Creating an all-physical but smaller 2021 Guadalajara International Book Fair gave organizers a chance to evaluate their approach.
The IPA’s Prix Voltaire: It’s Time for the Publishing Industry To Show Up
The IPA Prix Voltaire, honoring freedom to publish, is 16 years old and has honored 13 recipients. Now it needs world publishing to support it.
IPA’s Prix Voltaire Ceremony at Guadalajara: Grief, Outrage, Honor
‘Tonight, Lokman and Lebanon are having a drink with Voltaire,’ the Prix Voltaire laureate Rasha Al Ameer tells her Guadalajara audience.
Lebanon’s Dar Al Jadeed Wins IPA’s 2021 Prix Voltaire
The IPA names the late Lokman Slim’s Dar Al Jadeed the 2021 Prix Voltaire laureate, and adds an award for China’s late Li Liqun.
International Publishers Association Names Prix Voltaire Shortlist
The Prix Voltaire shortlist, honoring valor in the defense of free speech, includes publishers in Guatemala, Turkey, Lebanon, Belarus, and Gaza.
Aaliya’s Books Closes Amid Beirut’s Economic and Political Crisis
Aaliya’s Books, a much-loved Beirut bookstore named for a character in a Rabih Alameddine novel, has lost the battle to stay open—for now.
Saqi Books in London Hit by Monday’s Flash Flooding
An emergency fund has been opened to get quick aid to West London’s Saqi Books, a publisher and bookstore reporting severe flood damage.
Germany in the Spotlight at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
Moving its full guest of honor program to 2022, Germany is at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair this year.
Pierre Jarawan: Lebanon to Germany, Slam Poet to Bestseller
Of Lebanese and German parentage, the poet and author will speak in the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair’s Guest of Honor program.
International Prize for Arabic Fiction Names Its 2021 Longlist
Novels from Yemen, Tunisia, Morocco, Iraq, Sudan, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait are on this year’s longlist.