As the third edition of the Paris-based Festival des Écrivains du Monde will kick off, it has become a fixture on Paris’ literary calendar for global lit.
Thais Clamor After Rare Books Mistakenly Sold as Recycling Material
After tons of rare books from Silpakorn University Central Library were mistakenly sold to a Bangkok used book shop for recycling, collectors swarmed.
Hugo Awards Honor Chinese Novel, Multiculturalism
Two science fiction translations, one from the Dutch and another from Chinese, took home the best novella and best novel honors at this year’s Hugo Awards.
Homeless South African Sells Books and Reviews In Lieu of Begging
Johannesburg’s Philani Dladli was homeless when he decided to sell books he found and read, offering them on a sliding price scale based on his own review.
Writer/Activist Gloria Steinem Wins Dayton Literary Peace Prize
Gloria Steinem has been awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for her continuing commitment to fighting for social justice and women’s equality.
Ukraine Censors Books by “Odious Ukrainophobes”
The Audiovisual and Radio State Committee of the Ukraine has found 38, mostly political science books, “anti-Ukrainian” and banned them.
Dutch Book Review of Books on Racism Lost in Translation
A debate has ensued over the use of an illustration of a man in blackface and a headline using the ‘n-word’ in a review of several US books on racism
7 Apps for Writers to Boost Their Productivity
Robert Morris recommends seven apps to help today’s writers stop procrastinating, focus on the work at hand and boost their productivity.
Frankfurt Book Fair Business Club is Seeking Ambassadors!
Apply by July 31st to be a Frankfurt Book Fair Business Club Ambassador. In exchange for promotion you receive a free pass and added benefits.
Jaipur Lit Festival Expands to Colorado, Marginalized Americans
The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival comes to Boulder, Colorado this September and will focus on on Native American, Latino literature and more.