Monthly Archives: April 2014

Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival

I’ve just returned from a fascinating and eye-opening trip to Sharjah, one of the United Arab Emirates, for the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, part of the Sharjah International Book Fair. The festival was huge, featuring around 1700 events, with 124 publishing houses from 17 different countries participating. Unlike book fairs, such as the annual children’s […]
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Go, Vincent!

I hear that Barbara Stok’s Vincent, which I translated for SelfMadeHero in the UK, is doing well and has received enthusiastic reviews in the TLS and the Guardian. That’s great news! I really admire Barbara’s work and would love to see some of her autobiographical stories translated into English, too. She’s witty, honest, and easy […]
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