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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Kenya’s Passionate Publishers Grow in Confidence, Influence

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A coterie of aggressive, creative publishing houses are fighting to expand the literary horizons of Kenyans and bring their books to the world.

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Why So Few US Translations of South Asian Lit? (Continued)

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At Asymptote, Mahmud Rahman discusses why South Asian literary translation is hamstrung by a lack of institutional support and a dearth of competent translators.

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Author Malorie Blackman on Diversity in Children’s Books

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UK author Marjorie Blackman laments the lack of diversity in children’s books, noting that ‘books allow you to see the world through the eyes of others.’

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Neal Pollack Speaks Out in Defense of Amazon

Neal Pollack

In an article on Slate called In Defense of Amazon, author Neal Pollack thanks the much criticized company for resuscitating his career, arguing Amazon is a lifeline for writers.

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