As Hay Festival Segovia opens, Publishing Perspectives hears from Hay founder and director Peter Florence about the festival’s global appeal, and literature as “the most dissenting art form.”
After almost 10 years in its original Kenyan setting, Muthoni Garland’s Storymoja Festival opens as an event in Accra, Ghana, newly relocated and pan-African in outlook.
Rising global interest in Latin American writers is boosting translation, says Mexican author Álvaro Enrigue, especially from young editors in the US and UK
When readers are wooed by ‘global entertainment,’ an independent press like Saraband, home to a Man Booker longlisted novel, can use ‘a little bit more traction.’
This year’s Mexican edition of the festival that started life in a Welsh valley takes place in the picturesque colonial-era city of Querétaro.
Three festivals are gaining traction in different parts of the battle-scarred African nation of Somalia. The next, Mogadishu’s fair, is scheduled for August 17 through 19.
In a bid for fairness in assignments, artists and writers are ranked to determine who is sent to festivals and given honoraria. Applicants rated by a ‘high-powered committee.’
Readings in high places: the Leukerbad International Literature Festival in Switzerland drew record attendance and international authors in 2016.
Designed for both the local readership and international visitors, the annual Tanpinar Literary Festival organized by Kalem Literary Agency includes a fellowship program for publishing professionals.
Random House Germany recently launched an online community for romance readers and a literary festival to connect romance writers to their fans.