Well, Malala Yousafzai didn’t win the Nobel Peace Prize, but nor did the Nigerian gynecologist who was also nominated. Instead, the Organization for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was given it. That should indicate the importance the West gives to the Syrian crisis, which was mentioned by the Nobel Foundation as one of the reasons for giving it the Nobel.
Literature lovers lined their stomachs with a three-course lunch in Tingley before stomaching a dollop of political and historical insight from Morley Literature Festival’s guest author.
Jhumpa Lahiri had requested no photographs, so you will just have to imagine the scene last night: Two lovely, intense women, both with long dark hair and wearing skirts and boots, seated side-by-side in comfortable armchairs in the front of the beautiful old sanctuary of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, a wooden table between them, set with mugs of water. A table lamp cast a warm glow.
The 5th edition of the Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival (ITEF) will be held this year between Oct. 30 and Nov. 10 on the theme of “City and Game.” Sixty-one writers from 15 countries will join the event.
Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has published three special editions of children literature namely ‘Bachon Ka Adab’ including poems and prose translated from foreign and regional languages into Urdu. An official of PAL told APP here on Sunday, it was for the first time in the history of sub-continent that such kind of literature had been published for children in Urdu.
Scientists have proclaimed that reading high-brow literature produces greater empathy than reading chick-lit.
I had the Dream again the other night, the dream where they hand me the medal. The funny thing was this isn’t only my dream, a number of folks have had it for awhile, and I think it may come true yet.
Open Road Media is teaming up with Barcelona Digital Editions to form Ciudad de Libros/Open Road Espanol, a partnership that marks Open Road’s first venture into the foreign-language e-book market. Ciudad de Libros/Open Road Espanol will release its debut list in the first quarter of 2014 and according to Open Road CEO Jane Friedman the goal is to do “a few hundred” titles in its first full year of operation.
PW || OCTOBER 2013 At the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair, Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle made his first major public appearance since Penguin and Random House merged to form the world’s largest trade publisher. Dohle gamely answered questions from editors and executives from five major international trade publishing magazines, including PW’s George Slowik, with […]
This is not one of those rants about missing the texture, touch, colors, whatever of paper contrasted with the sterility of reading on a tablet. No, the real abomination of ebooks is often overlooked: Some are so ingrained in the product itself that they are hiding in plain sight, while others are well concealed beneath layers of commerce and government.