How Yaa Gyasi Found Religion (in Literature)

“There isn’t much literary fiction that deals with evangelicalism. ‘Go Tell It on the Mountain,’ by James Baldwin, was the first book I read that spoke to that part of my life and it moved me so deeply to see faith rendered on the page with such care and brilliance.” Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

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The Back Story Behind ‘Transcendent Kingdom’: Yaa Gyasi Is a Solid Friend

Loyalty spurred the best-selling author to visit a neuroscientist’s lab. What she saw there inspired her next narrator. Continue reading at The New York Times

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After her epic debut novel on slavery's descendants, Yaa Gyasi wrote even closer to home

In 'Transcendent Kingdom,' Yaa Gyasi's second novel, she focuses on America — its promise and peril — and on one Ghanaian American family in Alabama. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Yaa Gyasi’s ‘Transcendent Kingdom’ is a book of blazing brilliance

Gyasi’s novel is nothing like ‘Homegoing,’ her hit debut, but it’s just as rewarding. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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'Homegoing' follow-up from Yaa Gyasi set for August 2020

Viking will release Homegoing author Yaa Gyasi’s “dazzling” new novel Transcendent Kingdom in August 2020, following a family living through the “most urgent of times” in contemporary America. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Is religion in children's literature a new taboo?

Stephanie Williamson says the industry needs to publish more books featuring religious characters if it wants to be truly diverse. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Yaa Gyasi | 'When we use words like 'institutionalised racism', what does that mean?'

Glittering reviews, swathes of high-profile media coverage and a reported seven-figure sum — Yaa Gyasi’s début Homegoing lives up to the hype, says Alice O’Keeffe. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Phyllis Tickle, Founding PW Religion Editor, Dies

Religion expert, author, and PW founding religion editor Phyllis Tickle has died at age 81, leaving a legacy that reaches far beyond books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Phyllis Tickle, Founding Religion Editor of Publishers Weekly, Is Writing Her Final Chapter

The religion authority, author, and pioneer in the coverage of spirituality and religion publishing has been diagnosed with inoperable stage 4 lung cancer. Still, she has book projects in the works and no plans to abandon them. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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World Literature Today Announces Finalists for 2022 Neustadt International Prize for Literature

News and Events Left column (top to bottom): Boris Boubacar Diop, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya; Middle left column: Michális Ganás, Cristina Rivera Garza, Jean-Pierre Balpe;  Middle right column: Natalie Diaz, Naomi Shihab Nye, Micheline Aharonian... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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Sheikh Zayed Book Award Shortlists: Literature, Children’s Literature, and Young Author

The three shortlists announced today comprise nine titles selected from a total 39 longlisted works. Winners are to be named in May. The post Sheikh Zayed Book Award Shortlists: Literature, Children’s Literature, and Young Author appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The Sheikh Zayed Book Award in Arabic Literature: The 2020 Literature Longlist

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Fall 2015 Religion & Spirituality Announcements: Choosing Your Religion

Each fall, religion and spirituality publishers bring out a bounty of books for gift giving, course adoption, and general reading pleasure, as days grow short and life moves indoors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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A desire to make spirituality a more integral part of everyday life combined with the technology that makes that easier would seem a match made in, well, at least Silicon Valley, if not somewhere higher. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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'Monster' Kody Scott, former L.A. gang member who became a bestselling author, found dead at 57

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Religion and Spirituality News Briefs; June 9, 2021

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'The Women of the Bible Speak,' remained #1 in nonfiction, while a novel written just before the start of World War Ii landed at #6 on the fiction list. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Religion Book Deals: June 9, 2021

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U.S. Book Show: Stevie Van Zandt’s Life in the Religion of Rock ‘n’ Roll

The renaissance man and author of the forthcoming memoir 'Unrequited Infatuations' shared his reflections on how the religion of rock ‘n roll shaped a decades-long career as a producer, solo artist, member of the E Street Band, activist, and actor on TV shows including 'The Sopranos.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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