Faulkner couldn’t overcome racism, but he never ignored it

That’s why the privileged White novelist’s work is still worth reading, Michael Gorra argues. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-02 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Ibram X. Kendi on preparing children for the realities of racism

Ibram X. Kendi joined Times columnist Sandy Banks for a thought-provoking L.A. Times Book Club conversation about his book, 'How to Raise an Antiracist.' Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2022-06-23 20:16:18 UTC ]
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The historical novel ‘Horse’ sheds light on real-life racism

Pulitzer winner Geraldine Brooks’s latest book is a sweeping tale that uses the true story of a famous 19th-century racehorse to explore the roots and legacy of enslavement. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-06-17 13:11:51 UTC ]
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James Patterson apologizes for saying white male authors face ‘racism’

The 75-year-old writer has penned more than 300 titles, sold more than 500m copies and is worth an estimated $800mThe bestselling author James Patterson has apologized for saying white male authors face “another form of racism”.In an interview with the Sunday Times, Patterson said white male... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-06-15 18:35:13 UTC ]
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James Patterson Apologizes For Saying Older White Male Writers Face Racism

“I absolutely do not believe that racism is practiced against white writers," the bestselling author said. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2022-06-15 06:32:10 UTC ]
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James Patterson claims White male writers face ‘another form of racism’

“It’s even harder for older writers," Patterson, whose net worth is estimated to be $800 million, told the Sunday Times. "You don’t meet many 52-year-old white males.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-06-14 14:28:52 UTC ]
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James Patterson feels the heat after saying white men face 'another form of racism'

Bestselling author James Patterson is concerned for white male writers, whom he thinks are having difficulty finding work in the entertainment industry. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2022-06-13 23:49:20 UTC ]
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Racism’s ill effects on the health-care system — and the body itself

Linda Villarosa offers data as well as vivid anecdotes to illustrate the biases that patients of color face. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-06-10 12:00:45 UTC ]
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Robert McNamara as a loving father — who couldn’t talk about Vietnam

The son of the Vietnam-era defense secretary recounts the "paradox" of their relationship. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-05-06 12:00:37 UTC ]
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How the Book Industry Turns Its Own Racism into a Marketable Product

The failure of progressive change in contemporary book publishing is so total that there is now a whole string of books about the failure of progressive change in contemporary book publishing, often backed enthusiastically by big corporate publishers, in an elaborate circuit of denial and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-04-20 08:55:05 UTC ]
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When a family tree is rooted in racism

As Maud Newton uncovers her ancestors' disturbing past, she also looks for ways to heal the damage. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-04-01 12:00:54 UTC ]
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Netflix’s ‘Pieces of Her’ doesn’t blindly follow the book. Author Karin Slaughter couldn’t be happier.

Netflix’s "Pieces of Her," starring Toni Colette and Bella Heathcote, departs regularly from the source material, but the spirit of the novel remains intact. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-03-05 12:00:35 UTC ]
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George Saunders on Overcoming Uncertainty in Writing

The following first appeared in Lit Hub’s The Craft of Writing newsletter—sign up here. It is from Story Club with George Saunders, a Substack publication and literary community where Saunders offers weekly discussions of the craft of the short story. Both free and paid subscriptions are... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-02-25 09:51:07 UTC ]
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Racism, ‘Fortune,’ and America’s True History Laid Bare in New Book

In 'Fortune: How Race Broke My Family and the World and How to Repair it All,' author and activist Lisa Sharon Harper says structural racism isn't just a political or even only an ethical problem – it's a religious one as well. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The racism and neglect that deprived Black neighborhoods of opportunities

Sheryll Cashin traces the history of segregation, disinvestment and criminalization. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Adult Fiction Couldn't Save Last Week's Print Book Sales

With all categories except adult fiction having declines, unit sales of print books fell 5.2% in the week ended September 4, 2021 from the comparable week in 2020 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-09-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Pointing out racism in books is not an ‘attack’ – it’s a call for industry reform | Monisha Rajesh

I was called aggressive for criticising passages in Kate Clanchy’s memoir. But the real problem lies deep in the overwhelmingly white world of publishingIt started with a tweet. Kate Clanchy, author of Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me posted on her Twitter account that a reviewer on... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-08-13 13:51:20 UTC ]
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Faulkner's 'heartwarming' debut goes to Sphere

Sphere has landed the “heartwarming" A Colourful Country Escape from debut author Anita Faulkner.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-11 01:24:50 UTC ]
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PMJ snaps up Dunbar's book on overcoming self-doubt

Penguin Michael Joseph has acquired the first book from clinical psychologist Dr Michaela Dunbar. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-01 01:20:04 UTC ]
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Against the odds: Scottish publishers on overcoming the challenges of a pandemic

Most Scottish publishers and bookish bodies adapted their offer in 2020 to defy the lockdown restrictions, with many reporting record years—these are their learnings. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-25 10:18:13 UTC ]
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