Before Billy Wilder ventured behind a camera, he was a precocious journalist honing his sharp wit

“Billy Wilder on Assignment” is the first anthology to collect Wilder’s newspaper work in a single volume, and it’s a revelation. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-04-28 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Farrant ventures into the wilderness in new MG title

Novelist Natasha Farrant is to move into middle grade with a “warm hug of a book” set in the Scottish Highlands. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Dead Souls’ is a witty, sharp, cruel critique of literary culture. But it’s not for everyone.

Sam Riviere’s novel is hard to stop reading — because it’s written as a single paragraph almost 300 pages long. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-17 10:52:09 UTC ]
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Review: Billie Eilish's new photo memoir is unpretentious to a fault

The pop star seems to have entered her memoir era at 19. Her new book, "Billie Eilish," uses photos and spare captions to document her life for fans. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-05-11 12:00:32 UTC ]
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Lucinda Franks, Pulitzer-winning journalist and author, dies at 74

At age 24, she was one of the youngest Pulitzer winners in history and the first woman to be honored in the national reporting category. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-06 15:50:51 UTC ]
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Insider Journalists Form a Union

Journalists at the site, formerly called Business Insider, joined a unionization wave that has swept digital media companies. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-04-19 15:00:03 UTC ]
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Many Americans don’t support journalistic values, study says

Most — if not all — journalists likely share a commitment to a set of journalistic values, including a belief that those in power should be subject to oversight, that transparency is the right approach to important information, that facts are required to get to the truth, that the less powerful... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2021-04-15 11:50:53 UTC ]
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BookClub Venture Prepares for Spring Launch

Scheduled to launch sometime in the spring, BookClub is a virtual book club platform driven by author-led book discussions and designed for mobile devices. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Two Roads to publish memoir from Billy Connolly

Two Roads will publish Billy Connolly's first autobiography, titled Windswept and Interesting.    Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-24 15:35:50 UTC ]
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Try this creative tactic to improve an idea or hone your pitch

In “Backable,” author Suneel Gupta says don’t simply ask “What do you think?” Instead, stage an exhibition match. After explaining an idea to a friend, I’ll often ask them to explain it back to me. Not only does that help me understand whether the idea is landing, but it also helps me pick up... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2021-02-23 08:00:20 UTC ]
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James Ridgeway, muckraking journalist of the old school, dies at 84

He trained his investigative powers on the automotive and energy industries, far-right hate groups and the U.S. prison system. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-02-16 13:39:48 UTC ]
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In China, journalists are targets and collateral

A year ago next week, under President Trump, the State Department designated five Chinese media outlets—official mouthpieces of their country, with bureaus in the United States—as missions of a foreign government. The next day, China responded by kicking out three reporters for the Wall Street... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2021-02-12 13:31:13 UTC ]
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Cornwell brings back Sharpe after 15 years

Bernard Cornwell is bringing back his famous Richard Sharpe character after 15 years' absence, for a new adventure with HarperCollins this autumn. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-03 20:30:31 UTC ]
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New novel Billy Summers from Stephen King for summer 2021

Stephen King is publishing a new thriller with Hodder in August 2021, Billy Summers. The book–about a unique hitman, "a good guy in a bad job”–has been billed as “part war story, part love letter to small town America and the people who live there”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-31 23:25:01 UTC ]
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What Fiction Can Teach Journalists: A Reading List From Maurice Chammah

In 1972, Tom Wolfe famously described a handful of writerly techniques that were catching on among his peers, in what was then called the New Journalism movement. The goal was to write nonfiction as immersive and transporting as the best novels, by focusing on richly descriptive scenes, verbatim... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-29 09:49:33 UTC ]
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Sceptre bags 'sharp, timely, political story' from Banerjee

Sceptre has acquires What’s in a Name? by Sheela Banerjee, the story of 20th-century immigration to the UK told through names and what they say about belonging and heritage.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-28 16:52:59 UTC ]
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Transworld ventures out with second autobiography from Grylls

Transworld Publishers has acquired Bear Grylls' new autobiography, Never Give Up, a sequel to Mud, Sweat and Tears, published by the PRH division in 2012.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-25 18:21:44 UTC ]
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Aster acquires insomnia memoir by journalist Miranda Levy

Aster, part of Octopus Publishing Group, has acquired The Insomnia Diaries: How I Learned to Sleep Again by journalist Miranda Levy. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-20 14:19:20 UTC ]
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Billie Eilish to publish book with Wren & Rook

Hachette UK imprint Wren & Rook is releasing a photo book from singer and songwriter Billie Eilish. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-12 16:40:47 UTC ]
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Barry Lopez, award-winning writer who ventured into the Arctic, dies at 75

The National Book Award recipient plumbed the natural world for its wisdom, exploring the Arctic tundra, the Antarctic waters and the spaces in between. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-12-30 17:34:15 UTC ]
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