Egyptian journalist and bestselling author Ibrahim Issa believes the Arab Spring has added religious oppression to the existing political hardships of the region.
Seagull Books, based in Kolkata, India, is perhaps the world’s most prolific translator of German books into English in the world, says Deutsche Welle.
Lebanese-Canadian author Rawi Hage, a featured speaker at this year’s Abu Dhabi Book Fair, discusses his long, transcontinental path to becoming a novelist.
From a longlist of 154 titles, ten novels have been shortlisted and are in the running for the €100,000 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Publishing Perspectives’ epic examination of the complete plays of William Shakespeare, The Play’s the Thing, begins its reading of Measure for Measure. Join us.
The longlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction (the former Orange Prize) includes several A-list authors: Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith, Barbara Kingsolver and AM Homes among others.
The Folio Society will sponsor the newly named Folio Prize, a literature award of £40,000 to honor the best English-language fiction published in the UK.
Turkish writers have a love/hate relationship with the West, but the tension has resulted in a dynamic literary culture, one that can prove tricky to translate.
The fiction longlist for the 2013 Best Translated Book Awards, organized by Open Letter Books, includes 23 books from 15 publishers, representing 19 countries and 13 languages.
James Salter, Tom McCarthy and Adina Hoffman are among nine writers who are $150,000 dollars richer thanks to Yale’s new Windham Campbell Literature Prizes.