Winner of International Human Rights Award Dedicates to Haleh Sahabi

In Global Trade Talk by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox VIENNA–Last night, Houshang Asadi, Iranian journalist and author of the critcally-acclaimed memoir, Letters to My Torturer, was awarded the 2011 International Human Rights Award in a ceremony in Vienna’s Town Hall. The international award, part of an annual Book Gala Night on which Austria celebrates and honors the most acclaimed and popular books of the year, was created by the …

Google Books ‘auf Deutsch’

In Feature Articles by Guest Contributor

Interview by Nicholas Gary Yesterday’s news about Hachette Livre’s deal with Google to scan and sell 40 to 50,000 out-of-print books came as something of a surprise to many. Could the same thing happen in Germany? Annabella Weiss, the manager for Google Books for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, won’t say. But she did speak with Nicholas Gary of Actualitté, about what …

Book Review: The Elephant’s Journey by José Saramago

In Book Review by Gwendolyn Dawson

By Gwendolyn Dawson José Saramago’s novel The Elephant’s Journey, published after his death earlier this year, borrows its action from an actual historical event: the gift of an elephant by the king of Portugal to the Archduke of Austria in 1551 and the elephant’s subsequent journey to its new home. Filled with charm and whimsy, it reads like an adult …