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Proust's love letters to composer go on display before Paris auction

Great-niece is selling literary manuscripts, books and letters that shed new light on author<p>In March 1896, Marcel Proust sat down to compose a letter to his first love and secret passion, the celebrated composer Reynaldo Hahn. The pair were the cultural beacons of their generation, but their …

Literature

Estonians are the most avid readers in the European Union

<b>Estonians spend on average more time reading books than any other nation in the European Union.</b><p>A survey carried out in 15 EU countries between 2008 …

Europe

Satirist faces 3 years in jail for calling Poland ‘stupid, backward country’ in anti-govt piece

A prominent Polish satirist is under investigation for defamation and faces up to three years in jail for a critical piece in which he called his …

Pakistan, Cuba sign MoU to enhance cooperation in literature

Pakistan and Cuba Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the field of literature through exchange of books, …

Cuba

Vietnamese, Thai publishers seek partnerships

Representatives of Vietnamese and Thai businesses discuss at the networking event (Photo: VNA)<p><b>Hanoi (VNA)</b> – The Thai Embassy in Vietnam and the …

Vietnam

Saudi anime series airs on Japan TV for first time

A Saudi animated cartoon series has aired on Japanese television for the first time, the state-run Saudi Press Agency has reported.<p>Tags:<p>Saudi, Japan, …

UBM China Joins Hands With Beijing International Book Fair to Launch Licensed Exhibition Area

BEIJING, May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A new milestone for China's licensing industry as UBM China and the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) work …

Warsaw, Minsk, Bucharest, Bratislava, Lillehammer, St. Petersburg, Dublin, Kiev, Madrid, Lisbon – the European book fair season is under way

Although we have had significant European book fairs already this year, it is in May that things really step up a gear, as winter is laid to rest, …

Europe

Pos Indonesia encourages book donations via postal service

State-owned postal service firm PT Pos Indonesia is encouraging the public to donate books through its postal service as part of celebrations for …

Libraries

Juggernaut India’s answer to Wattpad gets its first movie deal as an injunction against another Juggernaut title is restored

Just a year after the digital publisher Juggernaut launched its self-publishing arm Writing Platform, one of its authors has signed a movie …

Writing

Brazil’s Flipoços International Literary Festival sees 85,000 visitors, sells $325,000 books in nine days

When I reported earlier this month that some six million people would be visiting book events in May I added the proviso that the real number would …

Books

Spotify plans a MENA launch as thoughts turn to audiobooks. MENA’s digital genie is out of the bottle

With TechCrunch reporting Spotify is looking at tie-ups with Hulu, and possibly a tie-in with Scribd for audiobooks, comes news that Spotify will be …

North Africa

New England Society Names Five 2018 Book Awards: Fiction, Nonfiction, Art, and Travel

In categories of art, photography, fiction, nonfiction, and speciality books, the 213-year-old New England Society announces winners of its award for …

New England

"The future of global publishing lies in the emerging markets" – Sheikha Bodour al Qasimi

In an article in <i>VenturesAfrica</i> today Bodour al Qasim takes a look at the potential of the African book markets, using her own country, the United …

Writing

2018 Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize Announced

The 2018 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translation Prize has gone to Isabel Fargo Cole for her translation of <i>Old Rendering Plant</i> by Wolfgang Hilbig, published …

Kurt

2018 Best Translated Book Award Shortlists Announced

After the 2018 Best Translated Book Award longlists last month, the 2018 shortlists have just been announced, with lots of lovely books on them. …

Books

Waterstones to open Stockbridge Books in Edinburgh

Waterstones is set to open another bookshop in Edinburgh in spring 2019, called Stockbridge Books.

Books

Printed books withstand the test of time

BOOKWORMS of yesteryears might remember the good old days, when bags were heavier and spectacles were thicker, while libraries were sanctuaries for …

Books

Sharjah Invited To Be Guest Of Honour At Turin Book Fair 2019

In the latest international recognition of its outstanding cultural achievements, Sharjah has been invited to be the Guest of Honour at Turin …

United Arab Emirates

Portia Dery is Africana Book Award 2018 winner for Grandma’s List.

Ghanaian writer, Portia Dery is the Africana Book Award 2018 winner for <i>Grandma’s List.</i> The book was illustrated by South African artist Toby Newsome. …

Books

Bodour Al Qasimi: African Publishers Can Compete On A Global Level #Sharjah

Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and President of Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) and Member of the International Publishers …

Africa

As all eyes turn to the New York Book Expo, more than 6 million people are attending book fairs around the world this May

As we all know, there are three big book events every year – the London Book Fair, the New York Book Expo, and the Frankfurt Book Fair.<p>And if we …

Kuala Lumpur

As US-Iranian relations worsen, Tehran’s book festival might be getting better

Yesterday, <b>Donald Trump</b> pulled out of what was considered to be Obama’s signature foreign policy deal — an agreement with Iran to lift sanctions in …

South Asia

Riot founder Hooson launches literary agency

Anwen Hooson, co-founder and former co-managing director of Riot Communications, is launching the Bird Literary Agency.<p>The business already has three …

Selling

BookTrust invites publishers to discuss gaps in children's reading

BookTrust will next month give publishers the opportunity to discuss its latest research into gaps in children’s reading.<p>The reading charity is …

Books

The Book People to begin selling child’s refugee tale

The Book People will begin selling a refugee tale by 10-year-old Frasier Cox next month, after the school boy won its bedtime story competition, with …

Selling

Jojo Moyes steps in to save Quick Reads from closure

Author Jojo Moyes has pledged to save Quick Reads from closure by funding the adult literacy programme for the next three years.<p>The <i>Me Before You</i> …

Books

NY Review Books highlights Bucharest bookstore

The Cărturești & Friends bookstore in Bucharest has been picked as the Indie of the Month in the newsletter sent by the New York Review Books, the …

Books

Publiseer Boosting Nigerian Lit with StreetLib’s Help

We are happy to add Nigerian publishing platform Publiseer to our growing list of international partners<p>With the announcement of this new …

Google Play