From The Reykjavik Grapevine: A collective of international writers in Iceland challenge concepts and constraints on Icelandic literature and publishing.
From Nigeria’s ‘This Day’: With government, foundation, and European Union backing, a five-state literacy effort is launched at Kaduna Book & Arts Festival.
From IANS and the Hindustan Times: Authors from nations neighboring India may find the big country’s market more attractive in some cases than their own.
With a technique of putting Japanese and American work together, ‘Monkey Business’ is now in its seventh year of creating a ‘hybrid space’ for literature.
Struck by ‘the gatekeeping that keeps women’s writing out of sight,’ Colleen Higgs started Modjaji Books a decade ago in Cape Town.
A writing conference in Boston explores issues of diversity and racism, and how the publishing business can better reflect and engage with America’s increasingly diverse population.
Open to women and men of color, the Eleanor Taylor Bland Award is open to worldwide submissions. Fodor’s international distribution goes to Ingram.
At Los Angeles Review of Books: ‘I have described translation as the common language of languages,’ Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o tells Nanda Dyssou.
‘Women writers are leaving men behind, says Taban lo Liyong in his interview for Uganda’s Daily Mirror. ‘There is need to set up workshops for both.’
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.