In the UK, literary festivals report that invited authors from the Middle East and Africa are increasingly seeing their visa applications denied.
Translation funding for international publishers interested in Scottish writings and a call for papers and presentations for the January Future!Publish conference in Germany are open and have deadlines in place this summer.
First on the calendar is Edinburgh’s Scottish Book Trade Conference in February. And in April, London Book Fair’s Quantum conference’s programming is featuring audiobooks and seldom-heard voices.
Scotland builds on Iceland’s annual book-giving tradition with #ScotBookFlood, and Open Road Media cites strong growth through its marketing services.
The Publishing Scotland translation fund sets a deadline for its second round of applications for grants. And Springer’s ‘Marine Geosciences’ is honored.
‘Lazy publishing,’ says Canongate’s Jamie Byng, ‘is just a disservice to what books can be.’ The publisher talks Man Booker, reading, and ‘Letters Live.’
Ahead of the annual Bloody Scotland festival in September, the William McIlvanney Prize shortlist for Scottish crime fiction has been announced.
Among the many partnerships being announced this week during BookExpo in New York City, many include international elements.
The Publishing Scotland translation fund sets a deadline of August 4 for applications, and Mark Allin departs after 16 years at Wiley.
‘All designed to move Scottish publishers into the international arena,’ Publishing Scotland’s program includes fellowships and a 2017 catalog.