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On Bringing Murakami to Germany and Beyond

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The launch of a new Haruki Murakami book has become an event around the world, with many translations appearing before an English edition.

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“The West is Running Out of Stories,” say Africans

Port Harcourt Team.

With Port Harcourt, Nigeria serving as UNESCO World Book Capital 2014, African book publishers consider the future for Africa’s writers.

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French NYC Festival Examines “Extremist Fiction”

Emmanuel Carrere

France’s Albertine Festival finale in New York featured a discussion on “Extremist Fiction in Ordinary Language” with superstar author Emmanuel Carrère.

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Mozambique’s Radical Literary Optimist: Mia Couto

Mia Couto

On the occasion of receiving the $50,000 Neustadt International Prize, author Mia Couto shared his views on his role in the African literary landscape.

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Publishing, Memory and the Man Booker Prize

Richard Flanagan shows off his 2014 Man Booker Prize

Publishing novels like ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ by Richard Flanagan, which won the Man Booker Prize, helps keep memories alive.

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Seeking a Balance in Paying Translators in Germany

Richard Stoiber (Photo: Katja Heil)

The new system of paying German translators actually can punish the publisher for having a bestseller in some cases, argues Richard Stoiber of Matthes & Seitz.

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On Patrick Modiano, the Nobel, and Translation

Patrick Modiano

While new Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano has been translated into 37 languages, English-language editions of his books are hard to find

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German Writer Siegfried Lenz Dies at 88

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Siegfried Lenz, an influential literary figure in post-War Germany, died on October 7, 2014. His publisher at Hoffmann und Campe reflects on the writer’s career.

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SESA: A New Publishing Collective from Southeast and South Asia

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Malaysian literary agent Linda Tan Lingard has formed an alliance of a half-dozen publishers to show off what the region’s writers have to offer at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Lutz Seiler Wins 2014 German Book Prize

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51-year-old poet Lutz Seiler has won the prestigious 2014 German Book Prize for his first novel, Kruso, which plays off the story of Robinson Crusoe.

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