Boycott This: Why Tuning Out the Inauguration Is a Futile Gesture

Donald J. Trump today placed his normally-proportioned left hand on the inaugural Bible and, in front of a crowd of citizens gathered on the National Mall and a TV audience in the tens of millions, the real estate developer and reality show star was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Whether or not you chose to tune in was immaterial.In the days leading up to today's transfer of power, writers in outlets ranging from Time magazine to the New Republic called for a boycott of the swearing-in ceremony, arguing that a passive refusal to bear witness would perhaps be the most effective way to get under the skin of our new leader.While President Trump certainly has a peculiar obsession with his Nielsen ratings -- just two weeks ago, he tossed a few jabs at his replacement on NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" for failing to live up to his own TV deliveries -- the tune-out theory doesn't hold much water. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2017-01-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The ALA's plans to hold the in-person portion of its new LibLearnX conference in San Antonio have been shelved due to the Covid-19 surge, coupled with the size, scope and location of the event, the ALA said. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-09-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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James McBride has won the inaugural Gotham Book Prize for literature that celebrates NYC.

Last year, when New York City was the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in America, Bradley Tusk and Howard Wolfson decided to create a new annual award, the Gotham Book Prize, as part of an effort to “honor New York City and support the novelists who best captured the spirit of our city,” as... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Tuning into Radio You: A Conversation with Writer-Songwriter Ellen Adams, by Wendy Call

Interviews   Ellen Adams is a singer-songwriter and prose writer who splits her time between Seattle and Montreal. She has been a Lambda Literary Fellow for nonfiction and a Fulbright Fellow researching politically engaged contemporary art in Thailand.... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2021-03-29 13:25:33 UTC ]
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New agency Laxfield reveals inaugural award winners

Laxfield Literary Associates has announced the winners of its inaugural New Anglia Manuscript Prize and the Laxfield Literary Launch Prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bonnier reveals inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

Bonnier Books UK has published its inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan to boost representation and discussion across its workforce, publishing lists and the wider industry.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Lehrer's Golem Girl wins inaugural Barbellion Prize

The inaugural Barbellion Prize for ill and disabled voices in writing has been won by artists and author Riva Lehrer for Golem Girl: A Memoir (Virago). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Jessica Au named inaugural winner of The Novel Prize

Jessica Au has been awarded the $10,000 2020 Novel Prize for her Tokyo-set second novel Cold Enough for Snow. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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PRH UK to publish four from inauguration poet Amanda Gorman

Penguin Random House UK is to publish four books from Amanda Gorman, the youngest presidential inaugural poet in US history, including a special edition of “The Hill We Climb” which she read at Joe Biden's inauguration. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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LeVar Burton Named Inaugural PEN/Faulkner Literary Champion

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Amanda Gorman books top bestselling lists after soul-stirring inaugural poem

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Open letter calls for publishing boycott of Trump administration memoirs

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Smy receives inaugural Invisible Prize for illustration

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Her Antenna Is Tuned to the Quietest Voices

Yu Miri won a National Book Award for “Tokyo Ueno Station,” a novel whose main character is the ghost of a homeless construction worker. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Inaugural Sceptre Bookshop Award shortlist revealed

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Bonnier tunes in to Channel 4 for weatherman's children's book

Big Picture Press, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired a non-fiction children’s book from Channel 4 News weather presenter and meteorologist Liam Dutton. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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