With a more stringent voting process, the Hugo Awards have steered clear of past years’ conservative pressures, presenting a 2017 list of diverse winners.
She Said, She Said: Indian Fantasy, Mythology, and the Future
Is the ‘perennial cachet’ in fantasy fiction so strong for booksellers in India that ‘writers are told by publishers to base their stories around the time of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata’?
Germany’s Best Crime Novels for 2016
Looking for the next big thing in crime novels? Look no further – here are the top three German crime novels for 2016, as selected by the German Prize for Crime Fiction.
German Fantasy Authors Empowered by New Network
PAN is a newly founded network for German fantasy authors, aiming to unite its members and to give them a voice within the German literary community.
Hot Books from Pakistan in 2015
A survey of the hot book titles that sold in Pakistan last year, including an Urdu collection of short short stories and numerous thrillers.
Hugo Awards Honor Chinese Novel, Multiculturalism
Two science fiction translations, one from the Dutch and another from Chinese, took home the best novella and best novel honors at this year’s Hugo Awards.
On Publishing Genre Fiction in Africa
Writing for Africa in Words, Emma Shercliff offers a fascinating look at genre publishing in Africa based on the discussions the recent Africa Writes conference.
Genre Fiction and Digital Publishing: A Marriage Made in Heaven
The continuing growth of digital publishing has put even more energy into the flourishing genres of SF, fantasy, mystery and romance publishing, says Wired.
LBF 2012 Rights Update: From Dystopia to Dyspepsia
Post-apocalyptic dystopias seem the order of the day at this year’s London Book Fair, with rights bids coming in from all sides.
Could Translated Genre Books Other than Thrillers Sell?
Will we be able to read the Brazilian or Moroccan equivalent of Fifty Shades of Grey anytime soon? And, perhaps of even more importance, will it sell?
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