Trends come and go, but “If someone reads a trash novel, they won’t move on to Dostoevsky,” says Russian publisher Vadim Mescheryakov.
Publisher Stefan Tobler of And Other Stories in the UK has committed to a year of publishing only books by women, in response to “gender bias” towards men.
German literature has found surprising success in Taiwan, where several titles have become bestsellers and publishers are adding German-speaking editors.
After analyzing 15 years’ worth of top literary prize winners, Nicola Griffith notes that books about women rarely win.
Acquiring, publishing and promoting literary translations in the USA poses many challenges, and treating them respectfully requires skill and persistence.
The nine finalists for the 2016 Neustadt International Prize for Literature include candidates from China, the UK, Canada, Sierra Leone, and more.
In a year that has had failed to produce a new superstar literary author, old standby Jonathan Franzen took the stage at BEA 2015 to fill the role.
Penguin Random House imprint Hogarth is focuses on publishing high quality literary fiction told in voices from around the world, says editor Alexis Washam.
Hungarian author László Krasznahorkai has won the £60,000 Man Booker International Prize for his ‘achievement in fiction on the world stage.’
The UK’s Poisoned Pen Press will publish the British Library Crime Classics and Spy series of historical mysteries rediscovered by the British Library.