Special Guest: Juergen Boos is CEO of the Frankfurt Book Fair, and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award. In this special episode of the podcast, Juergen talks with Leanpub co-founder Len Epp about the history and purpose of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, the importance and difficulty of translation, what it's like organizing a major set of awards with a committee of experts from all around the world, arts and literature in the Middle East generally, censorship and the importance for organizations to protect authors and bring visibility to them when they are persecuted, and government funding for the arts during and after the pandemic, among other topics.
This interview was recorded on June 4, 2020.
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This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.