*+-Black, Asian and other minority writers have a better chance at publication if their fiction features cultural or community stereotypes, says a new report.
*+-A panel at the London Book Fair discussed the path a collection of Mexican author Juan Villoro’s essays took to be translated from Spanish to English.
*+-167 titles have been submitted in for this year’s selection process of the German Book Prize 2015. The jury will announce the shortlist in August 2015.
*+-The London Book Fair underscored how Mexico — the 2015 Market Focus — offers a ‘treasure trove’ of writers barely known to the English speaking world.
*+-Traditional vs. self-publishing has become a Civil War, says Philip Gwyn Jones, who will the topic at today’s London Book Fair.
*+-In the Rights Center of the LBF, literary agents are reporting deals swirling around Latin America, China, and Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman.
*+-Mexico’s Valeria Luiselli, the London Book Fair’s Author of the Day, aversion to embodying any singular cultural or literary tradition.
*+-Both an influential writer and contentious political activist in post-war Germany, Günter Grass died on April 13, 2015.
*+-Laurence Laluyaux, director at London’s Rogers Coleridge and White, sees growing opportunities around the world for agenting literary translations.
*+-The Ugandan International Writers Conference revealed a wide-variety of new initiatives aimed at elevating the professionalism of African writing.