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

Civilization

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

Russian Flag

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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UK’s Oral Storytelling Renaissance Spans Clubs, Books

The Moth Book

Curators of oral storytelling series in the UK discuss how the form is a reaction to our increasingly digital world — and how it intersects with publishing.

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Man Booker Shortlist Features 3 Brits, 2 Americans, 1 Aussie

Man Booker Prize

Three Brits, two Americans, one Aussie make the cut for this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist, the first year non-Commonwealth authors have been eligible.

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What a Typical Week Looks Like at One UK Literary Agency

Andrew Lownie

UK literary agency Andrew Lownie outlines the range of activities he is involved with in a typical agency week, from the mundane and routine, to the offbeat and extraordinary.

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