In the UK, the PA opens its ‘Textbook Challenge’ to the educational community, while in the States, PRH backs its people’s PEN memberships.
PEN America’s new report asserts that ‘diverse books’ frequently are the first to be yanked when it comes to book challenges and ‘soft censorship.’
In September, kickoffs will occur in New York, one for a new showcase of writers on Muslim identity, and the other for Frankfurt Book Fair’s 2016 Guest of Honor program featuring Flanders and The Netherlands.
PEN’s ‘welcome counterbalance to rampant xenophobia’ and a new look for future developments at Open Road Integrated Media.
For ‘such an international country,’ says author Lydia Cacho, the US market is under-served with books in translation, especially non-fiction.
This month, PEN America’s ‘The Bridge Series’ of events on translation looked at translation contracts, and what to expect.
Publishing Perspectives’ Erin L. Cox looks back at 2015 in publishing and highlights three significant moments that sparked conversation in the literary world.
Gregory Pardlo and a trio of other acclaimed poets discuss their precarious working relationship with the publishing establishment.
PEN America has issued a report on China’s book market entitled ‘Censorship and Conscience: Foreign Authors and the Challenge of Chinese Censorship.’
Alex Zucker, translator and co-chair of the Translation Committee at PEN, wonders whether more focus on fewer translations would help the books sell better.
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