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“Where there’s a will, there’s a way!”
An Interview with Justin David from Inkandescent

In the summer of 2021, indie publisher Inkandescent published MAINSTREAM. An Anthology of Stories from the Edges. As Aliya Gulamani (Spread the Word / Unbound) wrote in her foreword: “They wanted to create an anthology unrestricted by theme and subject that celebrated talented writers and the stories they wanted to […] Read more

Unapologetic, Inkandescent: An Anthology of Stories from the Edges

In today’s post, Sandra van Lente shares her experience of reading MAINSTREAM. An Anthology of Stories from the Edges and interviews Justin David, one of the authors, editors and publishers of the anthology. MAINSTREAM. An Anthology of Stories from the Edges was published by the indie publisher Inkandescent, crowdfunded through […] Read more

African Book Festival 2021 –
Music to my Ears

For the first time in a loooong time, I’ve attended a literature event: the African Book Festival in Berlin, run by InterKontinental and curated by Kalaf Epalanga. This year’s festival highlighted the craft of authors and artists from Angola, but the programme also included, among others, authors from Nigeria, South […] Read more

International Book Market Data, curtesy of Frankfurt Book Fair 2020

Frankfurt Book Fair created an online edition this year. Actually, they went back and forth in the run-up and gradually reduced the face-to-face or on-location parts before deciding to go completely online in these special times. While many people expressed their disappointment at this, I can’t actually imagine something as […] Read more

Happy & Healthy Holidays

Happy Holidays! May the next year be less like this one… Here’s some inspiration for the holidays and beyond: The 2020 Advent Calendar of German indie publishers: www.instagram.com/wereadindie or:  www.readindie.wordpress.com/2020/12/03/der-adventskalender-der-unabhaengigen-verlage For German books in English translation, visit the fabulous and newly founded imprint V&Q Books (and check out their blog […] Read more

Winter in Sokcho – ein Interview mit dem deutschen Übersetzer Andreas Jandl

Bei meiner Vorbereitung für das Interview mit der Autorin Elisa Shua Dusapin und ihrer Übersetzerin ins Englische Aneesa Abbas Higgins für den Birmingham Lit Fest Presents… Podcast bin ich auch über die deutsche Übersetzung von Andreas Jandl, erschienen bei Blumenbar (Aufbau Verlag), gestoßen. (Den Artikel zum Podcast finden Sie hier: […] Read more

From Birmingham to Sokcho – a Conversation with Author Élisa Shua Dusapin and Translator Aneesa Abbas Higgins

On Thursday, 17 December 2020, the Birmingham Lit Fest Presents… Podcast will publish an episode about Elisa Shua Dusapin’s novel Winter in Sokcho. I had the great honour to interview the author and her English translator Aneesa Abbas Higgins for this podcast and I’m thrilled to share it with you […] Read more