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Kazuo Ishiguro on the Joys of Repetition

At the Guardian, Kazuo Ishiguro discusses his newest book, Klara and the Sun, and how this latest offering echoes themes and ideas he has often explored in his previous work. “Literary novelists are slightly defensive about being repetitive,” Ishiguro says. “I think it is perfectly justified:... Continue reading at 'The Millions'

[ The Millions | 2021-02-26 21:30:38 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Daily: February 26, 2021

“Like so many women novelists of previous centuries, Yezierska’s canonical status is a phenomenon of the recent past.” Catherine Rottenberg on the overdue revival of Anzia Yezierska. | Lit Hub Fashion isn’t frivolous: Francesca Granata recommends books central to our understanding of femininity,... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-26 10:30:02 UTC ]
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Sarah Moss’s Anxiety Chronicles

MOST NOVELISTS WHO want to embed sophisticated ideas in their fiction resort to long stretches of dialogue. In the traditional philosophical novel, loquacious characters are the vehicles for politics or principles. Sarah Moss is different. She favors realism and interiority. In each of her... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2021-02-21 13:30:51 UTC ]
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Novelists are writing for TV more than ever. How it's changing the industry

Over the past 20 years, industry shifts have funneled more novelists into TV rooms than ever. It's salutary in many ways — beginning with health insurance. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-02-11 15:00:05 UTC ]
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Debut fiction did well in pandemic-hit 2020

Debut novelists performed solidly last year, despite widespread fears that they would lose out to more established authors due to 2020's pandemic-hit publishing schedules.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-14 13:16:53 UTC ]
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“Romance Is Political”: The Unlikely Fundraising Effort That Raised $400,000 for the Georgia Senate Runoff Race

Courtney Milan explains how a group of romance novelists rallied behind one of their own: Stacey Abrams. Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2020-12-07 19:30:17 UTC ]
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Words Without Borders in December: Female Sudanese Novelists ‘Caught in a Limbo’

'Not being Arab nor African enough,' translator Sawad Hussain writes, female writers aren't supported by Sudan's 'literary ecosystem.' The post Words Without Borders in December: Female Sudanese Novelists ‘Caught in a Limbo’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-12-02 16:34:21 UTC ]
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Douglas Stuart Wins the 2020 Booker Prize for ‘Shuggie Bain’

One of four debut novelists among the six writers shortlisted this year, Stuart wins for 'Shuggie Bain,' also a National Book Award finalist. The post Douglas Stuart Wins the 2020 Booker Prize for ‘Shuggie Bain’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-11-19 20:23:21 UTC ]
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7 of the Year’s Best Debut Novelists on Their First Literary Loves

Every year, we ask The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Finalists to reminisce about the first book they fell in love with. This year, we asked Finalists to reflect not just on the first story that stole their heart, but the story that seeded curiosity and empathy for the plight of others... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-17 09:48:30 UTC ]
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Colm Tóibín: How Rules of Craft Inhibit Creativity

Colm Tóibín gives the third installment to the Words Ireland Lecture Series. This modern master discusses the craft of James Joyce—and the idea of craft itself. Is craft a concept more suited to poetry? Could strict ideas around craft actually be a hindrance to novelists and short story writers?... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-04 09:48:28 UTC ]
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Can a Video Game Express Modernist Values?

AS AN EXPRESSIVE MEDIUM, video games have a strange way of reducing central concepts of modernist art and theory to basic operational elements. The technical specifications of “point of view” that have preoccupied novelists since the turn of the 20th century are crudely literalized within game... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-10-31 17:00:02 UTC ]
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Crime novelists dish on writing about cops in a moment of reckoning

Writers Rachel Howzell Hall, Attica Locke and Ivy Pochoda talked with Times reporter James Queally for a 2020 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books event. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-10-24 16:06:42 UTC ]
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Most diverse Booker prize shortlist ever is also almost all American

With no room for Hilary Mantel’s conclusion to her Wolf Hall trilogy, the six finalists also include four debutsHilary Mantel will not win a third Booker prize with the final novel in her Thomas Cromwell trilogy, after American writers made a near clean sweep of this year’s shortlist.With four... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-09-15 12:21:07 UTC ]
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Remember when famous writers used to shill for consumer products?

Ah, yes, the good old days: when novelists lent their faces and testimonials to advertisers hoping to sell tires, or a certain kind of beer, or fancy watches. It’s something you don’t see very much anymore, because we writers have become too principled to participate in advertising campaigns.... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-19 17:14:06 UTC ]
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With book tours scrapped, authors are finding new ways to connect with their readers

Chris Bohjalian, Mary Kay Andrews and other novelists have turned to Zoom and Facebook Live to find their audience. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-08-19 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Poets and novelists have been writing about life under COVID-19 for more than a century

From 'islands of pain' to the 'peril of exposure,' writers have captured the fear, emptiness and despair that characterize life during the current pandemic, writes a poet and English scholar. Continue reading at 'The Conversation'

[ The Conversation | 2020-08-17 12:24:39 UTC ]
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Carty-Williams, O'Leary and Winterson shortlisted for Comedy Women in Print Prize

Novelists including Candice Carty-Williams, Beth O'Leary and Jeanette Winterson are in the running for the Comedy Women in Print Prize (CWIP). Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-16 13:06:20 UTC ]
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Reclaim Her Name: why we should free Australia's female novelists from their male pseudonyms

The Women's Prize for Fiction has just published 25 literary works by female authors with their real names for the first time. Could we do the same for Miles Franklin and Henry Handel Richardson here? Continue reading at 'The Conversation'

[ The Conversation | 2020-08-13 06:43:53 UTC ]
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Alan Dershowitz claims a fictional lawyer defamed him. The implications for novelists are very real.

“Make Russia Great Again” and “Rodham” are two recent novels that benefit from blending fact and fiction. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-08-06 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Where are the hotshot British male novelists? BAME authors may know

Ashley Hickson-Lovence, Abir Mukherjee, Courttia Newland, Guy Gunaratne, Paul Mendez and Okechukwu Nzelu on why British writers of colour are left out of the conversationAfter this week’s Booker prize longlist was announced, the Times asked “Where are the new male hotshot novelists?” I was... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-07-31 14:10:18 UTC ]
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