Taking as a starting point the protest over right-wing exhibitors at the 2017 Göteborg Book Fair, ‘Words Without Borders’ March issue focuses on politics, stereotypes, and identity in Swedish and Finnish writing.
Ahead of PEN America’s literary awards night, the organization’s president Jennifer Egan tells CNN, ‘I feel like the next phase is going to be an engagement with the truth.’
The Jaipur Bookmark professional publishing program this year had Norway as its Country Partner and a visit from the Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Juergen Boos.
The British Academy’s Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize has staged an interview with its 2018 laureate at the Jaipur Literature Festival.
This is the second year of operation for the Aspen Words Literary Prize, which stresses fiction that has social impact, work specifically addressing contemporary issues.
This year’s Al-Rodhan-winning title is being praised for its grasp of ‘the notion of the border, not just as a frontier but as a psychological and cultural dynamic.’ The British Academy’s prize pays £25,000 to its winner, Kapka Kassabova.
The former Actes Sud CEO Françoise Nyssen has been replaced today along with four other ministers. Allegations of conflicts of interest that caused her portfolio to be narrowed in July and a low-level scandal concerning building permits have plagued Nyssen for some time.
The Federal President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, visited the Frankfurt Book Fair and spoke with authors on stage about democracy and freedom of speech.
Delivering a rousing talk at the Frankfurt Book Fair’s opening press conference, author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke about the strength of literature and women.
Hugo Setzer’s Manual Moderno publishes some 40 new titles per year and has an active catalogue of around 400 books in Mexico, a market in which, he says, censorship “is coming very close.”