He named his band the Slants to reclaim a slur. Not everyone approved.

In “Slanted,” Simon Tam tells the story of a legal battle that ended up at the Supreme Court. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-05-16 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Reclaim Her Name: why we should free Australia's female novelists from their male pseudonyms

The Women's Prize for Fiction has just published 25 literary works by female authors with their real names for the first time. Could we do the same for Miles Franklin and Henry Handel Richardson here? Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2020-08-13 06:43:53 UTC ]
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Women's Prize sponsor Baileys launches free Reclaim Her Name series

In collaboration with the Women's Prize for Fiction, sponsor Baileys is re-releasing free e-books of classic works using the real names of female writers who originally published under male pseudonyms. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-12 02:14:44 UTC ]
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This Inuit author named 4 of Saturn's moons. Here's what he wants to name next

In 2000, children's author Michael Kusugak named a group of Saturn's many moons. Twenty years later, he's looking to rename the street near his house. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2020-10-23 19:59:11 UTC ]
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Scotty Bowers' 'Full Service' names names from Hollywood Golden Age

'Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars' by Scotty Bowers review: Cary Grant, Vincent Price, Edith Piaf and Spencer Tracy are included.The street date of Scotty Bowers' "Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars,"... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Star names feature on multi-format storytelling platform Alexander

A multi-format storytelling platform, featuring the work of authors including Colum McCann and Chigozie Obioma, and audio performers including Helena Bonham-Carter and David Tennant, has launched this week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-26 20:07:03 UTC ]
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BA boss Halls named FutureBook Person of the Year following bold pandemic steps

When Meryl Halls took over as managing director of the Booksellers Association in April 2018, she wondered what would define her time at the top of the trade body. “My predecessor Tim Godfray’s signature thing was keeping VAT off books, and he was very proud of that. I’ve had a bloody global... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-23 21:12:32 UTC ]
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Zeyn Joukhadar’s ‘The Thirty Names of Night’ is a poetic portrait of a trans man’s search for a rare bird — and his own identity

Part ghost story, part mystery, “The Thirty Names of Night” is also an exposé on systemic racism and an honest account of the LGBTQ and refugee experience. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-11-23 11:57:29 UTC ]
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Lockdown's online shift fuelling 'crazy' market for big name authors, Redmayne says

A “seismic shift” to online shopping during the pandemic has fuelled a “crazy” market for acquisitions of big names, HarperCollins UK c.e.o. Charlie Redmayne has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-17 23:24:16 UTC ]
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Code Name Bananas keeps top spot as lockdown hits data

David Walliams and Tony Ross' Code Name Bananas (HarperCollins) has swung into a second week in the UK Official Top 50 number one spot.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-17 15:53:00 UTC ]
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CPI Names Airié Stuart SVP, Publisher

Church Publishing Inc., the publisher of official resources for the Episcopal Church, announced the hiring of Airié Stuart as its senior v-p and publisher. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Shuggie Bain named Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year

Douglas Stuart's Booker-shortlisted novel Shuggie Bain (Picador) has been named Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-16 08:27:33 UTC ]
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Christie Tate Wrote a Best Seller About Group Therapy. Fellow Members Approved.

She tried her hand at fiction, to no avail. So she wrote a memoir about a circle of strangers instead. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Debi Chirichella Named President of Hearst Magazines

Debi Chirichella was named president of Hearst Magazines today, after serving in the role in an interim capacity for a little over three months. Before she was named acting president in July, she had been executive vice president and chief financial officer. Chirichella joined the company in... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-11-11 20:13:08 UTC ]
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Adichie named Women's Prize 'Winner of Winners'

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been crowned the Women’s Prize for Fiction ‘Winner of Winners’ for her novel Half of a Yellow Sun (HarperCollins). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-11 09:24:21 UTC ]
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Walliams and Ross move into top spot with Code Name Bananas

David Walliams and Tony Ross' Code Name Bananas (HarperCollins) has gone straight to the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, with 89,558 copies sold. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-10 00:49:03 UTC ]
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Our Daily Bread Names New VP, Publisher

Chriscynethia Floyd, a former executive at Simon & Schuster and David C Cook, has been hired as v-p and publisher of Our Daily Bread Ministries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The UK’s Young Writer Award Names Its 2020 Shortlist

The quintet of books named to the UK Young Writer of the Year award shortlist this year includes memoir, novels, and poetry collections. The post The UK’s Young Writer Award Names Its 2020 Shortlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-11-06 21:59:14 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Italian Bookstores Stay Open, Guadalajara Named World Book Capital

Italy's bookstores are allowed to operate amid COVID-19 restrictions, and Guadalajara becomes UNESCO's World Book Capital for 2022. The post Industry Notes: Italian Bookstores Stay Open, Guadalajara Named World Book Capital appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-11-04 20:25:38 UTC ]
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HCCP Names Five New Directors

HarperCollins Christian Publishing announced the hiring of Nekasha Pratt as senior director of marketing at Thomas Nelson and Zondervan Fiction. Additionally, the publisher announced the promotions of four existing staff members to director roles, including Brad Hill, Mark Glesne, Stephanie... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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