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Serious Editors Talking Seriously About Serious Subjects

The English-language editors meeting at S. Fischer Verlag

When seven English-language editors visited Germany for meetings with their colleagues in publishing, key similarities and differences were revealed.

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2014 Man Booker Prize Longlist Features 4 Yanks

Man Booker Prize

The first Man Booker Prize longlist after opening to world English writers includes books by four Americans, six Brits, two Irish writers and one Australian.

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Javier Marias’ 7 Reasons Not to Write Novels and 1 Reason Why

Javiar Marias

Spanish author Javier Marias argues that while there are plenty of reasons not to write novels, there’s one that is very important — a shot at immortality.

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How the UK’s Folio Society is Changing with the Times

Odes of Horace

The Folio Society, the UK publisher of up-market limited editions, is moving into retail, innovating in print, and continuing to seek out the best writers have to offer.

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Does Los Angeles Get Enough Love in Literary Circles?

Los Angeles as seen from the air (photo: WikiCommons)

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.

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LA’s Unnamed Press: Relatable Foreign Fiction, Unlikely Protagonists

C.P. Heiser and Olivia Taylor Smith of Unnamed Press

New Los Angeles publisher Unnamed Press is on a mission to carve a niche for new, international authors who may not fit into the traditional mold.

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Kathy Page on Writing About Prison and Transgender Issues

Kathy Page's "Alphabet" is a piercing examination of one man's identity issues.

Kathy Page’s novel, Alphabet, offers a piercing examination and description of one man’s identity issues and the impact of incarceration on the human spirit.

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Korean Literature Needs More Skilled Translators

South Korea

The lack of skilled translators who can ‘properly translate Korean literary works into English’ as the ‘biggest handicap in the globalization of Korean literature.’

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Are African Writers Trumping African-American Authors?

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie © Karen Jackson

In the NYTimes, Felicia R. Lee asks if the ‘new wave of African writers’ with an international appeal are drawing attention away from African-American voices.

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German Writers Rely on Readings, Fellowships for Income

Thomas Pletzinger

It may surprise many Americans, but German authors are paid to read in bookstores, have access to numerous fellowships and discounted health insurance.

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