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.
The organizers of le Marathon des mots know it has never been a more important time for the public to hear what authors from Syria and Lebanon have to say.
The displaced owners of Syria’s Bright Fingers Publishing House are opening Pages, a new Arabic and multilingual bookstore in Istanbul, this week.
The military conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Iraq have cut into MENA publishers’ ability to sell and distribute books, while piracy remains a top concern.
Publishers in the Middle East describe how they are trying to get around daily challenges, in particular falling book sales, resulting from instability.
At the Frankfurt Book Fair’s Weltempfang stage, publishers from Nigeria, Syria, and the Ukraine discussed their experiences publishing in the midst of conflict.