Publishers and agents report positive meetings and rights sales, and Frankfurt responds to political disputes by reaffirming its commitment to freedom of expression.
Tackling what agent Andrew Wylie calls “a profound moral question” for world publishing and more, The Markets is an issues-driven conference for a sharply relevant business in world dynamics.
With a boycott anticipated, organizers of Göteborg Book Fair say they’re confident that their decision to include hard-right exhibitor is correct.
Honoring fortitude in the face of challenges to freedom of expression, the IPA Prix Voltaire can recognize both people and institutions.
Frankfurt Book Fair’s ‘The Markets’ conference explores an industry that keynote speaker Andrew Wylie says stands ‘at odds with the nationalist agenda.’
In his keynote at Frankfurt’s The Markets, the arch-agent Andrew Wylie will address the forces of nationalism: ‘The publishing world is in opposition.’
‘We are all writers and use words in ways that can shift and inform society,’ says PEN International’s ‘Make Space’ mission statement. ‘It is time to act.’
Germany’s Boersenverein and PEN call for support of Turkey’s oppressed authors and journalists in the form of a petition with more than 111,000 signatures.
Asserting the value of ‘the voices of refugees, writers, and translators from the Arab world,’ the author-advocacy organization speaks out.
‘Nominees will have recently published controversial works amid pressure, threats, intimidation or harassment’ in this now-annual prize in the freedom to publish.