From Words Without Borders: ‘Put in the time to seek out great books by women and underrepresented writers,’ one of a quartet of women translators says.
‘Women need to almost un-condition themselves,’ says Emerald’s Vicky Williams, who joins The Markets’ panel at Frankfurt Book Fair on women in publishing.
‘Keep an eye on Danish,’ Open Book and Three Percent’s Chad Post advises. ‘That seems to be the hot language for women writers’ in translation.’
“For women not to be a stronger part of fields like education and publishing is ridiculous,” says publisher and CEO Arpita Das in India.
From France and India: two female executives, two contrasting perspectives, in interviews on the challenges of women in executive roles in publishing.
Fayard CEO Sophie de Closets says the problem is less about women reaching executive roles than about finding ‘men who want to work in publishing.’
‘It’s markedly more difficult for women to make it into English translation,’ says English PEN’s Maureen Freely, who leads the Warwick Prize development. First award to come in the autumn.
The writers’ support organization Sisters in Crime releases a new report on diversity in mystery writing and today’s book publishing industry.
The Neustadt Prize’s biennial recognition of children’s and YA literature has, for the first time, chosen an all-female finalist roster. The winner will be announced in October.
Tuesday, April 12, at #LBF16 in Olympia London’s National Hall Gallery: “Women in Comics: Is the Graphic Novel Industry Failing To Recognise Female Creators?”