Global Interviews

November 30, 2018
Michiel Kolman

Michiel Kolman

Dr. Michiel Kolman, PhD. is Senior VP of Information Industry Relations at Elsevier and President of the International Publishers Association. He is the executive sponsor of Elsevier Pride and was listed two years in a row in the FT's Top100 ranking of most influential LGBT senior executives. Since joining Elsevier in 1995, he has held various core publishing roles in Amsterdam and Tokyo. He launched one of the first online journals in the industry in 1996: New Astronomy. Michiel was Managing Director in Frankfurt, Germany. For 10 years, he spearheaded academic relations for Elsevier, building up a global network of ambassadors engaged in strategic discussions with research leaders. Prior to Elsevier, he worked for Wolters Kluwer in a division that is now part of Springer Nature. He holds a degree from Leiden University in the Netherlands and a PhD in astrophysics from Columbia University in New York, where he studied with a Fulbright scholarship.

Michiel serves on the board of the Accessible Books Consortium that aims to make books available for the visually impaired. He also joined the board of the Workplace Pride Foundation supporting LGBTI workplace inclusion.
Interview
September 18, 2018
Michael Curran

Michael Curran

Michael Curran founded Tangerine Press in 2006. For the first seven years Curran published and bound the books after work as a builder, at weekends. A serious injury at the start of 2013 meant he had to leave 'The Building Game' and went full-time with the press later that year. In his own words:

"I landed myself with a back injury in January 2013. At 43 years of age I suddenly had to reassess everything. Tangerine was all I had so went head on with that, to try and make it a viable proposition"

Tangerine Press authors and artists have been longlisted and shortlisted for awards such as The Edge Hill Short Story Prize, Republic of Consciousness Prize and the Athens Photobook Festival. Their books have been reviewed in Times Literary Supplement, The Independent, The Irish Times, Morning Star, New Statesman, The Scotsman, The Sunday Herald, Hackney Citizen, Black Country Bugle, Bookmunch, The Skinny, Never Imitate, Urban Fox, The Manchester Review, The Penniless Press, Stride, Humble Arts Foundation, American Suburb X, Dazed & Confused, &c.

Media coverage of the press itself includes: Times Literary Supplement, The Londonist, Courier, BBC Radio London, Beatscene, The Bookseller, The Irish Times, BBC 6Music’s Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service and a special feature on Channel 4 News.
Interview
August 20, 2018
Kristenn Einarsson

Kristenn Einarsson

Kristenn Einarsson is the chair of IPA's Freedom to Publish Committee. He is also Managing Director of the Norwegian Publishers Association. Einarsson has been in the publishing business for more than 40 years. He is the President of the Bjornson Academy (for literature and freedom of expression) and the chair of the board of two companies in Television distribution. He has previously been CEO of The Norwegian Book Clubs and Kuunskapsforlaget. He has also been the Chair of the Norwegian Film Fund and the Norwegian Film Council. Interview
April 30, 2018
Vanda Krefft

Vanda Krefft

Vanda Krefft is the author of The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox (HarperCollins, November 2017), the first in-depth biography of Twentieth Century Fox founder William Fox. A former entertainment industry journalist based in Los Angeles, she has a BA in English and an MA in Communication, both from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Interview