In ‘Short Life in a Strange World,’ paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder help an author make sense of his existence

Toby Ferris traveled across Europe to see all of the Dutch Renaissance painter’s surviving work. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

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In Joel Agee’s wondrous ‘The Stone World’ a boy tries to make sense of life

The range and caliber of Joel Agee's work proves he's much more than the son of the late, Pulitzer-winning James Agee. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky, a.k.a. the Astro Poets, are here to make sense of modern life

The Twitter personalities discuss their new book and making astrology — as well as poetry — accessible. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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BookExpo's Librarians' Lounge 2019: Meet the Authors and Editors Behind Random House's New ‘Make Me a World’ Imprint

On Friday, May 31, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., join Random House Children's Books in the Librarians' Lounge (Booth 557) for an exclusive talk with some of the creators behind the publishers' inclusive new publishing program. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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How science fiction and fantasy can help us make sense of the world

Speculative writers flesh out our passing thoughts into complete, functioning societies and explore how they might unfold. Continue reading at The Conversation

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JK Rowling's return to Harry Potter makes her world's richest author in 2017

As her wizarding world returns to the stage and screen, Rowling’s $95m pushes James Patterson into second place with $87mJK Rowling will need to reserve a particularly large vault at Gringotts bank after a bumper year for the Harry Potter novelist magicked her back to the No 1 spot on Forbes’... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Why Trinity Mirror's acquisition of Local World makes sense

Expanded regional publishing group will be able to increase digital investment and also present digital advertisers with a larger audience across the UKSo Trinity Mirror has become the UK’s biggest regional newspaper publisher by acquiring full ownership of Local World.The deal has been... Continue reading at The Guardian

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How can we make sense of the world without reading stories? | Rachel Cooke

Last week, Ruth Rendell claimed that reading novels is a dying art. Sadly, she might have a pointNo one can say precisely why John Williams's novel Stoner has become a bestseller almost 50 years after its first publication. After all, plenty of books, "forgotten" or otherwise, are recommended by... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Strange Ads Promote an Author Who Isn't Real and a Book That Doesn't Exist

IFC's upcoming The Spoils of Bablyon, a comedy miniseries that spoofs serious miniseries, is based on a book that seems to be sold out in Hudson News stores around the country. The problem with keeping the book in stock, though, is that there were never any printed copies. Eric Jonrosh (and the... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Make money turning your short fiction… into a video game?

Are you tired of getting your short stories rejected by literary magazines with weird names like Ploughshares, The Paris Review, and, lol, The New Yorker? Do you, a writer of a searing, minimalist narratives of longing and loss amid the ruins of late capitalism, need to eat?  Sure you do! Well,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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10 Slice-of-Life Romance Manga to Make You Smile

Get ready for some gentle feels and swoons by diving into this selection of the best slice-of-life romance manga, including My Love Mix-Up! by Wataru Hinekure and Aruko. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Donaldson reigns supreme as backlist surge sees new authors make top 50

Once again the children’s writer Julia Donaldson tops the year-end ranking of writers through Nielsen, but a rise in sales of backlist titles saw a number of authors with large oeuvres make an appearance. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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René Magritte was an enigma. A new biography tries to make sense of the genius.

“René Magritte,” by the late Alex Danchev, is an insightful and broad-reaching exploration of the artist. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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World Literature Today’s 75—Make That 100—Notable Translations of 2021, by Michelle Johnson

Lit Lists 2021 was a robust year for literary translations. This list kept growing, and we didn’t resist. As always, though, we recognize there are, thankfully, many more and hope you’ll add them in the comments, along with those you’re eagerly... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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In Elif Shafak’s ‘The Island of Missing Trees,’ a surprising narrator makes sense of surreal events

Shafak’s new novel weaves the tumultuous history of Cyprus into a story of young lovers split apart. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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12 Free Short Stories by Your Favorite Authors

These free short stories by your favorite authors will entice and enchant you with bookkeeping aliens, ant writing, and sentient drones. Continue reading at Book Riot

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H.G. Wells wanted to change the world. A new book explores the author’s outsize ambitions

Claire Tomalin’s ‘The Young H.G. Wells’ is a fascinating look at the prolific writer’s rocky beginnings and complicated personal life. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Children's book on Governor General's Literary Award short list a win for Indigenous publishing, author says

A children's book shortlisted for a 2021 Governor General's Literary Award was written by a University of Guelph associate professor who specializes in the history of Indigenous Peoples and illustrated by an Ojibway multidisciplinary artist. ... Continue reading at CBC

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'Keep making the world a better place' Osman urges booksellers

Richard Osman has praised the "passion and intelligence" of booksellers up and down the UK, applauding their hard work and adaptability during the pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Jane Austen makes a cameo in a charming new novel about friendship and the literary life

‘Jane Austen and Shelley in the Garden’ whisks readers to Cambridge, Wales and Venice, in the company of a delightful gang of scholars. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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