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“Slash Fiction” Thrives in China, Despite Government Crackdowns

Copies of Japanese boys’ love novels seized during the raid in Henan Province.

China’s crack down “slash fiction” and pornographic graphic novels hasn’t stifled the flow of material or its popularity.

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What If Novels Were Treated Like Business Books?

FT Business Book of the Year Prize

After attending the FT Business Book of the Year ceremony in London, Roger Tagholm wonders, what if novels had subtitles like business books do?

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Meet The Editor: Aleksi Pöyry of Granta Finland

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Granta Finland launched a new issue at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair: Best of Young Finnish Novelists, published by Otava. We talk with editor Aleksi Pöyry about it.

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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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Lutz Seiler Wins 2014 German Book Prize

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51-year-old poet Lutz Seiler has won the prestigious 2014 German Book Prize for his first novel, Kruso, which plays off the story of Robinson Crusoe.

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Celebrate the Week: Read a Banned Book!

Read Banned Books

September 21-27 is Banned Books Week. Here we offer a list of titles that have been challenged, restricted, removed, or banned in 2013 and 2014.

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On Books in Translation in the American Market

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The German Book Office’s Riky Stock spoke to editors and publishers about the factors at play when considering publishing a translation in the US market.

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Man Booker Shortlist Features 3 Brits, 2 Americans, 1 Aussie

Man Booker Prize

Three Brits, two Americans, one Aussie make the cut for this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist, the first year non-Commonwealth authors have been eligible.

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Publishing in Finland: Outi Mäkinen, Director of Literature at Tammi

Outi Mäkinen, Director of LIterature at Tammi

Outi Mäkinen of Finland’s Tammi publishing house talks about top Finnish authors and books that will be on display in Frankfurt and trends in Finnish fiction.

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Read Russia Global Prize Shortlist Announced

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The Read Russia Prize has announced its biennial global shortlist of 17 translators and translations of Russian literature into other languages.

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