Charles Dickens: how two novelists gave Great Expectations a second life in the Pacific

Two sequels which show how the Victorian novelist's stories can be adapted to reflect post-colonial narratives. Continue reading at 'The Conversation'

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‘It would be all right’: Novelist Susanna Moore finds solace in a sometimes troubling life story

In the memoir “Miss Aluminum,” the writer and former script reader for Jack Nicholson shares a #MeToo moment, and more. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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An unvarnished look at the troubled life of novelist Robert Stone

Madison Smartt Bell’s “Child of Light” is a revealing biography of the author of “Dog Soldiers” and “A Flag for Sunrise.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Great Expectations: PW Talks with Pippa Park

We sat down for a one-on-one chat with Pippa Park, the heroine of Erin Yun's debut middle-grade novel, Pippa Park Raises Her Game. (Sponsored) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Are novelists obliged to tell the story of their private life?

My Dark Vanessa author Kate Elizabeth Russell was driven to reveal details of her past when accused of inauthenticity – but should we be seeking the truth elsewhere?Our world, more than at any time in history, is all about stories. Snapchat feeds capture your entire day, Instagram users... Continue reading at The Guardian

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A Great Spirit Trapped in a Tiny Life: On Cherríe Moraga’s “Native Country of the Heart”

CHERRÍE MORAGA HAS been an iconic figure in queer and Latinx literature since the 1981 publication of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, an anthology she edited with the late Gloria Anzaldúa. Bridge was among the first explorations of how people and communities with... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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Charles Johnson Remembers the Great Paule Marshall

There is much to be said of importance for literary culture in general and black American literature in particular when we reflect on the life of the late novelist Paule Marshall. I will discuss all this, but I’d like to begin with an anecdote about my only encounter with this grand lady. On... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Greenhill Books Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Real-Life ‘Great Escape’

Military history publisher Michael Leventhal—whose father founded the London Book Fair—plans four titles to celebrate events portrayed in an iconic WWII film. The post Greenhill Books Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Real-Life ‘Great Escape’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Religion Publishers Have Great Expectations for 2019

A biography of the Dalai Lama, the memoir of a soldier involved in the accidental shooting of Pat Tillman, and a critical look at the Vatican are among the titles coming in 2019 from religion and spirituality publishers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Graphic novelist sentenced to life in prison for 2016 torture and murder of his fiancee

A graphic novelist who once had a fledgling Hollywood career was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for the brutal torture killing of his fiancee — a murder prosecutors say took cues from a gory book he worked on years earlier. Blake Leibel, 37, was convicted last week of the 2016 slaying of... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Becoming the Baltics: Novelist Rein Raud Reflects on the Literary Life of His Region

The novelist and scholar discusses the distinct literary characters of the three Baltic nations. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2016: Michael Schumacher: Life and Death on the Great Lakes

Michael Schumacher doesn’t know why he is so fascinated with the Great Lakes, but it’s been a lifelong passion. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Five Heroic Grilling Tips from Charles Dickens

In 'David Copperfield,' Mr. Micawber Wilkins saved young Copperfield from no small amount of embarrassment using quick thinking, graciousness, and a grill. Food historian Paula Marcoux explains how you can do the same. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Book review: 'The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens'

The author's exuberant use of words in private is as vivid as in public.The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Great sales for Dickens after TV boost

Sales of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations have rocketed thanks to the BBC's lavish... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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In these new audiobooks, a great tale is matched with a great narrator

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting Evil

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As the editor of the Guardian through a period of tumultuous industry change, Alan Rusbridger says that the news sector needs to be fixed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Charles Darwin’s great-great-grandson has created a “treasure trove” of rare, first edition and antiquarian books from the archives of his emporium store in Somerset. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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