A trio of winners of the European Union Literature Prize express frustration at how difficult it is to interest agents and foreign publishers in their work.
Upstart UK e-bookseller and library Bilbary is open access, international and strives to offer a genuine alternative. Innovative? No. Just great bookselling.
Despite European economic woes, the Czech Republic’s major book fair thrived, aided by a neighborly focus, underscoring the strong draw of good literature.
Historically, writers dealing with censorship found ways to defy authority by creatively embedding transgressive messages in their work.
Michael Stein argues that translations shouldn’t be treated as ‘literary broccoli’ or armchair travel, and that doing so is counterproductive.
Crime writers from Hungary, Poland, and throughout Central Europe are making their way into English. Will they prove as popular as the Scandinavians?
Dynamism and creativity have helped Helium Editions, Editions Sarbacane, l’école des loisirs, and MeMo forge distinct identities in a field dominated by conglomerates.
Icelandic comic book publisher Okeibækur specializes in ‘geek culture’ and serves up hilarious doses of the wild, wacky and profane.
Bologna may be the major children’s book fair, but Frankfurt’s 7,500 exhibitors from 100+ countries is another opportunity to mine the best the world has to offer.
The 20-title longlist for the German Book Prize has been announced. The winner, announced on October 10, will receive 25,000 euros.