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Indonesia Preps 150 Literary Translations for Frankfurt 2015

Laksmi Pamuntjak's Question of Red is one of the forthcoming translated titles.

With Indonesia as the guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015, some 150 Indonesian titles are being readied for translation into English and German.

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The Translator as Agent

Maureen Freely, the moderator of the panel, is the new President of PEN UK.

A panel of experts discuss how translations reach the market, from finding the books to what translators should do when approaching publishers.

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London Book Fair Awards Honor “International Excellence”

London Book Fair diretor Jacks Thomas has put a new spotlight on the international market here in London.

A new fixture of the London Book Fair are international awards for excellence in categories ranging from translation initiatives to digital entrepreneurship.

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2014 IMPAC Dublin Award Shortlist Announced

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Ten novels have been shortlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, managed by Dublin City Libraries.

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Archipelago Books: 10 Years, 100 Titles, 26 Languages

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Jill Schoolman, the publisher of Archipelago Books, looks back on the company’s 10 year history, and how it has managed to foster literary translation in the US.

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Satire Challenges Readers to Laugh At—Or is it With?—Hitler

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Having sold 1.4 million copies in Germany, Timur Vermes’ Look Who’s Back, a satirical novel about the return of Hitler, is hitting UK bookstores this month.

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Five Experts Discuss Asian Translation and Translators

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The Asian Review of Books, recently invited 5 experts to discuss translations and the role they play in bringing Asian literature to English-speaking readers.

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Is Polish Noir The Next Big Thing?

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In Poland, crime fiction is becoming ever more popular, with a surge in writers and high quality work. And the taste for Polish noir is catching on elsewhere.

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Tolkien’s Translation of Beowulf To Be Published in May

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Nearly 90 years after JRR Tolkien translated the 11th-century classic poem Beowulf will be published this May by HarperCollins UK and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Popular Japanese Books Remain Hot Properties Throughout Asia

Keigo Higashino, Japan's bestseller machine, is popular across Asia

Popular Japanese authors such as Keigo Higashino and Kotaro Isaka, and prize-winners, are being translated quickly and sold in South Korea, China and Taiwan.

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