"I think one of the issues we have is that, in the US, the book industry is, well, very industrial. Most editors know exactly what they're looking for, what would fit with their house’s identity, their target readership, their marketing strategy, their catalog of the following Spring."
In the last five years, there has been a surge of interest in Syrian writing in German translation. In this series of interviews, writers, poets, publishers, and artists in Berlin talk about their experience with the publishing industry in Germany and beyond.
"It’s all so damn tantalizing, you know?"
This week, Yasmina Jraissati writes in L’Orient Littéraire about the relative visibility (or invisibility) of Arabic literature in Western markets.