BEA 2016: Chris O’Dowd and Nick Murphy Want to Tell You About Moone Boy

The Irish actor/comedian Chris O’Dowd is best known in this country for his turns in the movie Bridesmaids and the TV series Girls. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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Ryan Murphy says 'American Horror Story' will pull from the 2016 election

It’s the news that some might think makes perfect sense: “American Horror Story” will tackle the 2016 presidential election.  During an appearance on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live!” Wednesday night, “AHS” co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed that the next season of the popular FX horror anthology... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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BEA 2016 in Photos

As McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., filled to fit publishers, librarians, booksellers, and book lovers alike for BookExpo America, which took place May 11–13, plenty of merriment was captured. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Big Books from Small Presses Create a Buzz

While the five books presented at the BEA Selects: Children's panel session were from small presses, they all made a big impression on the audience. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Comedian Tig Notaro Is Just a Person

Ask any writer, actor, or comedian about their lives, and they all say the same thing: it’s all fodder for their art. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Get Outside and Do Chicago

Karla Zimmerman, the author of Lonely Planet’s Pocket Chicago Guidebook, suggests the following to wow your friends back home with tales of a magic Bean, your daring walk onto a skyscraper’s ledge, and exploits with supersized pizzas in the Windy City. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Book Besties: Frenemies, Love, and Crushes

What would we do without our best friends? How did our first crushes make us feel, and did they meet our expectations? What role do “frenemies” play in our social life? These issues and more will be the focus of this afternoon’s #IReadYA panel “Book Besties." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Veronica Roth: Making Her Mark

Veronica Roth describes herself as totally “pumped” that BookCon this year is taking place here in the Windy City. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: We Need Diverse Books Keeping It Real

Love and Loss in Children’s Literature” is a panel featuring authors who will rock it. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Hear Something Peculiar

When Ransom Riggs’s debut YA novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, was published in 2011, it flew to the tippy-top of the New York Times bestseller list, where it spent more than 100 weeks. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Reeling In Readers: Three YA Authors Tell How It’s Done

If there’s one characteristic that fans of Sarah Maas’s Throne of Glass series, Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen series, and Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone series share, it’s this: they can’t read each installment fast enough. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Marissa Meyer and Leigh Bardugo: Fractured Fairy Tales for Gen Z Readers

We know that Marissa Meyer and Leigh Bardugo’s YA novels usually get pigeonholed as fantasy, but that catch-all doesn’t really convey the essence of the fictional worlds they’ve created and filled with males and females who are equally swashbuckling as heroic characters. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: YouTube Sensation Hannah Hart: Up Close and Personal

Hannah Hart is the wildly popular, sometimes sober YouTube personality (2.3 million subscribers), and author of the New York Times bestseller "My Drunk Kitchen." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Shining a Light on Good and Evil in YA Fiction

When it comes to filling their worlds with characters positioned along the spectrum of good and evil, Veronica Roth, Melissa de la Cruz, Lauren Oliver, and relative newcomer Sabaa Tahir have it down. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Plucking Stories from Personal Experience

Authors are basically storytellers who do their thing on the printed page (or on your favorite electronic device), instead of around the kitchen table or wherever people gather to swap stories. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Speaking Truth to Power

Luvvie Ajayi—comedian, social activist, digital strategist, and pop culture critic—is used to being the person who says what we’re all thinking but dare not put voice to. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: A Chat with John Grisham

Heralded lawyer-turned-bestselling-author John Grisham is hard at work on his October novel, "The Whistler" (Doubleday), a thriller about a dangerous investigation into high levels of judicial corruption. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: The Property Brothers Are Here for You

Ever fantasize that those gorgeous twins, Drew and Jonathan Scott (aka HGTV’s the Property Brothers), would come and personally fabulize your home? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Color Your World

Got adult coloring books? The millions of copies of adult coloring books that have been sold in the past four years proves that the joy, excitement, and memories of this uncomplicated childhood pleasure really have no age limit. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Jeff Giles: Following a Different Career Path, in a New Setting

Long before Jeff Giles wrote a word of his debut YA novel, The Edge of Everything (Bloomsbury, Jan. 2017), he had felt firsthand the passion YA readers have for their favorite books and authors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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