Books: Writing and gun violence, women in criticism, politics at the Festival of Books and more

I’m L.A. Times books editor Carolyn Kellogg — welcome to this week’s newsletter. THE BIG STORY What can poetry do in the face of gun violence? Critic at large Adriana E. Ramirez attended a reading — in Florida, not long after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland — that... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-04-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Whoa, oh, oh, James Patterson is writing a book with Guns N’ Roses.

James Patterson certainly isn’t a stranger to surprising collaborations. His The President is Missing, a political thriller that credits Patterson and Bill Clinton as co-authors (Co-parents? Idea generators?), was one of 2018’s bestselling books and Showtime will be adapting it for TV. If you’ve... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-05-07 18:22:48 UTC ]
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Are women's book festivals part of the problem?

The moment they hit the press, the reviews for The Mirror And The Light were glowing. A “shoo-in for the Booker Prize” said the Guardian. “A masterpiece of historical fiction” according to the Independent. “Does it merit another Booker?” asks the Evening Standard, before concluding “yes it... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-27 10:51:38 UTC ]
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Hillary and Chelsea Clinton co-write The Book of Gutsy Women

Their book profiles more than 100 path-breaking women down the centuries, from a 17th-century radical nun to Greta ThunbergHillary Clinton is set to publish a new book about the women who have inspired her, from Mary Beard to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – “leaders with the courage to stand up to... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-08-06 12:45:53 UTC ]
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Hillary and Chelsea Clinton write 'Gutsy Women' book for S&S

Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will publish The Book of Gutsy Women: Favourite Stories of Courage and Resilience on 1st October 2019, with Simon & Schuster. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-06 01:15:31 UTC ]
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Sandra Cisneros raises up Frida Kahlo and other women at L.A Times Festival of Books

When Sandra Cisneros stepped onto the main stage at the L.A. Times Festival of Books on Saturday afternoon, she greeted the audience in Spanish first, with a microphone in one hand and a violet hand fan in the other. “Gracias a todos! Bienvenidos!” For the monolingual, she translated it to:... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Primadonna festival 'gives prominence' to women's writing

New literary event the Primadonna festival will give "prominence to work by women”, with support from author Kit de Waal and Curtis Brown agent Cathryn Summerhayes. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Former National Enquirer Editor Writing Book About “Trump and His Women”

A former top National Enquirer editor is writing a book about President Donald Trump’s love life. Barry Levine, who was executive editor of the tabloid until he left in 2016, is writing the book about “Trump and his women” for Hachette, reveals the New York Post’s Page Six. It remains an open... Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2018-11-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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More panels on politics at the LA Times Festival of Books

When something is on people’s minds, publishers notice. In the past year, there has been a surge of books about politics. That means there will be a plethora of conversations about politics at the Festival of Books. Here are a few favorites. For an in-depth conversation about our president, don’t... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-04-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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More than 150,000 explore everything from politics to poetry as L.A. Times Festival of Books comes to a close

Victor Rios, a sociology professor at UC Santa Barbara, believes that positive change in the criminal justice system is possible only when authority figures stop placing labels on youth from underprivileged neighborhoods and show more empathy. “We shouldn’t label them as being ‘at risk,’ we... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ruth Davidson to write book on powerful women for H&S

Hodder & Stoughton has commissioned Scottish Conservative Party leader Ruth Davidson to write a book about the life lessons learned by the world’s most powerful women. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Italian Writing Festival Takes Women, Self-Publishing Seriously

The Women's Writing Festival in Matera, Italy was a showcase for the growing importance of women's fiction and self-publishing in Europe. The post Italian Writing Festival Takes Women, Self-Publishing Seriously appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Women ran. Women won. Women changed the rules of American politics.

Caitlin Moscatello recounts the 2018 midterms, which saw more female candidates than ever. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-30 12:14:40 UTC ]
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Orwell Prize longlists for Political Writing and Political Fiction announced

Bernardine Evaristo, Amelia Gentleman and Kate Clanchy are among the longlisted authors for this year's Orwell Prize for Political Writing and Orwell Prize for Political Fiction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-07 16:58:58 UTC ]
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Writing the Book on the Big Book: Spotlight on William H. Schaberg

A new history about the writing and publication of the Big Book shines a light on the work of Bill W. and the early days of Alcoholics Anonymous. (Sponsored) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How to Write the Book No One Wants You to Write

Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House is a feat—a memoir and historical narrative created amid governmental bureaucracy and resistance from some of her subjects. Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2019-09-25 16:27:00 UTC ]
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How to Write the Book No One Wants You to Write

Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House is a feat—a memoir and historical narrative created amid governmental bureaucracy and resistance from some of her subjects. Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2019-09-25 16:27:00 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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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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Susan Orlean talks ‘The Library Book’ on first day of L.A. Times Festival of Books

Susan Orlean cracked open her book and bent toward the microphone. “Covers burst like popcorn,” she said, reading from her book about the mysterious 1986 fire at downtown L.A.’s Central Library. “Pages flared and blackened and then sprang away from their bindings, a ream of sooty scraps soaring... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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