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Despite reported closures of publishers in Ukraine, some say the ban on Russian literature will trigger a new boom in Ukrainian texts which, along with state orders for books, could prompt an upturn in the beleaguered market.
Bringing forward literature that would be ‘shipwrecked without a translator,’ Words Without Borders observes 15 years while BookExpo announces Len Riggio’s keynote and BookCon adds interactivity to Jeff Kinney’s talk.
Established in June 2017, the new PEN Afrikaans Translation Fund supports international publishers who successfully apply for grants to fund translation of Afrikaans works into other languages.
The new 300-seat performance and presentation space being created for the Agora at the center of the Frankfurter Buchmesse is designed to be dismantled and stored from year to year.
In subscriptions, Amazon’s Prime program announces a “Book Box” invitational offer in the United States, as the UK’s Unicorn art-book publisher names New Mexico’s Fatima Ronquillo to its retrospective club.
At Cambridge University Press, Paul Colbert is seeing a growing demand for English-language learning materials. Here he discusses the good and bad of English as a lingua franca.
‘In an industry where everything is returnable, why are we out of stock so often?’ The Book Industry Study Group’s annual meeting tackled questions like this, with a strong focus on the supply chain.
Mark O’Connell wins the Wellcome Book Prize for surveying transhumanist ideas of “improving our bodies and minds to the point where we become something other, and better.”
Hope and cross-cultural understanding were big themes at the official ceremony honoring the winners of the 2018 Sheikh Zayed Book Award in Abu Dhabi.