The IPA Prix Voltaire-winning author and former spokesperson is reported to have been arrested in Ho Chi Minh City.
With the 2020 Prix Voltaire winner losing a key author under safety concerns, the International Publishers Association appeals to Hanoi for restraint.
Liberal Publishing House–specializing in politically charged content that Hanoi has tried to suppress–wins the IPA’s highest honor.
The 2020 shortlist for the IPA’s Prix Voltaire honors small publishers in Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia, and Vietnam, each facing state disapproval.
This month’s issue of Words Without Borders features contemporary Vietnamese writers and the silence of previous generations quieted by oppression.
From VietnamNet: Vietnamese titles are seeing modest gains in rights sales abroad, from Russia and New Zealand to other countries in Southeast Asia.
From VietnamNet Bridge: Children’s Day in Vietnam has been welcomed by new releases and collected works from publishers of young people’s literature.
Major bookselling initiatives, along with book fairs and campaigns to promote reading, are underway in Vietnam’s developing book publishing market.
‘Heavy discounting will destroy market order, and idiotic populism will come to reign,’ says Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo, whose Tokyo base aggressively supports English and other-language work.
Nielsen sees 55 percent of those surveyed on global consumer confidence saying that in the fourth quarter of 2015, they believed the were in recession.
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