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The Tenacious Constancy of The Merchant of Prato

Today, The Merchant of Prato is considered a “modern classic,” though it can’t have seemed very modern when it first appeared in 1957. Various books published that year had some kind of finger on the pulse—On the Road, Room at the Top, The Uses of Literacy—but a biography of a medieval Italian... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-20 08:48:18 UTC ]
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'Change is not happening fast enough': UK publishers promise to tackle inequality

Responding to the newly formed Black Writers’ Guild, all five of the biggest publishers say they will make more room for black authors and staffThe “big five” UK publishing houses have separately acknowledged that “change is not happening fast enough” and that they must do a lot more to address... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-17 12:45:22 UTC ]
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New & Noteworthy Poetry, From ‘White Blood’ to the Book of Job

A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-06-09 12:05:57 UTC ]
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New & Noteworthy Visual Books, From Computers to Mushrooms

A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-06-02 09:00:10 UTC ]
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Your Week in Virtual Book Parties, May 26 to May 31

Lockdown Lit @ Lunch with Mary South and Erin Somers Tuesday, May 26, 2pm EDT Lockdown Lit @ Lunch, a new weekly salon that spotlights books published during the coronavirus  pandemic, hosts Mary South (You Will Never Be Forgotten) and Erin Somers (Stay Up with Hugo Best) for brief readings and... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-05-26 16:02:55 UTC ]
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Moser, Whitehead, McDaniel, Grandin, Boyer, Brown Win 2020 Pulitzers

The 2020 Pulitzer Prizes for Letters were awarded in the book categories of fiction, history, biography, poetry, and general nonfiction, for books published in 2019, on May 4 via YouTube. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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15 New and Forthcoming Indie Press Gems

You may be stuck at home, but you can still expand your your horizons. It's a golden age for small, independent presses working to cultivate great writers and to push our literary boundaries. PW rounds up some of the best new and forthcoming books published by a range of standout small presses. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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New Survey Finds Little Improvement in Diversity in Romance Publishing

The annual “State of Racial Diversity in Romance Publishing Report” has been released, surveying more than 2,400 romance titles published in 2019. It discovered that for every 100 romance books published in 2019, only 8.3 were written by people of color. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Hurst launches Afterwords podcast to celebrate 50 years

Hurst Publishers has launched a podcast called “Afterwords”, celebrating six groundbreaking books published during its 50-year history. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-05 01:10:05 UTC ]
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Explore Icelandic Literary Culture

Take a tour of bookish Iceland and explore Icelandic literary culture boasting the most writers per capita, the most books published per capita, and more. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-02-19 11:34:01 UTC ]
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The NYPL was founded 125 years ago. Here are their 125 favorite books published since then.

The New York Public Library is marking its 125th birthday this year—in part with this list of their favorite books written for adults from the past 125 years, which they hope will “inspire a lifelong love of reading.” The list is full of classics, of course, but it’s also got a few refreshing... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-14 14:59:09 UTC ]
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New & Noteworthy

A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-01-14 20:45:25 UTC ]
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Read Harder: Read A Horror Book Published By An Indie Press

You will scare yourself silly with these chilling horror books published by an indie press. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-01-10 11:33:18 UTC ]
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New & Noteworthy, From Mo Rocca to George Wallace

A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2019-11-26 10:00:05 UTC ]
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New & Noteworthy, From Flannery O’Connor to Cigarettes

A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2019-10-08 09:00:06 UTC ]
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‘What’s taking so long?’: children’s books still neglect BAME readers, finds study

Although picture has improved since 2017, research shows that last year only 4% of books for the youngest readers featured a minority ethnic heroIn most children’s books, according to one London primary school pupil, “people are peach”. Another feels there are “no black people” in the stories... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-09-19 11:15:59 UTC ]
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A robot read 3.5 million books to find we describe women by appearance, and men by virtue.

Researchers have used machine-learning (a reading robot!) to read 3.5 million books published between 1900 and 2008, and tally all the adjectives used to describe men and women. Not surprisingly, women in books are beautiful and men are true-hearted! Yup, when positively described, women (or... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-28 13:30:07 UTC ]
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The Very First Books Published by Some of Your Favorite Publishing Houses

One of the most interesting things about book publishing, as an industry, is the way imprints and publishing houses develop over time—shifting focus to keep up with public interest, taking on personalities along with personnel, changing hands ad nauseam and merging like no one’s watching.... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-15 09:36:09 UTC ]
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New & Noteworthy Audiobooks, From Ernest Hemingway to the Baby-Sitters Club

A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2019-08-13 16:46:49 UTC ]
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Psst. Turns out 80% of books published in 1924-1963 are secretly in the public domain.

This year, for the first time in over two decades, a slew of work entered the public domain: everything first published in the United States in 1923, to be precise. (And yes, next year we’ll get the goods from 1924.) “But there’s another source of public domain works,” Cory Doctorow writes at... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-02 16:44:41 UTC ]
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