Frankfurt Book Fair 2017 – No Time to Sit Back and Relax

Last week, the literary world seemed to revolve once more around the Frankfurt Book Fair. France was Guest of Honour, visitor numbers rose compared to 2016, over 4,000 events informed and entertained the visitors. Sandra van Lente discovered great authors, publishers and mediators at the fair, but some events left […] Read more

World Book Day

Many countries all over the world celebrate World Book Day on 23 April. Many, but not all of them. The British, those little rebels, celebrated it on 2 March this year. Why? I don’t know and couldn’t find out. Explanations are very welcome. The United Nations ‘invented’ this day in […] Read more

Representation of Women in the Literary Field – Can Blogs make a Difference?

On Wednesday, 14 September 2016, the German Women in Publishing – BücherFrauen e.V. – in Berlin invited their audience to discuss the opportunities that blogging offers in terms of participation and representation of women in the atmospheric Literaturhaus in Berlin. The two bloggers Zoë Beck (www.zoebeck.net and www.herlandnews.com) and Sabine […] Read more

Coming up: Event about Blogs and Women in Publishing (14.9.)

After a well-deserved summer break, we’re already planning the next reviews, articles and events – stay tuned for more details. Today, we’ll start with a short event notification about a literature blog event which is hosted by the Berlin BücherFrauen, the Women in Publishing, who were founded 26 years ago […] Read more

Interview: Anita Djafari, managing director of Litprom and “Woman in Publishing of the Year 2016”

Anita Djafari, managing director of Litprom, was elected “Woman in Publishing of the Year 2016” (“BücherFrau des Jahres 2016”). The author, translator, and publisher Zoë Beck interviewed Anita Djafari for the online publication CulturMag. Zoë Beck and Anita Djafari kindly allowed us to translate their interview for our international “Literary […] Read more