‘Borders physical, ideological and aesthetic, and who is permitted to cross them’ are at issue in this year’s three-day festival of events, March 23 through 25, in German-language literature in New York.
In 2017, the bestselling books in Germany show that readers are interested in translated fiction and thrillers. Nonfiction bestseller lists included more German authors than foreign authors.
The first of this year’s The ARTS+ events is scheduled for later this week during the Berlinale. And in April, London Book Fair’s Quantum conference will feature keynote events with headliners from three disciplines.
The 2018 jury for Germany’s top literary prize includes literary critics, authors, a bookseller, and a former publisher. The winner will be announced on October 8.
‘The development of a vibrant international industry network,’ the Frankfurter Buchmesse Fellowship Program, will see fellows from France, Colombia, USA, UK, the Netherlands, Japan, and Italy visit Milan’s Tempo di Libri in March.
Anita Djafari, head of Litprom in Germany, talks about the 30-year history of the LiBeraturpreis, which honors women writers from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Arab world.
More than 150 titles from 30 nations were submitted for this year’s ‘Books at Berlinale’ session. The final list of 12 books has been chosen to be presented to filmmakers at the Berlin Film Festival.
Several international participants in next week’s Children’s Books Salon–produced by Frankfurter Buchmesse New York and Publishing Perspectives–speak to us about the children’s book sector in their respective markets today.
‘Not a viable or trustworthy Open Access solution,” Michiel Kolman says, ‘piracy is simply not the answer to our challenges as an industry’ and SciHub, he says, is ‘not the answer’ to goals of Open Access.
The conference in its third year has instituted a new book trailer award program with a shortlist of 30 videos designed to entice consumers to various publishers’ titles.