Book festivals around the world – books podcast

We drop in on Lahore, track Jean Rhys back to the Caribbean and tackle the troubling issue of payments to authors appearing at the UK’s 350 literary jamboreesAs the season for literary festivals in the UK hits its peak, we head for Trinidad, where we put Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea under the lens. Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw and Sharon Millar examine what this classic of postcolonial literature means to Caribbean readers 50 years after it was first published.Back in the studio, we look at the vexed issue of author payments, which was thrown into sharp focus earlier this year after Philip Pullman resigned as patron of the Oxford literary festival. Nicola Solomon, chief executive of the Society of Authors, argues that writers shouldn’t go missing from festival balance sheets, while Alex Clark asks if the entire financial model is broken. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book festivals around the world – books podcast

We drop in on Lahore, track Jean Rhys back to the Caribbean and tackle the troubling issue of payments to authors appearing at the UK’s 350 literary jamboreesAs the season for literary festivals in the UK hits its peak, we head for Trinidad, where we put Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea under the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Open Book: Talking Books at the World's Biggest Music Festival

PW's Louisa Ermelino reports on the robust book culture scene in and around the Glastonbury festival. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How the Literary World Reinvented the Book Festival in Real Time

As the literary world moved online in 2020, a central question for many organizations was how to manage the annual festivals that gather thousands of readers from around the world. Here, the directors of five festivals—Sara Ortiz of the Believer Festival, Lissette Mendez of the Miami Book Fair,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-03 09:57:24 UTC ]
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'The end of an innocent world': An oral history of the first National Book Festival, which debuted three days before 9/11

Ahead of the 20th National Book Festival, Laura Bush, Scott Turow, Michael Beschloss and others look back at the event’s storied beginning. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-15 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Coronavirus: Milan’s Stefano Mauri to World Book Fairs and Festivals: Postpone

From near the heart of the Italian crisis, a publishing icon withdraws GeMS from London Book Fair and calls rights centers a "nightmare of epidemiologists.' The post Coronavirus: Milan’s Stefano Mauri to World Book Fairs and Festivals: Postpone appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-03-02 18:15:43 UTC ]
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IPA Leaders Tour Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival Ahead of World Book Day

On the eve of Sharjah's year as UNESCO's World Book Capital, the International Publishers Association brass sees the 11-year-old children's reading fair. The post IPA Leaders Tour Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival Ahead of World Book Day appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-04-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Find TNR’s bookmobile to donate banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival this weekend!

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Things (Some) Readers Find Annoying About Books and the Book World

Even the most passionate bibliophile gets annoyed by aspects of books and the book world sometimes. Here are some examples. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Beyond Book Trends: What the Book World Really Needs

Book "trends" are not what the world needs; we present here an extremely comprehensive overview of what the book world could really use. Continue reading at Book Riot

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7 Book Review Podcasts for Discovering New Books

Book review podcasts are an engaging way to discover new books. Check out these podcasts across different genres, including All The Books! Continue reading at Book Riot

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ReadingZone launches World Book Day picture book competition

Children’s books website ReadingZone has launched a competition for children and young people to create a picture book for World Book Day, judged by author and illustrator Sarah McIntyre.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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In-Person, Online: Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Business of Books

Amid some 250 events in August's hybrid edition of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, a group of programs welcomes industry players. The post In-Person, Online: Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Business of Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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L.A. Times Book Prizes and Festival of Books kick off this week. Here's how to watch

The 26th Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is going virtual again this year. The event kicks off April 17 at 10 a.m. Here's how to watch. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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NLT and Premier League give away 25,000 books for World Book Day

The National Literacy Trust and the Premier League are teaming up to distribute nearly 25,000 books to five to 11-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds this World Book Day, Thursday (4th March).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A Kids Book About building a podcast network, hires head of podcasts

The fast-growing children's book publisher A Kids Book About is building a podcast network to extend its reach and expand the way it tells stories and sparks conversations. Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2021-01-24 19:53:47 UTC ]
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World Book Day plans outreach with book club and library collaboration

​A new monthly book club and greater outreach to public and school libraries are among the World Book Day plans for 2021, the charity’s c.e.o. has revealed at this year’s Bookseller Children’s Conference.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-28 19:52:05 UTC ]
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Banned Books Week: banned books around the world

As Banned Books Week UK kicks offi, Global English Editing shares a map of books currently banned internationally.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-22 01:40:16 UTC ]
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Festival Picks: Edinburgh International Book Festival

The International Literature ShowcaseExceptional times call for exceptional writers. International bestselling crime novelist, journalist and Man Booker judge Val McDermid will reveal her selection of the most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK today. Val McDermid presents...10 August,... Continue reading at British Council global

[ British Council global | 2019-08-02 14:11:05 UTC ]
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3 on a YA Theme: Books About the Book World

Get a glimpse of how books get made with these three YA books about publishing, authors, fandom, and the book world at large! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-07-24 10:31:05 UTC ]
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First National Antiracist Book Festival Launched by National Book Award Winner

Ibram Kendi, who received the 2016 National Book Award for his book 'Stamped From the Beginning,' has launched the first National Antiracist Book Festival, to be held April 27 at American University in Washington, D.C. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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