An Ersatz Wonderland: On Stephen Wright’s “Processed Cheese”

IN A CAREER of almost four decades, American author Stephen Wright has produced exactly five novels. He doesn’t do short stories, he says; when he sits down to write, “I just jump in the pool and start swimming to the deep water.” And his novels are most definitely deep, his key themes being religion, war, […] The post An Ersatz Wonderland: On Stephen Wright’s “Processed Cheese” appeared first on Los Angeles Review of Books. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

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Revisiting Stephen Wright and Historical Fiction

This week, Kevin Wilson reviews Stephen Wright’s new novel, “Processed Cheese.” In 2006, Laura Miller wrote for the Book Review about “The Amalgamation Polka,” Wright’s novel about the descendant of both ardent abolitionists and unwavering slaveholders. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Laura Lippman’s suspense novel ‘Dream Girl’ takes its cue from Stephen King

In Lippman’s 25th novel, a bedridden novelist is haunted by a woman who claims to be one of his characters. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Stephen Dunn, Pulitzer-winning poet of ‘the difficult magic of the ordinary,’ dies at 82

He was known for his plain-spoken poems that drew universal meaning from everyday occurrences. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Paramount Options Rediscovered Wright Novel for Seven Figures

The rediscovered, initially unpublished, novel by Richard Wright, 'The Man Who Lived Underground,' has been optioned by Paramount in a seven-figure deal. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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HarperCollins’ Adimora on acquiring new talent and ‘speeding up the process’

Nancy Adimora rejoined HarperCollins UK as talent and audience development manager, Diversity & Inclusion, in February 2020, a new role reporting to HarperCollins c.e.o. Charlie Redmayne. Adimora works across the business to attract new authors and will help reach and market to new audiences... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Stephen McGann delivers 10-year celebration of Call the Midwife for W&N

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has signed Call the Midwife — A Labour of Love: Ten Years of Love, Life and Laughter by actor Stephen McGann, an anniversary book celebrating 10 years of BBC One's hit drama.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Film Rights: London’s BKS Agency Has an Option for Stephen McGinty’s ‘The Dive’

Mark Gordon's new production company's London wing has picked up the forthcoming HarperCollins UK release. The post Film Rights: London’s BKS Agency Has an Option for Stephen McGinty’s ‘The Dive’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Glennon Doyle doesn’t work alone: The ‘Untamed’ author and agent Margaret Riley King discuss their creative process

“Our collaboration is like a river,” Doyle says of working with her agent. “We’re in it all the time together.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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In ‘Later,’ Stephen King reminds us that he’s the master of the kids-with-strange-powers genre

Another of King’s special powers? Slipping into the persona of a teenager with total authenticity. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Guide to the classics: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland — still for the heretics, dreamers and rebels

First published in 1865, Lewis Carroll's children's book has never been out of print. It continues to appeal to adults who prefer childhood. Continue reading at The Conversation

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Allen Lane signs Covid-19 account from Pulitzer winner Wright

Allen Lane has signed an "all-encompassing" account of the Covid-19 crisis from Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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New novel Billy Summers from Stephen King for summer 2021

Stephen King is publishing a new thriller with Hodder in August 2021, Billy Summers. The book–about a unique hitman, "a good guy in a bad job”–has been billed as “part war story, part love letter to small town America and the people who live there”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Clutter, says who? College essays, letters from Stephen King and Tucker Carlson: I’m keeping (almost) all of it.

At the end of 2020, sorting through my papers was a welcome reminder of the joys of a literary life Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Radio 2 Book Club moves to prime-time Steve Wright show

The Radio 2 Book Club, now marking 10 years on air, is moving to a prime-time daytime slot on Steve Wright's show. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A Year in Reading: Stephen Dodson

For me, the book of the year was David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5,000 Years. The post A Year in Reading: Stephen Dodson appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

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'Much work to do': pay transparency and hiring processes must change now, FutureBook hears

Ensuring transparency around pay, demystifying the hiring process and giving illustrators the recognition they deserve are among the most fundamental changes the industry needs to make now, delegates at The Bookseller's FutureBook conference heard. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Mark Wright fitness guide to Thorsons

Thorsons has snared “the ultimate guide” to getting in shape from TV star Mark Wright. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Stephen Curry talks about his latest venture: A book club

The NBA star has joined the ranks of Oprah and Reese with a club that highlights underrated writers. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Black & White land fifth from Wright

Black & White Publishing has acquired A Traitor to His Blood, the fifth instalment of M P Wright's J T Ellington series.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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