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Kathy Page on Writing About Prison and Transgender Issues

Kathy Page's "Alphabet" is a piercing examination of one man's identity issues.

Kathy Page’s novel, Alphabet, offers a piercing examination and description of one man’s identity issues and the impact of incarceration on the human spirit.

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Korean Literature Needs More Skilled Translators

South Korea

The lack of skilled translators who can ‘properly translate Korean literary works into English’ as the ‘biggest handicap in the globalization of Korean literature.’

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Hong Kong Book Fair Gets Professional, Goes Global

Hong Kong Book Fair 2

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

Green Novel

Our monthly selection of reviews from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books, stars a novel about friendship, golf and race in 1969, among others.

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Guadalajara Book Fair to Honor Argentine Literary Greats

Luisa Valenzuela will be part of the Argentine delegation presented at this year's FIL Guadalajara.

The Guadalajara Book Fair’s guest nation, Argentina, will honor literary greats and acknowledge Mexico as a haven for exiled writers during the Dirty War.

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Are African Writers Trumping African-American Authors?

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie © Karen Jackson

In the NYTimes, Felicia R. Lee asks if the ‘new wave of African writers’ with an international appeal are drawing attention away from African-American voices.

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Amazon Goes to the WSJ to Defend Itself

Russ Grandinetti, VP of Kindle Content

In the WSJ, Amazon’s Russ Grandinetti ‘defended the company against criticism that it is using its growing clout in electronic books to bully a major publisher.’

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German Writers Rely on Readings, Fellowships for Income

Thomas Pletzinger

It may surprise many Americans, but German authors are paid to read in bookstores, have access to numerous fellowships and discounted health insurance.

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Unable to Forge Niche, Angry Robot Shutters YA and SF Imprints

Osprey Angry Robot

Osprey Publishing’s Angry Robot has shuttered it’s YA and crime/mystery imprints after failing to forge a niche in a market deemed already over-saturated.

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