With Brazil as Guest of Honor at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair some 250 Brazilian books are being translated and Germany will feature at Rio’s book fair this month.
For many readers, literature that is good enough, set at the right price, will suffice. But the higher the price, the more the reader demands in return.
Strega Prize-winner Edoardo Nesi discusses his anti-globalization polemic book, The Story of My People, literature and the role of a writer in politics.
Looking in aggregate at the state of American engagement with foreign literature the charge of provincialism begins to sound increasingly specious.
As far back as 1970 there has been a surprising level of convergence between the Neustadt Prize for Literature, awarded in Oklahoma, and the Nobel Prize.
A report from the University of Illinois shows that copyright laws have squashed the market for books from the middle of the 20th century.
Porter Anderson interviews Book Country’s Molly Barton and Brandi Larsen as the Penguin Random House site relaunches with new features for author-members.
In Ether for Authors, Porter Anderson looks at the ties many publishing companies have with Author Solutions, at Amazon debates, and at drinking on the job.
Although an ongoing economic crisis has brought a new love of books to Spaniards, budget cuts are effecting the abilities of libraries to meet the public’s needs.
In the UK, the Writers’ Center Norwich has become a key hub for global writers, and plans are a progressing to open an new international writers center.