1. In Iceland, one in ten residents will be published during their lifetime.
2. In Norway, the government buys 1,000 copies of every Norwegian author’s book. That’s like getting a $19,000 subsidy.
3. In Argentina, there are pensions for some authors.
“Is this literary boomlet [of Indian fiction] an anomaly, a coincidence, or a harbinger?”
- The New Wave: On the State of Indian Fiction in America by Keith Meatto