Death threats against the author of ‘American Dirt’ threaten us all

If you’ve been distracted lately by the presidential impeachment trial, you may have missed this tertiary symptom of the collapse of our democracy. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-01-30 17:52:10 UTC ]
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Oprah Interview with 'American Dirt' Author Airs March 6 at Midnight

Oprah Winfrey's interview with Jeanine Cummins, the embattled author or 'American Dirt,' which was criticized by Latinx activists for containing stereotypical depictions of Mexican immigrants, will air on March 6 at midnight. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Publisher Of Controversial ‘American Dirt’ Cancels Author Tour Amid Security Concerns

The latest Oprah's Book Club pick by Jeanine Cummins, a white woman, has been widely criticized for stereotypical depictions of Mexicans and migration. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2020-01-29 21:08:32 UTC ]
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Crashing author earnings 'threaten future of American literature'

Authors Guild survey finds writers’ incomes have fallen dramatically in five years – with literary novelists worst-hitA major survey of American authors has uncovered a crash in author earnings described as “a crisis of epic proportions” – particularly for full-time literary writers, who are “on... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A debut novel about migration, family and survival is everything 'American Dirt' wasn't

"Of Women and Salt," tracking generations of Latinas, comes out of Gabriela Garcia's family story, life experience and advocacy for migrants. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-03-23 19:20:30 UTC ]
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Harvill Secker wins Taiwanese American author's debut novel

Harvill Secker has won a debut novel by K-Ming Chang in a "heated" five-way auction.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-07 06:51:52 UTC ]
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Red Sofa Literary Principal Threatens to Sue Other Agents, Author

An attorney representing Dawn Frederick of Red Sofa Literary agency threatened two agents and an author with legal action unless they retract tweets casting aspersions upon Frederick and desist from further tweets. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Julia Alvarez discusses her radically different novel, 'Afterlife' (and defends 'American Dirt')

Julia Alvarez's "Afterlife" is her first novel for adults in 15 years. She talks about loss, fragmentation and "American Dirt." Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-02 22:24:09 UTC ]
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Before 'American Dirt,' a history of Oprah's Book Club controversies

Oprah Winfrey first launched Oprah's Book Club on Sept. 16, 1996, 10 years into "The Oprah Winfrey Show," one of the highest-rated daytime talk shows in television history. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-10 14:00:38 UTC ]
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Oprah’s Book Club Drops My Dark Vanessa, Keeps American Dirt

After holding a forum to discuss one contentious novel, Winfrey said she did not want to wade into literary controversy again. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2020-03-06 21:49:29 UTC ]
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Oprah refused to cancel her ‘American Dirt’ show — and reminded us what civil discourse looks like

The conversation with the novel’s author, along with three Latina writers and publishing representatives, was smart, empathetic and illuminating. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-06 17:35:42 UTC ]
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Oprah and Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt interview will air tomorrow on Apple TV+.

The debate around Jeanine Cummins’ controversial novel American Dirt will continue on March 6th when a new episode of Oprah’s Book Club airs at midnight (ET) on Apple TV+. The two-part episode centers on the Oprah Book Club selection that stirred one of the most vociferous discussions about race... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-05 17:53:35 UTC ]
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On #DignidadLiteraria and American Dirt, Old and New

Below is a collection of articles that respond to American Dirt, consider the injustices of the publishing industry’s Big Five, and highlight books by Chicanx and Latinx writers. ¤ A reading list assembled from these articles: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-02-14 19:23:11 UTC ]
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#DignidadLiteraria invites Oprah 'on a mission to repair' after 'American Dirt' fracas

Critics of "American Dirt" invited Oprah Winfrey on Wednesday to discuss "#DignidadLiteraria and other Latinx groups and the publishing industry that has systematically erased us." Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-02-13 04:43:13 UTC ]
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How 'American Dirt' controversy could change publishing industry

The "American Dirt" uproar is prompting the book industry to review, reenforce, and revamp plans to become more diverse and inclusive. The publishing industry is predominantly run by white women, according to a new study. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-02-12 17:29:22 UTC ]
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How 'American Dirt' controversy could change publishing industry

The "American Dirt" uproar is prompting the book industry to review, reenforce, and revamp plans to become more diverse and inclusive. The publishing industry is predominantly run by white women, according to a new study. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-02-12 17:29:22 UTC ]
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Roxane Gay, Myriam Gurba and others discuss the publishing 'crisis' after 'American Dirt'

Inside a packed room in Culver City on Thursday, Myriam Gurba, Roxane Gay and other writers of color talked about "American Dirt," Macmillan and the "crisis" in U.S. publishing. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-02-07 21:39:43 UTC ]
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Before “American Dirt,” There Was “The Korean Angela’s Ashes”

THE CONTRETEMPS OVER Jeanine Cummins’s American Dirt revolves around a narrative of a publishing industry eager for blockbusters, white authors who inhabit the stories of marginalized people, and embarrassment when the multiple flaws and tone-deaf passages of the hyped-up book are exposed.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-02-05 18:00:58 UTC ]
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‘American Dirt’: Who gets to tell your story?

The publisher of Jeanine Cummins’ novel “American Dirt” canceled her book tour Wednesday, saying she has received death threats. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-01-30 19:02:00 UTC ]
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Publisher cancels ‘American Dirt’ book tour: ‘Serious mistakes’ and ‘concerns about safety’

The 13 events left to promote the highly anticipated -- and then, highly-condemned -- novel will instead be replaced by town hall-style discussions between the author, Jeanine Cummins, and critics of the book. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-01-30 12:25:04 UTC ]
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