Graphic memoir 'Arab of the Future' takes a look back to the author's childhood in Libya and Syria

The French cartoonist Riad Sattouf spent the earliest years of his life in three dictatorships. One dictator was Col. Moammar Kadafi, the "supreme leader" of Libya, where Sattouf and his parents moved when he was 2. Another was President Hafez Assad of Syria, where they relocated when he was 4.... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

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Explore Indigenous Futurisms With these SFF Books by Indigenous Authors

Explore Indigenous Futurisms by reading these 25 science fiction and fantasy books by Indigenous authors with Indigenous main characters! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-09-18 10:38:00 UTC ]
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Why this author is taking a stand against Amazon’s audiobook monopoly

Famed writer and activist Cory Doctorow is selling the audio version of his upcoming book via Kickstarter to sidestep the walled garden of Amazon-owned audiobook platform Audible. When science fiction writer and activist Cory Doctorow releases his new novel, Attack Surface, next month, you’ll be... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-09-12 09:00:52 UTC ]
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Viking pre-empts Wang's 'remarkable' memoir of undocumented childhood

Viking has pre-empted a “remarkable” memoir by lawyer Qian Julie Wang about her childhood spent in severe poverty as an undocumented Chinese immigrant in Brooklyn. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-07 18:57:02 UTC ]
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Panel Mania: Spellbound: A Graphic Memoir by Bishakh Som

Transgender comics artist Bishakh Som’s 'Spellbound: A Graphic Memoir' is the story of a leap of faith: Som quits her job as an architect to work fulltime on a graphic novel. But it also evokes Som’s internal process of coming to terms with gender. This is a ten-page excerpt. The book will be... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Most authors' incomes taking a hit, SoA's second poll suggests

The proportion of authors reporting a drop in income since the coronavirus pandemic began has increased, with almost 60% now seeing a decline in their income following the outbreak according to the Society of Author's latest poll, up over a third from a month ago.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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What now for authors? On writing, coping and facing the future

Sanjana Varghese had been working as a freelance journalist in London for around a year when the coronavirus pandemic hit.  As countries around the world went into lockdown, many organisations froze their commissioning budgets, while others halted business entirely. Several of the pieces... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-21 20:08:07 UTC ]
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Los Angeles Times Book Club is back, virtually, with L.A. noir authors

Join author Steph Cha and Joe Ide for a streaming conversation about new L.A. noir. The March 30 event will be live. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-25 19:15:02 UTC ]
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In his memoir, Will Self takes his penchant for erratic journeys to the extreme

“Will” revisits, in the third person, the “Umbrella” author’s struggles with addiction. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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YA Graphic Novels, Memoirs, and Comics Releasing Winter 2020

Jumpstart your 2020 TBR. with this round up of Spring 2020 YA graphic novel and comics releases! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-01-09 11:39:40 UTC ]
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Stormzy takes Merky authors to former school

More than 400 pupils at Stormzy's former school were treated to an event with the grime rapper Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The best graphic novels, memoirs and story collections of 2019

Raina Telgemeier and George Takei were among the creators whose stand-out books mined traumatic real-life experiences. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-11-21 14:08:00 UTC ]
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Author hits back after West Virginia library removes LGBT picture book from shelves

‘Gay adults grew up reading straight romances,’ says writer Daniel Haack after US library withdraws Prince & Knight from shelvesThe author of a rhyming picture book removed from the shelves of a West Virginia library has hit back at protesters, suggesting that anyone concerned the book could... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-11-20 12:31:16 UTC ]
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Myriad bags graphic novels from Williams and Slattery as it launches debut author contest

Myriad Editions has bagged a pair of "graphic medicine" books from Ian Williams and Zara Slattery, as the publisher launches its 2020 Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-07 01:44:47 UTC ]
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Aria takes two from debut author Olivia Lara

Head of Zeus imprint Aria Fiction has snared a "sweepingly romantic" debut by Olivia Lara in a two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-07 01:16:54 UTC ]
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Sci-Fi Authors Charlie Jane Anders and Madeline Ashby on Imagining the Future

Two authors from the recent Future Tense Fiction anthology discuss how they approach their craft. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2019-10-25 11:30:07 UTC ]
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In 'Know My Name,' Chanel Miller Takes Back The Humanity She Was Denied

Miller, known for years only as Emily Doe in the Stanford sexual assault case, has written a memoir that lays bare the complicated truths about survivorhood. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

[ The Huffington Post | 2019-09-30 17:39:54 UTC ]
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Authors Guild and AAR back publishers in Audible Captions lawsuit

The Authors Guild and the Association of Authors' Representatives have filed a joint brief supporting publishers' calls for a preliminary injuction to stop their works being included in Audible's Captions programme. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-24 19:58:52 UTC ]
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Take your mind back to school with the 10 best books of September

From thought-provoking fiction by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Petina Gappah to biographies of Susan Sontag and Condé Nast, your reading list starts here. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2019-09-16 22:39:00 UTC ]
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Take your mind back to school with the 10 best books of September

From thought-provoking fiction by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Petina Gappah to biographies of Susan Sontag and Condé Nast, your reading list starts here. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Take your mind back to school with the 10 best books of September

From thought-provoking fiction by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Petina Gappah to biographies of Susan Sontag and Condé Nast, your reading list starts here. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2019-09-16 22:39:00 UTC ]
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