Ruth Ahmedzai-Kemp and Claire Storey are two of the team running the influential and wide-ranging World Kid Lit blog and site. Ahead of September's World Kit Lit Month, Sarah Rimmington interviews them for New Books in German:
We caught up with Lars Birken-Bertsch to hear first-hand about how the much-loved fixture in the book trade calendar has fared during the pandemic, as well as what plans are for 2021 and beyond. Read on...
We were lucky to grab Bov Bjerg during the lock down and ask him a few questions about his most recent novel, the story of a family in which three generations have taken their own lives, and why it would be well received in English translation.
'In literature, everything can be said; literature isn’t about taking a stand or imposing your opinion upon the reader. It’s about telling a story and using that story – if it’s told well – to have an impact on the reader, to inspire and galvanise them.’ Lina Muzur, editor of a startling new volume of short stories by female authors, talks to NBG.
4th Estate hopes to harness the opportunities offered by translated fiction and is working to widen and develop its list. Before taking up her current role, Anna worked for seven years at Hamish Hamilton.