Egypt’s Ibrahim Issa on Reading and Writing After the Arab Spring

Egyptian journalist and bestselling author Ibrahim Issa believes the Arab Spring has added religious oppression to the existing political hardships of the region. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-04-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Reading John McPhee’s Book on Tennis Helped Me Write About Skateboarding

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” –Arthur Ashe * Years ago, when I was still a budding fiction writer, I published an essay about how hard skateboarding is to write about. I focused on a few novelists who had skater characters in their books but who clearly didn’t skate […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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“Anybody’s life could be a wonderful piece of art.” Read Maxine Hong Kingston’s best writing advice.

On this day in 1940, Maxine Hong Kingston was born in Stockton, CA. Kingston, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, took the literary world by storm with her seminal work The Woman Warrior (1976), which blends autobiography and mythology. The Woman Warrior, the winner of the 1976 National Book... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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‘We Wrote in Symbols’ is a groundbreaking collection of Arab women writing about love and lust

Edited by Palestinian British writer Selma Dabbagh, this compilation brings together 101 works from more than 70 female writers. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Dr Gwen Adshead | 'I wanted to write something that could be read by a lay person'

"I have spent decades working with people who have caused horror and grief to others. I will tell horror stories in this book but I will also tell stories of change and recovery. It may surprise the reader that this is possible.” So writes forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist Dr Gwen... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-19 19:46:17 UTC ]
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13 Y.A. Books to Add to Your Reading List This Spring

A retelling of “The Great Gatsby,” a healer fighting for her freedom and more: Here are 13 upcoming Y.A. titles you won’t want to miss this spring. Continue reading at The New York Times

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L J Ross launches Read, Write, Walk North East

Author L J Ross is to launch an arts initiative, offering community grants, promoting literacy and encouraging tourism in The North East.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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‘Martin Eden’ Review: Reading and Writing His Way Out of the Pit

In this bold adaptation of the Jack London novel, a young writer suffers, fights and pays as he stands alone against the world. Continue reading at The New York Times

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For the Middle East, the Arab Spring was a rare chance to control its own fate

Even though the uprisings mostly failed, Noah Feldman argues, they’re still meaningful. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Egypt’s Muhammad Abdelnabi Wins France’s Arab Literature Prize

Saying he 'wanted to write a story without it being shocking,' Abdelnabi talks about his book based on an actual case of anti-gay police action in Cairo. The post Egypt’s Muhammad Abdelnabi Wins France’s Arab Literature Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-11-07 14:00:16 UTC ]
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Piers Torday | 'Reading, writing, telling and sharing stories are the building blocks of humanity and civilisation'

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe had a lasting impression on author Piers Torday—so much so, that his latest book is loosely based on the classic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Faith-Based Music Memoirs to Read this Spring

Waylon Jennings’s wife Jessi Colter, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Rory Feek are some of the singers sharing their life stories in titles publishing this season. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Guardian view on Amazon v Hachette: reading and writing | Editorial

Can a one-size-fits-all, low-price, consumer-dominated sales model support a diverse, innovative, challenging literary output?It is either an existential threat to intellectual freedom or a rustbelt media industry meeting its comeuppance at the hands of disruptive technology. The battle between... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Faith and Writing Fest Marks Spring in Winter-Worn Grand Rapids

The biennial Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., featured high-profile authors and drew 2,000 attendees eager to explore the connections between faith and creative expression. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Medium's new iPhone app helps you read (but not write) long articles

We can't say we know all that many people who routinely digest articles posted through Medium's social publishing platform. However, the readership is bound to go up now that the service has released an iPhone app. The mobile client is more of a... Continue reading at Engadget

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One Year Later, Medium Is Changing the Way Its Writers Write and Its Readers Read

It was just more than a year ago that Ev Williams and Biz Stone created the publishing platform Medium. The Internet officially met the site in August 2012, and since then, Medium’s popularity has grown enough for even the most ske ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Amazon Changed Reading. Now It Could Change Writing

Throughout its 17-year history, Amazon has helped change the way that books are sold, the format in which they’re read and how they are published. Now it could change how they’re written. In addition to the Kindle Fire HD and the Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon introduced a subscription book format... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Marian Keyes to write cookery for MJ spring list

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 23/09/2011 - 08:35 Marian Keyes is writing a cookery title for Michael Joseph, as the imprint ramps up its spring food publishing list next year by releasing one title every month during the first half of 2012. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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S&S title to examine Arab spring

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 10/06/2011 - 10:44 BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen is to write a book on the recent uprisings in the Middle East for publication in autumn 2012 by Simon & Schuster. Editorial director Mike Jones bought UK and Commonwealth rights excluding... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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You're Next voted best R&J Spring Read

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 04/05/2011 - 15:53 WH Smith customers have voted You’re Next by Gregg Hurwitz as the best read from Richard and Judy’s Spring Book Club titles. The thriller, published by Sphere, came top of an online poll asking readers to judge which of the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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