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Virtual Book Festivals Run By Major Publishers Take Off in UK

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HarperCollins UK’s June virtual Romance Festival was a success; this week SF publisher Gollancz is hosting a festival combining online Q&As with real life events.

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Author Lindsey Kelk on Participating in a Virtual Book Festival

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Lindsey Kelk, the bestselling British Chick-Lit author, participated in HarperCollins’ virtual Romance Festival. Here she reflects on the experience.

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Noirwich: A New Crime Writing Festival Comes to the Literary City of Norwich

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The city of Norwich will host its first Noirwich Crime Writing Festival, featuring internationally known authors al McDermid, Sophie Hannah, John Harvey, Eva Dolan, and Meg Abbott.

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Does Los Angeles Get Enough Love in Literary Circles?

Los Angeles as seen from the air (photo: WikiCommons)

Los Angeles might often be dismissed by the bookish as a ‘Hollywood Town’ but it is home to numerous small presses and a vibrant literary community.

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Lit Fest in London Builds Buzz for Aussie and Kiwi Authors

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The inaugural Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts brought 130 authors and performers to London, showcasing the two nations’ talents.

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Jakarta’s ASEAN Literary Festival Spotlights Regional Realities

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The first ASEAN Literary Festival spotlighted several regional issues, in particular the dearth of literary exchange, among countries in Southeast Asia.

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Moroccan Book & Comics Festivals Promote East/West Dialogue

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Rabat is a hotbed of literary activity, with the Etonnants Voyageurs literary festival opening today, and the International Comics Festival coming next month.

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German Author Christoph Hein Honors US Publisher Sara Bershtel

L to R: Juliana Camfield (Director, Deutsches Haus at NYU), Philip Boehm (translator), Sara Bershtel (Publisher, Metropolitan Books), Prof. Friedrich Ulfers (NYU)

In this speech, German author Christoph Hein examines the importance of literature and honors Metropolitan Books’ publisher Sara Bershtel for her work in bringing German literature to the USA.

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5th Festival Neue Literatur to Bring German Authors to NYC

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The fifth annual Festival Neue Literatur begins in NYC on February 28 with a series of readings and discussions with German-language authors.

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Is Anglo-American Literature “Massively Overrated?”

Xiaolu Guo believes American literature is too narrative and too influential.

At the Jaipur Literature Festival, UK-based Chinese writer Xiaolu Guo attacked English literature as overrated, while Jhumpa Lahiri praised translation.

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