The British Book Awards contenders for Book Trade and Book of the Year are announced, with the shortlists consisting of 29 categories.
CLMP Names US Literary Publishers’ ‘Capacity-Building’ Grants
The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses grants are supported by the late Drue Heinz’s Hawthornden Foundation.
Guatemala’s Raúl Figueroa Sarti Fêted at Guadalajara
Raúl Figueroa Sarti, founding director of F&G Editores, receives the Guadalajara International Book Fair’s 2022 Editorial Merit Prize.
AAP Names Venezuela’s Editorial Dahbar its International Freedom to Publish Winner
The 2022 AAP Jeri Laber Award honors Venezuela’s Editorial Dahbar, ‘one of the few publishers still operating in the country.’
At Frankfurt: How Independent Publishers Build Community and Compete
“The aim is not to sell books, but to sell narratives,” said LAPAS Books founder Ūla Ambrasaitė at Frankfurt, in a discussion on independent publishers’ unique challenges and advantages.
Frankfurt Fellow: Klett-Cotta’s Corinna Kroker on an ‘Openness to Narrative Forms’
‘This feels very liberating,’ says Klett-Cotta’s Corinna Kroker, on formats ‘that extend an understanding of what a novel has to be.’
Frankfurt Fellow: Helena Gonda ‘Getting Under the Skin of Stories’ at Scotland’s Canongate
Canongate’s Helena Gonda specializes in acquiring narrative nonfiction that might ‘help us understand ourselves or the world.’
IPA, EU, Germany, USA Protest Pham Doan Trang’s Imprisonment by Vietnam’s Authorities
The Vietnamese publisher, author, and journalist Pham Doan Trang’s appeal of her nine-year sentence is rejected by the Hanoi court.
Finnish Frankfurt Fellow Kalle Siltala: ‘A Versatile View’
Helsinki’s Kalle Siltala’s family founded one of the two publishing houses at which he works. He’s one of this year’s Frankfurt Fellows.
Richard Charkin in the United Kingdom: Dear Literary Agent
Richard Charkin offers ‘a heartfelt apology,’ writing that he now finds literary agents ‘trusted go-betweens and understanding partners.’