LAF continues its partnership with Weltempfang, Centre for Politics, Literature and Translation, one of the Frakfurt Book Fair’s prime hubs for exchange of ideas. The theme for this year’s fascinating programme is Boundary Lines and we contribute with a debate on literary traffic between Europe and Asia which is also part of the Guest of Honour Indonesia Focus.
Making literature travel between Europe and Asia
Wednesday 14th October, 1.00pm – 2.00pm,
Having an agent is a must for authors today and there are now literary agencies working not only in the Anglophone world but also across Europe. But how does writing from other continents find its way to publishers in today’s competitive book industry and how do we interact with markets and literary scenes as remote as those of China, India or Indonesia? Three literary agents talk about the challenges of promoting literature between Europe and Asia. Taking part: Eliza Vitri Handayani (Indonesia), InterSastra , David Lopez-del Amo (Spain/China), Sinicus , Vinutha Mallya (India), Kaavi. Chaired by: Alexandra Büchler.
You can find more about Weltempfang programme and download the brochure here: http://www.book-fair.com/en/Focus_on/more_topics/international_dialog/index.html