Carmen Maria Machado’s Memoir Is Riddled with Restless Ghosts

I first encountered Carmen Maria Machado in 2016, reading her short fiction “Horror Story” in Granta. Her innovative and acclaimed debut collection Her Body and Other Parties had not yet been published, but I scourged the internet for everything I could find. What I found were stories about queer relationships, folk tales updated for our […] The post Carmen Maria Machado’s Memoir Is Riddled with Restless Ghosts appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

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Alastair Campbell's mental health memoir to John Murray

Former political aide and author Alastair Campbell is publishing a "candid" and "empowering" memoir about his struggles with mental health Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Quiller buys prison memoir of NatWest Three member Darby

Quiller has bought the memoir of former British banker Giles Darby, one of the NatWest Three who was jailed in the US for his involvement in a $7m fraud. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-10 16:17:14 UTC ]
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Fourth Estate triumphs in six-publisher auction for O’Neill’s Belfast memoir

Alix O’Neill’s memoir of growing up in a Republican area of Belfast during the 1990s has gone to Fourth Estate Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Mitch Albom Reads From His New Memoir Finding Chika

Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of today’s literary icons reading their essays, poems, and fiction. In our first episode, Mitch Albom reads an excerpt from... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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The best graphic novels, memoirs and story collections of 2019

Raina Telgemeier and George Takei were among the creators whose stand-out books mined traumatic real-life experiences. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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A Restless Housewife, a Closeted Vagabond, and Lady Luck

From the title, you might think that On Swift Horses is about cowboys, horse wrangling, rural landscapes—and you wouldn’t be entirely wrong. Shannon Pufahl’s debut novel explores wide-open spaces and how people navigate them in a post-Depression, post-World War II, Baby Boomer era in Southern... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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7 Standup Comedy Memoirs That Will Make You Laugh And Cry

Writers of literary fiction are supposed to disdain celebrity memoirs. They’re sucking up all the big advances and lowering the bar of what’s supposed to be Literature, right?  But I’ve got a dirty reading secret. I love celebrity memoirs, particularly by standup comedians (and not just because... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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Elton John opens up about memoir during sold-out talk with David Walliams

Elton John was greeted by a standing ovation last night as the legendary singer took to the stage to discuss his life in the spotlight. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Mudlark snaps up Adam Buxton's memoir

HarperCollins Publishers has snapped up comedian, writer and broadcaster Adam Buxton’s memoir, Ramble Book. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Alan Davies to publish memoir with Little, Brown

Comedian and actor Alan Davies is publishing a memoir, Just Ignore Him, with Little, Brown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Michael O’Mara Books to publish Jay Jayamohan's memoir

Michael O’Mara Books is to publish a memoir by Jay Jayamohan, a consultant paediatric neurosurgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, and star of the acclaimed BBC fly-on-the-wall series Brain Doctors. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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How an Episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation Wound Up in a Memoir About Domestic Abuse

Carmen Maria Machado explains why she dedicated a chapter of her new book to recapping a sci-fi show from the ‘90s. Continue reading at Slate

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As Turkish writer Ahmet Altan is rearrested, his prison memoir is as urgent as ever

Altan’s cri de coeur is a timeless testament to the art and power of writing amid Orwellian repression. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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In recent memoirs, musicians reveal glamorous tantrums, plenty of drug use and the double-edged sword of fame

Elton John, Rick Ross and Liz Phair have written frank accounts of celebrity life. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Edward Snowden claims Chinese edition of memoir has been censored

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has claimed his memoir Permanent Record has been censored in China, saying it breaks the terms of his publishing agreement. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Tennis player and Sugarpova cofounder Maria Sharapova shares the five books on her nightstand

There are many books written by successful business leaders, but this has to be one of the best when it comes to showcasing leadership and a company’s values. 1. Let My People Go Surfing, Yvon ChouinardRead Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

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Bloomsbury to publish Henry Scowcroft's memoir

A memoir billed as a "popular-science detective story" by science writer Henry Scowcroft has gone to Bloomsbury imprint Green Tree, focusing on his fiancée’s experience of advanced bladder cancer. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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John Bercow to publish memoirs with W&N

John Bercow, newly retired Speaker of the House of Commons after a decade in the role, is publishing his account of a life in politics with Weidenfeld & Nicolson.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Memoir of a Political Prisoner Who Never Stopped Imagining a Better World

Virtually none of us will ever know what Ahmet Altan has gone through, and continues to live through. After the 2016 Turkish coup d’etat attempt, the writer was arrested along with his brother on such claims as “sending subliminal messages to coup supporters.” In 2018, they were sentenced to... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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Brad Meltzer gets kids to care about history in PBS’s ‘Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum’

The best-selling author of thrillers for adults and the ‘Ordinary People’ series for children translates his books to a new animated series. Little adventurers and history buffs will soon get the chance to travel back in time and meet some of the world’s most inspiring historical figures⁠—when... Continue reading at Fast Company

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