Choire Sicha talks 'Very Recent History,' a recession chronicle

As the U.S. economy crumbled, Choire Sicha wrote a nonfiction book about its effect on a group of young men in New York in 2009.Let's say you had the misfortune to be young and broke in 2009. Some people moved back in with family members. Some people's parents helped them get a job. Others sought shelter in graduate school. Choire Sicha, a former Gawker editor and cofounder of the website the Awl, took one of the unlikelier recession escape routes of all and wrote a book. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-08-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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I’ve Got to Talk to Someone About This! A History of Book Clubs

A deep dive into the history of book clubs, including Black and Queer book club spaces. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-10-16 10:34:00 UTC ]
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The History of Books Chronicled in ‘Books’

Although book historian Martyn Lyons has already published a half-dozen titles about books and reading, he still uncovered surprises about the subject while researching his forthcoming Books: A Living History, an illustrated overview of books in every form as well as the growth of the publishing... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-09-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Histories of Violence: Unlearning History

THIS IS THE 37th in a series of dialogues with artists, writers, and critical thinkers on the question of violence. This conversation is with Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, a theorist of photography and visual culture. She is a professor of Modern Culture and Media and the Department of Comparative... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-03-02 13:30:59 UTC ]
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Living History: 5 Comics About History and Culture

Next time you or the kids are looking for an informative nonfiction or historical fiction read, pick up one of these comics about history and culture. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-12-10 11:42:18 UTC ]
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Chronicle Books Forms Chronicle Chroma

Beginning this fall, Chronicle Chroma will publish books on the visual arts and pop culture, and will be headed by Steve Crist and Gloria Fowler. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Chronicle Books New Imprint Named Chronicle Prism

Led by Mark Tauber, Chronicle Prism will focus on narrative, prescriptive, and inspirational nonfiction, according to Chronicle Books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A brief history of Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time

The late physicist’s editor, Peter Guzzardi, recalls his first meetings with Hawking and how his book became a bestsellerStephen Hawking dies aged 76I first encountered Stephen Hawking on the cover of the New York Times magazine. Inside, its pages told a story we all know today, but at the time... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Chronicle Books Partners to Launch Chronicle Books Japan

Chronicle Books and Top Partners,a company owned by the same corporation that operates Tsutaya Mega bookstore chain, to open Chronicle Books Japan boutiques in 25 of its stores this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A New Graphic Novel Shows the History of the Black Panther Party

David F. Walker and Marcus Kwame Anderson’s graphic novel The Black Panther Party may be the first introduction to the revolutionary party for some. For others, it will provide additional context to the history. The graphic novel spans from the founding of the party by Huey P. Newton and Bobby... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2021-01-19 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Del Rey to publish debut inspired by Hungarian history

Cornerstone UK’s Del Rey imprint will publish Ava Reid's debut novel, The Wolf and the Woodsman, in June 2021.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-18 05:24:44 UTC ]
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Our Lies: Jenny Offill and James Plath on Conspiracy Theories in History and Literature

In this week’s episode of Fiction/Non/Fiction, co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan are joined by author Jenny Offill and literary and film critic James Plath. First Offill shares her reaction to the insurrection and attempted coup at the Capitol last week, and discusses her latest... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-14 09:49:01 UTC ]
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Let’s talk about fantasy and science fiction books that have fallen off the radar

“Vellum” by Hal Duncan, “Mockingbird,” by Walter Tevis, the works of Tanith Lee and more. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-01-13 14:00:00 UTC ]
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Lloyd extends First World War histories for Viking

Viking is to publish two further First World War history titles by Dr Nick Lloyd, to follow on from The Western Front, which the imprint is bringing out next March.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sadeqa Johnson’s ‘Yellow Wife’ chronicles one tenacious enslaved woman’s survival in the antebellum South

The historical novel follows the daughter of a healer who risks everything to defy a cruel jailer. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Wattpad 'in sale talks with multiple bidders'

Wattpad, the online story writing website, is in talks with multiple parties to sell the enterprise, with a $500m price tag being mooted, Canada 24 News has reported.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-11 08:40:16 UTC ]
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The best new audiobooks: Tales of deception, suspense — and some history

For your playlist: “White Ivy,” “The Last American Aristocrat” and “The River Within.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-01-08 14:00:00 UTC ]
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15+ Outstanding Recent Read-Aloud Books for Middle School

Freshen up your lists of read aloud books for middle school with these books published in the last 5 years. Find something for any classroom here. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-12-30 11:34:00 UTC ]
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Illustrated novels have a vibrant history. A rich new era may be upon us.

A handful of new novels could portend a dramatic break from more than a century of visual dullness. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Want to Talk About Racism? Sit Next to Frederick Joseph

This debut author has learned not to read the comments about his new book, “The Black Friend.” Some are supportive; others contain death threats. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-12-17 10:00:02 UTC ]
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