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The Annotated Nightstand: What Anna Moschovakis is Reading Now and Next

Anna Moschovakis is one of those unicorns in the literary world who manages not only to do it all, but do it well—more than well. She is a poet, translator, novelist, critic, publisher, professor, and community organizer. Her translation from French of David Diop’s At Night All Blood Is Black... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-11-17 09:51:50 UTC ]
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Open letter to top publisher condemns $2m Amy Coney Barrett book deal

More than 250 literary figures rail against acquisition by Penguin Random House of book by conservative US supreme court justiceMore than 250 figures from the US literary world have signed an open letter protesting the acquisition by Penguin Random House of a book by the conservative supreme... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2022-10-27 06:00:22 UTC ]
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Poison pens: leading writers call for overhaul of UK’s Society of Authors

Literary world riven by conflict as trade union is accused of inappropriately taking sides in culture warIt is a literary row that threatens to consume the very organisation set up to protect authors’ rights. And, in spite of the involvement of three prominent names in children’s books, it has... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2022-08-21 09:00:05 UTC ]
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Attention book lovers: your dream job is hiring again.

Yep, you guessed it: “Barefoot Bookseller,” the greatest job in the literary world, is once again accepting applications. Would you like to run a bookstore on a desert island in the Maldives for a year? What if I told you that you weren’t allowed to wear shoes . . . or read the news? I […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-08-01 13:04:38 UTC ]
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Fun fact: Zadie Smith’s younger brother is in the bad Austen adaptation.

Today in extremely niche literary world factoids: in case you didn’t know (I did not) Zadie Smith has a younger brother named Ben Bailey Smith, an actor and standup who goes by Doc Brown, admires Taylor Swift’s writing ability, and features in Netflix’s new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-07-20 16:07:31 UTC ]
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IPA’s Africa Publishing Innovation Fund Pivots to Accessibility in Fourth Year

In its fourth and final year, IPA’s Africa Publishing Innovation Fund will support publishers in accessibility. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Opening the Literary World to Everyone’ ur readers will recall that at mid-June, we had the announcement of the Africa... Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-06-29 10:33:25 UTC ]
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James Patterson shares his formula for success. It’s pretty simple.

In the memoir “James Patterson by James Patterson,” the best-selling author opens up — kind of — about how he came to be such a force in the literary world. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2022-06-06 11:00:41 UTC ]
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13 feel-good books to brighten your summer

No disrespect meant to the downers of the literary world, but sometimes you just want a book that makes you smile. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2022-05-26 13:30:15 UTC ]
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‘The pendulum has swung’: Why we female Trinidadian writers are having our moment

Monique Roffey, the Costa-winning author of The Mermaid of Black Conch, on the lit-boom that’s happening on the Caribbean islandLast week, Trinidadian writer Lisa Allen-Agostini’s novel The Bread the Devil Knead landed a coveted spot on the Women’s prize shortlist. As a fellow Trinidadian... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2022-05-03 13:03:34 UTC ]
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Here are the 2022 Hugo Award Finalists

The Hugo Award is the biggest science fiction award in the literary world, and it has just announced its 2022 finalists. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-04-07 16:12:38 UTC ]
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A winner of this year’s Windham-Campbell Prizes dropped out of the literary scene for 40 years.

New hero alert: Wong May, the winner of this year’s $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prize in poetry, who expressed surprise at the award given than she has consciously eschewed the literary world in favor of the work itself. On the Windham-Campbell website, Wong May has one of the all-time great... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-03-29 19:56:25 UTC ]
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The Huntington has acquired Eve Babitz’s archive.

Last December, the literary world mourned the loss of essayist Eve Babitz—joyful, sharp observer of Los Angeles. Now, The Huntington Library in San, Marino has announced it has acquired Babitz’s archive, meaning researchers will be able to browse drafts of Babitz’s books and articles, original... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-03-11 18:11:06 UTC ]
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7 Novels Set in the Literary World

At the risk of seeming obnoxiously obsessed with ourselves, writers and readers do tend to love books about writers and readers—especially when those fictional writers and readers behave badly. (It’s no wonder, really, why the Bad Art Friend discourse hit a nerve; so many people were frantic... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2022-03-11 12:00:00 UTC ]
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“Anybody’s life could be a wonderful piece of art.” Read Maxine Hong Kingston’s best writing advice.

On this day in 1940, Maxine Hong Kingston was born in Stockton, CA. Kingston, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, took the literary world by storm with her seminal work The Woman Warrior (1976), which blends autobiography and mythology. The Woman Warrior, the winner of the 1976 National Book... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-10-27 16:42:53 UTC ]
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September 24, 2021

“Fitzgerald likes to rub rich people’s monstrousness against their beauty and thereby make sparks fly.” Andrew Martin and Benjamin Nugent discuss F. Scott Fitzgerald on his birthday. | Lit Hub Criticism Biographer Jacques Berlinerblau on why it matters that the literary world lacks critical... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-09-24 10:30:35 UTC ]
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The Acknowledgments Are My Favorite Part of a Book

I’ve never read the ending of a book first, though I do have a habit of flipping to the back before I begin, turning instead to the acknowledgments page. There are stories embedded here. Acknowledgments capture the real-life intimacies of the literary world and lay bare the backdrop of the... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2021-07-20 11:00:00 UTC ]
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The Awesome Power of Picture Books

Sari Feldman reflects on how these “wizards of the literary world” can be the key to a lifelong love of reading. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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STREET WRITER: The literary video game we didn’t know we needed.

Tired of the subtweets? The peevish reviews? The [gasp] indecorous email sign-offs? Do you wish the literary world would just conduct its brawls out in the open for all to see? Well, now you can fight along at home with Street Writer, Maxwell Neely-Cohen’s absolutely wonderful literary homage to... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-04 14:06:11 UTC ]
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Last year may be a tipping point for a truly inclusive industry, but there is more to do

Five prominent figures from the literary world discuss the vexed debates surrounding cultural appropriation, authenticity and the growing trend for sensitivity readers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-15 06:28:34 UTC ]
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More virtual book events should be variety shows!

Ryan Chapman (erstwhile host of Nerd Jeopardy, back episodes of which you can enjoy here) is launching the paperback edition of his novel, Riots I Have Known, tonight, and as a veteran showman of the literary world, Chapman has decided to put together something a little different. Tonight’s... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-09 20:04:37 UTC ]
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