An as-yet-unnamed publisher from Asia has been selected by the International Publishers Association as the recipient of the 2011 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize. The publisher’s name is being withheld so that the publisher may leave the country, and will be announced in an award ceremony during the 37th Buenos Aires International Book Fair on April 25.
Previous recipients of the award have included Iranian publisher Shalah Lahiji; Zimbabwean publisher Trevor N’cube; Turkish publisher Ragıp Zarakolu; and Sihem Bensedrine, Neziha Rjiba, and Mohamed Talbi, founders of the Observatory for the Freedom of the Press, Publishing and Creation in Tunisia.
This year’s award will be formally presented by IPA president Y.S. Chi.