A White author grapples with a family history of racial oppression

Edward Ball sketches a portrait of his Klansman ancestor, a Black victim and post-Civil War New Orleans. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-08-07 12:00:00 UTC ]
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In Francisco Goldman’s ‘Monkey Boy,’ an author grapples with the alternative facts of his family history

A train ride becomes a pretext for a long train of thought, as a man looks back at his past. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-18 16:00:48 UTC ]
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Romance so white? Publishers grapple with race issues amid author protests

New report exposes decline in diversity in romance writing, as editor resigns after telling author they avoid putting non-white characters on covers ‘because we like the book to sell’Readers, writers and editors of romance books are grappling with the genre’s record on diversity, after a week... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fat White Family story snared by White Rabbit

White Rabbit has secured a deal for Ten Thousand Apologies: Fat White Family and the Miracle of Failure about the “country’s most notorious rock band”.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-16 01:05:22 UTC ]
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An inclusive look at women’s history, beyond White activists

Historian Elisabeth Griffith includes divisions alongside victories in this rich, intersectional account of the struggle for equality. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-08-12 10:00:50 UTC ]
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James Patterson apologizes for saying white male authors face ‘racism’

The 75-year-old writer has penned more than 300 titles, sold more than 500m copies and is worth an estimated $800mThe bestselling author James Patterson has apologized for saying white male authors face “another form of racism”.In an interview with the Sunday Times, Patterson said white male... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-06-15 18:35:13 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show: Humor, History, and Hope at Adult Authors Chat

Sisters confront racism with humor, a fantasy novelist delves into short stories, a military history expert salutes the civil rights movement, and a movie star's memoir goes behind the scenes. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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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 ]
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Q&A with Andrew Pettegree, author of ‘The Library: A Fragile History’

Andrew Pettegree, co-author of “The Library: A Fragile History,” discusses the centuries-long development of libraries as a civic necessity. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2022-02-24 18:26:27 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House Authors and Creators Skew Heavily White

Penguin Random House’s first report auditing the diversity of its contributors found that the demographics of its authors, illustrators, translators, and other creators “do not reflect U.S. reader demographics when it comes to race and ethnicity.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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A Graphic Novel About 100 Years of Matrilineal Family History, From South China to Singapore

To hear Weng Pixin tell it, Let’s Not Talk Anymore started out as a kind of “fuck you” move after a particularly bad fight with her mom but—as these things tend to go—it gradually transformed into a project to locate herself within the moth-eaten story of her matrilineal line.  Moving back and... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2021-11-04 11:00:00 UTC ]
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‘A terrifying precedent’: author describes struggle to publish British army history

Simon Akam says Penguin Random House cancelled his book about the British army, The Changing of the Guard, and demanded back his advance after he refused to let the MoD vet itIn the summer of 2015, journalist Simon Akam was thrilled when Penguin Random House (PRH) imprint William Heinemann won a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-07-23 13:00:54 UTC ]
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Publication delayed of epic history book amended after being called ‘too white’

Richard Cohen’s work, revised after criticism of its viewpoint, will not be published this week after a new row over its titleBilled as an “epic exploration of who writes about the past”, The History Makers was due out this Friday before being serialised on Radio 4 in the UK. But publication has... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-06-19 18:20:01 UTC ]
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5 Books About Complicated Families by BIPOC Authors

Here are five books written by BIPOC authors that each detail the intricacies of different complicated families. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-12-01 11:37:00 UTC ]
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Jacaranda and Andersen Press team up for Black History month author event

Jacaranda Books and Andersen Press will join forces to host an author reading event with Kwame Alexander, as part of its Black History Month celebrations.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-26 07:18:24 UTC ]
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Author Bernardine Evaristo: 'This is a history-making moment'

Author Bernardine Evaristo becomes the first black British woman to top the UK paperback fiction chart. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2020-06-12 11:06:56 UTC ]
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Author Fanny Singer and chef Alice Waters talk food and family with L.A. Times Book Club

In a virtual meet-up, "Almost Home" author Fanny Singer and mother and famed chef Alice Waters join book club readers April 21 for a kitchen conversation. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-07 20:33:16 UTC ]
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A Stirring Family Saga Tells a Taboo History of Vietnam

“The Mountains Sing,” the first novel in English by the Vietnamese poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai, imagines her country’s traumatic 20th century through the stories of three generations of women. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-03-17 09:00:13 UTC ]
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Reading Up on Whiteness: Religion Publishers Tackle Racial Inequality

Religion publishers are leading discussions about race in an attempt to explain how white Christians can help heal racial divisions in several new books publishing between now and fall. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Author Gish Jen explains why she created a family of 'Resisters'

'The Resisters,' Gish Jen's first novel in nine years, imagines a class-based dystopian United States. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-02-06 15:00:56 UTC ]
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