In the U.K., groups representing agents, publishers, bookseller and authors have agreed to a 'Commitment to Professional Behaviour,' a new code of conduct intended to stamp out sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying, and intimidation.
This week's hot books include an Italian novel about the downfall of Lehman Brothers that has won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger.
The U.K. Society of Authors has issued a "Brexit Briefing" asking for specific provisions for writers and publishers to be part in the U.K.'s Withdraw Agreement, including copyright protections, favorable export terms, access to E.U. grant funding, and the ability to work in the E.U.
Author Pablo Ignacio Taibo II has taken over as director of Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico’s large state-owned publishing house. He is seen as a political radical and a controversial choice to lead the publisher
The four-day International Children’s Content Rights Fair—which took place in Thailand, and ended its run on December 2—is focused on children’s content from ASEAN publishers and facilitating rights trading within the region and with overseas exhibitors.
The Guadalajara book fair becomes more multilingual with each passing year.
The presence of EdTech companies, especially those merging technology with English-language learning, was noticeable at the recently concluded China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair, held November 9–11.
The sixth edition of the China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair, which concluded its run on November 11, hosted 367 exhibitors (of which 160 came from overseas), 33,796 visitors, and 237 events.
The author won the C$100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel 'Washington Black.' Edugyan previously won in 2011 for her novel Half-Blood Blues, making her the third two-time Giller winner.
New thrillers from well-known authors topped the bestseller lists across Europe in late October.