Censorship concerns many in the worldwide book publishing industry today. The Arab Publishers Association conference this month addressed the issue specifically in the Arab world.
Publishing and literary figures from Bangladesh, Sweden, Hong Kong, Iran, the UK, Hungary, and Cameroon are on the shortlist for the 2018 Prix Voltaire from the International Publishers Association’s Freedom To Publish committee.
The UAE’s Kalimat Group turned heads at Sharjah International Book Fair with its Rewayat imprint’s new translations: Capote, McEwan, Baldwin, Al Bishr.
As the 11-day Sharjah International Book Fair is formally opened to the public, its chief patron warns of the importance of the ‘light’ of literature.
Together with an invited audience of hundreds of international publishing industry representatives, the emirate’s ruler opens Sharjah Publishing City.
In opening the Sharjah International Book Fair professional program, IPA president Michiel Kolman cites freedom of expression in ‘a world of fake news.’
The chiefs of Gallimard Jeunesse, Bloomsbury Publishing, and the Quarto Group join Kalimat’s Bodour on translation-exchange partnerships.
As book publishing players gather for next week’s grand opening of Sharjah Publishing City in the UAE, the next stage of its facilities are being planned.
During Göteborg Book Fair, the Sharjah-based Kalimat Foundation supports Arabic-language young readers with new books for 25 Swedish library programs.
The Ara program from the Kalimat Foundation in the United Arab Emirates is working to make reading accessible to sight-impaired children in the Gulf region.