US editors meet their German peers
March 21, 2009 by ruediger

Having the pleasure and the privilege to travel with this group of US non fiction editors to see a number of German publishers in Munich and Frankfurt – C.H. Beck, C. Hanser, Campus, Suhrkamp, S. Fischer, Random House  – the most interesting insight was at how many levels these markets have drifted apart: Selling a […]

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Traveling with books – on your mind
March 17, 2009 by ruediger

In only one day, I came across two just hilarious examples of how books and minds, across time and space, mock our funny lives as book worms. I currently tour German publishers with a group of US editors, courtesy to the German Book Office of the Frankfurt Book Fair. This morning, after a nice meeting […]

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This week’s NYTimes Sunday Book Review focuses on new books from Chinese authors, including: ‘The Vagrants‘, by YIYUN LI Reviewed by PICO IYER ‘China Witness: Voices From a Silent Generation’ By XINRAN Reviewed by JOSHUA HAMMER ‘Brothers‘ By YU HUA Reviewed by JESS ROW (with a portrait of the writer in the Sunday Magazine.

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