How Zahra’s Paradise, a graphic novel about a protester who goes missing during the Iranian demonstrations of 2009, turned into a surprise global bestseller.
Pamphleteering, propaganda and agit-prop have long been a part of the publishing process. It’s here to stay. But how far should publishers go in their activism?
Political journalist Valérie Trierweiler is penning a bio of her partner, new French president François Hollande.
Palestinian novelist Susan Abulhawa says ‘There remains a taboo and active silencing associated with our story.’ Is it true?
Russia is following in the footsteps of Venezuela and Nigeria in promoting national reading programs, but what might seem like idealism is often something more.
Purportedly inspired by the US Great Books project of the 1920s, Vladimir Putin has proposed a 100 book canon of required Russian reading for every graduate.
Perhaps publishers simply don’t have the power or influence over high status political authors to demand that they produce more rigorous, less biased books.
Lynn Gaspard of Telegram Books sees publishing as a change agent: ‘I feel I am contributing as much by publishing as by joining a political organization.’
Promoted as an educational coloring book, We Shall Never Forget 9/11: The Kid’s Book of Freedom fails the grade.
There is simply no better way to bridge a cultural divide than through books, a wide variety translations from around the world