Ann and Jeff VanderMeer on Fantasy’s Influence on Today’s Literature

At Electric Literature, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer take a look at fantasy’s impact on comtemporary pop culture, in their introduction to the new collection, The Big Book of Modern Fantasy. “Fantasy becomes something of use to a writer to make a political or social statement,” they write. “It’s not just a mode, it’s a tool … The post Ann and Jeff VanderMeer on Fantasy’s Influence on Today’s Literature appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at 'The Millions'

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Ann and Jeff VanderMeer On Classic Fantasy, Fearsome Ducks, and Dead Astronauts

In this episode, taped live at the Miami Book Fair, writer Jeff VanderMeer and editor Ann VanderMeer talk to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about editing The Big Book of Classic Fantasy anthology, historical understandings of fantasy, editing beyond... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-12-05 09:48:07 UTC ]
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How Jeff and Ann VanderMeer picked stories for their new Big Book of Classic Fantasy.

Imagine being ushered into a vast and palatial room on a sumptuous estate to rival Versailles… and before you, across a golden table, lies a smorgasbord of delights. A banquet fit for a king, a queen, or even an emperor. As you gaze upon this wonder, you’re told you may eat only one meal from […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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How Fantasy Literature Helped Create the 21st Century

The following is the introduction to The Big Book of Modern Fantasy, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, to be published by Vintage Books on July 21, 2020. Introduction copyright (c) 2020 by VanderMeer Creative, Inc. Fantasy is a broad and various category that on the one hand can feature... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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World Literature Today Announces 2020 Student Translation Prize Winners

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World Literature Today’s 75 Notable Translations of 2019, by Michelle Johnson

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Jeff Sessions ducks questions about White House influence on AT&T-Time Warner merger

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5 Writing Tips: Jeff VanderMeer

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Jeff VanderMeer on the biggest dystopia of spring, 'America War' by Omar El Akkad

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The Sheikh Zayed Book Award in Arabic Literature: The 2020 Literature Longlist

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Watch Today, Read Today: Book Tie-Ins Are Hitting the Market Faster

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USA TODAY Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of USA TODAY'S Best-Selling Books List

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Where Is Hong Kong Literature When We Need It Most?

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Margaret Busby: how Britain's first black female publisher revolutionised literature – and never gave up

In her 20s, she set up her own company, publishing everyone from James Ellroy to the Worst Witch series, and changing Britain for the better, book by book There is a revealing story Margaret Busby tells, about the first novel she published. A family friend had bumped into a former US serviceman... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Cynthia Leitich Smith Named Winner of the 2021 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature

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10 Groundbreaking Urban Fantasy Novels

David R. Slayton, author of the new urban fantasy novel 'White Trash Warlock,' picks 10 urban fantasies that beak new ground. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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