More children are seen by Scholastic’s researchers as reading ‘zero books’ during the summer, and many parents don’t grasp the ‘summer slide’ problem.
Representatives of the 28 international UNESCO Cities of Literature are in Norwich and Nottingham this week for the first such gathering held in England.
In its newly commissioned stage production, the emirate Sharjah has opened its year as UNESCO’s World Book Capital with a new tale for the ancient canon of the Arabian Nights.
Bodour Al Qasimi met with UNESCO director-general Audrey Azoulay in Paris to discuss the coming Sharjah’s World Book Capital programming.
Those restful beach lean-tos at London Book Fair were reminders that in April, the United Arab Emirates’ Sharjah becomes UNESCO’s World Book Capital.
Kuala Lumpur is the 2020 World Book capital; more political books in the US released and compete with growing sales of Woodward’s ‘Fear’; and PRH has a new CFO.
Dedicated to ‘exploring the artistic and social power of creative writing,’ Norwich’s National Centre for Writing, is having its formal launch week in its redeveloped new home that includes the 15th-century Dragon Hall.
International officials and media gather on World Book Day to open the 18th UNESCO World Book Capital program in Athens, celebrating what Greece’s Prokopis Pavlopoulos calls ‘the powerful potential of books.’
Taking to the streets on Lithuania’s annual ‘Day of the Book Smugglers,’ a team of fashionable book runners delivered Lithuanian writings to agents’ offices, publishing houses, and media newsrooms ahead of the London Book Fair.
Named for Mexican novelist and diplomat Jaime Torres Bodet, UNESCO’s honor recognizes a Cuban institution’s presence in literature and the arts; and in Bucharest, a French bookselling success.