Turkmenistan’s Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, aka Arkadag (The Protector), has joined Gaddafi, Mussolini, and Saddam Hussein in the line of dictators who wrote fiction.
In this video interview, author Martin Walker discusses his bestselling ‘Bruno, Chief of Police’ mysteries, the real-life inspiration for his fiction, and more.
By Dennis Abrams South African writer Anita Pouroulis, a former primary school teacher from Johannesburg, won the Best World Children’s Book Award at the China Children’s Book Fair in Shanghai last month for her picture book Oh What a Tangle! The book, with illustrations by Monika Filipina Trzpil, tells the story of Kiki, a young girl who is so busy …
Is it appropriate to include an author’s twitter handle when tweeting a review of said author’s book? David Duhr investigates and critics weigh in.
Korea is looking to export more of its fiction, even as reading declines at home, while in Russia, talented authors see sale squandered by a faltering publishing and distribution system.
More than 500 leading authors have condemned governmental surveillance efforts and are calling for a new international charter to end the abuse.
The Indies First promotion in which authors work in bookstores the Saturday after Thanksgiving should become a fixture on the calendar, writes author Denise Kiernan.
Translation is a remedy against the ostracism, against the apathy America often projects toward the rest of the planet, writes Ilan Stavans, publisher of Restless Books.
In the week after Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature, sales of her books jumped 6,650% in Canada, and saw significant bumps around the world.
This week’s #EtherIssue with Porter Anderson looks at gender perceptions in book and author promotions, as well as year-end lists. Live Twitter chat Dec. 11 at 11 am EST.