‘I haven’t any idea how we could fail to empathize,’ says journalist Marcia Lynx Qualey in a discussion of issues in modern Arabic literature.
‘Women writers are leaving men behind, says Taban lo Liyong in his interview for Uganda’s Daily Mirror. ‘There is need to set up workshops for both.’
‘The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye’ is the biggest success so far from Epigram Books in Singapore. ‘We’ve published more than 300 titles,’ says publisher Edmund Wee.
‘A milestone of modern Indo-Muslim literature’ and ‘a pivotal figure in the literary culture of the Islamic world’ are to be translated, thanks to the prize. By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 Recognizing Underrepresented Works he Global Humanities Initiative (GHI), in partnership with Northwestern University Press, has announced winners of its first Global Humanities Translation Prize, founded in the spring of 2016. …
Chinese cultural officials are working with Amazon and OverDrive to produce a new introductory guide to Chinese literature for the international audience.
With almost as many branding handles as speakers, the highly regarded event’s home festival at Hay-on-Wye announces its program for late May and early June. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Bales of Hay Speakers aving announced special events for the year built on the program’s 30th anniversary, Wales’ Hay Festival today (April 3) is releasing a 2017 programming statement that puts some names to …
‘The constraint is a liberation,’ says film producer Tessa Ross, whose leadership of the Baileys Women’s Prize for 2017 honors the work of women writers.
From the Paris Review: Nina Martyris writes about a new Macmillan book by David Bellos that explores the publishing history behind Victor Hugo’s novel ‘Les Misérables.’
The Dylan Thomas Prize is unusual for its flexibility. The shortlist includes a book of poetry, two books of short stories, plus novels—two of them debuts.
In Lithuania, writes Inga Janiulytė for DW, ‘reading remains a popular activity—whether in spite of, or because of, social media.’ And many read English.