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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

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

“Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing” Studie – jetzt auch auf Deutsch

Es ist soweit: rechtzeitig zur Frankfurter Buchmesse erscheint heute die deutsche Übersetzung des „Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing” Reports! Denn bei allen Unterschieden, die es zwischen den Buchbranchen in Großbritannien und Deutschland gibt, so sind doch auch viele Parallelen auszumachen, gerade was die Unterrepräsentation von Schwarzen Autor*innen und Autor*innen of Colour […] 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