Lemn Sissay has named Ethiopia’s Befeqadu Hailu to English PEN’s Honor. And PEN America’s Jennifer Egan blasts the Nobel’s choice of Peter Handke.
Sidewalk retail: Bookselling is curbside in Ethiopia’s largest city, where roaming vendors on foot offer titles to passersby.
A political novelist looks back on how issues explicated by her fiction ended up hampering book sales in her home country of Ethiopia.
Ethiopian readers lament that their publishing industry cynically puts out too many books people don’t want and then charges too much for them.
Ato Solomon Hailemariam, award winning YA author, founded PEN Ethiopia, to help promote and translate Ethiopian literature for audiences at home and abroad.