How Visible Is Arabic Lit on the International Scene?

In Growth Markets by Guest Contributor

*+-This article is part of a series on publishing in the Middle East which is sponsored by the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. By Yasmina Jraissati As a literary agent specialized in representing Arabic literature for world translation rights, I am often asked how visible Arabic literature is on the international scene. This question most of the time translates into: …

Will 2011 Be the Year Translated Lit Gains Traction in the US?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

*+-By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at the surprise success of Words Without Borders and their new anthology Tablet & Pen. Yes it might merely be wishful thinking, but could translated lit finally be gaining some traction in the US? The consensus is that “American’s don’t read translated lit” and as we’ve written here before, there are valid reasons …

Why is Nordic Noir So Popular?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

*+-By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead article, a look at the top-selling fiction titles in Europe in 2009 reveals that noir from the Scandinavian countries is ranked among the top-selling categories of fiction in Europe. Interest in “Nordic Noir” has been growing for a long time. The first Nordic Noir novel I can remember achieving widespread popularity was Peter Hoeg’s …