Down's Syndrome novel of 'breathtaking power' to Granta

Granta Books is to publish Census, a novel of "breathtaking power and emotional generosity" by American novelist Jesse Ball. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Granta signs Evelina Santangelo's 'powerful' novel

Granta Books has acquired award-winning Sicilian author Evelina Santangelo's powerful novel, From Another World. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Faber and Granta power Folio Prize shortlist

Independent publishers have come out on top in the shortlist for the 2015 Folio Prize for Fiction, with Faber and Granta getting three books each on the list. Faber’s three titles are All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews, about sisters, suicide and how to carry on after grief; Family Life by... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Girl Power, Book Power

Publishers discuss how their new and upcoming titles consider the needs of women and girls. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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What’s the point of Saudi Arabia’s giant sideways desert skyscraper? ‘A big, long symbol of power’

A linear city in the desert is a provocative vision of the city of the future—but it’s been tried before. Saudi Arabia’s proposal for a 105-mile-long building called the Line has all the stuff of a science fiction paperback. The stark desert setting. The kingdom in control of vast amounts of one... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Who Do Powerful Men Become When They Sit Down at Home?

Taymour Soomro’s debut novel Other Names for Love begins with a son flinching at the sound of his father’s voice. Sixteen-year-old Fahad has been ordered to spend the summer with Rafik, his authoritarian father who manages their family farm in Sindh, Pakistan. It’s on the train ride there that... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2022-08-02 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Witch Books Hold Power

As part of a continuing publishing trend, witchcraft books continue to draw the interest of readers, especially those seeking empowerment. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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A Queer Memoir About Sex Work That Interrogates Power, Gender, and Heteronormativity

Chris Belcher’s searing memoir about her work as a professional dominatrix isn’t exactly a comfortable read. Not because of the subject, but because Pretty Baby asks more of the reader than many memoirs. Like the best art does, this book invites introspection and interrogation of both our own... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2022-07-20 11:00:00 UTC ]
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A Definitive Power Ranking of the Sexiest Book Covers

Designing a book cover is challenging, even more so when the work contains a raunchy subject matter. How do you convey, in a single glance, that the book is sensual, even sexy, without falling for pornographic tropes?  My debut novel, Little Rabbit, is about a sub/dom relationship between a... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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An ode to the power of CEOs and capitalism to cure America’s ills

Journalist Alan Murray places his faith in business to solve society's greatest challenges. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Why the MLIS is a Powerful Weapon in Fighting Book Bans

The organized assault on the freedom to read has highlighted core values taught in library schools. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Powerful stories in 'Letter to a Stranger' will transport you around the world

The L.A. Times Book Clubs reads 'Letter to a Stranger,' a new collection that celebrates the serendipity of chance encounters. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Tennessee Bill Gives State Veto Power Over School Library Collections

The bill, if signed, would vest members of the state’s textbook commission with the final decision on whether a challenged book can remain available in public school libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Powerful Impact of Digital Media on Mass Shootings

The digital media age has exerted profound influence on how we see the mass shootings phenomenon. Through Twitter and other social media platforms, the public begins to learn of these attacks as they unfold in real time. Misinformation and political outrage also spread swiftly. A popular... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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A Murder in the Red Light District Sparks a Reckoning of Power and Injustice in Lahore

Aamina Ahmad’s debut novel The Return of Faraz Ali begins with a moment of no return. Born and raised in Lahore’s old city, the young Faraz is forced to leave behind his mother and his sister Rozina. It isn’t until Faraz is an adult in 1968 working as a policeman, that he goes back to […] The... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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In ‘Fencing with the King,’ a search for family truths puts a woman at odds with her powerful uncle

Diana Abu-Jaber's writing is propulsive — but silkily so, wending on limber paragraphs that allow her to move with ease across a wide-ranging story about conflicted identities. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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'In Love' Review: A Powerful Memoir About Marriage and Assisted Suicide

In her new book, Amy Bloom writes about loving her husband and helping him to end his life after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Is using this word ever okay? And who has the power to decide?

Randall Kennedy makes the case for using it, sometimes, in the 20th-anniversary edition of his book. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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‘Power of the Dog’ author Thomas Savage died in obscurity. It’s time to honor his work.

‘Power of the Dog’ author Thomas Savage died in obscurity. It’s time to honor his work. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The power of distance

I’ve been writing about mental health for years. Not as many as I’ve been living with my own clinical depression, but certainly for over a decade now. It has, until last year, been mainly in blog form—direct, first-hand accounts of my own experiences as a man with mental health issues. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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