IPA says the widow of murdered publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan in Bangladesh is in danger of losing his press as pandemic restrictions diminish revenues.
Book publishers on the 2019 International Publishers Association Prix Voltaire shortlist come from Egypt, Iran, Myanmar, South Africa, and Turkey.
Azadeh Parsapour, the Iranian publisher and champion of work censored by Tehran, talks about the dangers her company and its authors must navigate to bring suppressed writings to a Persian-language audience.
In a never-before staged seminar event, London Book Fair this year presented a mini-conference on the freedom to publish with the International Publishers Association and featuring the widow of slain publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan.
Called MFest, a three-day program at the British Library in late April looks at the range, evocations, and implications of Muslim cultural diversity and literature at the British Library.
Citing ‘an optimism that in the face of unimaginable cruelty still believes in change,’ UK-based Angela Gui accepts for her father, Gui Minhai, the International Publishers Association’s Prix Voltaire for courage in the face of attempts to suppress the freedom to publish.