Some fear that a summary can kill book sales, but Lucerne’s getAbstract for 20 years has created and distributed summaries in partnership with publishers.
Springer Nature says this is the first survey ‘dedicated to understanding the views of book authors on open access across all subjects and regions.’
The 2019 Bologna Children’s Book Fair is open, and the Swiss publisher Francine Bouchet says a key value is in being able to ‘develop the imagination and sense of observation.’
Another step in the fast-developing international visibility of the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, the 50,000-franc Jan Michalski Prize.
Shortly after the conclusion of this year’s Bologna Book Fair, Switzerland has announced key illustrators to attend the 2019 fair as part of its Guest of Honor program.
Taking a cue from current events and many cultures’ experiences of displacement, the Jan Michalski Foundation focuses its debut literary festival ‘beyond borders.’
Known for her translations of Benjamin Constant and Alfred de Musset, Eveline Passet has won the largest award for translations into German worth 50,000 Swiss francs.
Open to authors everywhere and meant to contribute to their international recognition, the Jan Michalski Prize is to be awarded in November.
The story of five of the world’s best known Romantic-era literary figures is played out in ‘a series of notifications’ via the Summer of Darkness app.
Readings in high places: the Leukerbad International Literature Festival in Switzerland drew record attendance and international authors in 2016.