It may surprise many Americans, but German authors are paid to read in bookstores, have access to numerous fellowships and discounted health insurance.
Browsing by topic: literature
Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, the chair of Irish PEN, outlines how Ireland continues to punch above its weight in the literary world.
The new book, Syria Speaks, brings together writing, cartoons, and artwork from over fifty Syrians who stand firmly against tyranny and violence.
Syrian novelist Moustafa Khalifé discusses the writing his novel about his long imprisonment, ‘La Coquille,’ and the lingering effects of incarceration.
Actes Sud editor Farouk Mardam-Bey is responsible for some 80% of France’s translations of Arabic literature and has put a new spotlight on Syrian works.
Author Jabeen Akhtar serves up 17 cliches she never wants to see again in literary novel about Indians, Pakistanis, Sri Lankans or Bangladeshis.
Six novels have been shortlisted for the 2014 Encore Book Award, which honors outstanding second novels. The list includes The Luminaries, This is the Way, and others.
Will Evans on the of his Dallas-based publishing house, Deep Vellum Press, and his intention to turn American readers into a community of translation lovers.
The numerous shortlists for the PEN USA Literary Awards have been released, with the awards being presented September 29 in New York City.
We spoke to R. Ramachandran of the National Book Development Council of Singapore about the country’s efforts to become a regional hub for literary arts.