The latter part of the week sees the ninth Asian Festival of Children’s Content in Singapore with the island nation itself as Country of Focus, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Singapore Book Council.
The three-day Asian Festival of Children’s Content this year features two awards programs and days of conference programming for attendees, amid 50th anniversary observances for the Singapore Book Council.
In Chinese, English, Malay, and Tamil, the Singapore Literature Prizes are conferred every other year in categories of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. The Singapore Book Council, announcing the winners tonight, is celebrating its 50th year of service.
‘How can we say we understand the world, if we only hear from people who sound like us?’ is the question that Jeremy Tiang, ‘Words Without Borders’ guest editor for its new Macau edition, asks in our interview.
This week, we have views from the corporate headquarters of Kinokuniya, showing off its 30th world bookstore location, just opened in May as the company’s first store in Cambodia.
The Beijing International Book Fair’s newly dedicated children’s book program is announcing a partnership with exposition giant UBM to expand the fair’s licensing opportunities.
After gathering new funding, Wattpad announces expanded efforts in development of film and digital content in Southeast Asian markets. Dexter Ong of 21st Century Fox Asia is tapped to lead from Hong Kong.
In the ITEF program’s eighth year, 19 professional fellows will meet with players in the Turkish publishing industry. And BIBF is to open its own dedicated children’s book fair in Beijing.
‘The Power of Reading’ is the message to Taiwan’s consumer base at this year’s Taipei International Book Exhibition, while Frankfurter Buchmesse’s professional program there examines changes in business, markets, and sales.
At the award ceremony in Bangladesh this year, the DSC Prize this year goes to Anuk Arudpragasam for his debut novel, The Story of a Brief Marriage.