Targeting Thai readers, the tourism board on Shikoku Island hires authors to create four novels set in Kagawa Prefecture. And television producers are interested.
For the first time since the British Science-Fiction Association awards were instituted in 1970, one author, Aliette de Bodard, wins both the novel and short story prizes.
Tech news website CNET has launched Technically Literate, a series of original, illustrated works of short fiction, each with a perspective on technology.
The bestselling novels in Germany in 2015 were diverse, from children’s to crime, new voices to established authors, with plenty of translations in the mix.
For a long time, Der Spiegel published the only German bestseller list. Now, Bild and Amazon are cooperating to bring a new player to the game.
The Star Wars franchise is a powerful example of how content creators are expanding storylines into multiverses, with plans to sustain them for generations.
As Amazon invests $10 million its translation project, Susan Bernofsky ask if Amazon is turning translation into a ‘glorified form of self-publishing.’
With his novel, The Invention of the Red Army Faction by a Manic Depressive Teenager in the Summer of 1969, Frank Witzel has won the 2015 German Book Prize.
Translator Don Bartlett discusses working with Scandinavian authors as Stian Hole, Jo Nesbø and Karl Ove Knausgaard.
The winner of the German Book Prize, Germany’s most prestigious literature award, will be chosen from these six shortlisted novels just before the Frankfurt Book Fair.