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Brazil in Focus at Göteborg Book Fair, Authors React

Vanessa Barbara

Brazil is the country of honor at the Göteborg Book Fair and a trio of Brazilian authors reflect on having had their work promoted overseas these past several years.

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Can Russia Curb Its Cultural PR Problem with Cash?

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Russia is looking at investing some $210 million to foster more translation and counter the decline in interest in its literature as a result of poor, post-Soviet PR.

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Chu T’ien-Wen Wins $10,000 Newman Prize

Chu Tien-Wen

Chu T’ien-wen has won the 4th $10,000 Newman Prize for Chinese Literature, which is given awarded biennially for outstanding achievement in prose or poetry.

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45 Years After Kenneth Clark’s “Civilisation: A Personal View”

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Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation was to the TV historical series what The Sopranos was to dramas: the first and best of its kind which has never been equaled.

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Texans Revive Classic Latin American Literature in Translation

Classic LatAm Lit

The University of Texas Press has revived its translations of classic Latin American literature, bringing most of them into digital form for the first time.

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Russian Translation and the Controversies of Cultural Diplomacy

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The Third International Congress of Translators in Moscow last week, where the theme was “cultural diplomacy” but was not without controversy.

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An Author’s Best Friends: Booksellers and Librarians

Colleen Devine Ellis

Booksellers and librarians are among your best resources as an author. They are at the front-line of presenting your book to the public.

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What You Should Know About Finnish Literature

Anu Partanen, originally from Finland, is a journalist based in New York City.

Journalist Anu Partanen offers a preview of Finnish literature today, ahead of Finland’s Guest of Honor program at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair.

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What Ever Happened to the Metric System…And Madeline?

Marciano

We talk to John Bemelmans Marciano, author of What Ever Happened to the Metric System? and the man who revived his grandfather’s Madeline franchise for the 21st century.

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France Festival Highlight Québécois, Indian Authors

English Festival in France

For lovers of literature, Paris is the place to be for the next two weeks, as Festival America and Festival des Ecrivains du Monde highlight Francophone writers from Quebec and Indian authors.

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