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5 Tips for Editing Literary Works in Translation

GBO Translation Panel, from left to right: Ed Nawotka, Edwin Frank, Susan Bernofsky, tk and tk.

Three top US book editors and one translator share their top tips for working with and editing literary translations.

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Sainsbury’s Finalists for Ebooks of the Year 2014

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The UK retail chain Sainsbury’s has opened voting for its eBooks of the Year prize, with several international names shortlisted.

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Sharjah: A Book Fair Focused on Cultural Connections

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The Sharjah International Book Fair is focused on forging cultural connections and fighting Muslim extremism through books.

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On Discovering Essential, Modern Mexican Literature

Anna Kelly is an editor at Hamish Hamilton in the UK

Anna Kelly, an editor at Hamish Hamilton, reflects on her discoveries in Mexican literature during a recent trip to Mexico sponsored by the British Council.

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Near Miss for Algeria’s Kamel Daoud for Goncourt

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Unexpectedly, Algerian writer Kamel Daoud’s powerful novel, an homage to Camus, nearly took France’s top literary prize.

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An Interview With Alain Mabanckou

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Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou discusses his work and how immigrating to America impacted his writing.

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Hachette UK Sees Flux in Global Rights Markets

Jason Bartholomew is Director of Subsidiary Rights for Hachette UK, and serves as Rights Director for Hodder & Stoughton, Headline Publishing Group, and John Murray Press.

Jason Bartholomew reports on international rights markets for Hachette books. Germany is a stalwart, southern Europe suffers and emerging markets are rising.

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World Literature Today: 25 Novels That Inspired the World

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World Literature Today asked 25 writers to nominate the one book that had the most influence on their writing or way of seeing the world.

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Bookcase Literary Agency Makes a Global Splash with Self-Publishing

Flavia Viotti and Meire Dias, co-founders of the Bookcase Literary Agency in Brazil

Brazil’s Bookcase Literary Agency has made a name for itself after just one year in business by connecting talented, independent authors with international publishers.

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Russia’s Glas Gives Up Publishing: What Happened?

Natasha Perova

Glas, a Russian publisher of contemporary fiction, recently suspended operations due to struggling book sales and changing literary tastes.

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