The 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize shortlist includes books from Pakistan, Malaysia, Japan, Turkey and India; Orhan Pamuk competes with four other finalists.
The shortlist for the 2013 International Prize for Arabic Fiction includes titles that might surprise non-Arabic readers, offering insight into the Arab mind.
While relatively few literary agents work in Italy, the evolving publishing industry is making them more essential. Agent Marco Vigevani describes the scene.
It’s book awards time in the UK! The five Costa Book Awards were all won by women writers, while Queen Elizabeth’s New Years Honours List included several authors.
The West, argues Duncan Jepson, will continue to fail to understand China, its people, and its literature so long as it projects its own values onto the nation.
Recently reissued Basti by Pakistani Intizar Husain, arguably ‘the finest novel on Partition,’ underscores the numerous difficulties of literary translation.
Author Anka Muhlstein examines the complicated process, starting in 1912, of getting Swann’s Way published and why we are still fascinated with Proust today.
Egyptian author Ezzat El Kamhawi has been awarded the 2012 Naguib Mahfouz Medal and $1,000 for his novel, The House of al-Deeb.
Spanish poet and essayist Jose Manuel Caballero Bonald has won this year’s €125k Cervantes Prize, for a life-long contribution to Spanish-language literature.
Stacy Lellos, VP of Marketing and Multi-Platform Publishing, and Aimee Friedman, executive editor, both at Scholastic give a peek into the future of YA publishing.