Libraries in 14 nations put forward the 10 titles on this year’s Dublin Literary Award shortlist. The winner will be announced on June 21, 2017.
Now in a second printing by Grove Press in the States, ‘The Accusation: Forbidden Stories From Inside North Korea’ finds a growing audience of concern.
Publishers, distributors, booksellers, and authors find themselves pointing at each other in a reported ‘vicious circle’ for Nigeria’s market. By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 ‘A Constant Battle’ t The Guardian in Nigeria, Anote Ajeluorou reports on a bitterness in the publishing industry triggered by the country’s economic struggles and by what Ajeluorou describes as mounting debt for local booksellers. The result, writes …
Chinese cultural officials are working with Amazon and OverDrive to produce a new introductory guide to Chinese literature for the international audience.
With almost as many branding handles as speakers, the highly regarded event’s home festival at Hay-on-Wye announces its program for late May and early June. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Bales of Hay Speakers aving announced special events for the year built on the program’s 30th anniversary, Wales’ Hay Festival today (April 3) is releasing a 2017 programming statement that puts some names to …
‘The constraint is a liberation,’ says film producer Tessa Ross, whose leadership of the Baileys Women’s Prize for 2017 honors the work of women writers.
Another author-services program in the academic sector opens, as a UK-US partnership offers editing for writers for whom English is a second language.
‘It’s markedly more difficult for women to make it into English translation,’ says English PEN’s Maureen Freely, who leads the Warwick Prize development. First award to come in the autumn.
In an interview with Words Without Borders, Elizabeth Kostova talks about her work ‘to get all this wonderful contemporary literature from Bulgaria into English.’
‘Myriad characters fighting fate in their own way,” says YZ Chin, are featured in her story collection honored by Feminist Press and TAYO Literary Magazine.