Delayed in its jury deliberations, AUCPress’ prize program releases a shortlist of authors from Egypt, Syria, Algeria, and Yemen.
BIEF’s program in Paris has brought Arab publishers into meetings and visits with French counterparts to exchange experiences, books, and viewpoints.
Dubai-based journalist Zeina Yazigi leads the IPA Amman seminar’s upcoming examination in Jordan of publishing’s role in the plight of refugees.
The educational charity Book Aid International cites 25 countries as destinations of its books donated by publishers last year.
In a taut tale of radicalization and jihad, Norway’s Demian Vitanza contributes ‘This Life or the Next’ to a long season of top-notch political literature.
Warning of ‘simplistic messages of violence and horror’ in today’s political discourse, English PEN and associates assert ‘the freedom to read any book.’
A Colombian coffee-growing town went to the Bogotá Book Fair to showcase its own publishing house, run by the municipality.
Some of the UK’s most famous authors and publishers are donating their earnings from book sales to raise £1m for Syrian refugees.
Icelandic author Bryndis Bjorgvinsdottir’s Facebook initiative urging Iceland to accept Syrian refugees has prompted similar campaigns across the globe.
Celebrity chefs have collaborated on a new charity cookbook, Soup for Syria, to help fund food relief efforts for Syrian refugees.