Are African Writers Trumping African-American Authors?

In the NYTimes, Felicia R. Lee asks if the 'new wave of African writers' with an international appeal are drawing attention away from African-American voices. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-07-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Serving Writers and Readers: African American Publishing

From student workshops and academic conferences to literary awards and book clubs, African American literary organizations work to support writers and readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Celebrate Juneteenth with 7 of our favorite recipes from African American cookbook and other celebrated authors

Celebrating Juneteenth? June 19, or "Juneteenth," commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. We've compiled 7 favorite recipes from African American authors, including Rufus Estes, the first African American chef to publish a cookbook, Dr. George Washington Carver and Maya Angelou.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Asian American authors join forces to help writer Matthew Salesses, whose wife is battling cancer

Author Matthew Salesses' wife, Cathreen, was diagnosed with cancer in March, not long after the birth of their second child. Now, friends and colleagues in the Asian American writing community are offering literary rewards in a GoFundMe campaign to support the family. Author Margaret Rhee... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2015: Spotlight on African-American Children's Authors and Illustrators

Illustrators gathered on Thursday to talk about promoting children's books by African-Americans, and about striving toward a future where readers, writers, and publishers do not feel confined or limited by labels. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Authors United warns of attacks on 'author livelihoods' under Trump administration

The new US administration under Donald Trump could make things "very, very much worse" for authors, according to campaign group Authors United. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Joan Didion, American journalist and author, dies at age 87

The unsparing observer of US culture, politics and public life won huge acclaim for her memoir The Year of Magical Thinking• Read Alex Clark’s interview with Joan Didion from February 2021• Obituary: Joan DidionJoan Didion, the eminent journalist, author and anthropologist of contemporary... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-12-23 17:19:56 UTC ]
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Wilbur Smith, best-selling author of African adventure tales, dies at 88

His novels — filled with bloodshed and bodice ripping — sold more than 140 million copies. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Jerry Pinkney, children’s book illustrator who celebrated African American people and culture, dies at 81

Mr. Pinkney brought new life to old fairy tales — and to children’s literature as a whole — with his radiant illustrations in more than 100 picture books. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Albert J. Raboteau, scholar of African American faith from slavery on, dies at 78

The field of African American religious studies scarcely existed before he took it on in the 1970s with writings distinguished by both their scholarship and their spiritualism. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The Asian American Writers Workshop Turns 30

The Asian American Writers Workshop is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a series of signature digital events and a three-month fundraising campaign. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Rise of 'hybrid authors' as writers buy back their rights

The “rise of the hybrid author” was discussed at London Book Fair, with the prediction that writers will increasingly buy back rights to their own books from publishers.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Is Poe the most influential American writer? A new book offers evidence.

John Tresch’s “The Reason for the Darkness of the Night” presents the multitalented author’s fascination with science. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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In ‘How Beautiful We Were,’ an African village goes up against an American oil company

Imbolo Mbue’s follow-up to “Behold the Dreamers” follows a familiar desecration made wrenchingly fresh by the power of Mbue’s storytelling. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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400 years of the African American experience, told by a ‘choir’ of Black voices

Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain gather activists and scholars to write a group history. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Author J J Bola and agency Pontas launch prize for under-represented writers

The Pontas Literary & Film Agency and author J J Bola are partnering to create a mentoring prize for unagented, unpublished, under-represented writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Eric Jerome Dickey, best-selling African American novelist, dies at 59

Described as ‘one of the few kings of popular African-American fiction for women,’ he wrote 29 books that together sold more than 7 million copies. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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YA author James launches The Climate Fiction Writers League

Author Lauren James has established The Climate Fiction Writers League, a group of over 50 international published authors writing about climate change.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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11 New Books by Native American Writers

This year has been a dumpster fire and we mean that literally. But the shining bright spot in the literary world is an abundance of great new books by Indigenous writers being published in 2020. Since it’s National Native American Heritage Month, we’re focusing on books coming out of the U.S.... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-11-27 12:00:00 UTC ]
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DoJ Sues Author of Melania Trump Tell-All

The Department of Justice this week filed suit against Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former friend of first lady Melania Trump, alleging that she violated a nondisclosure agreement by publishing a tell-all book, 'Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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