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2014 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists Announced

PEN Faulkner

The five finalists for the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction include Daniel Alarcon, Karen Joy Fowler, Joan Silber, Percival Everett, and Valeria Trueblood.

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Early Korean Literature Goes Digital and Free

South Korea

The Literature Translation Institute (LTI) of Korea has placed 20 works of early-modern Korean fiction online for free.

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Award-Winning Authors Struggling to Make Ends Meet

Rupert Thompson

Writing for The Guardian, Robert McCrum observes that ‘the credit crunch and the internet are making writing as a career harder than it has been for a generation.’

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Hindi Literature: A Fomenting Revolution

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A new breed of writers in Hindi, many of them graduates of the prestigious IIT-IIM, are “seeking to become the agents of a new revolution in Hindi literature.”

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Buku Fixi: On Translating Bestsellers for Malaysia

Fixi Verso

Young Malaysian publisher Buku Fixi is making waves, recently with translations of novels by Stephen King and Neil Gaiman. We talk to its founder.

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Bookslut’s Daphne Shortlists Honors Top Titles of 1964

Daphne — the inspiration for Bookslut's new prize.

Bookslut’s Daphne Awards is touting the best books of 50 years ago and the shortlist is out now, with the fiction list starting with Cortazar’s Hopscotch.

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Sci-Fi in China Gains Credibility After Moon Rover Landing

Lu Xun, one of China's most venerated writers, got his start translating Jules Verne.

Perhaps it was the result of China landing a spacecraft on the moon, but 2013 was a banner year for science fiction writing in China, says The Daily Beast.

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Do Hugh Howey’s AuthorEarnings Add Up?

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In Publishing Perspectives’ Issues on the Ehter, Porter Anderson preps an #EtherIssue live debate on Hugh Howey’s new AuthorEarnings.com initiative.

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Is it Time to Retire the Term “Francophone”?

The international symbol for Francophone.

A campaign exists to retire the term Francophone. But if we replace “Francophone” with “world literature in French,” does that suffice?

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Anger a Mystery Fan At Your Own Risk

Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende, in admitting she wrote her recent mystery novel as “a joke” and she’s “not a fan of mysteries,” has sparked a backlash.

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