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Publishing, Memory and the Man Booker Prize

Richard Flanagan shows off his 2014 Man Booker Prize. He might yet win another, less prestigious, award...

Publishing novels like ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ by Richard Flanagan, which won the Man Booker Prize, helps keep memories alive.

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Seeking a Balance in Paying Translators in Germany

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The new system of paying German translators actually can punish the publisher for having a bestseller in some cases, argues Richard Stoiber of Matthes & Seitz.

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On Patrick Modiano, the Nobel, and Translation

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While new Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano has been translated into 37 languages, English-language editions of his books are hard to find

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German Writer Siegfried Lenz Dies at 88

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Siegfried Lenz, an influential literary figure in post-War Germany, died on October 7, 2014. His publisher at Hoffmann und Campe reflects on the writer’s career.

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SESA: A New Publishing Collective from Southeast and South Asia

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Malaysian literary agent Linda Tan Lingard has formed an alliance of a half-dozen publishers to show off what the region’s writers have to offer at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Lutz Seiler Wins 2014 German Book Prize


51-year-old poet Lutz Seiler has won the prestigious 2014 German Book Prize for his first novel, Kruso, which plays off the story of Robinson Crusoe.

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Indonesia 2015: An Appetizer Awaits in Frankfurt in 2014

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Indonesia, prior to its turn as Guest of Honor in 2015 at the Frankfurt Book Fair, is serving up a top roster of authors and thinkers to whet your appetite for next year.

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Finland’s I Remes Has a New Approach to Translation Deals

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Bestselling Finnish thriller writer I Remes is offering publishers a deal: the first two books royalty-free for five years for print, one year for digital.

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Hay Festival Xalapa Features Provocative Critics of Islam


Salman Rushdie and Lebanon’s Joumana Haddad are two of the provocative authors featured at this year’s Hay Festival in the Mexican city of Xalapa.

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Brazil in Focus at Göteborg Book Fair, Authors React

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Brazil is the country of honor at the Göteborg Book Fair and a trio of Brazilian authors reflect on having had their work promoted overseas these past several years.

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