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The end of men: the controversial new wave of female utopian fiction
May 25, 2022 at 3:00 am

There have been many novels that imagine a world without men – but are these books reductive or freeing?All the men are gone. Usually this is conceived as the result of a plague. Less often, the cause is violence. Occasionally, the men don’t die and the sexes are just segregated in different geographical regions. Or…

IPA, FEP, EIBF: Reports of Belarusian Publishers’ Detentions
May 24, 2022 at 9:42 pm

The arrests in Minsk of two Belarusian publishing professionals sends a chill through the world book business. The post IPA, FEP, EIBF: Reports of Belarusian Publishers’ Detentions appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

At Abu Dhabi’s Arabic Congress: Maha Abdullah on Localization
May 23, 2022 at 9:18 am

In taking books to film or television, consultant Maha Abdullah tells publishers, full 'localization' may be better than mere translation. The post At Abu Dhabi’s Arabic Congress: Maha Abdullah on Localization appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Rights Edition: Abu Dhabi Opens Its ‘Spotlight on Rights’
May 20, 2022 at 12:45 pm

Abu Dhabi's 'Spotlight on Rights' has provided some US$500,000 in translation publication and digital-conversion suppport. The post Rights Edition: Abu Dhabi Opens Its ‘Spotlight on Rights’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Deborah James’s second and final book tops Amazon chart ahead of publication
May 19, 2022 at 7:47 am

The columnist and podcaster’s How to Live When You Could Be Dead is out in August heads the bestsellers listPre-orders of Deborah James’s second book have soared within days of it becoming available. The podcast host’s memoir-cum-self-help volume is topping the Amazon UK bestsellers list, ahead of Richard Osman’s popular crime novel The Man Who…

London Book Fair Director Andy Ventris Is Reported Leaving
May 18, 2022 at 1:34 pm

Said to be stepping away from London Book Fair's producer RX, Andy Ventris saw only one iteration of the fair under his management. The post London Book Fair Director Andy Ventris Is Reported Leaving appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Vincent Kling Wins the 2022 Wolff Translator’s Prize
May 17, 2022 at 10:37 pm

The annual Helen & Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize goes to Vincent Kling for his translation of ‘The Strudlhof Steps’ by Heimito von Doderer. The post Vincent Kling Wins the 2022 Wolff Translator’s Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.