ALA 2014: Librarian by Day, Novelist by Night

Three librarians with novels published in 2014 gathered at ALA Vegas on Saturday afternoon to share their experiences as authors navigating the library world and vice versa. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-07-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Friday Fund Day: Drop Some Dollars and Help Some Classrooms

Do some good and help these classrooms build inclusive libraries by donating or spreading the word about their projects. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-02-14 11:41:33 UTC ]
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First published in 1924, ‘Still She Wished for Company’ makes for a delicious, if bittersweet, Valentine’s Day treat

The novel, which enters the public domain this year, is one of the pioneering works of paranormal or “time-slip” romance. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-12 19:00:00 UTC ]
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Stationery stores are in trouble, but our love for Valentine’s Day cards burns hotter than ever

In a world determined to dematerialize our interactions with each other, we still crave the tactile experience of an actual card. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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There’s no shortage of novels about what happens when the Earth stops spinning. ‘The Last Day’ may set a new standard.

Author Andrew Hunter Murray has thoroughly thought through the ramifications of his conceit. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Tom Lutz fights for L.A. publishing, this time as a novelist

Los Angeles Review of Books editor Tom Lutz talks about "Born Slippy," his first novel, and why the city should have a more vibrant book publishing industry Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-02-09 15:00:03 UTC ]
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New Literary Prize Will Award $150,000 to a Female Novelist

The Carol Shields Prize is an effort to raise the visibility of women writers, in part with a sum that far exceeds many other book awards. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Johnson met Murdoch on day he signalled general election bid

News Corp owner was the only media baron the prime minister saw in his first three monthsBoris Johnson saw Rupert Murdoch for a “social meeting” on the day he signalled his intention to seek a general election last year, according to new transparency disclosures.Johnson saw the media billionaire... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-01-23 20:28:52 UTC ]
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A new Missouri bill proposes jailing librarians who provide children “age-inappropriate” books.

A proposed law in Missouri would fine, and possibly jail, librarians who provide books to children that a parental board deemed inappropriate, a policy so extreme that it has attracted national attention. House Bill 2044, or “the Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act,” introduced by... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-16 16:35:23 UTC ]
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When everything changed: Novelist Ocean Vuong reflects on a year of intense highs and lows

Ocean Vuong, bestselling author of "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous," joins the L.A. Times Book Club on Jan. 27. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Amazon Charts: Kay and Ross ‘most-read’ since Christmas Day

Adam Kay’s Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas (Picador) and Ryan’s Christmas by self-published author L.J. Ross were the most read books since Christmas Day, according to Amazon. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Romance novelist Johanna Lindsey dies, aged 67

US romance novelist Johanna Lindsey has passed away at the age of 67, it has been announced. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Susan Orlean: ‘We Expect Librarians to Be Everything to Everybody’

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[ Literrary Hub | 2019-12-19 09:48:21 UTC ]
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Michael Fassbender to adapt Kevin Barry’s Night Boat to Tangier.

Good news, lovers of brooding Irish actors and tragicomic literary noir: Michael Fassbender—the Academy Award-nominated Hiberno-German star of Inglourious Basterds, Shame, and the latest incarnation of the X-Men movies—has optioned the film rights to Night Boat to Tangier, Irish author Kevin... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Michael Fassbender options Kevin Barry's Night Boat to Tangier

Kevin Barry's Night Boat to Tangier (Canongate) will be adapted for the big screen by Hollywood actor Michael Fassbender. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-18 04:03:15 UTC ]
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Larry Heinemann, Novelist of the Vietnam War, Dies at 75

His “Paco’s Story” was the surprise winner of the National Book Award for fiction in 1987, beating books by Toni Morrison and Philip Roth. Continue reading at The New York Times

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ALA Midwinter 2020: Professional Program Highlights

PW contributing editor Brian Kenney offers his picks from this year’s ALA Midwinter professional program. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Wes Moore, Julia Alvarez Highlight ALA Midwinter 2020 Speakers Program

At the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, librarians will gear up for what figures to be an eventful year with a slate of inspiring authors and speakers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Charlesworth Press printing 36,000 personalised books a day as Christmas looms

Yorkshire print firm Charlesworth Press says it is currently producing up to 36,000 personalised children’s books every day as Christmas demand for the bespoke items ramps up. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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World Book Night grows audiobook offer in 2020

World Book Night will expand its audiobook offering in 2020, after a successful pilot with John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down in 2019. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Nosy Crow to mark Climate Action Day

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