As France’s Audrey Azoulay is returned to the director-general’s role at UNESCO, the agency adds new ‘Creative Cities’ to its network.
Banned Books Week: Tbilisi’s ‘Untamed Books’ Exhibition
Tbilisi, UNESCO’s World Book Capital, has mounted a show themed on Georgia’s censorious past–and the present dangers of self-censorship.
IBBY Holds Its 37th Congress in Moscow and Online
‘A robust roadmap for the future of publishing,’ the IPA’s Bodour Al Qasimi says, needs a strong stance on children’s literature and reading.
Georgian Publishers and PEN Center Protest Nika Melia’s Arrest
The violent state arrest of the Georgian opposition leader Nika Melia prompts a message of alarm to the publishing community from Tbilisi.
Akoss Ofori-Mensah: The Pandemic’s Impact on African Publishers
The Ghanaian founder of Sub-Saharan Publishers outlines the importance of the Africa Publishing Innovation Fund amid the pandemic.
Sharjah Relief Fund Supports Publishers Affected by the Beirut Blast
The Sharjah World Book Capital Office and Sharjah Book Authority are providing new grants to support Lebanese publishers and book fairs.
Sharjah World Book Capital Leads Beirut Library Restoration Aid
As parts of Beirut struggle to rebuild after the August 4 explosion, the Sharjah World Book Capital Office has stepped in to help restore three damaged libraries.
Homeschooled Authors: France’s Lecayes on ‘Motivating Each Other’
As working parents grapple with their kids’ education during the coronavirus lockdown, a family of writers and artists looks back on their mother’s choice to homeschool them.
World Book Day Messages: Appeals for the International Industry
International publishing organizations are calling on this unique World Book and Copyright Day for support urgently needed by the books business—in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.
Kuala Lumpur Opens its World Book Capital Year
In Malaysia as it launches its World Book Capital year under the restrictions of the pandemic, the city’s mayor quotes the Quran and ‘Winnie the Pooh.’