At the Tehran Times: Media access leads Iran’s young readers to want more complexity in fiction, say publishers, and ‘slightly altered’ translation.
In its 10th year, ‘PalFest’ travels through various military checkpoints and prepares for the publication of an anniversary book from Bloomsbury. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘This Is Not a Border’ Releases in July n its 10th year, the Palestine Festival of Literature—called PalFest—opens today (May 13) to run through Thursday (May 18), and will preview an anthology, This Is …
From the Tehran Times and Financial Tribune: Of more than 1,600 publishers at the 30th Tehran International Book Fair, 380 are said to be from outside Iran.
From Gulf News: Aimed at cross-promotion of each other’s cultural initiatives, the new Serbia-Sharjah agreement will come into play at book fairs.
From Gulf News: ‘There’s a need to bring children back to books,’ says one author, while another points to publishers’ reticence to promote area folktales.
‘Writing and art are the kind of thing that’s going to bring us together,’ says Mohammed Hasan Alwan, on winning the Arab world’s biggest literary award.
At Tuesday’s ceremony in Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Hasan Alwan, the Riyadh-born author of five novels, is honored with the Arab world’s top award.
As suggested by the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival’s slogan, ‘Discover a Lifelong Friend,’ Ahmed Al Ameri sees early-age immersion as crucial.
‘At the beginning I was taking small, calculated steps and worrying too much,’ says Emirati publisher Bodour Al Qasimi as Kalimat turns 10 years old.
‘I haven’t any idea how we could fail to empathize,’ says journalist Marcia Lynx Qualey in a discussion of issues in modern Arabic literature.