A Book Critic’s Greatest Mistake

Jonathan Lethem’s latest novel Dissident Gardens at first appears more grounded than his other works, trading supernatural elements for a more realist view of the world. But in Part 2 of his interview with Slate’s Jacob Weisberg, Lethem says to look closer. In his unflinching—some would say scathing—narrative about the American left, he says the relentless pull of ideology is just as fantastical as the magic ring in Fortress of Solitude. Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2013-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: Writing and gun violence, women in criticism, politics at the Festival of Books and more

I’m L.A. Times books editor Carolyn Kellogg — welcome to this week’s newsletter. THE BIG STORY What can poetry do in the face of gun violence? Critic at large Adriana E. Ramirez attended a reading — in Florida, not long after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland — that... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-04-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: Favorite reads of the year from our Critics at Large and more book news

Greetings and salutations! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, Books editor of the L.A. Times with this week’s books newsletter. CRITICS PICKS This week the entire Sunday Calendar section is taken up with critics picks for the year in film, television, theater, music, art — and books. Seven of our Critics at... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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World Book Night books defy the critics as sales grow

Written By: Philip Stone and Felicity Wood Publication Date: Fri, 04/03/2011 - 09:43 The majority of the books to be handed out tomorrow (5th March) as part of World Book Night have already received a sales boost in 2011. The figures will be a welcome fillip for the organisers, with founder... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books in the Media: Critics swoop on Day's fifth novel

Elizabeth Day's latest novel Magpie (Fourth Estate) picked up reviews in the Observer, the Irish Times, the Sunday Times, the Daily Mail and the i this week.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-20 03:19:56 UTC ]
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Book industry figures condemn abuse of Clanchy critics in open letter

An open letter, signed by more than 150 figures from the book industry, has condemned the abuse suffered by Monisha Rajesh, Professor Sunny Singh and Chimene Suleyman following their criticisms of Kate Clanchy.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-11 17:31:27 UTC ]
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Kate Clanchy book may be updated to remove racial stereotypes after criticism

Publisher Picador says it is looking at changing passages in prize-winning memoir, which Clanchy intially claimed were not in the book at allPicador, the publisher of Kate Clanchy’s award-winning Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me, is in discussions to update future editions of the book... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-08-09 15:36:04 UTC ]
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Books in the Media: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex sits comfortably in critic's picks

Last week, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex published her first children's book The Bench with Penguin Random House Children's. It picked up reviews from the Evening Standard, the Irish Times, the Telegraph, the Independent and the New York Times, making it one of the most reviewed new titles. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-13 20:19:26 UTC ]
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Sheikh Zayed Book Award Shortlists: ‘Development of Nations’ and Criticism

The Zayed Award honors finalists in ‘he Development of Nations' and criticism from Egypt, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, and Tunisia. The post Sheikh Zayed Book Award Shortlists: ‘Development of Nations’ and Criticism appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-04-19 04:47:40 UTC ]
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Who is the greatest fictional detective? A new book reminds us why it’s Poirot.

Mark Aldridge’s “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” offers clues — and evidence — to prove the case. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-04-14 12:00:00 UTC ]
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What to read in April: A critic’s pick of books that aren’t on the bestseller list

From the ‘The Madman’s Library’ and ‘The Best of R.A. Lafferty’ to ‘Dog-Eared’ and ‘The Cookie Chronicles’ Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-04-07 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Here are the finalists for the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award.

Yesterday, writer and book critic Michael Schaub announced all the finalists for the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award, which honors the “finest books” published in English during the last year. The thirty finalists were selected across six categories—Autobiography, Biography, Criticism,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-25 16:52:22 UTC ]
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To understand the Trump era, a Post critic read 150 books

Carlos Lozada finds that the best works are those least focused on the president. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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When book storage is limited, people get desperate. Don’t make the mistakes I did.

I suppose I knew a greenhouse wasn’t the ideal place for some of my most treasured possessions. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-30 06:36:07 UTC ]
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Ethan Hawke is now a book critic, thereby completing his Literary World Bingo Card.

Congratulations to Ethan Hawke, star of my favorite film (Gattaca) and arguably the most bookish man in Hollywood, who has, with today’s inclusion in the (web) pages of the New York Times Book Review, completed his Literary World Bingo Card! What is the Literary World Bingo Card you ask? Well,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-01 18:45:05 UTC ]
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On Rethinking Online Book Events: Critical Linking, July 31, 2020

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web! Continue reading at Book Riot

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A former Mueller prosecutor’s upcoming book will cover “mistakes” the team made.

Andrew Weissmann, who served as a prosecutor for Robert Mueller during an investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, is releasing a book this fall—and says it will include details on the investigation’s “mistakes.” Random House will publish Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-14 17:26:22 UTC ]
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Black Bookstore Selling Out of Books For First Time in 30 Years: Critical Linking, June 14, 2020

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The Problem With All The Books Publishing This Fall: Critical Linking, June 10, 2020

A daily roundup of the most interesting and awesome bookish links from around the web! Continue reading at Book Riot

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Black-Owned Bookstore Offers “Ally Box” Book Subscription: Critical Linking, June 5, 2020

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web. Continue reading at Book Riot

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