*+-Winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, Shukri Mabkhout spoke of his inspiration in the Tunisian revolution and use of Modern Standard Arabic.
*+-Franco-Tunisian street artist eL Seed, as depicted in his book “Lost Walls,” has found an audience by re-contextualizing the art of Arabic calligraphy.
*+-Mohammed Berrada, one of Morocco’s leading authors, discusses his decision to write in Arabic, the influence of France, and literature in Morocco.
*+-The free download ’12 Books You Can’t Miss at BookCon’ features exclusive pre-release excerpts from 12 authors who will be appearing at this year’s BookCon.
*+-LéaLA, the Spanish-language Book Fair of Los Angeles, taking place May 15-17, has added a professional day and will feature more than 100 authors.
*+-Abenea Ndago lookes at the persistent war between authors and their publishers in Kenya, where frustration is overflowing.
*+-Tolino, a German alliance of booksellers, launched a self-publishing platform, Tolino Media, which has already attracted notable, self-published authors in Germany.
*+-The second annual Self-Publishing Day in Münster, Germany, brought together authors, distributors and bestselling self-publishers like Poppy J. Anderson.
*+-Part 2 of our series looking at how small Venezuelan publishers are surviving and amid challenges looks at Lector Complice and Negro sobre Blanco.
*+-More than money, crowdfunding offers valuable feedback to authors, as they learn the fundamentals of speaking directly to readers, argues Deborah Emin.