Lebanese writer Hoda Barakat, winner of the 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, talks about displaced people and her book, The Night Mail.
The 2019 Sheikh Zayed Book Award winner in Children’s Literature counsels the publishing industry to stop ‘riding the wave’ of typical entertainment and promote issue-based reality in young people’s books.
Michigan author Josh Malerman’s debut novel ‘Bird Box’ is a holiday release with staying power from Netflix in its Universal Pictures production directed by Denmark’s Susanne Bier with Sandra Bullock.
‘In Putin’s Russia, one single government-corporation rules and owns the country,’ says Dmitry Glukhovsky, whose new ‘Text’ has sold into 14 languages and/or territories to date. It’s optioned or on submission in 16 more countries.
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,’