Interview: The director of the Book Arsenal Festival in Kyiv talks about life amid missile strikes and Putin’s ‘crime against humanity.’
Vivat Publishing’s Julia Orlova says book publishers in Ukraine are providing digital books as part of their contribution to the war effort.
In response to an appeal led by the Lithuanian Culture Institute, three major book fairs issue statements about Russia and Ukraine.
The IPA condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and reiterates its founding principle ‘to multiply peaceful relations between nations.’
Organizers of the 11th Book Arsenal Festival and its venue, the Mystetskyi Arsenal, have released a statement to worried colleagues.
‘Frankfurter Buchmesse has maintained close relationships with publishers, authors, and industry-related institutions in Ukraine for many years,’ says Juergen Boos.
The European Writers’ Council issues its statement in Russian. Signatories join from Spain, Croatia, Ireland, Poland, Sweden, more.
Stops in mid-February for the IPA president Al Qasimi included meetings with publishers in Tunisia and Morocco.
The worldwide CEO of Penguin Random House, Markus Dohle, personally is donating US$500,000 to open the Dohle Book Defense Fund.
France’s publishers’ association is one of 54 cultural- and creative-industry groups messaging negotiators in Brussels today.