An international increase in comics and graphic novels, says SB Rights’ Stephanie Barrouillet, is reflected in rights sales and in awards attention.
Art Spiegelman, whose ‘Maus’ has been the target of censorship efforts, is to be introduced at the National Book Awards by Neil Gaiman.
The new literary magazine ‘Fictionable’ launches June 27 with short works including graphic fiction and translation.
The graphic novel of Jason Reynolds’ ‘Long Way Down’ with illustrations by Danica Novgorodoff, is honored by the Carnegie Greenaway Awards.
Paris’ Maghreb Orient des Livres, which celebrates literature from the Middle East and North Africa, focused this year on the six-year Algerian War and independence from France.
A focus on visual artistry as well as literature have been highlighted at this year’s Taipei International Book Exhibition. (Sponsored)
With a goal of deeper penetration in the Japanese market, South Korea’s Naver/Webtoon subsidiary Line buys Ebook Initiative Japan.
The road to Bologna is paved with awards programs, of course, and a French book-and-film project has just been named a winner.
Set for June 12 and 13 in a fully physical format, the 17th Lyons BD Festival has an especially strong internationalist program planned.
A new study led by AIE and Lucca Crea in Italy reveals a growing readership that spans a wider range of ages than might be expected.