'Unparalleled' biography of Meghan Markle's life promised by Morton

Andrew Morton is to pen an in-depth biography on Meghan Markle, who he calls a "dramatic contrast to the blushing, coy royal brides of recent history". Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Who was Vivian Maier? A new book explores the inspired life of the nanny with a secret gift for photography

‘Vivian Maier: Developed’ is a revealing and beautiful biography about the mysterious caregiver who left behind a trove of her own art. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-12-21 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Anvari leaves Quarto for DK Life

DK has appointed Zara Anvari in the new role of senior acquisitions editor for the Life division. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-14 05:03:05 UTC ]
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Now there’s a real-life Grinch cave, for people who’ve misunderstood the book or enjoy suffering.

Here’s something sick, deviant, and against nature: Dr. Seuss Enterprises has partnered with vacation rental management company Vacasa to create a real-life version of the Grinch’s cave—home of the Grinch, the titular role in the book about the Grinch. I’m a little perplexed by why someone would... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-12-10 19:05:11 UTC ]
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How Two Novelists and a Poet Made Me Change My Life

Are there certain books with topics you avoid? That you fear may leave you a little worse for wear? Here's what may happen if you read them. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-12-07 11:38:00 UTC ]
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“He Wound Up Feeling Like a Close Friend.” On Drawing the Life of Leonard Cohen

Philippe Girard (Leonard Cohen: On a Wire, translated by Helge Dascher and Karen Houle) and Joe Ollmann (Fictional Father) spoke to one another as part of D+Q Live, a fall event series by the graphic novel publisher Drawn & Quarterly. The driving force behind November’s conversation was the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-12-06 09:55:48 UTC ]
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Inspired by real-life murderers, Dostoevsky wrote a new kind of novel

“Crime and Punishment” was a turning point for the Russian writer — and for literature. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-12-03 13:00:00 UTC ]
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René Magritte was an enigma. A new biography tries to make sense of the genius.

“René Magritte,” by the late Alex Danchev, is an insightful and broad-reaching exploration of the artist. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-12-02 13:00:00 UTC ]
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‘In the Eye of the Wild,’ a Haunting Memoir About Life After a Bear Attack

The anthropologist Nastassja Martin has written a slender but expansive book in which she grapples with the physical and philosophical fallout of a near-death experience. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-11-24 10:00:04 UTC ]
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Sarah Winman’s ‘Still Life’ feels like a Saturday night among old friends

“Still Life” is that rare, affectionate novel that makes one feel grateful to have been carried along. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-11-23 12:00:00 UTC ]
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New York’s Midcentury Art Scene Springs to Life in ‘The Loft Generation’

Edith Schloss’s memoir recounts an era of great creative vitality and the time she spent with Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Merce Cunningham, Leo Castelli and others. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-11-21 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Charts: The Promise breaks into Most-Sold Fiction

Damon Galgut's The Promise (Chatto & Windus) has thundered to the top of the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Fiction top 20, the week of its Booker Prize win. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-09 19:53:38 UTC ]
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Damon Galgut wins Booker Prize with 'spectacular' novel The Promise

Damon Galgut has won the Booker Prize with The Promise (Chatto & Windus), hailed by judges as “a spectacular demonstration of how the novel can make us see and think afresh”.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-03 11:06:30 UTC ]
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Celebrating the life of Felicity Bryan

On 25th October, as the mild autumn dusk set in over London, St John’s Smith Square opened its doors to the many authors, friends and publishing colleagues who had come to celebrate the remarkable life of Felicity Bryan, who died on 21 June 2020. Many others were watching online from around the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-01 18:28:58 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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A Debut Novel of a Life in the Arctic, Beyond History’s Reach

In “The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven,” by Nathaniel Ian Miller, a young man swaps the daily grind for the unpeopled expanses of the Far North. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-10-26 09:00:03 UTC ]
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A new biography depicts B.B. King as ‘the first guitar hero.’ But does it truly see him?

“King of the Blues” exists in the long tradition of White writers documenting the lives of Black musicians. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-10-13 11:59:06 UTC ]
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A Memoir of Post-Genocide Refugee Life Rendered With Delicacy and Insight

In “Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds,” Mondiant Dogon, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, recounts a saga of horror, frustration and hope. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-10-12 09:00:07 UTC ]
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A Memoir of Filipino American Family Life in the Wake of Colonialism

“Concepcion,” by Albert Samaha, combines the epic sweep of global history with an intimate family narrative. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-10-12 09:00:07 UTC ]
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Martin J. Sherwin, whose Oppenheimer biography won a Pulitzer, dies at 84

He partnered with Kai Bird to publish “American Prometheus,” one of three books he wrote on the Cold War and nuclear weapons. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-10-08 14:44:29 UTC ]
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Sceptre sews up deal for Hunter's Mary Queen of Scots biography

Sceptre has picked up an alternative biography of Mary, Queen of Scots from Threads of Life (Sceptre) author Clare Hunter in a two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-05 13:39:10 UTC ]
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