Publishing News

Reading Africa: readers, libraries and African publishing

 Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies and Southern African Book Development Education Trust (http://homepages.poptel.org.uk/sabdet/index.htm) will hold a one-day conference on Saturday, 30th October 2004 at Headington Hill Hall to evaluate and take forward the Reading Africa programme that was launched at London Book Fair 2004. The Reading Africa programme covers Reading Promotion - directing readers to selected titles by African writers, linking parallel activities in the UK and Africa Literary Festivals and Book Fairs – encouraging and facilitating literary festivals and book fairs to include African writers and African-authored books in their programmes Media and PR – raising awareness of Reading Africa, African writing and publishing Seminars and Conferences – to develop professional awareness of Reading Africa For more information contact Paul Westlake.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Lecturer wins prestigious Thomas Mann Prize

Dr Malte Herwig, Lecturer in German Studies, has been awarded the Thomas Mann Prize by the Deutsche Thomas Mann-Gesellschaft for his forthcoming book on science in Mann's work. This is the first time that the prize has been awarded, and represents a considerable achievement for the author and the School. The award ceremony took place in Lübeck, Mann's birthplace, and was widely reported in the European media. The text of the citation can be found at http://www.buddenbrookhaus.de/tmg/tm_tagung_aktuell.html and there are details about the book at http://www.klostermann.de/lit/lit_3352.htm

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Publishing Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held this term: Wednesday 28 April Chris Jennings will give a talk on 'Blogging', in R115 at 1pm. Wednesday 12 May Juliet Gardiner will speak on 'The Faceout Author, in HK6 at 1pm. Wednesday 26 May Padmini Mongia will give a paper on 'Marketing Indochic', in HK5 at 1pm All are welcome. For further information, contact Claire Squires .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Oxford Brookes at Bologna

Eleven students from the MA in Publishing and one member of staff attended the Bologna Children's Book Fair from 14-17 April 2004. Students had the opportunity to see the children's book publishing world in action. Students had meetings with various children's publishers and agents, including David Fickling (publisher of Philip Pullman and Mark Haddon), and Catherine Clarke of the Felicity Bryan Agency (who represents several children's authors).

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