George Lamming, renowned Caribbean novelist, dies at 94

He was best known for his semiautobiographical first novel, “In the Castle of My Skin,” which he wrote at age 23. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2022-06-21 01:26:51 UTC ]
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Blanche Cirker, Cofounder of Dover Publications, Dies at 104

Blanche Cirker, who, with her husband, Hayward, started Dover Publications in 1941, died last week at the age of 104. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-31 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Morton Janklow Dies at 91

Publishing powerbroker Mort Janklow died on May 25 at his home in Water Mill, N.Y., five days short of his 92nd birthday. For his own firm and then with Janklow & Nesbit, the agent was known as a fierce advocate for his authors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show: Ukrainian Novelist Andrey Kurkov on Wartime Reality for Writers and Publishers

The U.S. Book Show's opening keynote featured Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov, speaking from his home in Kyiv, who provided the history through a literary lens of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict that culminated in war. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Hazel Henderson, environmental activist and futurist author, dies at 89

She spent decades campaigning for social change, fighting to limit air pollution in New York City and to rethink conventional yardsticks for economic development. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-05-23 23:59:08 UTC ]
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Novelist Julie Myerson on sharing her children’s secrets: ‘I’ve got in so much trouble’

She was accused of ‘betraying motherhood’ when she was revealed as the author of the Guardian’s Living With Teenagers column. Will her novel about a child with addiction issues reopen old wounds?Few writers have published and been damned with quite the ferocity Julie Myerson was back in 2009 for... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-05-21 08:00:14 UTC ]
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Roger Angell, editor, baseball writer at the New Yorker, dies at 101

As fiction editor, he helped mold the stories of generations of writers. As a sportswriter, he was enshrined in the writers’ wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-05-20 21:24:22 UTC ]
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Jim Murphy, children’s author who humanized U.S. history, dies at 74

His books about the Great Chicago Fire and America’s first epidemic were Newbery Honor winners. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-05-19 22:43:48 UTC ]
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Kellyanne Conway Accuses George Conway Of Cheating On Her — With Twitter

Donald Trump's former White House adviser admits in her new memoir that she had a hard time competing with her husband's "new fling." Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2022-05-19 20:47:28 UTC ]
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Larry Woiwode, author of acclaimed 1970s novel, dies at 80

His 1975 novel, "Beyond the Bedroom Wall," was considered among the best of its time. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-05-17 02:04:35 UTC ]
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Robert Goolrick, whose books explored tragedy and endurance, dies at 73

He vaulted to literary prominence with a lacerating childhood memoir of abuse and wrote best-selling novels such as "A Reliable Wife.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-05-14 01:28:24 UTC ]
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David Marcuse, who ran bookstores for liberal clientele, dies at 73

His Common Concerns bookstore in Washington became a left-wing community resource in the 1980s. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-05-13 18:04:58 UTC ]
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A moving portrait of George Floyd, his struggles and his legacy

With hundreds of interviews, Post reporters Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa piece together Floyd's life before his infamous death. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-05-13 12:00:15 UTC ]
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“Yoknapatawpha on the Hudson”? On the Novelistic Universe of Edith Wharton

Like William Faulkner or Thomas Hardy, and not unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Edith Wharton loved some milieus too much for just one story. In its setting and characters, The Old Maid is quintessential Wharton, the New York-born author who wrote fifteen novels and novellas and became the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-05-12 08:51:03 UTC ]
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Before I was a novelist, audiobooks taught me how to tell a story

Lizz Huerta didn't get an MFA, but she did get an education while working on construction sites. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-05-05 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Neal Adams, Who Gave Batman a Darker Look, Dies at 80

He brought an earthy realism (and a new adversary or two) to the superhero characters he drew. He also championed the rights of his fellow comic book creators. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-05-05 00:42:24 UTC ]
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Cumberland House Founder Ron Pitkin Dies at 79

Pitkin, who founded the Nashville-based publisher Cumberland House and co-founded Rutledge Hill Press, died April 6. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Comic Book Legend Neal Adams Has Died at 80

From creating iconic superheroes and groundbreaking storylines to fighting for creator rights, Neal Adams was a legendary comic book artist. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-05-02 13:00:02 UTC ]
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Historical Novelists and Fantasy Writers Should Be Friends

Author Christopher M. Cevasco says there's a surprising lack of crossover between the two. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2022-04-29 16:00:00 UTC ]
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Longtime Publishing Marketing Executive Maryann Palumbo Dies at 75

Maryann Palumbo, who rose to become v-p and director of advertising, promotion, and publicity at New American Library, died April 3. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, ‘dean of Chicano authors,’ dies at 93

His wry, understated novels turned the Lower Rio Grande Valley into an almost mythic setting for explorations of family, history and cultural identity. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-04-23 13:17:20 UTC ]
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