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Daring Swedish YA Tale Attracts Strong Foreign Rights Deals

Jessica Schiefauer

Jessica’s Schiefauer’s Swedish YA novel Pojkarna (The Boys) is attracting strong foreign rights interest for its daring story about gender transformation.

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Translating the Untranslated Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov's stories and plays remain beloved and there's a treasure trove still to be mined for translation.

The Anton Chekhov Foundation is working to produce English translations of 528 of the author’s earliest, still untranslated works.

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Iceland’s Jólabókaflóð: The Christmas Book Flood

Jólabókaflóð...here come the wave of books.

In Iceland, the holiday season sees more than 800 books published and is responsible for 60-70% of all book sales in the country.

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International Awards for a Global Book Industry

Jacks Thomas at the awards this year.

Nominations for the second annual London Book Fair’s International Excellence Awards, which are offered in 13 categories, are now open.

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In Russia, One Textbook Publisher Rules Them All

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In Russia, a recent tender for school textbooks was so lopsided, with Prosveshcheniye dominating, that several competitors are already announcing lay offs.

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Virtual Sci-Fi Book Festival Makes Backlist Sexy Again

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Sam Missingham explains how HarperCollins UK’s recent Virtual Sci-fi Festival leveraged new platforms to connect backlist authors with new readers.

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Near Miss for Algeria’s Kamel Daoud for Goncourt

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Unexpectedly, Algerian writer Kamel Daoud’s powerful novel, an homage to Camus, nearly took France’s top literary prize.

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Librinova: Answering the Call for Self-publishing in France

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Founded by two publishing veterans, Librinova provides ebook creation and distribution services for self-published authors in France.

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On Bringing Murakami to Germany and Beyond

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The launch of a new Haruki Murakami book has become an event around the world, with many translations appearing before an English edition.

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French NYC Festival Examines “Extremist Fiction”

Emmanuel Carrere

France’s Albertine Festival finale in New York featured a discussion on “Extremist Fiction in Ordinary Language” with superstar author Emmanuel Carrère.

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