Ishiguro goes to Armenia and Mongolia amid “mass euphoria” at agency

It seems like only yesterday – in fact, full disclosure, it was yesterday – I posted here about how the Nobel literature prize win for Kazuo Ishiguro was boosting his, and his publishers’, bottom line with renewed interest in the Ishiguro backlist and lots of reprinting going on. Today The Bookseller reports that was just Read More …

Nobel prize wins sends Ishiguro sales soaring in India

There’s nothing like a good literary prize win to boost publishers’ bottom lines. Last year it was Bob Dylan seeing his book and music sales soar after he was awarded the Nobel prize for literature. This year Kazuo Ishiguro has the honour, and the boost in sale to go with it. And not just in Read More …

“Nobody is rewarding writers so nobody wants to write” – the state of Nigerian literature

“Nobody is rewarding writers so nobody wants to write,” laments Morenike Taire over at Nigeria’s Vanguard, in a discussion about the latest Nobel Prize for literature. Taire continues, “The level of literature that is available is therefore abysmal in nature. There is no competition, no inspiration, no encouragement … Most of the books in which Read More …