E-Books Are For Grown-ups? Review of Tim Parks, Where I’m Reading From, Part IV

In the fourth instalment of her multi-part review of Tim Parks’ essay collection Where I’m Reading From. The Changing World of Books, Gesa Stedman disagrees with the author again. E-books, she thinks, may be for grown-ups, but that doesn’t make them any more appealing. Tim Parks cannot really understand the […] Read more

Independent Bookshop Week 2018

Im Vereinigten Königreich drehte sich vom 16. bis zum 23. Juni 2018 alles um den unabhängigen Buchhandel (ok, ein bisschen Brexit und Fußball war sicherlich auch dabei…): gefeiert wurde die Independent Bookshop Week! Und hier auch gleich schon eine Aktualisierung: Während ich bei der ersten Version dieses Textes noch nicht […] Read more

“Das Buchorchester” – Women in Publishing and the Making of Books

It is a truth universally acknowledged that you need more than an author in order to create a book. While translators are at least sometimes mentioned on the cover or imprint, other people and their tasks are even less visible: editors, graphic designers, editors, typesetters and many more. On top […] Read more

Catching up on African literature: WiM in Berlin

WiM stands for “Writing in Migration”, the first African literature festival in Germany. It took place last week at the Babylon in Berlin. It was organised by the literary agency InterKontinental and curated by Olumide Popoola. Sandra van Lente attended two of the events and wrote a short report for […] Read more