A writer tries to make sense of Larry Nassar’s decades of abuse

In “The Girls,” Abigail Pesta interviews some of the promising gymnasts the Olympic doctor abused. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-07 20:23:06 UTC ]
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Does Self-Publishing Make Sense for Scholarly Writers? Highlights From a Discussion

Can self-publishing find traction in scholarly publishing as it has parts of general publishing? A recent panel at London Book Fair took up the question. The self-publishing platform Lulu has rolled out a service called Glasstree for scholarly authors. ‘Publishing Perspectives’ contributor... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In Joel Agee’s wondrous ‘The Stone World’ a boy tries to make sense of life

The range and caliber of Joel Agee's work proves he's much more than the son of the late, Pulitzer-winning James Agee. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-02-22 12:00:34 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 Elif Shafak’s ‘The Island of Missing Trees,’ a surprising narrator makes sense of surreal events

Shafak’s new novel weaves the tumultuous history of Cyprus into a story of young lovers split apart. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-11-16 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Dave and Goliath: maverick writer Eggers makes a stand against Amazon

The author likes small bookshops. So he won’t let the online giant sell his new hardbackThe plight of the high street bookshop, struggling against the power of the online giants, is a common complaint either side of the Atlantic. But not often do the prominent players, the authors and... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-10-03 08:00:23 UTC ]
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Nadifa Mohamed is sole British writer to make Booker prize shortlist

The author of The Fortune Men will now compete with five other novelists from South Africa, Sri Lanka and the US for the 2021 awardAlex Clark explores how the Booker shortlist tunes in to the worries of our ageJust one British author has made the shortlist for this year’s Booker prize: Nadifa... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-09-14 15:25:06 UTC ]
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For today’s feminist writers, sex makes a comeback

Roxane Gay, Katie Roiphe and Carmen Maria Machado, among others, are writing passionate, polemical sexual confessionals. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-06-17 13:00:00 UTC ]
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In Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘Klara and the Sun,’ a robot tries to make sense of humanity

Ishiguro’s first novel since winning the Nobel Prize in 2017 is a delicate, haunting story, steeped in sorrow and hope. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-02 16:46:21 UTC ]
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An independent curator tries to make sense of contemporary art

In Tony Godfrey’s entertaining book, artists, curators, museums and the all-devouring art market elbow one another for space on every page. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-12-29 13:00:00 UTC ]
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How “Memorial Drive” Tries to Make Sense of a Mother’s Murder

Katy Waldman writes about “Memorial Drive,” a new memoir by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey, who pieces together memories of her mother, who was murdered by Trethewey’s stepfather. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2020-07-29 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Two new horror novels make sense of our current dystopian reality

Josh Malerman’s “Malorie” and Paul Tremblay’s “Survivor Song” are timely in ways the authors could never have expected. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-07-07 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Dean Atta: 'Reading as widely as possible will help make you a better writer'

Dean Atta answers our questions about his debut YA novel, The Black Flamingo (Hodder Children's Books), which is told in verse and has been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-08 04:20:43 UTC ]
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In ‘Short Life in a Strange World,’ paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder help an author make sense of his existence

Toby Ferris traveled across Europe to see all of the Dutch Renaissance painter’s surviving work. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-11 18:07:05 UTC ]
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‘The Professor and the Parson’ tries to make sense of a narcissistic con man who fooled nearly everyone

Adam Sisman‘s sprightly new book follows a 20th-century fantasist who styled himself, variously, as a professor, doctor and reverend. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-26 15:00:00 UTC ]
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‘The Professor and the Parson’ tries to make sense of a narcissistic con man who fooled nearly everyone

Adam Sisman‘s sprightly new book follows a 20th-century fantasist who styled himself, variously, as a professor, doctor and reverend. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-26 15:00:00 UTC ]
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Making Sense of a Bullshit Society: A Reading List by Malcolm Harris

How did everything get so bad, so fast? For young Americans, trust in society and its various institutions is at historical lows. These books comprise a solid intro to the mechanics of our totally fucked up and bullshit American society in 2020. There’s no Trump on the list, but if you read the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-25 09:49:35 UTC ]
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Was This Decade The Beginning Of The End Of The Great White Male Writer?

In the 2010s, the publishing industry finally wrestled with its problems with diversity. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2019-12-22 13:00:22 UTC ]
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The Makings of Grace Paley: Writer, Activist, Feminist

Though Grace Paley never stopped writing, and the publica­tion of her first book demonstrated that she was in fact “a writer,” her energy turned increasingly to political activity after 1960. Her desire to remain outside the literary world was abetted by her interest in the growing peace... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-12-11 09:48:14 UTC ]
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Hockney and Gayford make Educational Writers' Award 2019 shortlist

The Educational Writers' Award 2019 shortlist has been revealed, with titles from David Hockney, Martin Gayford and Alastair Humphreys in the running.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-17 19:17:20 UTC ]
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