BookExpo 2019: Ben Lerner Tells a Topeka Tale

Topeka, Kans., the city in which Ben Lerner was raised, appears at some point in all his books. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
News tagged with: #ben lerner

Other Publishing stories related to: 'BookExpo 2019: Ben Lerner Tells a Topeka Tale'


No Direction Home: On Ben Lerner’s “The Topeka School”

AN ADOLESCENT NAMED Adam Gordon is the protagonist of Ben Lerner’s new novel, The Topeka School. He shares this name with the narrator of Leaving the Atocha Station, Lerner’s debut novel from 2011. Leaving the Atocha Station was about the quarter-life crisis of a talented misanthrope;... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2019-10-09 12:30:44 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #debut novel #quarter-life crisis #topeka school #ben lerner


BookExpo 2019: Lerner Commemorates First Six Decades

Lerner Publishing Group (booth 621) is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, a milestone that the company’s Minneapolis hometown is marking by officially proclaiming May “Lerner Publishing Group Month.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #60th anniversary


BookExpo 2019: Book Sales Off to a Slow Start for 2019

Will "political fatigue" end publishers' six year streak of print sales growth? At a late morning session dubbed The State of the Publishing Industry Today, David Walter, executive director, client development for NPD Books, told BookExpo attendees that growth in print sales is trending down,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #print sales #client development #slow start #book sales


How language can destroy or rebuild, per Times Book Prize fiction winner Ben Lerner

The author of "The Topeka School," winner of the 2019 Times Book Prize for fiction, speaks on poetry, debate, citizenship and crisis homeschooling. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-17 15:30:20 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #times book #topeka school


The Guardian view on new stories: helping others tell tales | Editorial

Everyone’s favourite stormtrooper will be developing new movies with Netflix – one of several creators who have turned to enabling the work of othersToni Morrison knew a thing or two about stories. In 1994 she saw the “political correctness debate” as being about “the power to be able to define.... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-15 18:32:03 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #publishing house #penguin random house #literary agency #under-represented communities #record label #production company #guardian view


Zadie Smith and Ben Lerner shortlisted for Rathbones Folio Prize 2020

Zadie Smith and Ben Lerner are among the eight authors shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-25 23:52:49 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #authors shortlisted #ben lerner #zadie smith


Guadalajara 2019: A Literary Tale of Two Immigrants

A Canadian publisher and an El Salvadoran writer have found a lasting collaboration. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #canadian publisher


Hackney bookshop Telling Tales moves into canal boat

Independent bookshop Telling Tales has moved aboard a purpose-built canal boat to roam through London's canals and beyond.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-30 00:02:15 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bookshop


When Will Ben Lerner Admit He’s a Novelist?

In 2012, a colleague and I decided to curate an interview series for the website where we then worked; we boldly and cleverly titled said series The Future of American Fiction. Yes, imagine it in (internet) lights. Per the title, we asked a handful of young and formally or thematically... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-30 08:48:58 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #novelists #american fiction #interview series


Rocking the Casbah at BookExpo 2019's Publishing Parties

Party correspondents Louisa Ermelino and John Maher's excellent adventure navigating BookExpo’s annual celebrations, in photos. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #john maher


BookExpo 2019: Middle Grade Buzz Authors Discuss Filling Voids

A BookExpo panel on May 31 gathered five creators of buzzed-about middle grade novels to discuss their upcoming works. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #upcoming works #bookexpo panel


BookExpo 2019: Graphic Novels For Everyone

While comics publishers generally offered mixed to positive reviews of this year's BookExpo, they were enthusiastic about the expansive presence of graphic novels throughout the programming presented at the show. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #positive reviews #graphic novels


BookExpo 2019: Religion Publishers Still Value an Evolving Show

Though fewer in number, religion and spirituality publishers at BookExpo reported positive meetings as well as the opportunity to promote titles, make new connections, and find inspiration. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #find inspiration #promote titles #spirituality publishers #religion publishers


BookCon 2019: Cautionary Tales for Modern Day Brats: Evangeline Lilly

Actor Lilly is at work on an expansive series of haunting picture books with important lessons. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #cautionary tales


‘Milkman’ Wins 2019 CAMEOs USA: A Rare BookExpo International Moment

The first outing in the States of London Book Fair's CAMEO Awards for book adaptation work is a lesson not only in good audiobook production but also in the essential internationalism of publishing that's missing from the shrinking BookExpo 2019. The post ‘Milkman’ Wins 2019 CAMEOs USA: A Rare... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-05-31 05:30:51 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #cameo awards


BookExpo 2019: Celebrating Real-Life and Fictional Sisterhood

Though Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush have lived their entire lives in the spotlight, they first became literary luminaries in 2017, with the publication of their bestselling joint memoir, 'Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #wonderful life


BookExpo 2019: John Cena Revs Up for Elbow Grease’s Return

With his sonorous voice and stately stature, wrestler, actor, and rapper John Cena has long been a commanding presence in multiple entertainment venues. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #commanding presence #stately stature #sonorous voice


BookExpo 2019: Much A-Buzz About Middle Grade

Middle grade authors and editors will have a chance to shine today at the Meet Middle Grade Buzz Authors and the Middle Grade Editors’ Buzz panels, both moderated by Emily Hall of Main Street Books in St. Charles, Mo. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #emily hall #buzz panels #middle grade


BookExpo 2019: Max Brooks Knows How to Win the Game of Thrones

Brooks thinks 'Game of Thrones' reminds us of mistaken military assumptions after the Cold War ended. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #max brooks