By Edward Nawotka
I’m off for the next two weeks to take a course video journalism — I’ve discovered in the past 18 months of doing Publishing Perspectives that the Web is in large part a visual medium — but in my stead you’ll have the steady hands of my talented colleagues Chip Rossetti and Chad Post to guide you.
You may already be familiar with Chip from his work for Publishing Perspectives covering publishing trends in the Middle East. He is a former editor at Wiley, Basic, and the American University in Cairo Press, and is now a doctoral student in Arabic literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He’s contributed several pieces in recent years to Saudi Aramco World magazine and has recently translated Saint Theresa and Sleeping with Strangers by Bahaa Abdelmeguid (AUC Press). He has been a contributing writer and editor for both Fodor’s and National Geographic’s Egypt travel guides.
Chad needs little introduction to most people familiar with our site. As the director of Open Letter Books at the University of Rochester and curator of the Three Percent blog, he’s been a vocal and persuasive advocate for translated literature. What’s more he’s a proficient provocateur, willing to pop the inflated bubbles publishing hype with his ever-sharp pen (or keyboard, as the case may be).
I’m sure you, like me, are looking forward to hearing their unique take on the news…And now, heeeere’s Chip and Chad!
Please note: I will continue to answer email intermittently until I return on August 8. For urgent editorial matters, please email Hannah Johnson.