The Frankfurt Book Fair releases attendance numbers, and PP looks back at the week’s discussions of international book trends and political issues.
‘The abridgement of the rights of a single individual is a breach against each and every one of us,’ the Library of Alexandria’s Ismail Serageldin, for Frankfurt’s #OnTheSamePage campaign.
PEN America’s annual raft of awards honors both single titles and bodies of work, is worth nearly US$350,000. Among this year’s winners are Edmund White, Edna O’Brien, and Ursula K. Le Guin.
The new president of PEN International, Jennifer Clement, discusses the organization’s mission to support human rights and its outlook for the future.
Ahead the Sharjah Book Fair, Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi of the Emirates Publishers Association called for a discussion on the principle of freedom to publish.