Influenced by her childhood in the caves of Brazil, author Christina Rickardsson oversees the work of the Coelho Growth Foundation for children at risk.
‘Why can we come up with fantasy stories that are like dragons and mythical creatures,’ asks Swedish manga artist Natalia Batista, ‘but we can’t come up with a story with women as the ruling gender?’ She answers her own question with ‘Sword Princess Amaltea.’
In a year in which the Swedish Academy will not award a Nobel Prize for Literature, its ‘New Academy’ will use public votes and a jury to honor an author.
The creator of television’s ‘CSI’ franchise and his wife create a new series of teen-told tales as graphic novels, Simon & Schuster distributing. And Sweden’s still young Thunderful Publishing has a new acquisition in Rising Star Games.
As Sweden’s Storytel prepares to enter the Mexican market, a set of challenges awaits, from building the habit of audiobook listening to bringing aboard regional publishers.
The global chief of Penguin Random House names Kristin Cochrane to the role of CEO in Canada. And in Sweden, the national universities’ and research consortium says it can’t get the open-access arrangements it needs from Elsevier.
At Abu Dhabi Internaitonal Book Fair, two Swedish publishing specialists offer the contemporary and traditions of book technologies to Arabic readers—newly translated audiobooks and carefully crafted hardbacks.
Sweden’s laws require libraries to serve citizens in their native languages, a project supported by a donation of thousands of Arabic books from Sharjah’s Kalimat Foundation.
The observations made by these diverse publishers during at the first Children’s Books Salon in New York speak to their common faith in the social power of books.
Surprise–for Kazuo Ishiguro and industry–mixes with reassurance as the Swedish Academy returns to more traditional interpretations of the literature Nobel.