The Booker Foundation and translators Frank Wynne and Jennifer Croft speak out on obstacles faced by many literary translators.
Industry Notes: Short Story Awards in Spain and the United Kingdom
The Madrid-based Desperate Literature program and the BBC National Short Story Award open submissions and name their 2021 jurors.
UK National Poetry Day and BBC Commission 12 New Poems on Change
Poetry can ‘focus our attention and become a small present (in both senses of the word) in the middle of change,’ says one of the 12 poets selected for the UK’s BBC Local Radio participation in Forward Arts’ National Poetry Day 2018.
Storytelling Competition from Film and Television: What Can Publishers Do?
Publishing’s traditional position as society’s main storytelling industry may be in jeopardy. At a Byte the Book session during London Book Fair, speakers discussed how publishers can remain competitive.
Crime Pays in the UK: Could It Have to do With the Setting?
Not to say that it’s something in the water, it’s often noticed by international observers that the two major publishing markets have different entertainment-genre priorities. The Americans love love. For the Brits, good literature is murder.
BBC Details a Busy UK #LovetoRead Campaign
What’s promised to be ‘a raft of programming’ encouraging engagement with books is brought together under the umbrella hashtag #LovetoRead by the BBC.
BBC Launches Campaign Promoting Reading
The BBC Get Reading campaign encourages British citizens to make books a bigger part of their lives in 2016.
BBC Sells Lonely Planet for $78m, a 60% Drop in Value
BBC is selling Lonely Planet, to NC2 Media, a Nashville-based digital media company, for $77.8 million — $120 million less than what BBC bought it for in 2007.