Celebrity Narrators: The ‘Matchmaking’ Behind Britney Spears and Michelle Williams

Snippets of Michelle Williams’s narration of Britney Spears’s new memoir have proved explosively popular online. But what goes into selecting a celebrity reader for an audiobook? Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2023-11-01 22:47:54 UTC ]
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Abu Dhabi: The Golden Narrative Award’s New Higher Committee

As its book fair nears, the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre names the Golden Narrative Award's higher committee. The post Abu Dhabi: The Golden Narrative Award’s New Higher Committee appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-05-19 17:12:45 UTC ]
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ECPA Celebrates Philip Yancey, Luci Shaw

Christian publishers gave their top honors to the two authors and named 'Find Your People' Christian Book of the Year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-05-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Tracing the Evolution of Celebrity Memoirs, from Charles Lindbergh to Will Smith

Today, celebrities tell their stories in memoirs as a duty forced on them by their agents and their fans. They can publish them to supplement a thriving career or to give a declining career a boost with the allure of finally-let-it-all-hang-out details. Sometimes a memoir launches a career all... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-05-09 08:53:59 UTC ]
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Ralph Yarl, Defunding Libraries, and (Re)Writing Kansas City: On Crafting New Narratives in a Divided City

Visual artist and poet José Faus, journalist C.J. Janovy, and writer Desideria Mesa, join host Whitney Terrell live from the Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri, to discuss Kansas City’s literary legacy and its future. The group focuses on new book ban legislation, as well a white... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-04-27 08:53:54 UTC ]
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Dead Ink wins Republic of Consciousness prize with Missouri Williams’s ‘astonishing’ debut

The award, championing small presses with fewer than five staff, was won by The Doloriad – an audaciously original novel set in a post-apocalyptic dystopiaDead Ink Books has won the Republic of Consciousness prize for small presses for Missouri Williams’s “astonishing” debut novel The Doloriad.... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-04-26 08:35:38 UTC ]
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As Prince Harry battles the press, why have the other royals given up the fight? | Zoe Williams

If its true that William took a payoff from Murdoch and the royals struck a peace deal, they seem willing to surrender reputations cheaplyPrince Harry has long alleged that the royal family – “the Institution”, as he calls it – is locked in a trap of appeasement with the tabloid media. In their... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-04-25 16:54:24 UTC ]
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Independent Bookstore Day 2023 Celebrations Across the Country

Find out what cities across the U.S. are doing to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2023 on April 29th and get in on the fun! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-04-24 10:38:00 UTC ]
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Celebrating 100 Books in the MIT Press’s Essential Knowledge Series

The broad-ranging series, which provides fundamental basics on complex, pressing topics, is hitting a major milestone and looking to the future. (Sponsored) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-04-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Lucinda Williams Tells Her Secrets

The singer-songwriter reveals herself in a memoir that captures her adventures with charming rogues, puzzled music executives and her own demons. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-04-14 16:18:11 UTC ]
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Book banning is sweeping parts of America. These celebrities want you to help stop it

Celebrities including Julia Roberts, Julianna Margulies, and Selma Blair are urging people to take part in the #LetAmericaRead campaign. April is National School Library Month but, unfortunately, some of the books in school libraries have never been under greater threat in parts of America than... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2023-04-11 12:01:00 UTC ]
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On Literary Celebrity

Caryl Phillips on being chosen as a Best of Young British Novelists in 1993 and the nascent culture of literary celebrity. The post On Literary Celebrity appeared first on Granta. Continue reading at Granta

[ Granta | 2023-04-06 11:41:47 UTC ]
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Susanna Hoffs Has a Dollar Bill Signed by William S. Burroughs

“I queued up to get his autograph with nothing but a dollar bill for him to sign,” says the pop star, whose debut novel is “This Bird Has Flown.” “He glanced up, amused, gave me a mischievous half-smile and said, ‘Ah, defacing U.S. currency,’ and proceeded to sign it.” Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-04-06 09:00:12 UTC ]
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Phaidon Celebrates 100 Years

Phaidon Press will celebrate its 100th anniversary in September with a slate of events, exhibitions, original digital content, and sales initiatives. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-04-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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We can build immortal celebrities from ChatGPT and their existing back catalogs

Our reverence towards stars and celebrities was not borne of the 19th century’s cinematic revolution, but rather has been a resilient aspect of our culture for millennia. Ancient tales of immortal gods rising again and again after fatal injury, the veneration and deification of social and... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-04-04 18:00:30 UTC ]
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2023 Audie Awards Return to New York, Celebrate Viola Davis

At the Audio Publishers Association's first in-person Audie Awards ceremony since 2020, Viola Davis's 'Finding Me' took home the prize for Audiobook of the Year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-03-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Kelly Link Can’t Write Narrative Before 3pm: And Other Tips For Purposeful Writing

In her latest short story collection, White Cat, Black Dog, MacArthur “Genius Grant” fellow Kelly Link reinvents seven fairytales into modern, realist short stories about, for example, an aging billionaire choosing a successor, and a house-sitting gig that goes awry. Link is also the author of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-03-28 08:54:06 UTC ]
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Celebrating Five Years of Transformational Stories: Close-Up on Rick Riordan Presents

Author and publisher Rick Riordan reflects on half a decade of exceptional storytelling. (Sponsored) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-03-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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At AWP23, Programs Celebrate Milestones and New Arrivals Get in the Game

Inclusive programming was one of the hallmarks of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs meeting, which ran March 8-11 in Seattle and drew approximately 9,500 people. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-03-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Untangling the Wolf: Erica Berry on Fairytales, Fear, and Dismantling Narratives

I met Erica Berry at the Monson Arts Residency in 2019. From the outset, it was clear Berry was not only a kind, loving person, but also a person of great thought-fullness. I have enjoyed reading her work ever since and was thrilled to hear her debut book was on the way. Wolfish: Wolf, Self, […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-02-22 09:52:37 UTC ]
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New Publisher Sibylline Press Celebrates Women Authors Over 50

Distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West, the publisher will release six new books this fall, and plans to publish twelve books a year starting in 2024. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-02-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
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