Author Paul Beatty faced a strangely racial interview in Australia

Paul Beatty, celebrated as the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize, appeared in an onstage interview at the Sydney Writers’ Festival in Australia on Friday. But when the conversation turned to race, things got heated. ABC Radio National host Michael Cathcart, who is white, was... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Paul Beatty: First American author to win Man Booker Prize

Paul Beatty's book 'Sellout' tells the story of an African-American who attempts to bring back segregation and slavery. The novel had previously won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2016-10-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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James Patterson apologizes for saying white male authors face ‘racism’

The 75-year-old writer has penned more than 300 titles, sold more than 500m copies and is worth an estimated $800mThe bestselling author James Patterson has apologized for saying white male authors face “another form of racism”.In an interview with the Sunday Times, Patterson said white male... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-06-15 18:35:13 UTC ]
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'Interview with a Vampire' Author Anne Rice Dies at Age 80

Rice, whose books have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide, died of complications from a stroke on December 11. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Tributes to author Paul Reizin after death, aged 67

Tributes have been paid to author Paul Reizin, who has passed away at the age of 67. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-05 06:01:52 UTC ]
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Rachel Hollis, Lifestyle Author, Faces Backlash

Rachel Hollis, the best-selling author and motivational speaker, built a blockbuster business sharing her “authentic” self. Then things got a little too real. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Watch 'Migrations' author Charlotte McConaghy live from Australia

Watch "Migrations" author Charlotte McConaghy live from Australia at the L.A. Times Book Club. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-02-24 22:47:16 UTC ]
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A White author grapples with a family history of racial oppression

Edward Ball sketches a portrait of his Klansman ancestor, a Black victim and post-Civil War New Orleans. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-08-07 12:00:00 UTC ]
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What now for authors? On writing, coping and facing the future

Sanjana Varghese had been working as a freelance journalist in London for around a year when the coronavirus pandemic hit.  As countries around the world went into lockdown, many organisations froze their commissioning budgets, while others halted business entirely. Several of the pieces... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-21 20:08:07 UTC ]
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Author Interview | Amanda Prowse and Josiah Hartley: The Boy Between

Mother and son duo Amanda Prowse and Josiah Hartley have written The Boy Between: A Mother and Son's Journey From a World Gone Grey.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-08 02:49:15 UTC ]
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In ‘Short Life in a Strange World,’ paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder help an author make sense of his existence

Toby Ferris traveled across Europe to see all of the Dutch Renaissance painter’s surviving work. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Breaking In: An Interview with Debut Middle-Grade Author J. Kaspar Kramer

The debut middle-grade author answers questions about writing and publishing her folklore-inspired historical fiction set in Communist Romania. The post Breaking In: An Interview with Debut Middle-Grade Author J. Kaspar Kramer by Cassandra Lipp appeared first on Writer's Digest. Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2020-03-06 16:37:35 UTC ]
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Oprah Interview with 'American Dirt' Author Airs March 6 at Midnight

Oprah Winfrey's interview with Jeanine Cummins, the embattled author or 'American Dirt,' which was criticized by Latinx activists for containing stereotypical depictions of Mexican immigrants, will air on March 6 at midnight. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Interview With Beth O’Leary, Author of WHSmith 2019 Fiction Book of the Year

Congratulations to Beth O'Leary! Her debut novel The Flatshare was recently announced as 2019 Fiction Book of the Year by the British retailer WHSmith—an honor previously bestowed on books such as Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and The Girl on the Train by Paula... Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-11-19 11:00:22 UTC ]
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An Interview With Rena Barron, Author Of KINGDOM OF SOULS

We chatted with Rena Barron about her debut novel KINGDOM OF SOULS, the process of writing it, the story and the excitement behind it. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-10-29 10:40:44 UTC ]
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Nearly half of all book reviews in Australia in 2018 were of works by female authors

Stella Count researchers say gender parity reached by most publicationsResearchers have praised most Australian publications for reaching gender parity in their book review sections last year.Of published book reviews in Australia in 2018 49% were for books written by women, according to... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-09-18 18:00:08 UTC ]
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More than 'story, bonking, story': why you've never heard of Australia's best-selling authors

In pushing the romance genre aside, Australia’s publishing industry sent its most successful writers to pursue their careers abroadNalini Singh is trying to convince me to read a love story starring bears. The tiny author is tucked up under a huge scarf in a cafe on a freezing August day in... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-08-17 22:00:54 UTC ]
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Cengage faces fresh lawsuit from authors over digital sale royalties

Textbook authors who claim Cengage has not paid them correct royalties for sales from its digital services have filed a class action lawsuit against the publisher. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-13 21:55:01 UTC ]
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TECHNICALLY YOU STARTED IT: An Interview With Author Lana Wood Johnson

Debut author Lana Wood Johnson's TECHNICALLY YOU STARTED IT is your fav new YA beach read. Get the deets from the author! Continue reading at Book Riot

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Cengage Faces New Class Action Suit From Authors

A group of textbook authors has filed a class action suit against Cengage, alleging that the company’s recent digital pivot violates their author agreements. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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