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‘Dead Souls’ is a witty, sharp, cruel critique of literary culture. But it’s not for everyone.

Sam Riviere’s novel is hard to stop reading — because it’s written as a single paragraph almost 300 pages long. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-17 10:52:09 UTC ]
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Charles Johnson Remembers the Great Paule Marshall

There is much to be said of importance for literary culture in general and black American literature in particular when we reflect on the life of the late novelist Paule Marshall. I will discuss all this, but I’d like to begin with an anecdote about my only encounter with this grand lady. On... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-05 08:47:45 UTC ]
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Awards for women, writers of colour, small presses – why are there so many books prizes?

There are so many literary prizes these days that they could be regarded as an industry in their own right – but they’re needed to change the status quoHow many literary prizes are there in the UK today? To Wikipedia’s tally of around 70, I can immediately add half a dozen more – and still they... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Philip Pullman leads writers condemning 'pernicious' book discounts

His Dark Materials novelist says today’s steep price cuts devalue authors’ work and cheapen the experience of readingWith more than two months to go before Philip Pullman’s long-awaited new novel from the world of His Dark Materials is published, pre-orders have sent La Belle Sauvage flying up... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-08-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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With War, Literature Grows Even More Important in Ukraine

Book publishing and literary culture is playing a increasingly important role in the Ukraine's defense of its independence. The post With War, Literature Grows Even More Important in Ukraine appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-08-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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When will publishers wake up to the challenge of Amazon?

The books industry still underestimates the disruptive power of Jeff Bezos's awesome ambitionSo Amazon are the bad guys, again. At least according to Harper's Magazine they are. For the former Amazon employee James Marcus, Brad Stone "drops the ball" in his biography of Jeff Bezos, The... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2013-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What Will Become of the Paper Book?

The change has come more slowly to books than it came to music or to business correspondence, but by now it feels inevitable. The digital era is upon us. The Twilights and Freedoms of 2025 will be consumed primarily as ebooks. In many ways, this is good news. Books will become cheaper and more... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2012-05-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Leave Penguin Alone

A bit buried in last week’s iPad 3 excitement was the news that Apple, along with five major American book publishers, was given notice by the Justice Department that it’s about to be sued for colluding to raise prices. A tech giant can afford to shrug off something as petty as an anti-trust... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2012-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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