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The Translator as Agent

Maureen Freely, the moderator of the panel, is the new President of PEN UK.

A panel of experts discuss how translations reach the market, from finding the books to what translators should do when approaching publishers.

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Saunders’ “Tenth of December” Wins Inaugural Folio Prize

Tenth of December

George Saunders has been announced as the winner of The Folio Prize 2014 for Tenth of December (Bloomsbury), sponsored by The Folio Society.

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2014 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists Announced

PEN Faulkner

The five finalists for the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction include Daniel Alarcon, Karen Joy Fowler, Joan Silber, Percival Everett, and Valeria Trueblood.

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

BlueInk Review

This month’s starred reviews of self-published books from BlueInk Review honor two works of fiction: a dystopian saga and a thriller set in Australia.

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Does Winning a Literary Award Lead to Negative Reviews?

Thumbs Down

A new study reports that after a book wins an award its social media ratings tend to dip. The Guardian explains why.

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How Asia Specialists Crime Wave Press Opened to the World

Crime Wave Press

Tom Vater, co-founder of Crime Wave Press, discusses the company’s early success in Asia, the confines of niche publishing, and the challenge of finding books.

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How I Brought My Thriller from the ’70s into The 21st Century

Warren Adler is best known for his novel War of the Roses.

Bestseller Warren Adler discusses the challenges of converting his 1977 thriller “Trans-Siberian Express” into digital and enhancing it Apple’s iBooks.

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UK’s Fiction Uncovered Adds £80K Jerwood Name, Self-Pub

fiction uncovered

The UK Fiction Uncovered promotion has secured £80K for 2 years of £5k grants from the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and is now open to self-published authors.

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Glas Publisher on the Literary Scene in Russia Post Putin

Natasha Perova, founder of Glas publishing

PEN America uses the prism of literature to look at the ‘implications of growing restrictions on freedom of expression in Russia’ under Putin since 2012.

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Bookslut Vows to Right the Wrongs of Book Awards Past

Jessa Crispin

Bookslut is launching the Daphnes, a new award to celebrate the best books of years past and rightfully honor overlooked contenders for prizes, starting with 1963.

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