Amina Cain builds slow, intimate portraits in 'Creature'

In 'Creature,' Amina Cain presents personal tales of female characters at loose ends.The peril of reading literary short stories is that one tends to encounter characters who behave not like you or me but like the kind of people one finds only in short stories. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-11-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Intimate portraits piece together the puzzle of Natalie Wood, the person and mother

Natalie Wood's daughter, actress Natasha Gregson Wagner, has written a memoir of life with the legend and produced an HBO documentary about her career. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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LB Scrambling to Meet 'Obama: An Intimate Portrait' Demand

The $35 hardcover features hundreds of photographs of President Obama plus a foreword by the former president, and Amazon and BN.com report that the book is out-of-stock. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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‘Intimate portrait’ of McCartney to Hodder & Stoughton

Hodder & Stoughton has acquired an “intimate portrait” of musician Paul McCartney, written by journalist Paul Du Noyer. Non fiction publisher Hannah Black acquired world English rights to Conversations with McCartney in a deal with Ros Edwards at Edwards Fuglewicz Literary Agency. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Okojie wins AKO Caine Prize for African Writing

Nigerian-British author Irenosen Okojie has won the £10,000 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing with her short story “Grace Jones”, from 2019 collection Nudibranch (Dialogue). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Faber acquires Jackie Kay's portrait of blues singer Bessie Smith

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Caine Prize 'reviewing its structures' after Baroness Nicholson controversy

The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing has said it is "reviewing our structures" in the wake of the controversy which has seen Baroness Emma Nicholson's honorary role axed at the Booker Prize Foundation. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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‘Miss Iceland’ is an exquisitely detailed portrait of mid-century life in Iceland

Audur Ava Olafsdottir does a brilliant job of conveying Icelandic life — its harshness, its connection to the land and to history, and its amusing qualities. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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How the Book Business Can, and Must, Build a New Future

A black author challenges publishing to be more daring in creating space for all writers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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7 important books for building an anti-racist workplace

Add these to your reading list if you want to create a truly inclusive work environment. As massive crowds fill the streets to protest police brutality following the death of George Floyd, many people are also taking another important action: reading.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

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Opinion: How digital media can get serious about building transparency, privacy and neutrality in a post-cookie world

Google’s sunsetting of third-party cookies gives us an opportunity to shape our long-term future. Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Bookshops need to 'build resilience', Thornton warns

Booksellers need to start “building in resilience” now for a possible second virus spike later in the year by embracing technology and phasing their re-openings, Mark Thornton has warned. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Scholastic builds anticipation online for Hunger Games prequel

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‘Calder: The Conquest of Space’ paints a stunning portrait of an ever-evolving artist

The second volume of Jed Perl’s definitive biography is as smart and stout as the first. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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A newly discovered portrait of Mary Pearson reminds us that the Austens were total jerks about her.

Long before Tinder, there was Jane Austen, warning your dates and their families that you looked nothing like your picture: in this instance, her subject was Mary Pearson, a portrait of whom has recently been discovered and acquired by Jane Austen’s House museum. Pearson, who likely inspired... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Building an Inclusive Learning Environment

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Deep cleaning at HarperCollins' News UK building as Times coronavirus case confirmed

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New Cassandra Cain graphic novel shows Asian American girls can be Batgirl too

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A peek into the process behind the popular Obama portraits

A new book describes the making of the paintings and the significance of their unprecedented attraction. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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