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Book Fairs/Festivals

The Essential Business of Books: 5 Rare Book Dealers at the NY International Antiquarian Book Fair
By Susannah Greenblatt
From March 5–8, 2020, over 170 rare book dealers from 18 countries gathered at the Park Avenue Armory for the 60th Annual New York International Antiquarian Book Fair. In the weeks since the fair,…
Dispatches from the 2019 FIL in Guadalajara, Mexico
By Victor Meadowcroft
Victor Meadowcroft reports from the 2019 international book fair in Guadalajara, where he attended panel discussions and launches, browsed the booths of innumerable international publishers, and interviewed…
PEN World Voices Feature: “Under My Feet, My Whole Body,” by Marcia Tiburi
By Marcia Tiburi
Brazilian writer, philosopher, and activist Marcia Tiburi currently lives in Pittsburgh, where she is writer-in-residence at City of Asylum. On Saturday, May 11, she will join Scholastique Mukasonga…
Translated by ​Magdalena Edwards
Our 2019 PEN World Voices Festival Itinerary
By Words Without Borders
The fifteenth annual PEN World Voices Festival kicks off today in New York City. From May 6–12, writers from around the world will participate in conversations, readings, translation…
Women’s Voices, Art, and Activism at the Fifteenth Ubud Writers & Readers Festival
By Eliza Vitri Handayani
Eliza Vitri Handayani reports from the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, which occurred October 24–28 in Ubud, Bali.This year is the fifteenth anniversary of the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival…
Every Day Is International Translation Day—The 2018 ITD Celebration in London
By Marta Dziurosz
Organized by English PEN, the International Translation Day celebration at the Free Word Centre occurred on September 28, 2018.International Translation Day was celebrated this year at the Free Word Centre…
The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival: An Interview with Janet DeNeefe
By Jessie Chaffee
We spoke with Janet DeNeefe, founder and director of the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival. Now in its fifteenth year, the festival will occur October 24–28 in Ubud, Bali. Check back on WWB Daily…
From Language Extinction to Pearls Crushed in Wine: JLF at New York
By Noor Naga
JLF at New York occured on September 20, 2018. The festival brought together acclaimed authors and thinkers at the Asia Society in New York City.On September 20, the 2018 JLF at New York…
JLF at New York: An Interview with Sanjoy K. Roy
By Jessie Chaffee
On September 20, JLF at New York will bring together acclaimed authors and thinkers at the Asia Society in New York City. We spoke with Sanjoy K. Roy, managing director of Teamwork Arts and festival producer,…
Our Guide to the 2018 Brooklyn Book Festival & Bookend Events
By Words Without Borders
The Brooklyn Book Festival is coming up on Sunday, September 16, with a wonderful lineup of literary luminaries. The festival is preceded by a week of exciting Bookend Events, including Words…
A Literary Road Trip: The 2018 Litlink Festival in Croatia
By Olivia Snaije
Olivia Snaije attended the 2018 Litlink Festival, which ocurred June 29–July 1 in Croatia.Just days before Croatia’s incredible performance in the 2018 World Cup, the sixth annual edition…
Books as Windows, Mirrors, and Resistance: A Dispatch from the 2018 Bologna Children’s Book Fair
By Denise Muir
Denise Muir attended the 2018 Bologna Children’s Book Fair, which took place March 26–29 in Bologna, Italy.The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is about more than just books. Of…
Flinging Open Literary Doors: A Dispatch from the 2018 ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
By Janice Pariat
Janice Pariat attended and presented at the 2018 ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, which took place January 25–29 in Jaipur, India.Early in 2017, I made a resolution to read largely, if…
Our Guide to the 2018 ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival
By Words Without Borders
The 2018 ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, January 25. Now in its eleventh year, the five-day festival, and the accompanying Jaipur BookMark program, brings together…