‘Never have the voices of writers and their allies been so essential,’ says the leadership of the merging Los Angeles and New York City chapters of PEN. And one of the most robust lifestyle-and-wellness publishers in the States is now part of PRH.
Industry Notes: ‘La Rentrée Littéraire’ For All in France; English PEN’s Translation Awards
Sixty-five French publishers are releasing accessible editions their ‘rentrée littéraire’ titles. English PEN’s ‘Translates’ awards include translator-led books.
English PEN’s New Translation Award Grants: Catalan, Uighur, Arabic, and More
English PEN’s new award winners include 18 titles publishing between now and April 2018. The award grants help publishers cover the cost of translation.
#FreeWordsTurkey Petition Delivered to German Government
Germany’s Boersenverein and PEN call for support of Turkey’s oppressed authors and journalists in the form of a petition with more than 111,000 signatures.
Translating Japanese Literature: Powell and Kawakami
Author Hiromi Kawakami and translator Allison Markin Powell are linked by literature, as Powell opens a new database of Japanese-to-English work.
German Publishers’ Petition Protests Media Constraints in Turkey
Germany’s publishing leadership’s petition for #FreeWordsTurkey calls for protection of free expression after the coup attempt of July.
English PEN Denounces Detention of ‘Syria Speaks’ Reader
Warning of ‘simplistic messages of violence and horror’ in today’s political discourse, English PEN and associates assert ‘the freedom to read any book.’
World Publishing, Its Literary Centers, and the Channels Between
Familiar centers for one literary language or another, writes English PEN’s Erica Jarnes, various capitals become de facto hubs for ‘world literatures.’ How appropriate is that?
Poets of Color on Rattling the Chains of the Establishment
Gregory Pardlo and a trio of other acclaimed poets discuss their precarious working relationship with the publishing establishment.
International Translation Day Stokes the Literary Campfire
International Translation Day, an annual conference in London, has become a lodestone for the translation community to gather, talk shop and get inspired.