Netflix is adapting Argentine novel Fever Dream into a new original film. Spanish actress María Valverde (Tres metros sobre el cielo, La flaqueza del bolchevique) and the Argentinian actress Dolores Fonzi (La patota, El campo, La cordillera) will star in Distancia de Rescate. Directed by the Peruvian director Claudia Llosa, Continue Reading
Books about China, including its culture and literature, have caught the eyes of thousands of readers at the 28th Havana International Book Fair, contributing to deepening China-Cuba exchanges. The China Intercontinental Press, the island’s Confucius Institute and the Chinese embassy in Cuba have attended the event held at the old Continue Reading
McDonald’s Happy Meals are a fast-food staple and perhaps the most foundational aspects of these iconic meals are the awesome toys that are hiding inside every box. But in New Zealand, McDonald’s has decided to temporarily get rid of the toys and instead give kids books by one of the Continue Reading
Ulla-Lena Lundberg’s novel Ice was awarded the Finlandia prize, Finland’s most prestigious literary award, in 2012. With domestic sales of almost 150 000 copies, it has become one of the most cherished Finnish novels of the decade. Partly based on the life on Lundberg’s own family on the isolated island Continue Reading
lran’s 4th International Biennial Book Cartoon Contest will be held in the capital Tehran in February, Iran Daily reported on Monday. A total of 496 artists from 73 countries will participate in the contest. Major foreign contestants include those from Turkey and Indonesia. Read More via PenNews.
With the rise in popularity of YA literature in Russia, we ask three Russian publishing professionals to shine a light on contemporary Russian Children’s and YA books and authors. Children’s publisher Ekaterina Kashirskaya (founder of A Walk Through History), YA publisher Satenik Anastasian (Editor-in-Chief of Popcorn Books) and Denis Beznosov Continue Reading
Literature festival commenced on 5th January 2019, Saturday, in tourist city Khajuraho. In the seminar held by political party, Experts from various fields expressed their views on Gender equality by casting light on Indian tradition, literature, art and religion. Bollywood producer, director, film maker and author Vivek Agnihotri says: “India Continue Reading
2018 was a year of travel for Icelandic fiction, with the number of titles published in translation tripling from a mere decade ago. Here are some favourites that we have been passing around the Grapevine offices this year. Read More via Grapevine.
7th–10th December, the “Latvian Literature” platform is putting together a seminar for literary translators who either have already translated works of Latvian literature or have expressed interest to do so in the future. Latvia is welcoming altogether 39 translators from different countries around the world. During the seminar, the translators Continue Reading
An impressive line-up of 350 artistes and public intellectuals, including the winners of several major literary awards, will participate in the upcoming edition of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival from January 24 to 28, 2019 in the Pink City, the organizers said on December 3. Read More via IndiaTribune.