The coronavirus pandemic pushes another literary festival into the digital realm, and Turkey’s program expects to trump others as a tri-lingual event.
Coronavirus Worklife: Amid the silenced streets of the pandemic in Istanbul, Kalem Agency’s fiction rights sales doubled in April, nonfiction broke its own record.
From Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, China, Germany, Israel, Spain, Brazil, and Argentina, this year’s free books from Amazon Crossing arrive amid frontier-defying contagion.
Industry Notes: The ITEF fellowships have seen almost 150 publishing pros visit Istanbul. And Elena Ferrante’s new title goes to PRH Audio.
As Turkey’s nose-diving currency sets off alarm bells on world trading floors, Istanbul’s Kalem Agency appeals to the publishing community for consideration from rights buyers: ‘It’s like being in a war.’
Taking note of the fact that two of the six shortlisted titles are Turkish in this year’s EBRD Literature Prize, Istanbul’s Nermin Mollaoğlu looks at the rights scene for Turkish books in 2018.
‘A constant indefensible attack on freedom and rights in Turkey’: Nermin Mollaoğlu on the detention of Princeton University Press author Koray Çalışkan.
‘Frankfurt motivates us and helps our understanding of what we do,’ says Kalem Agency founder Nermin Mollaoğlu. She brings new voices from Turkey to the world stage in October, a pair of debuts.
The London Book Fair has announced Turkey will be its “Market Focus” for the 2013 event. Get up to date with our past coverage of the Turkish publishing scene.
Video interview with Turkish literary agent Nermin Mollaoğlu about her first trip to the Beijing Book Fair to get to know the Chinese publishing market.
- Page 1 of 2