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Tayari Jones on the Necessary American History of Ann Petry’s The Street

The Street is a groundbreaking work of American literature that is as relevant today as when it was published in 1946. When it won Ann Petry the Houghton Mifflin Prize for Debut Writers, the literary world was put on notice. Everyone agreed that the novel was brilliant, but, as is the case with... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-06 09:47:44 UTC ]
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Kosovo declares Peter Handke “persona non grata” as Nobel controversy continues.

Peter Handke, the Austrian writer whose Nobel win has been causing upheaval in the literary world since it was announced in October, is now persona non grata in Kosovo, the country’s foreign minister Behgjet Pacolli announced Wednesday. Handke, who has defended or downplayed Serbian war... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-12-12 20:22:06 UTC ]
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The Makings of Grace Paley: Writer, Activist, Feminist

Though Grace Paley never stopped writing, and the publica­tion of her first book demonstrated that she was in fact “a writer,” her energy turned increasingly to political activity after 1960. Her desire to remain outside the literary world was abetted by her interest in the growing peace... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-12-11 09:48:14 UTC ]
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“I prefer toilet paper to your empty and ignorant questions.” The Peter Handke drama rolls on.

Today saw two new developments in the ongoing Peter Handke controversy, which has set the literary world ablaze since October 10 when the Swedish Academy announced the Austrian writer/Slobodan Miloševic eulogist as the joint winner (with Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk) of the 2019 Prize. The first... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-12-06 20:05:06 UTC ]
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Border crossing: How translated fiction can open up the world

The new Elena Ferrante is just one of the exciting novels in translation coming next year. Lara Feigel talks to the UK editors who are rediscovering classics and finding new audiencesThere are voices that speak to us across oceans and centuries with more intimacy than the people who surround us... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-11-23 08:00:49 UTC ]
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Inside France’s Fall Publishing Frenzy, aka ‘Oscar Season For Books’

August 29th. French cultural magazine Les Inrockuptibles is throwing its traditional end of summer party, also known as “le cocktail de rentrée littéraire.” On the intimate patio of the Musée Bourdelle, on the Left Bank, the big shots of France’s literary world exchange anecdotes about their... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-04 09:49:09 UTC ]
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The Literary World of Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con isn’t just a place for authors to promote their work—it’s got a literary tradition of its own. Here are some of the books and graphic novels set at or about SDCC. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Expo 2019: Adult Breakfast Authors Say Crime Pays in Literary World

Thursday morning's Adult Book & Author Breakfast featured Rachel Maddow, Malcolm Gladwell, Karin Slaughter, Marjorie Liu, and Ta-Nehisi Coates introducing their newest books, with presentations emphasizing the true crimes that inspired each to write. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Sweden’s Dorotea Bromberg Is London Book Fair’s Lifetime Achievement Laureate 2019

Dorotea Bromberg co-founded Swedish book publisher Bromberg Bokförlag with her father. The company still punches far above its weight in the literary world. The post Sweden’s Dorotea Bromberg Is London Book Fair’s Lifetime Achievement Laureate 2019 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Small Island author Andrea Levy dies, aged 62

Andrea Levy, writer of bestselling Windrush generation novel Small Island (Headline), has died from cancer at the age of 62, with the publishing community paying tribute to how she "reshaped the literary world". Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Joy of Waterboiling is hot tip for oddest book title prize

This year’s shortlist also includes Jesus on Gardening, Equine Dry Needling and Why Sell Tacos in Africa?A book that celebrates Germany’s timesaving contribution to global cuisine is among the contenders for the 2018 Diagram prize for the oddest title of the year. The Joy of Waterboiling may... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-10-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ian McEwan’s ‘lost’ book is a more beguiling form of fake news | Hephzibah Anderson

The writer discovered that his ‘perfect novella’ was all in his mind. It’s a story that is somehow fitting for the times in which we liveIt’s been a busy few days in the literary world, what with the release of this year’s Man Booker shortlist following the recent longlist announcement for its... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-09-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Snake charmer: Sarah Perry on The Essex Serpent

The winner of the Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, Sarah Perry’s The Essex Serpent has taken the literary world by storm. The author discusses her ascent with Alice O’Keeffe. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Harry Potter's female readers now driving the boom in 'grip lit'

Millennial women who grew up reading JK Rowling’s wizard series are driving sales in other genres as they reach their 20s and 30s, according to recent researchThe women switched on to books by Harry Potter are shaping the literary world, according to new research, boosting the market in... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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3 Key Publishing Moments of 2015, the Year of Provocative Thinking

Publishing Perspectives' Erin L. Cox looks back at 2015 in publishing and highlights three significant moments that sparked conversation in the literary world. The post 3 Key Publishing Moments of 2015, the Year of Provocative Thinking appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-12-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fry narrates two Max Carrados stories for Audible

Stephen Fry will voice two classic detective stories exclusively for Audible. Fry, who voiced all seven of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, will voice The Coin of Dionysius and The Game Played in the Dark by Ernest Bramah, which features the blind detective Max Carrados who was first... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-12-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Jane Austen Helped Inspire Elena Ferrante’s Disappearing Act

Elena Ferrante—the mysterious Italian writer whose Neapolitan novels have captivated the literary world with their portrait of a lifelong female friendship—has been asked many times why she keeps her identity private. She has responded with many variations on the answer that she gave Vanity Fair... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2015-10-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publisher finds that writers' influences are mostly male

When Tramp Press asked authors submitting manuscripts to name the writers who inspire them, only 22% were female - pointing again to ‘the larger issue in the industry: our habitual dismissal of women’An Irish publisher has stoked the flames of the gender debate currently running in the literary... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ebooks are unfamiliar waters for digital pirates, according to UK survey

Publishing sector has the lowest level of illegal downloads in the entertainment industry, with book piracy at half the rate of copyright theft in film and musicFor publishers, fresh from winning a landmark ruling forcing internet service providers to block illegal ebook download sites in Russia... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Go Set a Watchman launch excitement builds ahead of publication

Harper Lee’s unexpected companion novel to To Kill a Mockingbird has bookshops readying for huge salesRead the first chapterListen to an extract read by Reese WitherspoonFirst chapter review: A beguiling journey into the pastSix months ago, it was a book the literary world would have laughed off... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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