Books: Raymond Chandler rebooted, a true view of Appalachia and more

Hi, I’m Carolyn Kellogg, books editor of the L.A. Times, with the news in books this week. THE BIG STORY Raymond Chandler’s iconic private detective Philip Marlowe has been rebooted before, not particularly successfully, which made Lawrence Osborne reluctant, at first, to take the case. But as... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-07-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mirror Books to publish true crime book

Mirror Books has acquired true crime story The Witness by journalist Nicola Tallant.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-12 02:59:59 UTC ]
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The Guardian view on children’s books: a restricted view of a wide world | Editorial

Almost a third of school-age children are from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. But they will still struggle to find characters who resemble themselvesBooks can show us the world both as it is, and as it could be – “mirrors and windows”, as the author Malorie Blackman notes. For... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: True crime, Terrance Hayes and more book news

Welcome to the Books newsletter from the L.A. Times! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, Books editor, with the latest. THE BIG STORY Bestselling novelist Megan Abbott, known for her psychological thrillers like “Dare Me,” explores the allure of true crime, books like Michelle McNamara’s “I”ll Be Gone in the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Guardian view on a book glut: to the victor go the spoils? | Editorial

Many publishers are enjoying record sales – but not all. We must take care that those with the biggest names and deepest pockets are not the only beneficiariesAs the weather turns and the days shorten, as trees bend low with fruit and blackberries darken the hedges, bookshops are bracing for a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-08-23 17:25:02 UTC ]
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JK Rowling book sales unaffected by transgender views row

Bloomsbury says books were a lockdown hit, with children’s division revenue up 27%The backlash against JK Rowling’s views on transgender law reform has failed to dent the popularity of the Harry Potter author’s books, with publisher Bloomsbury saying they have proved a lockdown hit, pushing... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-07-21 12:29:43 UTC ]
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Lauren James: 'I could never have anticipated that the situation in my book would come true'

Lauren James answers our questions about her novel set in a future version of London where humanity has been almost wiped out by a pandemic, The Quiet at the End of the World (Walker Books), which has been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2020.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-06 17:57:09 UTC ]
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A New View of the Fey Things: On “The Big Book of Classic Fantasy”

HEROES CARRY SWORDS. Pale women with fine blonde hair are chosen for a special fate. Ugly sub-humans, often dark-skinned, offer diabolical bargains or, in an indistinguishable horde, hang out until the good guys stab them to death. Evildoers crave power, and the good reliably shrink from it.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2019-08-10 12:30:59 UTC ]
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Raymond Blanc returns to Headline in two-book deal

World-renowned chef Raymond Blanc is returning to Headline with a two-title deal, including a book dedicated to his orchard. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-25 10:59:49 UTC ]
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Pugh's statement 'is not true': City Hall emails reveal how aides learned Baltimore mayor lied about book sales

When Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh defended selling her “Healthy Holly” books to the University of Maryland Medical System, she made one specific claim that touched off concern at City Hall. Pugh told The Baltimore Sun on March 20 that she had not sold her books beyond those she provided to... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Book Reveals Stunning Misconduct And Dysfunction At ABC’s 'The View'

"Ladies Who Punch" details some of the never-reported scandals that plagued the hit TV talk show. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

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True crime grips London book fair 2019

Big deals signed for study of a 19th-century family of killers, Hell’s Half-Acre, and Murder Isn’t Easy, a mortician’s take on Agatha Christie’s forensics The spectre of true crime was stalking the aisles at this year’s London book fair, with publishers snapping up investigations into past evils... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Raymond Briggs's final book, which faces death 'head-on', due this year

Collection of short pieces, which has been in the works for more than a decade, takes stock of The Snowman author’s lifeRaymond Briggs is one of the UK’s most beloved children’s authors, the creator of characters from The Snowman to Fungus the Bogeyman. But in his forthcoming book Time for... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-02-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing in the Baltic Region 2018: A Publisher's View of the Lithuanian Book Business

The director of Tyto Alba describes what her house and other publishers are up to. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Unearthed Raymond Chandler Story Rebukes U.S. Health Care System

Raymond Chandler, the crime novelist, in 1946. One of his short stories, “It’s All Right — He Only Died,” was recently discovered and published by Strand Magazine, a literary quarterly. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2017-11-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Faber signs McNamara's true crime book

Faber and Faber is to publish I’ll be Gone in the Dark, a debut from the late Michelle McNamara, which is described by her husband - actor and comedian Patton Oswalt - as "a true-crime narrative, a memoir and a still active mystery". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ahead of StoryDrive Asia: A View From the Singapore Book Publishers Association

Singapore Book Publishers Association president Peter Schoppert sees mobile as huge and publishers 'stepping up their game' before StoryDrive Asia. The post Ahead of StoryDrive Asia: A View From the Singapore Book Publishers Association appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2017: CEOs Share Views on Internationalization, Digital, and More

Carolyn Reidy, CEO of Simon & Schuster, and Guillaume Dervieux, CEO of Albin Michel Group, took the stage for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s annual “CEO Talk." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-10-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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World Book Day: An interview with Raymond Briggs

Raymond Briggs talks to Newsnight about The Snowman, what David Bowie got wrong and being childless. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2017-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tripathi, Ghosh Top India’s Raymond Crossword Book Awards

India's Raymond Crossword Book Awards recognize 'exclusively Indian' writers across 10 categories—winners are chosen by a jury and by popular vote. The post Tripathi, Ghosh Top India’s Raymond Crossword Book Awards appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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