A book jurors say ‘flies us through a galaxy of departures and arrivals’ is named the Man Booker International Prize in London, author Olga Tokarczuk and translator Jennifer Croft sharing the £50,000 purse.
At next week’s Publisher’s Forum from Klopotek in Berlin, designer-author Paula Zuccotti will engage in a potentially pivotal ‘fireside chat’ about what it means to publishing that ‘Everything We Touch,’ is competing for our attention.
PEN International president Jennifer Clement’s fourth novel, ‘Gun Love,’ is focused on the United States’ firearm culture and is set in Florida. At London Book Fair, she focused on that and on challenges in women’s equality.
‘Challenging all assumptions of the past’ may be only the beginning of life after the digital disruption, Tom Goodwin says. And when he speaks at London Book Fair’s Quantum Conference, he’ll be talking about the ‘share-of-attention’ dilemma.
There’s more work to be done in recognizing Indigenous authors in Canada, says Cherie Dimaline, a 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award winner.
‘The readers feel the book was written to them,’ says one of two authors of ‘postcard books’ in Denmark, books ‘sent from somewhere unknown,’
From Wasafiri and the Caine Prize: Bushra al-Fadil, whose inspirations include Hawking’s ‘A Brief History of Time,’ is cited for his ‘mode of perception.’
‘In the stillness of the pause,’ writes Haemin Sunim, ‘the entirety of our being is revealed.’ The Buddhist author speaks at Frankfurt’s ‘The Markets.’
In one of her books, Fauzia Minallah says, ‘the sky is filled with so much light that the people are able to see their own mistakes.’
‘Writing and art are the kind of thing that’s going to bring us together,’ says Mohammed Hasan Alwan, on winning the Arab world’s biggest literary award.