7 Short Stories about Political Issues That Resist Easy Answers

It can be too easy to write villains— people stunted and incapable of love or compassion—when we write about opponents of our politics, especially in short stories, which have so much less space to detail nuance. Sometimes writing about villains and pointing the finger is necessary in a world that turns away from the victim. […] The post 7 Short Stories about Political Issues That Resist Easy Answers appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

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Edinburgh Book Festival to publish story collection

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Wed, 31/08/2011 - 14:45 The Edinburgh International Book Festival, Scottish indie Cargo and US publisher McSweeney's are to team up on a four-volume collection of stories from authors including Roddy Doyle and Ali Smith. Fifty authors are to take part... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Penguin reissues Dahl's grown-up stories

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 26/08/2011 - 08:48 Penguin is reissuing its collections of short stories for adults by renowned children's author Roald Dahl. The rejacketed paperback versions, priced £8.99, will be reissued in four batches, beginning with Someone Like... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Orwell prize to blog "hop-picking" stories

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Thu, 25/08/2011 - 07:00 The Orwell Prize is to blog George Orwell’s “hop-picking” diary entries, which went on to form part of his novel A Clergyman’s Daughter. Starting today, the political writing award will post a daily blog 80 years to the day that... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Penton Folds Second Magazine With August Issue

In addition to Penton Media folding 123-year old American Printer magazine, Penton's PFFC (Paper, Film & Foil Converter) is also ceasing publication with its August issue (September editorial content will be posted to the website before the digital products fold as well). Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Slaughter writes digital-only story to benefit libraries

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Mon, 22/08/2011 - 09:21 American crime writer Karin Slaughter has written a digital-only short story exclusive to Amazon, with all the proceeds going to benefit libraries. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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W&N buys stories by New Yorker pick

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 19/08/2011 - 10:20 Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired a collection of stories by Nathan Englander, one of the New Yorker's "20 Writers for the 21st Century", whose previous works have been published by Faber. Editorial director Arzu... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Dr Who's Sarah Jane to tell story for Aurum

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'Reader's Digest' Wants Your Life Story in 150 Words or Less

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If the Bible is the dairy section of religion publishing, then Bible stories for children are milk cartons sized for kid consumption. Children’s religion publishing sells a lot of those cartons, but it also offers a wide variety of books on topics beyond the Bible, such as good manners,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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From "Most Effective Digital Mag Brands" to "7 Magazine Web Sites That Suck"

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Solzhenitsyn stories head rights deals

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BA issues plea for Xmas catalogue suggestions

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Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 09/06/2011 - 15:38 Attendance at the London Book Fair in April was up 7% from 2009, the nearest comparable year, according to figures released by Reed Exhibitions. The 2011 fair welcomed 24,802 visitors, up from 23,096 in 2009, with US visitors... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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