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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


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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Jaipur Literary FestivaI to Covers Challenges in Indian Publishing


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.

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G’day! New Aussie/Kiwi Literary Festival Sets Sail in London

Australian expat Jon Slack of Amphora Arts — which also runs the South Asia Festival — organized the new event.

London’s new Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts had a glamorous, clever launch on Monday. It takes place May 29-June 1, 2014.

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Sara Bershtel Wins Friedrich Ulfers Prize Ahead of Festival Neue Literatur

Author Monique Truong, festival curator Tess Lewis, festival director Brittany Hazelwood, and Deutsches Haus at NYU director Martin Rauchbauer

Metropolitan Books publisher Sara Bershtel will receive the 2014 Friedrich Ulfers Prize for her contributions to German literature in the USA. The prize is part of NYC’s Festival Neue Literatur.

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Hasan Azizul Haque on Translating Bangla Literature

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‘I’ve said it many times that at least six or seven of those who have contributed to what is Bangla literature today are worthy of winning the Nobel prize in literature.’

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American & Aussie Take on France with New Int’l Literary Fest

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Paul LeClerc, ex-NYPL, and Caro Llewellyn, ex-PEN World Voices, have launched the Festival des Ecrivains du Monde, taking place this month in Paris and Lyon.

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