Coronavirus forces National Book Festival to shift to online-only format this year

The Library of Congress’s annual event usually draws hundreds of thousands of attendees. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-28 15:10:21 UTC ]
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Like the rest of our lives, the National Book Festival will be online this year.

The latest live event to shift its plans in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic: the National Book Festival. Organizers announced Thursday that the festival, which was originally set to take place Aug. 29 at the Washington Convention Center will now run online from Sept. 25-27. The event... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-05-28 16:22:19 UTC ]
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This year’s National Book Awards Ceremony will be held online.

The National Book Foundation has announced that this year’s National Book Awards events—including the 71st annual ceremony—will be held digitally, due to the ongoing, not-even-remotely-controlled, coronavirus pandemic. Lisa Lucas, the National Book Foundation’s Executive Director, said of the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-10 14:22:53 UTC ]
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First National Antiracist Book Festival Launched by National Book Award Winner

Ibram Kendi, who received the 2016 National Book Award for his book 'Stamped From the Beginning,' has launched the first National Antiracist Book Festival, to be held April 27 at American University in Washington, D.C. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Amazon ‘Prime Book Boxes’ for Children; National Book Festival September 1

Having tested the program on an invitational basis for three months, Amazon rolls out its children's book boxes offer to the US Prime membership. And the Library of Congress holds its annual National Book Festival this weekend. The post Industry Notes: Amazon ‘Prime Book Boxes’ for Children;... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jacaranda launches online book festival

Independent publisher and bookseller Jacaranda is to launch an online book festival in December, celebrating a new wave of black British authors.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-05 08:45:44 UTC ]
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Here’s the longlist for this year’s National Book Award for Nonfiction.

Today, the National Book Foundation announced the longlist for the 2020 National Book Award for Nonfiction. The National Book Awards, created in 1950, is the most prestigious literary prize in the United States, rewarding quality and cogent writing. This year’s longlist features a mix of debut... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-17 19:15:43 UTC ]
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'The end of an innocent world': An oral history of the first National Book Festival, which debuted three days before 9/11

Ahead of the 20th National Book Festival, Laura Bush, Scott Turow, Michael Beschloss and others look back at the event’s storied beginning. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-15 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Coronavirus Impact: Nigeria’s Aké Arts and Book Festival 2020 is Digital

The Aké Arts and Book Festival has a strong activist context for many of its 2020 events, set around the theme 'African Time.' The post Coronavirus Impact: Nigeria’s Aké Arts and Book Festival 2020 is Digital appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-08-24 17:43:21 UTC ]
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Edinburgh International Book Festival online

The 2020 Edinburgh International Book Festival will be presented online from Saturday 15 to Monday 31 August. The programme, made up of over 140 events for adults, families and children, will offer both live and pre-recorded conversations featuring leading writers, poets and participants from... Continue reading at British Council global

[ British Council global | 2020-08-07 14:45:31 UTC ]
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Wigtown Book Festival to be held online

This year's Wigtown Book Festival will now be held online due to the pandemic, its organisers have confirmed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-16 02:24:56 UTC ]
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Coronavirus: Milan’s Stefano Mauri to World Book Fairs and Festivals: Postpone

From near the heart of the Italian crisis, a publishing icon withdraws GeMS from London Book Fair and calls rights centers a "nightmare of epidemiologists.' The post Coronavirus: Milan’s Stefano Mauri to World Book Fairs and Festivals: Postpone appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-03-02 18:15:43 UTC ]
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Online book festival to launch new genre events for 2020

Online book festival My Virtual Literary Festival (MyVLF) will launch a series of new festivals based on different genres later this year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-03 11:05:41 UTC ]
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Weekly E-Book Ranking: Adam Kay's festive follow-up shifts back into the top

Adam Kay's Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas (Picador) has re-claimed the Weekly E-Book Ranking number one, topping the chart for the first time since its launch week in October. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-19 16:49:58 UTC ]
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Inaugural Paisley Book Festival to launch next year

Paisley will host its first ever book festival in February 2020, honouring the "brilliant political thinkers and creatives that have long been associated with the area", say organisers.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-22 11:53:08 UTC ]
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Raina Telgemeier offers up an ode to reading, in honor of the National Book Festival

The graphic novelist behind “Smile” and “Sisters” will be a featured author at the festival Saturday. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-27 16:19:28 UTC ]
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Volunteers needed at the National Book Festival

The Library of Congress is recruiting more than 1,000 people to help throughout the day. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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US National Book Awards Finalists: This Year Including Translations

There's special interest at Frankfurt in the new category for translated literature, as the 2018  National Book Awards in America announce finalists. The post US National Book Awards Finalists: This Year Including Translations appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-10-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Cynthia Nixon Hosts US National Book Awards; Albertine Opens Festival

Feminism Has No Boundaries' is the title of France's Albertine Books festival this week, as Cynthia Nixon is named Naitonal Book Awards host. The post Industry Notes: Cynthia Nixon Hosts US National Book Awards; Albertine Opens Festival appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Hay Festival marks 30 years with book of conversations

The Hay Festival, which opens later this week for its 30th year, is to release a book of Hay Festival Conversations: Thirty Conversations for Thirty Years to mark the anniversary.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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