*+-E.J. Van Lanen, formerly of Open Letter Books has launched Frisch & Co., an e-book company to translate international fiction, starting with two Suhrkamp titles.
*+-Petra Hardt, Foreign Rights Director at Berlin’s Suhrkamp Verlag, has written ‘Rights: Buying. Protecting. Selling’ to help publishers make the best choices.
*+-By Siobhan O’Leary Starting July 1st, Laurenz Bolliger will be heading up the international fiction program for Dumont Buchverlag. Bolliger was most recently at Suhrkamp. Prior to that, he was editor-in-chief of the paperback division of Berlin Verlag, focused on acquiring international fiction. Dumont’s international authors include John Cheever, Michel Houellebecq and Haruki Murakami.