Alexandra Chang’s ‘Days of Distraction’ experiments with form to reveal the complexities of modern life

The debut novel intersperses the story of a tech reporter in Silicon Valley with Facebook posts, tweets, Google results and other fragments. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-27 13:00:00 UTC ]
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‘It definitely adds more complexity’: How life has (and hasn’t) changed at unionized digital media companies

The collective bargaining agreements ratified at publications including The Dodo and Vox Media have required more information about how their companies are organized. The post ‘It definitely adds more complexity’: How life has (and hasn’t) changed at unionized digital media companies appeared... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-08-29 04:01:18 UTC ]
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In ‘The Bookish Life of Nina Hill,’ Abbi Waxman introduces a modern-day Elizabeth Bennet

The novel follows an introverted millennial heroine whose life is upended by a family she didn’t know existed. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-07-09 15:44:59 UTC ]
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Day in the Life: What Hearst’s celebrity talent ‘wrangler’ does all day

As entertainment director for Hearst Magazines Digital Media, Nojan Aminosharei is responsible for wrangling celebrity talent for shoots across Hearst’s 21 digital brands, ranging from Cosmopolitan to Country Living to Esquire. Coming up with fresh ideas and pulling them off takes a lot of... Continue reading at Digiday

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A modern-day historian writes the timeline of American decline

British journalist Nick Bryant became attached to the U.S. in the 1980s. Then things went downhill Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Question of the Day: How did data shape content creation in a year of change?

In 2021, Digiday and Connatix teamed up to ask experts at the Digiday Publishing Summit how the past year’s unprecedented online audience surge fundamentally changed the ways publishers use data to create content. In this installment of the Question of the Day, Joetta Gobell, vice president of... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2021-03-10 02:00:00 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury Continuum to publish Bryant's 'modern-day Letter from America’

Bloomsbury Continuum has acquired When America Stopped Being Great by BBC New York correspondent Nick Bryant. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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André Gregory’s ‘This Is Not My Memoir’ is a free-form monologue about his quest for meaning in life and art

The boundary-smashing theater director turns an exuberant flow of reminiscences into a relatively coherent roller-coaster of narrative. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-12-09 12:59:55 UTC ]
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'A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky' reveals Octavia E. Butler's early life in Pasadena

Drawing on Octavia E. Butler's journals and notes, "A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky" offers a glimpse inside her journey to becoming a science fiction writer. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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If you’re thinking of a drastic lifestyle change, ‘Off Grid Life’ will feed your fantasy (or kill it)

Foster Huntington’s follow-up to “Van Life” is a both a celebration and a cautionary tale. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Bryan Washington’s ‘Memorial’ is a tender look at modern family life

Washington’s debut novel, following his acclaimed story collection ‘Lot,’ captures the complexities of love, race and what connects us Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-27 12:00:00 UTC ]
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The Book That Changed My Life: Giving Voice to the Divine, Inexplicable Ocean

In the early summer of 1994, I walked into Alice’s Bookshop in North Carlton; a small shop in an old terrace on a straight boulevard that runs north out of Melbourne, Victoria. Being so close to the venerable sandstone of Melbourne University, there’s an old-fashioned gravity about the place.... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Walter Mosley changes gears with ‘The Awkward Black Man,’ a meditation on health, aging and life

The story collection is a departure for the beloved writer best known for his Easy Rawlins mysteries. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-15 12:00:00 UTC ]
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BookMachine reveals editorial board changes to enhance diversity

BookMachine has announced a new editorial board, with some former members stepping down to make way for change, to better reflect the diversity it hopes to see in the industry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Praising the life of John Lewis, and skipping the complexities

Jon Meacham highlights the late civil rights leader’s determination and decency. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-08-28 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Scribe to publish account from within China's 'modern-day gulags'

Scribe will publish The Chief Witness: Escape from China’s Modern-day Concentration Camps by Sayragul Sauytbay and Alexandra Cavelius. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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In “All My Mother’s Lovers,” a Mother’s Secret Letters Reveal Her Secret Life

Not to sound like an assistant district attorney from SVU, but it is beyond a shadow of a doubt that acclaimed essayist and book critic Ilana Masad has carved a prominent space for herself in the realm of mother-daughter literature with her debut novel, All My Mother’s Lovers. It sits upon a... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-06-22 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Coronavirus Impact: Europe’s Aldus Report Reveals Book Fair Changes

An Aldus network report predicts cancellations, postponements, and other adjustments to European book fairs in the pandemic could affect 6,500+ exhibitors in 2020. The post Coronavirus Impact: Europe’s Aldus Report Reveals Book Fair Changes appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-05-14 16:20:19 UTC ]
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Penguin Life wins five-way auction for The Modern House

Penguin Life has triumphed in a five-way auction to publish The Modern House by design writers and entrepreneurs Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Scholastic UK to publish YA exploration of modern-day antisemitism

Scholastic UK is publishing Keren David’s “highly topical, thrilling and thought-provoking” YA book exploring modern-day antisemitism in the UK. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-19 12:22:42 UTC ]
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