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Paperbacks and Hardcovers On Sale On Amazon for 50% Off

Emily Henry, Toni Morrison, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dr. Seuss and more books on sale for 50% off today! Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2024-05-10 18:01:00 UTC ]
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Imagine Getting a Rejection Letter from Toni Morrison

Jimmy Fallon's book club returns, a consideration of Toni Morrison's rejection letters, and the best book to read about Daniel Kahneman. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2024-03-27 21:34:00 UTC ]
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‘There is joy, and there is rage’: the new generation of novelists writing about motherhood

From the shock and awe of labour to domestic isolation, a wave of recent novels captures the transformative nature of being a motherThey say nothing prepares you. Before having my baby, I approached the literature of motherhood as though I were about to sit an exam. If my studies tempered the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2024-01-20 11:00:01 UTC ]
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Former Knopf Associate Publicity Director Michelle Somers Dies at 50

Somers, who died in her Brooklyn home this past August, worked on Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir, two novels by Toni Morrison, and Martin Sherwin and Kai Bird's Pulitzer-winning biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer in her 13-year tenure at Knopf. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Toni Morrison Left Publishing

Commercial book publishing was (and is) unbearably white. In 1971, when Toni Morrison became a trade editor, about 95 percent of the fiction published by the big commercial houses was by white authors. By 2018, that number dropped only to 89 percent. One of the only other black women working as... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-10-24 08:50:40 UTC ]
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Bedtime Stories From Toni Morrison: Priscilla Gilman on Her Singular Literary Upbringing

Family memoirs are never about one thing. There’s always a compelling domestic story; in her new memoir, The Critic’s Daughter, Priscilla Gilman tells a fascinating story about her dynamic parents and the literary world that they inhabited. But good memoirs always involve a secondary subplot (or... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-02-06 09:54:35 UTC ]
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James Baldwin Estate Administrator Eileen Ahearn Dies at 75

A former assistant to Toni Morrison, Ahearn was the steward of Baldwin’s archives and managed the film rights to his books. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-01-23 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The exceptional stories in ‘On Girlhood’ explore the realities of growing up Black and female

‘On Girlhood,’ edited by Glory Edim, pulls together the work of Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and more. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-12-23 12:00:13 UTC ]
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“You cover that acid in comfort.” Read Toni Morrison’s 1973 edit letter to Lucille Clifton.

In addition to being a prolific novelist, Toni Morrison was a prolific editor. She was committed to championing Black writers, both through her role as senior editor at Random House and her work with writing collectives like The Sisterhood (which included literary giants like June Jordan, Alice... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-12-10 18:40:25 UTC ]
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In the Va. governor’s race, ‘Beloved’ is reduced to its most explicit parts. That’s obscene.

Toni Morrison’s 1987 classic has sparked debate in the Virginia governor’s race about what public school students should read. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-10-27 12:53:39 UTC ]
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From Henry Louis Gates Jr., Another Scholarly Megaproject

A book series from Penguin will feature leading writers on the legacy of Black figures including W.E.B. DuBois, John Hope Franklin, Toni Morrison and Stevie Wonder. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2021-10-20 13:00:14 UTC ]
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Finding your father, and yourself, in the works of Toni Morrison

Review of 'Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature' by Farah Jasmine Griffin Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-09-10 14:00:12 UTC ]
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A love letter to European literature

Aged 15 I got a Christmas job at my local bookshop in Battersea so I could save to go interrailing. My parents’ bookshelves were brimming with mostly Black writers: Chinua Achebe, Buchi Emecheta, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Chester Himes, Terry McMillan, and I was surrounded by ‘consciousness’... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-30 21:25:59 UTC ]
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Women's Prize podcast ends second series with Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall has rounded off the second series of the "Women's Prize Podcast", picking books by Toni Morrison and Margaret Atwood among her top titles. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-22 18:58:43 UTC ]
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For Sale: Toni Morrison’s Apartment and Personal Library

The Nobel Prize-winning author edited as she read and alphabetized her 1,200-plus book collection by last name. The post For Sale: Toni Morrison’s Apartment and Personal Library appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at 'The Millions'

[ The Millions | 2020-11-04 21:30:53 UTC ]
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The Long-Awaited Return of Gayl Jones

Gayl Jones published her first novel in 1975. It was hailed by James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and John Updike. Then Gayl disappeared from the literary scene. Now she's releasing her first novel in 20 years. The post The Long-Awaited Return of Gayl Jones appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at 'The Millions'

[ The Millions | 2020-08-05 20:30:18 UTC ]
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Q&A: Reagan Arthur on taking the reins of book publisher Alfred A. Knopf

Reagan Arthur on becoming head of Alfred A. Knopf, publisher of Toni Morrison, Stieg Larsson and many others. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-01-29 21:12:26 UTC ]
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Larry Heinemann, Novelist of the Vietnam War, Dies at 75

His “Paco’s Story” was the surprise winner of the National Book Award for fiction in 1987, beating books by Toni Morrison and Philip Roth. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2019-12-17 23:53:36 UTC ]
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Obituary: Toni Morrison (18/02/1931-05/08/19)

Four publishing industry figures pay tribute to and share their recollections of acclaimed author and the first African-American Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-15 22:10:49 UTC ]
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Obama reveals summer reads as Morrison, Whitehead, Chiang and Mantel top list

Barack Obama has revealed his summer reading list, including titles from Toni Morrison, Colson Whitehead, Ted Chiang and Hilary Mantel. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-15 11:40:17 UTC ]
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