*+-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.
*+-A new study from Literature Across Frontiers reveals general translations grew by 53% between 1990 and 2012 and literary translations by 66%.
*+-167 titles have been submitted in for this year’s selection process of the German Book Prize 2015. The jury will announce the shortlist in August 2015.
*+-In the Rights Center of the LBF, literary agents are reporting deals swirling around Latin America, China, and Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman.
*+-The Ugandan International Writers Conference revealed a wide-variety of new initiatives aimed at elevating the professionalism of African writing.
*+-Alex Zucker, translator and co-chair of the Translation Committee at PEN, wonders whether more focus on fewer translations would help the books sell better.
*+-A recent day-long event in New York highlighted the travails Spanish-language publishers have finding traction for translations in the US market.
*+-Znak, Poland’s leading literary publisher, is evolving with the times by expanding its commercial list and employing new digital marketing strategies.