales and the planet.
With the help of Christina Lamb, co-writer of ‘I Am Malala,’ Syrian refugee Nujeen Mustafa brings her story to the Frankfurt Book Fair.
‘Translators are wonderful readers,’ says Poland’s top bestseller, Zygmunt Miłoszewski, whose ‘Rage’ is out today (August 1) in its English translation from AmazonCrossing.
‘Bond was, and is, pure escapism. Bourne reflects the world around him,’ says author Eric van Lustbader, who is at work on the 11th Jason Bourne novel.
Catalan author Tony Sala discusses his award-winning novel The Boys, recently translated into English, and its themes of tradition, identity and the clash of generations.