Under extended COVID-19 restrictions, French publishing companies grapple with salary and payment schedules, book release timing, and digital options.
At the Brussels Book Fair under Marie Noble’s direction, ‘We’re not only going to flirt’ with Belgium’s Flemish culture, ‘we’re going to get married.’
Unlike many events, the Brussels fair has been able to start its run on time this week–with medical personnel on-site and an eye on the coronavirus.
Featuring literature and publishers from the Middle East and France, the Paris-based Maghreb-Orient des Livres event is growing yearly.
Continuing a longstanding tradition of cultural relations between France and China, the Prix Fu Lei this year features works by Foucault, Céline, and Adimi.
BIEF’s program in Paris has brought Arab publishers into meetings and visits with French counterparts to exchange experiences, books, and viewpoints.
Saying he ‘wanted to write a story without it being shocking,’ Abdelnabi talks about his book based on an actual case of anti-gay police action in Cairo.
As Saad Hariri steps down, three of Lebanon’s best known writers say they’re hopeful ‘that we can get rid of a sectarian political system.’
Two days before the Frankfurter Buchmesse opened, a program in Frankfurt hosted discussions with publishers, translators, and authors on bringing Arabic writing to European readers.
Igor Štiks’ works have been translated into 15 languages. Fraktura publisher Seid Serdarević has high hopes for this new mystery and political reflection.