Citing ‘an optimism that in the face of unimaginable cruelty still believes in change,’ UK-based Angela Gui accepts for her father, Gui Minhai, the International Publishers Association’s Prix Voltaire for courage in the face of attempts to suppress the freedom to publish.
‘Governments need to be convinced that the scourge of piracy is a problem for them and for their countries’ evolving economies,” IPA’s José Borghino tells the Arab Publishers Association’s conference in Tunisia.
Censorship concerns many in the worldwide book publishing industry today. The Arab Publishers Association conference this month addressed the issue specifically in the Arab world.
Publishing and literary figures from Bangladesh, Sweden, Hong Kong, Iran, the UK, Hungary, and Cameroon are on the shortlist for the 2018 Prix Voltaire from the International Publishers Association’s Freedom To Publish committee.
In Rome, a North American publisher joins its Italian founder in a new English-language bookshop. And in Rotterdam, Sweek launches another competition.
The French president joins the German chancellor at Frankfurt’s opening, as France’s ‘Francfort en français’ program opens in the Guest of Honor pavilion.
The year so far shows ‘modest growth’ in Brazil’s beleaguered market, says Marcos da Veiga Pereira ahead of Rio’s book biennial and rights trading program.
Running September 6 to 16, LiteraturFestival Berlin this year includes a children’s literature component with authors, illustrators, and scientists.
Honored for a short story that ‘leaves the reader full of sympathy and wonder at the plight of its protagonists,’ the Cape Town-based LIdudumalingali says he’s interested in seeing that we ‘not try to lie to ourselves.’
A very quick deadline of June 22 has been announced for publishers interested in presenting their projects to international business players in the games industry at Germany’s GamesCom on August 17.