‘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.
Three biennial awards programs are open for applications with a common deadline of May 15. Programs include translation and rights acquisition grants.
‘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.
‘An intense German-Polish cultural dialogue,’ Germany’s Warsaw plan is led by Frankfurt Book Fair, Goethe-Institut, and Berlin’s Foreign Office.
‘All designed to move Scottish publishers into the international arena,’ Publishing Scotland’s program includes fellowships and a 2017 catalog.
‘A growing international curiosity in Korean literature,’ says one specialist, is widening the field for poetry from South Korea.
Libraries in 14 nations put forward the 10 titles on this year’s Dublin Literary Award shortlist. The winner will be announced on June 21, 2017.
Now in a second printing by Grove Press in the States, ‘The Accusation: Forbidden Stories From Inside North Korea’ finds a growing audience of concern.
‘A milestone of modern Indo-Muslim literature’ and ‘a pivotal figure in the literary culture of the Islamic world’ are to be translated, thanks to the prize.
Chinese cultural officials are working with Amazon and OverDrive to produce a new introductory guide to Chinese literature for the international audience.