During a full-day event in Frankfurt dedicated to film adaptations of books, a group of directors, writers and producers discussed the adaptation process.
‘Writer’s Summit’ from London Book Fair and Writer’s Digest Announces Pitch Slam Agents
Now with a ‘pitch slam’ event in which writers present projects to agents, the November ‘Writer’s Summit’ is co-chaired by The Guardian’s Alison Flood.
Mark Sullivan’s ‘Beneath a Scarlet Sky’ Racks Up Rights Sales
James Patterson collaborator Mark Sullivan’s labor of love may turn out to be his most successful book yet in the run-up to Frankfurt.
Strangers in a Small Land: A Writers’ Collective in Iceland
From The Reykjavik Grapevine: A collective of international writers in Iceland challenge concepts and constraints on Icelandic literature and publishing.
At Nigeria’s New Kaduna Festival: Rolling Out a ‘Right to Write’ Project
From Nigeria’s ‘This Day’: With government, foundation, and European Union backing, a five-state literacy effort is launched at Kaduna Book & Arts Festival.
Authors From Nearby Nations Look to India’s Big Market
From IANS and the Hindustan Times: Authors from nations neighboring India may find the big country’s market more attractive in some cases than their own.
The Journal ‘Monkey Business’: Seven Years of New Writing from Japan
With a technique of putting Japanese and American work together, ‘Monkey Business’ is now in its seventh year of creating a ‘hybrid space’ for literature.
South Africa’s Feminist Press Modjaji Books Turns 10: ‘Needs and Issues’
Struck by ‘the gatekeeping that keeps women’s writing out of sight,’ Colleen Higgs started Modjaji Books a decade ago in Cape Town.
The Muse and the Marketplace: Writers Conference Engages Its Diverse Community
A writing conference in Boston explores issues of diversity and racism, and how the publishing business can better reflect and engage with America’s increasingly diverse population.
Industry Notes: Sisters in Crime’s International Competition; Fodor’s Ingram Distribution
Open to women and men of color, the Eleanor Taylor Bland Award is open to worldwide submissions. Fodor’s international distribution goes to Ingram.