Respected publisher Michael Krüger will soon retire after 45 years at Germany’s Carl Hanser Verlag. Here he discusses the uncertain future of literary publishing.
The digital age has largely reduced the word publisher to a commercial function. But shouldn’t it represent something more, something higher?
Louise Doughty reflects on chairing the judging for this year’s Fiction Uncovered program to acknowledge established UK writers deserving wider recognition.
With 20% of Russia’s bookstores having closed and book sales in free fall, the government is investing $100m to promote reading and change in the industry.
Was Chinua Achebe truly ‘The Father of African Literature’ or does that designation serve a purely non-African agenda?
Clandestine Classics adds explicit sex to novels by Jane Austen and others where none existed before. It is a cynical ploy to generate sales or just a bit of harmless fun?
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.