We preview the German Book Office, New Delhi’s and Frankfurt Book Fair’s GLOBALOCAL conference will be held in New Delhi from 13–14 February.
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India’s effervescent literary culture have begun to attract more foreign writers looking to license books in search of a bigger audience and accolades.
Literary agent David Godwin predicts that small publishers in India will soon be forced aside by monolithic publishing houses run overseas.
2013 was a good year for Urdu publishing, with several notable titles hitting bookstores, but unlicensed reprinting of copyright protected works persists.
At the Jaipur Literature Festival, UK-based Chinese writer Xiaolu Guo attacked English literature as overrated, while Jhumpa Lahiri praised translation.
For the first time the Zee Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF) has introduced a professional program to discuss the ongoing challenges to book publishing in India.
Anees Salim has won The Hindu Prize for Best Fiction 2013 for his second novel, Vanity Bagh, which was cited for its writing and humor.
French translations are more popular and selling better than ever in English-language markets, not just in the US but in India and elsewhere, writes Laurence Marie.
Several top-selling titles were among the winners of this year’s Crossword Book Awards, given by the Indian bookseller at the Times of India’s Literary Carnival.
The West [looks] at multilingualism as a problem to be tackled, while for India it has been a vital source of creative abundance, writes K. Satchidanandan.