Frankfurt Book Fair 2020 – “Improving Diversity in Publishing”

Frankfurt Book Fair created a “Special Edition” in 2020 and went completely online, allowing me (during the last few weeks of my pregnancy) to participate in a panel called “Improving Diversity in Publishing: Who Can Lead the Change Process?” with the following speakers, chaired by Dr Anamik Saha, Senior Lecturer […] Read more

Happy Launch Day, V&Q Books! An Interview with Publisher and Translator Katy Derbyshire

Happy Publication Day! Today, V&Q Books officially launches its first book: Paula by Sandra Hoffmann, translated by Katy Derbyshire – the first in a hopefully long series of English translations of German books (www.vq-books.eu). The launch will be held at ocelot, not just another bookstore. It’s invitation only, but you […] Read more

Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing – #RethinkingDiversityWeek

It’s official! We’re online! We’re holding our report in our hands and we’re very much looking forward to sharing our findings with the world (ever so modest). We’re launching our report today, on 23 June! And you can access the e-version here: www.rethinkingdiversity.org.uk We carried out this project and wrote this […] Read more

“You will always be our brothers and sisters” – Poetry and Indigenous Languages from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

“Strength lies in Celtic and European unity” – this could have been the motto of Tuesday’s event entitled Muttersprache which took place at the Centre for British Studies and was co-organised by The Literary Field Kaleidoscope, Read more

An Archive Full of Voices: Wasafiri celebrates 35 years and 100 issues!

I had the great pleasure to attend the celebrations of Wasafiri Magazine’s 35th anniversairy and its 100th issue on Saturday, 9 November at the British Library in London. Founding editor Susheila Nasta together with editor and new publishing director Malachi McIntosh took guided us through their captivating programme entitled “An […] Read more

Killing it in Yorkshire: the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate

Sandra van Lente went to Harrogate to see what the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Festival was all about. Harrogate is one of “the” places to go you are interested in crime fiction – this seems to be true for readers as well as agents, editors and other “book professionals”. This […] Read more