Turkish Novelist Aslı Erdoğan and translator Necmiye Alpay remain in detention; IPA, FEP, and EIBF issue a joint call for their freedom.
PEN America’s new report asserts that ‘diverse books’ frequently are the first to be yanked when it comes to book challenges and ‘soft censorship.’
Chennai’s high court decides in favor of author Perumal Murugan and freedom of expression, denying a petition to ban his writing because some local readers found it offensive.
Publishing Perspectives’ Erin L. Cox looks back at 2015 in publishing and highlights three significant moments that sparked conversation in the literary world.
Questioned whether North Korea could join the International Publishers Association, IPA President Richard Charkin grinned and gave a simple answer.
As new members of the IPA, the Arab Publishers Association wants to emphasize that they are an independent, professional, non-governmental organization.
The Saudi government is protesting the publication of a new translation of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses in the Czech Republic.
While Salman Rushdie was speaking at the opening press conference, Iranian publishers were making new arrangements to hold their meetings in Frankfurt.
Read about Salman Rushdie, Iranian publishers, The Markets conference, the Rights Directors Meeting and more in our Frankfurt Book Fair show daily for Wednesday.
Thai publisher Trasvin Jittidecharak explains why fighting for and supporting freedom of expression in Asia is complicated by politics, culture and history.