The day I met EL Doctorow: from Persian translations to his view of a writer's duty

After celebrated novelist’s death last week, Saeed Kamali Dehghan remembers an interview with him on everything from books to Iran’s copyright infringementMost famous writers don’t have a clue that their work has been translated into Persian and that they are literary celebrities in Iran. When they eventually find out, some are amused, others outraged. When I exchanged emails with Nobel laureate JM Coetzee in 2008, he asked me to pass on a statement to the Iranian news agencies that said copyright protection is not solely a matter of money. “It does upset writers, justifiably, when their books are taken over without permission, translated by amateurs and sold without their knowledge,” he wrote. Related: EL Doctorow obituary Related: EL Doctorow: the great American novelist of the past 100 years Related: EL Doctorow opened a magical new door in American literature Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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Writers of the past turned suffering into literary masterpieces. They might help us understand how to meet the challenges of our day.

Authors have always tried to turn their sorrow and confusion into enduring monuments of beauty among the ruins. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Amazon Crossing Rolls Out Its 2020 Free World Book Day Translations

From Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, China, Germany, Israel, Spain, Brazil, and Argentina, this year's free books from Amazon Crossing arrive amid frontier-defying contagion. The post Amazon Crossing Rolls Out Its 2020 Free World Book Day Translations appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Zaffre signs debut writer Caroline Day

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Evaristo spotlights 20 Black women writers for International Women's Day

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In ‘Disfigured,’ a writer explores the damaging ways fairy tales shape our view of the world — and ourselves

Diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child, Amanda Leduc saw plenty of disabled characters in fairy tales, but none she wanted to identify with. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Johnson met Murdoch on day he signalled general election bid

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David Higham Associates invites 10 to open day for writers from under-represented backgrounds

David Higham Associates has announced the 10 authors who will attend its open day for writers from under-represented backgrounds in January. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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DHA selects 12 authors for under-represented writers open day

David Higham Associates has selected a 12-strong shortlist of authors to attend its second open day for writers from under-represented backgrounds. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon Crossing Rolls Out Its 2019 World Book Day Translation Offer

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Readers Rack Up Pages Read in Free Translations from AmazonCrossing for World Book Day

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Shamsie and Thien support PEN's Day of the Imprisoned Writer

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Industry Notes: Canada’s Shifts in Ebook and Print; London Book Fair Plans a Writer’s Digest Day

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Found in translation: the English-language writers who succeed abroad

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