In Elizabeth Gilbert’s ‘City of Girls,’ a young woman discovers the joys of sex

The novel argues for the right to sexual relations without the frisson of sexual relations. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-06-03 15:15:03 UTC ]
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How Elizabeth Hardwick Spent Her “Starving Artist” Years in the Big City

In September 1939, Elizabeth Hardwick took a Greyhound bus to New York to pursue a doctorate in 17th-​century English literature at Columbia University. A few years earlier she had visited the city with two high school friends, staying at the Hotel Taft in Times Square. The women’s accents had... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-11-16 09:55:56 UTC ]
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Raven Leilani | 'I wanted to write a story about a young black woman who is unvarnished on the page'

"The first time we have sex, we are both fully clothed, at our desks during working hours, bathed in blue computer light.” So begins Luster, the extraordinary début novel from American author Raven Leilani, which has caused a sensation in the US and deserves to do the same here. The... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-01 23:03:04 UTC ]
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Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other screen rights won by Potboiler

Bernardine Evaristo’s Booker winning Girl, Woman, Other (Hamish Hamilton) is being adapted for the screen by “The Constant Gardener” creators Potboiler Television. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-12 14:33:01 UTC ]
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Roxane Gay’s favorite book of 2019 was Girl, Woman, Other.

From the fog of a so-far-extremely-cursed 2020, do you even remember 2019 anymore? The albino panda? 30 to 50 feral hogs? The US women’s national soccer team at the World Cup? What else even happened? Roxane Gay is here to remind us with this recap, which also lists her favorite books of the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-06 16:40:23 UTC ]
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Obama hails Girl, Woman, Other and Normal People as favourite books of 2019

Former US president Barack Obama has revealed Booker Prize-winning Girl, Woman, Other (Hamish Hamilton) and Normal People (Faber) were among his favourite books in 2019.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-30 06:49:34 UTC ]
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Gilbert and Costello on Bad Sex in Fiction Award shortlist

Books by Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert and Mary Costello are in the running for the Bad Sex in Fiction Award this year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-27 13:01:15 UTC ]
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Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other sells in 21 deals with TV auction underway

Following Bernardine Evaristo’s historic Booker Prize win, translation rights to her novel Girl, Woman, Other (Hamish Hamilton) have been snapped up in 21 territories. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-19 06:13:51 UTC ]
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Decades after ‘Sex and the City,’ Candace Bushnell returns to her old stomping grounds

In “Is There Still Sex in the City?” the author tries Tinder, learns about “cubbing” and ponders the microaggressions of aging. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-01 16:32:13 UTC ]
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New Sex & the City TV series is in the works

Paramount bosses have snapped up the rights to author Candace Bushnell's upcoming book sequel. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2019-03-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ethan Anderson, Hayley Berfield are honored as City Section boys and girls basketball players of the year

Ethan Anderson of Fairfax and Hayley Berfield of Granada Hills have been selected City Section players of the year for boys and girls basketball, respectively. Both led their respective teams to Open Division championships. On the boys’ All-City team are Kaelen Allen and Jordan Brinson of... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury to publish new novel from Elizabeth Gilbert

Alexandra Pringle, editor-in-chief at Bloomsbury publishing has acquired City of Girls, a new novel from the author of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Woman in the Window: Is Daniel Mallory's debut novel the new Gone Girl?

Daniel Mallory was in the LAX lounge on his way back from a break in Palm Springs when his agent rang and said: "We've been resisting Hollywood because we wanted to close the publishing deal first, but Fox have offered US$1 million  for the book – do you want it?'" For any novelist, let alone... Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2018-02-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WI13: ‘Sex and the City’ Glam Comes to Winter Institute

The premier educational conference of the American Booksellers Association, which is being held this week in Memphis, got a dose of star power when actress and producer Sarah Jessica Parker gave the conference's opening keynote on Tuesday. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kid Normal chosen as 2018 Young City Read

Kid Normal by Greg James and Chris Smith (Bloomsbury Children's) has been chosen as 2018 Young City Read for children across Brighton & Hove and "beyond". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-11-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Focus: Adventuring with 'The Lost City of Z,' 'A Woman, A Part' and Locarno in Los Angeles

Hello! I’m Mark Olsen, and welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. The L.A. Times’ Festival of Books is April 22 and 23, and it is not only a great way to interface with publishers and booksellers but also features a wide variety of guests. The... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Girls' basketball: City semifinal results and championship pairings

GIRLS' BASKETBALL CITY OPEN DIVISION Semifinals, Saturday Fairfax 68, Granada Hills 63 (OT) Palisades 75, El Camino Real 60   Consolation semifinals, Wednesday, 7 p.m. #8 Legacy at #3 El Camino Real #7 Narbonne at #4 Granada Hills   Championship, Mar. 4, 5 p.m. at Cal State Dominguez Hills #2... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Girls' basketball: City playoff scores and updated pairings

GIRLS' BASKETBALL CITY OPEN DIVISION Semifinals, Saturday at Roybal #4 Granada Hills at #1 Fairfax, 4 p.m. #3 El Camino Real at #2 Palisades, 2 p.m.   Consolation quarterfinals, Friday, 7 p.m. #8 Legacy at #5 Eagle Rock #7 Narbonne at #6 Carson   Notes: Championship, Mar. 4, 5 p.m. at Cal State... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Discovering how Elizabeth sold a million copies

After five years of writing, how did Emma Healey’s Elizabeth is Missing go on to become a bestseller? Amy Lankester-Owen finds out. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Girls' basketball: Saturday's City playoff results and updated pairings

GIRLS' BASKETBALL CITY OPEN DIVISION Championship semifinals, Saturday Palisades 79, Legacy 39 El Camino Real 43, Granada Hills 38   Consolation semifinals, Tuesday, 7 p.m. #6 Carson at #1 Granada Hills #5 Fairfax at #2 Legacy   Consolation final, Thursday, 7 p.m. at higher seed Granada... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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