On the first tour to Cannes of publishers and literary agents, Norway’s Thomas Mala says the experience was worthwhile. He’s ready to go again next year.
Promising that ‘freedom of expression and the desire for critical debate’ will be part of the Norway Guest of Honor program at Frankfurter Buchmesse, Norwegian authors discuss their work and culture at a news conference in Leipzig.
As HarperCollins’ Judith Curr launches the HarperVia translation imprint, the Frankfurter Buchmesse opens a new program for translators of German-language fiction and nonfiction.
‘We look forward to going to the London Book Fair this year,’ says NORLA director Margit Walsø, who reports record levels of translation funding for Frankfurt Guest of Honor Norway’s titles.
The widely accepted ‘3-percent rule’ of translated literature in English-language markets may be changing, as Nielsen Book reports trend more translated books published in the UK.
The coming Frankfurter Buchmesse Guest of Honor program is off to an agile start, as we feature several foreign rights hits from Norway–plus work from Germany and India–in our first 2019 Rights Roundup.
The winner of Norway’s 2018 ‘Bookstore Award,’ chosen by booksellers, is a novel based on the country’s World War II-era past. And in the UK, SpecSavers names a dozen prize winners.
With Mohsin Hamid’s ‘Exit West’ the title getting the most nominations this year, the Dublin Literary Award this year features 141 books.
A pair of co-authors and an author-illustrator duo are included in our group of writers whose work is found in the titles you’ll find here in our rights roundup, brought to us by literary agents and rights directors.
The Frankfurt Book Fair releases attendance numbers, and PP looks back at the week’s discussions of international book trends and political issues.