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Yi Mun-Yol on Allegory and Naked North Korean Writing

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Korean author Yi Mun-yol and writer Marina Warner discuss the use of allegory and the state of North Korean literary production at the London Book Fair.

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2014 IMPAC Dublin Award Shortlist Announced

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Ten novels have been shortlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, managed by Dublin City Libraries.

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Telling the Stories of World War I to a YA Audience

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An introduction to one of the most interesting books to come out about World War I, a book that is aimed at making the trauma accessible to a YA audience.

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Where’s the African Chick-Lit?

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Several African publishers are looking to plug a gap in the much-in-demand market for chick lit among African readers.

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The London Book Fair: Where Word-of-Mouth Reigns

Edward Nawotka

Prior to the opening of the London Book Fair, Ed Nawotka wonders why in the digital age such events still exist? The answer is easy: word-of-mouth.

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The Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s Shift Toward Digital

A new digital category was added to the prestigious Ragazzi Awards this year.

With a digital category added to the prestigious Ragazzi Awards, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair acknowledged the increasing influence of digital publishing.

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Archipelago Books: 10 Years, 100 Titles, 26 Languages

Jill Schoolman

Jill Schoolman, the publisher of Archipelago Books, looks back on the company’s 10 year history, and how it has managed to foster literary translation in the US.

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Satire Challenges Readers to Laugh At—Or is it With?—Hitler

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Having sold 1.4 million copies in Germany, Timur Vermes’ Look Who’s Back, a satirical novel about the return of Hitler, is hitting UK bookstores this month.

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On Breaking Demographic Borders for Books With Crowdfunding

Bobby Byrd, co-founder of Cinco Puntos Press

A look at how and why Texas’ tiny Cinco Puntos Press are using crowdfunding to finance and publish their latest book of poetry — and how it can expand audience.

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April’s Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review

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Our monthly selection of starred reviews from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books.

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