B B Alston | 'It seemed like one of those careers that was so far beyond anything I could do'

In October 2018, B B Alston was waiting for an interview for a temp job when he spotted the #DVPit contest on Twitter, a hashtag inviting aspiring authors from marginalised backgrounds to pitch their ideas to literary agents. He had a middle-grade fantasy manuscript about an inner-city black girl who competes for a place at the top-secret Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, but had all but given up on it, and was planning instead to go to medical school. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-06 03:56:26 UTC ]
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Olivia Rodrigo started her career playing a book lover on TV.

BREAKING NEWS: yesterday, Zooey Deschanel tweeted about Olivia Rodrigo’s hot new album, Sour. Real footage of Olivia Rodrigo crediting me for inspiring her number #1 album. (JK, but great album @Olivia_Rodrigo!) pic.twitter.com/hMDezbLjEL — zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) June 7, 2021 She... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-06-08 18:56:02 UTC ]
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A scientist’s career in communion with trees

Suzanne Simard recalls her life and work, which transformed how we understand forests. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-21 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Canceling My Book Deal Was the Best Career Move I’ve Ever Made

I started querying agents for my memoir, Negative Space, in 2012, after two years of writing and revising. I got a few rounds of passes, including several friendly rejections in which agents said they just didn’t “know how to sell” my book. I heard this refrain enough times that I started... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2021-03-11 12:00:00 UTC ]
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The Publisher Who Transformed the Careers of Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams

Late in 1942 a Buddhist monk living in Los Angeles carefully inscribed his name in a recently published book by the poet Wallace Stevens. The Buddhist monk had moved to Los Angeles from Japan a year earlier. The book was Notes Toward A Supreme Fiction, published by the Cummington Press, a small... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-03-04 09:49:49 UTC ]
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Transworld to publish book encouraging women into STEM careers

Transworld has bought She’s In CTRL, a book "about women, tech and daring to dream" by Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, a leading advocate for girls going into STEM careers as the founder of social enterprise Stemettes. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-10 19:45:10 UTC ]
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If The Job Fits: Magical Careers in Manga

Might be time to update the ol' resume! The magical gigs in these manga might make you want to ditch that nine-to-five. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-11-30 11:39:00 UTC ]
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Robert Peston launches fiction career in two-book deal with Zaffre

Bonnier imprint Zaffre Books has signed a two-book, six-figure deal with Robert Peston, ITV's political editor. His first novel, The Whistleblower, will be published in September 2021.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-02 01:25:36 UTC ]
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James Silberman, Editor Who Nurtured Literary Careers, Dies at 93

At Random House and elsewhere, including his own Summit imprint, he worked with James Baldwin, Marilyn French, Hunter S. Thompson and many others. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-08-01 18:32:40 UTC ]
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Hachette partners with Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust on career toolkit

Hachette UK has created a new "Guide to Publishing toolkit" in partnership with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, to make careers in the industry more accessible to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-17 15:02:01 UTC ]
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Jules Feiffer on His Long, Varied Career

Feiffer talks about his new picture book and more, and Steve Inskeep discusses “Imperfect Union.” Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-07-03 15:06:58 UTC ]
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Penguin Business commissions second book from authors of The Squiggly Career

Penguin Business will publish You Coach You, a second book by Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper, authors of Sunday Times bestseller The Squiggly Career.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-11 19:52:38 UTC ]
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Follow these 5 tips if you want to make a career pivot

Don’t rely on traditional job listings and applicant tracking systems. Pivoting mid-career to a different profession is far from straightforward. Though I began my career in academia as a Classics PhD, I then pivoted to a job as a digital media specialist at a digital marketing agency. After... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-01-20 05:00:12 UTC ]
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Kiley Reid’s Sharp First Novel About Race, Careers, and Parenthood

Such a Fun Age is Franzenesque in its interest in how we live now—but in a quieter register. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2020-01-07 12:30:00 UTC ]
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Perminder Mann signs up as mentor for NLT and Lancôme careers platform for women

The National Literacy Trust (NLT) has joined with luxury cosmetic brand Lancôme UK to launch an online platform to support young women on the path to employment featuring insights from Perminder Mann, c.e.o. of Bonnier Books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-20 01:24:01 UTC ]
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Perumal Murugan said his career as a novelist was dead. Lucky for us, he was wrong.

In “The Story of a Goat,” animals articulate their own curious perspectives on their lives — and ours. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-11-26 12:00:00 UTC ]
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What happened to the film career of Preston Sturges? His son investigates.

In a new book, Tom Sturges explores his father’s life in Hollywood — and at home. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-24 19:00:00 UTC ]
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Three easy creative ways to advance your career

The author of ‘They Don’t Teach Corporate in College’ reflects on what she’s learned from almost getting fired twice to building a successful consultancy. Fifteen years ago, I was a twenty-something living in New York, who had narrowly survived my first two jobs in the professional world. I’d... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-09-11 12:00:43 UTC ]
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Cofounder and CEO of Food52 Amanda Hesser shares the books that inspired her to pursue a career in food

From food pioneer MFK Fisher’s timeless memoir to Zappos founder Tony Hsieh’s customer-centric mission statement, these are Hesser’s favorite books. 1. The Gastronomical Me, MFK FisherRead Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-08-20 07:00:18 UTC ]
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Mathew Klickstein has made a career out of nostalgia. Now he’s satirizing our yearning for the past.

The novel “Selling Nostalgia” looks at our tendency to overlook the shortcomings of our pop culture heroes. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-14 13:54:00 UTC ]
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