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Walter Dean Myers named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Chicago Tribune – 2012-01-05

Prolific author declares "Reading Is Not Optional"Acclaimed young adult and children's book author Walter Dean Myers will be the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, the Library of...

Literature Prize could coincide with LBF

The Bookseller – 2011-10-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 28/10/2011 - 14:49 The Literature Prize is to be awarded in the spring of each year, with founder Andrew Kidd saying it will take place for the...

New Culture Trip site offers world of literature

The Bookseller – 2011-10-25

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 25/10/2011 - 15:30 A new internet bookselling site has launched specialising in travel literature. The Culture Trip is selling four million books...

Trewin slams "tosh" from Literature Prize

The Bookseller – 2011-10-13

Written By: Benedicte Page, Graeme Neill and Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 13/10/2011 - 08:53 Ion Trewin, administrator of the Man Booker Prize, has hit back at the new Literature Prize...

'Well-funded' Literature Prize may run in 2012

The Bookseller – 2011-10-12

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 12/10/2011 - 16:06 Publishers, agents, writers, scouts and literary critics are backing the new Literature Prize announced today but all names...

New Literature Prize to establish "standard of excellence"

The Bookseller – 2011-10-12

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 12/10/2011 - 11:55 A new literary award, The Literature Prize, has been set up to "establish a clear and uncompromising standard of excellence",...

Tranströmer awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature

The Bookseller – 2011-10-06

Publication Date: Thu, 06/10/2011 - 11:58 Swedish writer and poet Tomas Tranströmer has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. The committee behind the decision awarded the accolade to the...

ACE literature funding to rise 9.9%

The Bookseller – 2011-03-31

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 31/03/2011 - 09:10 Arts Council England (ACE) portfolio funding for literature organisations will rise 9.9% in real terms compared to the...

Changing copyright laws could "stifle" literature, report finds

The Bookseller – 2011-03-11

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 11/03/2011 - 08:50 Changing copyright laws in the UK could strike a blow to investment in literature, a report has found. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP...

Literature's gender gap – 2011-02-09

Last week, the website for Vida, an organization for "women in literary arts," published the results of a survey of 14 literary publications, American and British, ranging from the venerable New York...

Abu Dhabi's KALIMA puts focus on child literature

Middle East Online – 2009-02-09

KALIMA to publish international works for children, host workshop on child literature by Susan Roth.

Desperately seeking translators of Vietnamese literature

Vietnam Net – 2009-02-05

VietNamNet Bridge – Books by Nguyen Ngoc Tu, Nguyen Nhat Anh and Nguyen Ngoc Thuan continue to attract readers. Some books have been proposed for translation into foreign languages for export. Yet,...

For Publisher Of Literature, Printed Word Is His Reward

Washington Post – 2009-01-26

For Roger Lathbury, a George Mason University professor, owning his own publishing house -- which he operates out of his actual house in Old Town Alexandria -- has yielded two major highs: He once...

Horror writer Neil Gaiman wins children's literature award

CBC – 2009-01-26

Neil Gaiman, the modern master of the horror genre, has receive one of the U.S. most prestigious prizes for children's literature: the John Newbery Medal.

Joseph Boyden wins Canadian literature award

AP – 2008-11-12

AP - Joseph Boyden, a New Orleans resident who was raised in Toronto, has won the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize for his book "Through Black Spruce."

A Conversation About Literature

Washington Post – 2008-11-10

Michael Cunningham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Hours" and other works, was artist-in-residence recently at the University of Maryland at College Park. Here is part of a conversation he...

Comic book literature unmasked at festival

Las Vegas Sun – 2008-11-06

At 7 years old, the Vegas Valley Book Festival is demonstrating how truly grown-up it is.

Kenyan author wins African literature prize

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation – 2008-10-25

Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong'o, along with Nigerian Ben Okri and Angolan writer Ondjaki won an inaugural African literature prize in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Friday.

Aravind Adiga wins literature's Man Booker prize

AP – 2008-10-15

Winners of Nobel Prize in literature since 1960

AP – 2008-10-09

AP - Winners of the Nobel Prize in literature since 1960:

Nicky Harman: We should bring more Chinese literature to British readers

Guardian – 2008-10-05

Nicky Harman: We need to bring more of China's literature to a British readership, but publishers need to understand Chinese fiction better

Is e-literature just one big anti-climax?

Guardian – 2008-09-24

The internet could be a wonderful opportunity for literary experimentation, but so far it has failed to break genuinely new ground

Is French literature too spiky for British readers?

Guardian – 2008-09-11

When is a bestseller not a bestseller? When it's a bestseller in France. Alison Flood investigates the prospects of success on this side of the channel for the French publishing phenomenon The...

Navigating 2,600 years of children's literature

San Francisco Chronicle – 2007-04-08

Children's Literature A Reader's History From Aesop to Harry Potter By Seth Lerer University of Chicago Press; 385 pages; $30 If you find yourself in the children's section at a bookstore and you...

Literature for your love woes – 2012-02-14

Dear Jack and Maura,I'm a 23-year-old straight male, and I've never been in a relationship. In fact, I've never even been on a second date before (and only a couple of first dates, for that matter)....

An appreciation: Barney Rosset, contemporary literature's champion

Los Angeles Times – 2012-02-26

The late American publisher Barney Rosset led the charge to push back against literary puritanism, championing writers like Henry Miller and William S. Burroughs.Barney Rosset, who died Tuesday at...

Angola: Writer Urges Support of Entrepreneurs for Literature Production

allAfrica – 2012-03-05

[ANGOP] Luanda - Angolan writer Moíses Sandombe urged Sunday, in Luanda, more participation of national businesspeople in the production of literature work in the...

Lust for literature

Hindustan Times – 2012-04-03

Apart from meeting for their book readings, the members also go to book fairs, author interactions and poetry sessions

Ray Bradbury remembered for sci-fi classic 'Fahrenheit 451' and other literature

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-06-07

Ray Bradbury passed away Tuesday in California, according to his daughter. 'Fahrenheit 451' was produced on rented typewriters.

Literature for Life connects L.A. authors, artists with classrooms

Los Angeles Times – 2012-06-08

The website Literature for Life makes work by authors such as Aimee Bender and Susan Straight available for L.A. high school classrooms.Think of it as "Dead Poets Society" meets "The Social Network."

Sexy Covers Lure 'Twilight' Teens to Classic Literature

ABC News – 2012-06-29

Romeo? Oh, Romeo! Yes, that is the Bard’s bad boy on the cover of the new Penguin edition of the classic Shakespeare tragedy. No frills or lace. Instead, Romeo sports a white tank top and a...

Duckworth plans Russian literature collection

The Bookseller – 2012-07-10

Indie publisher Duckworth has teamed up with the Read Russia project to create a 125-volume...

Davies made chair of Literature Wales

The Bookseller – 2012-07-17

Professor Damian Walford Davies has been appointed chair of Literature Wales, following the...

Literature as Sexual Harassment; Joan Rivers Is a History Buff

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-07-20

Today in books and publishing: Joan Rivers dishes with the NYT; the book embroiled in a sexual harassment suit; a new player in e-books; authors say Harlequin owes them. Joan Rivers isn't a...

Children's literature is a fast-growing genre thanks to 'Potter' & Co.

Los Angeles Times – 2012-08-26

The success of 'Harry Potter, 'Twilight' and other has created a halo effect for the entire genre. And kids aren't the only ones doing it.For years, the book industry has been mired in debates about...

Books bloggers are harming literature, warns Booker prize head judge

Guardian – 2012-09-25

Peter Stothard, chair of this year's Booker prize judges, says the mass of online opinion about books could kill off literary criticismThe chair of this year's Man Booker prize judges has warned that...

Nobel Prize for literature: This year’s favorites – 2012-10-11

Likely winners include Haruki Murakami, Alice Munro and many writers you've never heard of

China's Mo Yan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

CBC – 2012-10-11

Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, a cause of pride for a government that had disowned the only previous Chinese winner of the award, an exiled critic.

London City book fair looks to cash in on crisis literature

Yahoo! News – 2012-10-16

LONDON (Reuters) - As the global economy lurches from one crisis to another, one industry is benefiting from the uncertainty. Books that try to make sense of it all are selling well - and will get...

650,000 Reasons to Translate Finnish Literature

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-10-17

Looking ahead to Finland's turn as Guest of Honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair, lit organization FILI is offering translation support to international publishers.

“What’s Next” for YA Literature? Find Out November 28

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-10-29

Publishing Perspectives announces a half day conference to be held on November 28 in New York City addressing the the top issues facing young adult publishing.

After e-literature, there’s no going back – 2012-10-29

Reading scholar Jessica Pressman explains why electronic devices have forever changed how -- and what -- we read

Gay-Rights Literature Comes Out of the Closet in India

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-06

Emboldened by legal recognition homosexuality and a rapidly growing gay rights movement, publishers are starting to publish literature for queer readers.

National Book Award finalists for young people’s literature

The Washington Post – 2012-11-07

Bombs, bonobos and a bird-legged witch figure prominently in this year’s finalists for the National Book Award for young people’s literature, which will be announced on Nov. 14. Absent-minded...

Fighting to Build “Brand Bulgaria” in Literature

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-15

For five years now the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation has fought to raise awareness of Bulgarian writing by sponsoring prizes, seminars and publications at home and abroad.

Reality Returns to Young Adult Literature

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-19

Doris Janhsen, publishing director of Germany's Verlag Friedrich Oetinger, predicts that we'll see fewer vampires and zombies in forthcoming YA and teen books.

'Dark times' for North East literature bodies

The Bookseller – 2012-11-23

Literature organisations in the North East have said they face difficult times with a combination...

Literature Prize secures sponsorship

The Bookseller – 2012-12-10

The Literature Prize, the book prize founded by Aitken Alexander m.d. and agent Andrew Kidd, has...

Why the West Fails to Understand Chinese Literature

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-03

The West, argues Duncan Jepson, will continue to fail to understand China, its people, and its literature so long as it projects its own values onto the nation.

Is Literature Losing a Battle with Commercial Monoculture?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-22

As the world is being set up to facilitate frictionless commercial transactions between diverse cultures, is literary fiction losing its role?

Spotlight on storytelling: how I use film to engage pupils with literature

Guardian – 2013-01-23

Films should be more than an end of term treat, says Adwoa OforiwaSo we all know how it goes in the secondary English teaching world; read the book and then watch the film adaptation. This tried and...

Thayil wins DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

The Bookseller – 2013-01-25

Indian writer Jeet Thayil has won the third DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, worth $50,000,...

“The Challenge Isn’t with Translations, But with Serious Literature Generally”

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-26

John O’Brien, founder of Dalkey Archive Press, shared some thoughts on, among other things, the challenges facing publishers of translated literature and the audience for translated works.

Lucas to be Literature Prize administrator

The Bookseller – 2013-02-01

  Suzy Lucas is to be prize administrator for the newly established Literature Prize....

Overturning “The Lemonade-stand Culture of Literature”

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-08

Ohio publishers Two Dollar Radio are interested in singular, bold writing, and if you tattoo their logo on your body you get a lifetime of books for free.

Emue Books Brings Francophone Literature (and Fairness) Down Under

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-21

Emue Books is a new Australian publisher with an unexpected mission: publishing Francophone literature and reviving "fairness" in publishing.

Havana book fair feeds Cuba's hunger for literature

BBC – 2013-02-21

Where Cubans feed their hunger for contemporary literature

Carol Brown Janeway Honored for Contributions to German Literature

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-22

For her work translating and publishing a distinguished list of German-language authors in the USA, Knopf executive Carol Brown Janeway has received the 2013 Friedrich Ulfers Prize.

Turkish Literature and Translation Trapped Between East and West

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-03-06

Turkish writers have a love/hate relationship with the West, but the tension has resulted in a dynamic literary culture, one that can prove tricky to translate.

Folio to sponsor Literature Prize; stellar Academy revealed

The Bookseller – 2013-03-13

The Folio Society has been announced as sponsor of the Literature Prize, the new award co-founded...

The UK’s Literature Prize Becomes The Folio Prize, Valued at £40,000

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-03-14

The Folio Society will sponsor the newly named Folio Prize, a literature award of £40,000 to honor the best English-language fiction published in the UK.

One Year of Translating, Selling Swedish Literature Direct

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-03-20

Stockholm Text, a young publishing house translating and publishing Swedish literature in English, share lessons learned from their first year in business.

Words Without Borders’ New Award for Promo of Int’l Literature

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-03-28

Online magazine Words Without Borders has created the James H. Ottaway, Jr. Award which honors an individual for "the promotion of international literature."

Here’s why dogs rule literature — but cats run the Web – 2013-04-11

Why? It's not a question of cuteness. Cats are simply funnier than dogs, while dogs are more eager to please us

Is the World’s Largest Translator of German Literature in India?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-04-17

Seagull Books, based in Kolkata, India, is perhaps the world's most prolific translator of German books into English in the world, says Deutsche Well.

Introducing the Library of Arabic Literature in English

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-04-23

Chip Rossetti of the Library of Arabic Literature introduces an ambitious new publishing project offering classic Arabic texts to English readers for the first time.

South Asia Book Awards for Children’s and YA Literature!

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-05-04

"The Rumor" by Anushka Ravinshankar and "Kids of Kabul" by Deborah Ellis have won the 2013 South Asia Book Awards for Children’s and Young Adult Literature.

Survey Says Chinese Youth Unsatisfied with Online Literature

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-05-12

Internet literature may be booming in China, but a recent survey reports that a majority of readers have been disappointed and unsatisfied with the quality of the books.

Butler to be British Council literature director

The Bookseller – 2013-05-10

Cortina Butler, currently m.d. at BookBrunch and formerly global editor-in-chief of Reader’...

Using Arabic Literature to Bridge Cultures in a Post 9/11 World

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-05-20

Arabia Books, celebrating its 5th anniversary, is on a mission to promote cross-cultural communication by publishing English translations of top Arabic writers.

Was Chinua Achebe the “Father of African Literature?”

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-05-21

Was Chinua Achebe truly 'The Father of African Literature' or does that designation serve a purely non-African agenda?

How Korea Promotes Its Literature and Writers to the World

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-05-28

South Korea's Literature Translation Institute sends young Korean writers overseas to help promote Korean literature, and focuses on different strategies in different countries.

Jack Vance was one of literature's 'most distinctive and undervalued voices'

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-05-30

Vance collected a number of awards over the years, including Hugo Awards for 'The Dragon Masters' in 1963, 'The Last Castle' in 1967, and for his memoir 'This is Me, Jack Vance!' in...

Barnes & Noble Nook Snaps offer fresh literature in $2 bites

Engadget – 2013-06-07

Barnes & Noble's Nook Store has offered short-form works much like those we've seen from Amazon's Kindle Shorts section, but they haven't really been a highlight. The company's new Nook Snaps...

A Small Example of How Korea’s Efforts to Promote Its Literature Pays Off

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-06-12

A publishing grant from South Korea's Literature Translation Institute will help UK's b small publishing promote the children's book "Creative Hand Art."

Stella stamping across Canada in latest journey - Popular book character featured in second stamp series on children's literature

CNW – 2013-07-05

OTTAWA, July 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Stella, one of the country's most popular children's characters, is always up for a new adventure. Her latest journey begins today as Canada Post celebrates children...

NEA Awards $250,000 for 16 Literature Translation Fellowships

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-07-25

The U.S. National Endowment for the Arts announced that 16 translators will receive grants to support the translation of works from 13 languages into English.

Giving Brazilian Literature Its Due in English and at Frankfurt

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-07-29

Chad W. Post offers an overview of some classic Brazilian texts (available in English) and some of what’s planned for the Frankfurt Book Fair, where Brazil is guest of honor.

America’s Nobel: The Neustadt International Prize for Literature

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-08-12

As far back as 1970 there has been a surprising level of convergence between the Neustadt Prize for Literature, awarded in Oklahoma, and the Nobel Prize.

“Good Enough” Literature and the Beauty of the Mass Market

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-08-14

For many readers, literature that is good enough, set at the right price, will suffice. But the higher the price, the more the reader demands in return.

Italy’s Edoardo Nesi on the Nexus of Globalization and Literature

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-08-14

Strega Prize-winner Edoardo Nesi discusses his anti-globalization polemic book, The Story of My People, literature and the role of a writer in politics.

Diary of an ice queen: The literature of the Amanda Knox case – 2013-08-14

Whether she's guilty or not, there's something about the accused murderess that will always arouse our suspicion

What Role Can Literature Play in Cultural Diplomacy?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-08-23

Using literature for cultural diplomacy is a potentially risky proposition, but also one that offers a greater opportunity for an intense cultural engagement.

Should We Teach Literature Students How To Analyze Texts Algorithmically?

Fast Company – 2013-09-03

When the U.K. newspaper the Sunday Times outed J.K. Rowling as the author of detective novel The Cuckoo's Calling earlier this year, computer scientists were among the first people called in....

Who thinks Haruki Murakimi will win the Nobel Prize in literature?

Los Angeles Times – 2013-09-05

British betting house Ladbrokes has Murakami as this year's favorite for the Nobel Prize in literature.Who thinks Japanese writer Haruki Murakami will win the Nobel Prize in literature? British...

Classic Literature In Translation: How Many Times Can A Tale Be Told?

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-10

Leo Tolstoy's novel "Anna Karenina" famously starts "All happy families are alike." But what readers may want to know is how alike are different translations of such foreign classics?

The greatest villains in literature

The Washington Post – 2013-09-13

Who isn’t a villain at one time or another? In some countries, authors are villains. In Washington, a person of an opposing political view can only be a villain. In the world of literature,...

National Book Awards Longlist 2013: Young People's Literature Nominees

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-16

NEW YORK — Kate DiCamillo and David Levithan were among the 10 authors who made the first-ever long-list of finalists for the National Book Awards, part of a new nominating process that prize...

National Book Award ‘longlist’ in young adult literature

The Washington Post – 2013-09-16

For several years, the National Book Foundation has been trying to increase the impact and awareness of its annual awards. Today we’re seeing the first example of its previously announced plans to...

National Book Award releases long-list for Young People's Literature

Los Angeles Times – 2013-09-16

The National Book Awards launched its first long-list with the 10 books in the running for the 2013 award for Young People's Literature on Monday.The National Book Awards launched its first long-list...

The Millions : Bubblegum Rewards: Ten Lessons Shared By Reality TV And Classic Literature

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-23

I confess: I am a late-night reality TV binger. After a day of writing black and white words on a computer screen, wading into deep, quiet page pools, and capturing fantasy scenes as quick as my...

On Hispanic Heritage Month, A Look At The Precursors Of Latino Literature

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-24

Long before Junot Diaz, Julia Alvarez, Esmeralda Santiago, Sandra Cisneros, or Oscar Hijuelos published their first books, before even the notion of Latino literature existed, there were already many...

How Can Countries Use Literature to Promote Tourism?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-09-25

Colombia is using the tag line 'Magical Realism' to promote tourism. How can other countries exploit their literary heritage to bring in visitors?

NEA survey: Adults are still reading, but look less to literature

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-09-28

A NEA 2012 survey found that the number of adults who read at least one book in 2012 was about the same as 2008, but fewer were picking up literature.

How Bookies Pick the Literature Nobel, Without Actually Reading

The Atlantic Wire – 2013-09-30

How exactly can author Haruki Murakami be the odds-on favorite to win the Nobel Prize in Literature if his book is only available in Japanese? For the most accurate Nobel oddsmaker Ladbrokes reading...

What Can or Cannot Be Said About Romanian Literature? Plenty

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-10-03

Romanian literature is having a moment on the world stage, as exemplified by its frequent focus at global book fairs, including last week's in Göteborg. We survey the scene.

'Mind-Reading' Skills Boosted By Reading Literature, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post – 2013-10-06

Fifty Shades of Grey may be a fun read, but it’s not going to help you probe the minds of others the way War and Peace might. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which finds that, compared with...

Nobel Literature Prize to be announced October 10

Yahoo! News – 2013-10-07

The winner of the Nobel Literature Prize will be announced on Thursday, October 10, the Swedish Academy said on Monday.

Murakami seen leading Nobel literature race with no clear winner

Yahoo! News – 2013-10-08

In a year with no clear favourites, Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami appears to be the front-runner to win the Nobel Prize for Literature this week.

Alice Munro is 1st Canadian woman to win Nobel literature prize

CBC – 2013-10-10

Alice Munro wins the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first Canadian woman to take the award since its launch in 1901. She tells CBC she was awoken by her daughter in B.C. in the middle...

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