The French philosopher and humanist, made famous by his global sensation ‘Indignez Vous!,’ a 4.5 million copy global bestseller, has died after an extraordinary life.
For the first time, the French Academy has elected an Englishman to join their elite organization. Congratulations to Michael Edwards, a poet, critic and translator.
Lewis Lapham, editor of Lapham’s Quarterly, believes we are still in the experimental phase of digital media, waiting for the next online Shakespeare to emerge.
Since 1917, the Authors League Fund has been helping writers cope with medical expenses and other needs; since the start of recession applications for grants have doubled.
Porter Anderson’s curation of publishing buzz takes in the IndieReCon virtual conference, questions B&N’s future, and looks at buying your way to the top of the bestseller lists.
German bestseller Daniel Kehlmann reflects on his relationship with Knopf editor and translator Carol Brown Janeway, describing her distinct approach to translation.
A new crowdsourced interactive map of France leads you to choice quotations from a coterie of historical writers, offering a new means of exploring an old land.
The Festival Neue Literatur features six up-and-coming German-language authors from Austria, Germany, and Switzerland appearing in New York City this weekend.
Mark Linz, the long-serving director of the American University in Cairo Press, died this month, but his legacy lives on in the editors, translators and publishers he fostered.
Porter Anderson’s weekly round-up of publishing buzz offers a first-hand account of last week’s Foyles meetings to imagine the “bookshop of the future,” looks at O’Reilly’s Author (R)Evoution Day and more.