Journalist Anu Partanen offers a preview of Finnish literature today, ahead of Finland’s Guest of Honor program at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair.
Browsing by topic: literature
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A coterie of aggressive, creative publishing houses are fighting to expand the literary horizons of Kenyans and bring their books to the world.
At Asymptote, Mahmud Rahman discusses why South Asian literary translation is hamstrung by a lack of institutional support and a dearth of competent translators.
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.’
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.