From PoliticalCritique.org: ‘We are surrounded by unstoppable, powerful and chaotic production,’ says author Dubravka Ugrešić in an interview.
With a more stringent voting process, the Hugo Awards have steered clear of past years’ conservative pressures, presenting a 2017 list of diverse winners.
Carrying a purse of US$25,000, the DSC Prize honors the ‘exceptional qualities in the novels selected’ for its longlist of 13 titles.
From Bookwitty: ‘It’s generally agreed that writing by women in Japan dominates the literary scene,’ translator Lucy North tells Olivia Snaije.
‘Stories remain when the land has been taken,’ says Cherie Dimaline about indigenous narratives of Canada. “We live in the stories.”
Open to female and male writers of color, the Eleanor Taylor Bland annually goes to an unpublished writer working on a mystery-in-progress.
‘Keep an eye on Danish,’ Open Book and Three Percent’s Chad Post advises. ‘That seems to be the hot language for women writers’ in translation.’
Co-written by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist, ‘Two Steps Forward’ is proving a rights-sales hit for Melbourne-based Text Publishing.
From The Reykjavik Grapevine: A collective of international writers in Iceland challenge concepts and constraints on Icelandic literature and publishing.
Publishers now can apply for $250,000 in grants to promote Canadian literature to Ontario’s teachers, librarians, and school boards.