*+-CODE and the Bocas Lit Fest have announced the finalists for the 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, which honors YA titles by Caribbean authors.
*+-To mark the opening of the 6th Festival Neue Literatur in New York, Monique Truong argues literary translation is a form of its own and deserves respect.
*+-Sam Missingham explains how HarperCollins UK’s recent Virtual Sci-fi Festival leveraged new platforms to connect backlist authors with new readers.
*+-Salman Rushdie and Lebanon’s Joumana Haddad are two of the provocative authors featured at this year’s Hay Festival in the Mexican city of Xalapa.
*+-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.
*+-Lindsey Kelk, the bestselling British Chick-Lit author, participated in HarperCollins’ virtual Romance Festival. Here she reflects on the experience.
*+-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.
*+-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.
*+-The inaugural Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts brought 130 authors and performers to London, showcasing the two nations’ talents.
*+-The first ASEAN Literary Festival spotlighted several regional issues, in particular the dearth of literary exchange, among countries in Southeast Asia.