Netflix is Adapting Argentine Novel Fever Dream Into a New Original Film

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 on China’s Literature, Culture Attract Thousands at Cuba’s Book Fair

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 in New Zealand Are Replacing Happy Meal Toys With Books

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

Finland’s Favourite Novel Takes to the Stage

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

Iran to Hold International Cartoon Contest in February

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.

The Next Generation: Contemporary Russian Children’s and Young Adult Literature

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 in Khajuraho

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

39 Latvian Literature Translators From Around the World Visit Riga for a Seminar

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

Over 350 Speakers to Participate in Jaipur Literature Festival 2019

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.