From Eccleston and Sissay in conversation, to Cressida Cowell’s Summer Camp and lighthearted events like ‘The Worst Book Event of My Life’, variety really is the spice of virtual literary life in July. Plus warring ice-cream trucks, new poetry from Ben Okri, the best-dressed in fiction and more…
From Nottingham to Decatur, Turkey and beyond, the literature festival community shows no signs of slowing down with digital events, Waterstones wants us to judge books by their blurbs, and the world mourns the loss of bestselling author Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
After being unable to host its March festival, Istanbul International Literature Festival staged a digital event this week on its original theme of ‘sunflower literature’ - from 15 June until 19 June - events fittingly end with David Nicholls discussing Sweet Sorrow.
We hosted our first live Association webinar, the world celebrated James Joyce, Ishiguro announced a new novel and Istanbul’s digital edition of its International Literature Festival will part with audiences, quite fittingly, with David Nicholls’ Sweet Sorrow.
As festivals whose dates are later this year or early next, decide on the shape their events might take what’s to be learned from those first movers who were forced to become the ‘early adopters’ of the latest tech?
Major publishers pull out of Frankfurt Book Fair, anti-racist books sell out, authors rewrite their books to reflect the ‘new normal’ and hundreds of thousands tune in for the online edition of the Hay Festival.
Frankfurt Book Fair’s big announcement, a much-needed anti-racist reading list, good news for the book industry in New Zealand Aotearoa, New York’s essential workers write Haiku, some exciting news for fans of The Lord of the Rings, and more…
Emilia Clarke prescribes poetry, Shashi Tharoor will weigh in on the impact of the events of 2020, it looks like digital and print readers like different books, and there’s a Groundhog Day atmosphere over at the Orwell Prize for Fiction shortlist...
As Aotearoa New Zealand cools down for winter, AWF is inviting you to cozy up to literature with its free online ‘Winter Series’ instead with an event every Sunday at 9am (NZST) scheduled from 3 May to 26 July in partnership with Auckland Live.
Auckland’s Winter Series continues to announce its exciting line-up, you can read the first state-approved North Korean novel in English, listen to a playlist from the New York Public Library, and GAOLF welcomes even more Festivals to the family!
The Hay Festival Digital #ImagineTheWorld lineup has been announced to great fanfare, and includes a star-studded lineup of novelists, poets, economists, lawyers, scholars, diplomats, scientists, activists, actors and comedians.