‘Lazy publishing,’ says Canongate’s Jamie Byng, ‘is just a disservice to what books can be.’ The publisher talks Man Booker, reading, and ‘Letters Live.’
EBRD’s new award will draw from a wide pool of original languages for work translated into English. Submission is made by UK publishers.
‘Always just a bit sexier and more exciting,’ Macmillan’s rights-powerhouse Pan Books celebrate their 70th anniversary with new Golden Pan honors.
Ahead of the annual Bloody Scotland festival in September, the William McIlvanney Prize shortlist for Scottish crime fiction has been announced.
The German-born British children’s writer Judith Kerr is now a member of the Platinum Bestseller club, awarded the honor by Specsavers and Nielsen Book.
From World Literature Today: ‘What gets lost is the musicality of the poem,’ says poet Simon Armitage on translating the late-14th-century chivalric epic.
‘Publishing needs new voices,’ says Julia Bell, project director of The Mechanics’ Institute Review, an anthology of short stories from Birkbeck University.
‘State attempts to control the flow of information, especially in the digital space, are short-sighted and misguided,’ says a new statement from the IPA.
Cambridge University Press swiftly restores censored ‘China Quarterly’ articles. The UK’s Unicorn announces a new series in Chinese contemporary art books.
Ninety-five percent of freelance pros at the Reedsy Marketplace have worked for the Big Five. Now we know more about what they’re making.