Bad behavior and lapses in judgement in awarding various Nobel Prizes over the years threaten to diminish the Swedish Academy’s esteem.
Chinese author Mo Yan, this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, has risen to the defense of government censorship in China, enraging many.
Following Mo Yan winning the Nobel Prize, Chinese officials plan to develop the author’s home village as a multi-million dollar cultural theme park and tourist attraction.
Is Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence—the building not the book—a meta-museum of his own genius, a cabinet of curiosities, or just an audacious exercise in ego?
Chinese author Mo Yan has won the Nobel prize for literature. His forthcoming book, Pow, is published by Seagull Books in India.
Eva Bonnier, one of Sweden’s top publishing figures, talks about the Swedish publishing market, digitization and Tomas Tranströmer
Is it a problem with a lack of translations from Asia? Cultural bias? Or simple lack of interest?
With increased publishing professionalization and unique ability to bridge multiple cultures, Turkey is gaining credibility as a regional force. By Chip Rossetti In the field of publishing, Turkey’s international profile has risen dramatically in the last six years, particularly following Orhan Pamuk’s winning of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006, and Turkey’s selection as the Guest of Honor at …
Several key factors have contributed to Turkey’s rising profile on the global publishing scene, including Orhan Pamuk’s Nobel Prize and a stint as Guest of Honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair. By Edward Nawotka “In some ways, Turkey’s burgeoning publishing industry may be a good model for Arabic-language publishing as it looks to grow its market in the next few …
By Edward Nawotka Recently, a publisher told me at the Guadalajara Book Fair that Spanish-language writers suffer a lack of prestige when compared with German, French and English-speaking writers. It was, said the publisher, a consequence of history. Does the same hold true for Asian writers? For example, when you look at the number of writers from the East who have …
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