For author Jenny Lawson, life is brutal — and hilarious

In “Broken,” Lawson is honest about her physical and mental health, but her levity is her buoy and brand. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-01 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Finding 'value in the valley': YA authors at a Festival panel on Black life and self-love

At a Times Book Festival panel on Black YA fiction, Dean Atta, Morgan Parker, Yusef Salaam and Ibi Zoboi discussed stories of teens making it through. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-04-18 01:13:11 UTC ]
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Two authors expose the deceptive, self-aggrandizing absurdity of online life

Lauren Oyler’s “Fake Accounts” and Patricia Lockwood’s “No One Is Talking About This” critique our Internet-attenuated lives. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-02-10 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Mary Catherine Bateson, anthropologist and author of ‘Composing a Life,’ dies at 81

She also wrote a memoir about her parents, anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Yan Lianke, author of Three Brothers, on Chinese Life, Law, and Literature

Hosts Kate, Eric, and Medaya are joined by renowned Chinese writer Yan Lianke, whose latest book is the memoir Three Brothers, about his childhood growing up during the Cultural Revolution. Calling in from Beijing, Yan discusses his life as a writer, being banned and censored in his own country... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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In ‘Short Life in a Strange World,’ paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder help an author make sense of his existence

Toby Ferris traveled across Europe to see all of the Dutch Renaissance painter’s surviving work. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Bestselling author and real-life Hemingway hero Clive Cussler has died.

Clive Cussler, the author of more than 85 books, written over 4 decades, died at home on Monday, February 24, at the age of 88. Cussler was a major bestseller in his lifetime, selling over 100 million copies of his thrillers and adventure novels, and hitting The New York Times‘s bestseller list... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Secret Life of Bees author Monk Kidd finds her perfect Tinder match

Headline imprint Tinder Press is publishing the "life-changing" new novel from The Secret Life of Bees author Sue Monk Kidd. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-16 18:58:25 UTC ]
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The dying author of ‘The Leopard’ finds new life in ‘Lampedusa’

A man’s death and a masterpiece’s birth are the conjoined subjects of Steven Price’s historical novel. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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“The Bloggess” Jenny Lawson to Open a Bookstore and Bar: Critical Linking, September 5, 2019

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Everyday hardship and brutal authorities, in ancient and modern Egypt

With insights from the pharaohs’ era, Peter Hessler explores today’s chaotic Egyptian society. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-05-31 11:43:10 UTC ]
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How author Jarrett Krosoczka illustrates gratitude – on the page and in life

Jarrett Krosoczka’s recent memoir is about growing up with a parent struggling with addiction. But its messages for young people focus on resiliency and giving thanks. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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The Manchester-based author who's won a life-changing $165k book prize

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi's debut novel was initially rejected by British publishers. Continue reading at BBC News

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Children's author brings books to life through augmented reality

There's nothing quite like having a book literally come to life in the palm of your hands. Continue reading at Stuff

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Author Jenny Diski dies

The author Jenny Diski, who published a memoir about living with inoperable lung cancer only last week, has died aged 68. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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'Paulo Coelho's Best Story' skims surface of author's life

Paulo Coelho's mega-selling novels and memoirs - allegorical, abounding in aphorisms and supplemented by a prolific social-media output - have made him a revered figure for millions of modern-day seekers. The screen version of the Brazilian author's life, a period-hopping attempt to shatter the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Young adult books: 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' author James Thurber picks the best YA titles

Beyond John Green and Veronica Roth: James Thurber compiled his own list of books that he thought young adults might enjoy, and his picks still hold up today. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Kobo Writing Life Now Carries 250,000 titles by 30,000 Authors

Two years after its launch, Kobo Writing Life (KWL), ebook retailer Kobo’s self-publishing channel, carries more than 250,000 self-published digital titles by over 30,000 authors who publish regularly through KWL. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Authors on the Air March 13, 2014: Melissa Wardy and Jenni Pulos

Melissa Wardy, author of "Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween" (Chicago Review Press, 9781613745526) will appear on NBC's "Today Show" on Friday, March 14. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Authors on the Air March 7, 2014: Jenni Pulos and Lisa Bloom

Jenni Pulos, author of "Grin and Bear It: How to be Happy No Matter What Reality Throws Your Way" (St. Martin's, 9781250028198), will appear on the "Today Show" on Monday, March 10. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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