Fayard CEO Sophie de Closets says the problem is less about women reaching executive roles than about finding ‘men who want to work in publishing.’
From Conversational Reading: ‘To be nationally international’ is a lesson, says Lytton Smith, of translating ‘Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller.’
Coming in September, the Spanish iteration of the Hay Festival at Segovia events features a focus on cities and current events. Tickets now are on sale.
From a city-wide book exchange in Latvia to a ‘New Writers Festival’ in Greece, Aldus surveys European book fairs’ approaches to promoting reading.
From the Arts & Humanities Research Council: Pessimism about translated literature’s prospects in the UK is ‘outdated.’ A new report.
The European Commission calls Amazon’s antitrust commitments ‘a timely, effective and comprehensive solution to the competition concerns’ raised.
From Gulf News: Aimed at cross-promotion of each other’s cultural initiatives, the new Serbia-Sharjah agreement will come into play at book fairs.
Keyed on World Book Day, the cultural heritage platform Europeana opens a literature focus, as a new consultancy for festivals opens in the UK.
With 575,000 new titles in 2015—and employing more than 150,000 people—the highly varied publishing industries of Europe come together in a new report.
In an interview with Words Without Borders, Elizabeth Kostova talks about her work ‘to get all this wonderful contemporary literature from Bulgaria into English.’