*+-In Poland, crime fiction is becoming ever more popular, with a surge in writers and high quality work. And the taste for Polish noir is catching on elsewhere.
*+-Dolores Redondo’s novel The Invisible Guardian weaves the mythologies of the Basque culture into the reality of a contemporary world, making for an unexpected international hit.
*+-Joel Dicker’s US-based crime novel ‘La vérité sur l’affaire Harry Quebert’ is racking up awards and is perhaps the hottest property on the international rights scene.
*+-Crime Fiction Academy founder Jonathan Santlofer on teaching writers to not just think of crime fiction as guilty pleasure, but as great literature as well.
*+-Publishers tend to gravitate toward cerebral books from countries with strong literary reputations, but there is a wealth of genre titles that have potential.
*+-Digital first publisher Le French Book is translating bestselling French crime and genre titles in an attempt to cash in on an underserved audience.
*+-The Salomonsson Agency is credited helping turn Scandinavian crime fiction into a global phenomenon. But is it over? They say ‘nej!’
*+-The Buenos Aires Negra Festival finally offered a venue to celebrate Argentina’s long, rich tradition of crime fiction, with more than 54 writers participating.
*+-Superstar Japanese author Edogawa Rampo classic crime novels for youths are being translated into English more than 70 years after their initial publication.
*+-Michael Stein argues that translations shouldn’t be treated as ‘literary broccoli’ or armchair travel, and that doing so is counterproductive.
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