Ignore, focus or avoid? How authors are tackling COVID-19

Many of us enjoy getting lost in historical novels, often set in periods of history when great change was taking place. Contemporary fiction is usually less rooted in a specific time – often focusing on the miniate of human existence or the fallout from smaller, personal events. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Five excellent new thrillers and mysteries take us back to the pre-covid-19 era

Val McDermid, Brad Parks and Ann Cleeves have new novels to distract readers from reality. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-05 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Covid diaries: the bestselling author

It's no secret that most authors are introverts. That doesn't mean that we don't enjoy bookshop events and literary festivals. Who doesn't love talking about their books or their writing process? But afterwards, we are spent, drained of energy, and need to recharge. Writing is a solitary... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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'Station Eleven' author Emily St. John Mandel joins the L.A. Times Book Club May 19

Emily St. John Mandel chronicles a global pandemic and financial crisis in her novels, 'Station Eleven' and 'The Glass Hotel.' Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Penguin authors, including Blackman, Pullman and Child, contribute responses to Covid-19

Penguin is publishing a series of essays from a number of its leading authors, offering their response to Covid-19.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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SHARJAH FOCUS: Which authors are coming to London Book Fair?

Khulood Al Mu’alla Khulood Al Mu’alla was chosen this year as an honorary member of the Costa Rica Poetry Foundation and advisor to the International Poetry Festival of Costa Rica. She was honoured along with three poets as part of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Poets of... Continue reading at British Council global

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ACFW 2018 Sharpens Focus on Author Training and Support

Attendance at the 2018 American Christian Fiction Writers conference was up from last year, with the emphasis remaining on encouragement for both aspiring and established authors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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D.C. Metro Spotlight: BookTV Keeps Its Focus on Authors

For 48 hours each weekend, C-SPAN’s BookTV gives readers nonstop access to authors appearing in public across the country. It's ramping up regional coverage too. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Authors on the Air February 19, 2016: Erin Kaplan

Erin Kaplan, author of 'I Heart Obama' (ForeEdge, 9781611685367) will be on Duluth, Minn.’s NPR affiliate WOJB-FM on Monday, February 22 at 12:00 p.m. EST. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Authors on the Air November 19, 2015: Gavin McCrea

Gavin McCrea, author of 'Mrs. Engels' (Catapult, 978-1-9367-8729-6) will be interviewed by 'Studio360' host Kurt Andersen on the program which airs Thursday, November 19 on WNYC at 8 p.m. ET. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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LBF's Mexico Focus authors unveiled

Elena Poniatowska, winner of the Cervantes Prize 2014, and critic and essayist Enrique Krauze will be headlining Mexico’s Market Focus Cultural Programme for this year’s London Book Fair. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Author Of "Go The F*ck To Sleep" Tackles New Subject: Kids Who Won't F*cking Eat

In a delightfully profane interview, Adam Mansbach reveals his secrets for keeping your creative edge after a huge hit.In 2011, a children's book parody took the Internet and bookshelves on a glorious joyride of profanity, driven by a nation of parents pulling their collective hair out over... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Brazil in Focus at Göteborg Book Fair, Authors React

Brazil is the country of honor at the Göteborg Book Fair and a trio of Brazilian authors reflect on having had their work promoted overseas these past several years. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Authors on the Air September 19, 2014: Annabelle Gurwitch

Annabelle Gurwitch, author of 'I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50' (Blue Rider, 9780399166181), will appear on the 'Queen Latifah Show' on Friday, September 19. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Authors on the Air June 19, 2014: A.J. Baime

A.J. Baime, author of "The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780547719283) will appear on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" and MSNBC’s "The Cycle" on Friday, June 20. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Authors on the Air May 19, 2014: Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren, author of "A Fighting Chance" (Metropolitan Books, 9781627790529), will appear on the "Colbert Report" on Monday, May 19. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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G8 must tackle tax avoidance, says Cameron

David Cameron has said tax-dodging by large companies is one of the issues Britain will seek to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Ninety budding authors to receive trade tutelage through HC’s Author Academy

HarperCollins affiliate publisher Rose Sandy reveals the details of its new Author Academy, which will give 90 emerging talents guidance as to how the book industry functions. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Are Self-Published Authors Still Indie Authors?

The publishing landscape is rapidly changing—as is the way self-published authors are viewed. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Society of Authors renews calls for TV shows to pay authors

The Society of Authors (SoA) has renewed its calls for TV companies to pay and credit historians and authors for their research work after a rise in complaints from members. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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