7 Literary Icons Who Moonlighted as Children’s Authors

When I think of literary authors, I often imagine my college reading list — and my lecturer’s pontifications on how their books have been meticulously etched into the canon of cultural significance. I rarely think about storytime with Mom and Dad. So would you believe it if I told you that Nobel laureate Toni Morrison […] The post 7 Literary Icons Who Moonlighted as Children’s Authors appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2019-10-11 11:00:05 UTC ]
News tagged with: #reading list #electric literature #cultural significance #meticulously etched #authors appeared #literary authors

Other Publishing stories related to: '7 Literary Icons Who Moonlighted as Children’s Authors'


Children's book on Governor General's Literary Award short list a win for Indigenous publishing, author says

A children's book shortlisted for a 2021 Governor General's Literary Award was written by a University of Guelph associate professor who specializes in the history of Indigenous Peoples and illustrated by an Ojibway multidisciplinary artist. ... Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2021-11-02 08:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #literary award #children's book #indigenous peoples #governor general


Authors protest as children's books account for 7% of Christmas newspaper coverage

Authors and critics have called for newspapers to increase the space they allow for children’s book reviews after only 7% of the titles chosen for newspapers’ books of the year round-ups were for kids. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #titles chosen #book reviews #authors protest


Children's Book Authors Feted at Shanghai Children's Book Fair

On the last day of the inaugural China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF), held from November 7-9, the winners of the Golden Pinwheel Awards were announced. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #book fair #shanghai children


Book Riot’s Children’s Deals for December 7, 2022

Today’s edition of children's book deals is sponsored by Harlequin.com.`Harlequin.com`https://bookriot.com/giveaways/enter-to-win-a-kindle-paperwhite-holiday-book-bundle/`https://bookriot.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/KindlePaperwhite_300x500-2-1-2-180x300.jpg.optimal.jpg` Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-12-07 15:25:57 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #children's book #`https #book riot #book deals


Children’s authors of colour published in UK rose to 11.7% of market in 2021

BookTrust research shows, however, that the overall picture ‘remains far from representative’ with some writers and illustrators reporting tokenismNew research has found that 11.7% of children’s book creators published in the UK in 2021 were people of colour, up from 5.6% in 2017.Despite the big... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-11-23 06:01:50 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #children’s book #diana gerald #uk rose


Children’s Author Marcus Sedgwick Dies

Celebrated children's author Marcus Sedgwick, who was nominated for more than 30 awards, has passed away unexpectedly. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-11-17 17:42:32 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #children's author #celebrated children


Marcus Sedgwick, celebrated children’s author, dies aged 54

Tributes have flooded in for the much-loved writer, who wrote more than 40 books for children and adults including the recent Be the Change handbooksAuthor Marcus Sedgwick, who wrote more than 40 books for children and adults, has died aged 54. His literary agency RCW has confirmed his death,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-11-17 13:02:14 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #literary agency #fiction prize #carnegie medal #much-loved writer #guardian children #celebrated children


Sheikh Zayed Award Names Longlists: Literature, Children’s Literature, Young Authors

The first three categories' longlists have been released in the 17th edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, based in Abu Dhabi. The post Sheikh Zayed Award Names Longlists: Literature, Children’s Literature, Young Authors appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-11-10 20:55:04 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #zayed book #abu dhabi #17th edition #young authors


Charlotte Pomerantz, Inventive Children’s Book Author, Dies at 92

Her imaginative use of words and lively rhymes entertained young readers, sometimes with a subtle message included, drawn from her own life. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-07-29 21:25:32 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #children’s book #book author


Register Today for AAPI Communities in Conversation #7, Featuring Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Author of 'Finding My Voice'

Lee is set to appear in conversation with Lynn Nguyen from the Los Angeles Public Library. The live stream is set for Tuesday, July 5th at 1 PM ET. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-06-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #live stream #aapi communities #register today


French author Alice Zeniter has won the eye-popping €100,000 Dublin Literary Award.

The Art of Losing (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) by French novelist Alice Zeniter has won the prestigious Dublin Literary Award, a prize which comes with a handsome glass trophy and the world’s largest purse for a single novel published in English—a whopping €100,000. Nominations for the Dublin... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-05-24 16:21:57 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #literary award #public libraries #whopping €100


Jim Murphy, children’s author who humanized U.S. history, dies at 74

His books about the Great Chicago Fire and America’s first epidemic were Newbery Honor winners. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-05-19 22:43:48 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #jim murphy


Beloved Children’s Author Patricia MacLachlan Has Died at 84

Patricia MacLachlan, author of beloved children's literature including Sarah, Plain and Tall, died on March 31. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-04-06 10:54:45 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #children's literature #patricia maclachlan #beloved children


Colin Kaepernick talks about his new venture: Children’s book author

The activist-quarterback discusses the defining moment that sparked his new children’s book, ‘I Color Myself Different.' Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-04-06 09:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #children’s book #defining moment #book author


Children’s Books by Black Authors: A Reading List 

A reading list hints at the richness and breadth of African American children’s writing before Brown v. Board of Education. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-03-19 09:00:07 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #reading list #black authors


Awards: Sheikh Zayed Shortlists: Literature, Young Author, Children’s Literature

The nine shortlisted tiles in the Literature, Young Author, and Children’s Literature categories come from six Arab nations. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson More Category Shortlists Will Follow he Sheikh Zayed Book Award—organized and administered by the Abu Dhabi Arabic... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-03-18 03:09:10 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #editor-in-chief @porter_anderson #porter anderson #arab nations #young author #post awards #literature appeared #zayed book


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 ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #literary world #electric literature #love books


Shirley Hughes, beloved English children’s author, dies at 94

Her books sold more than 11 million copies and earned her top literary honors in Britain. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-03-05 00:28:45 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #books sold #shirley hughes


Children’s Book Author Shirley Hughes has Died at 94

Shirley Hughes was the English author and illustrator of beloved picture books like Out and About, Dogger, and the Alfie series. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-03-02 13:57:50 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #book author #english author #alfie series #shirley hughes