James McBride’s ‘Deacon King Kong’ offers a rollicking examination of a Brooklyn community

The National Book Award-winning author follows an aging deacon whose mysterious actions set a sprawling plot in motion. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-09 15:07:32 UTC ]
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Humor Is the Dominant Note: On James McBride’s “Deacon King Kong”

A MAJOR FEATURE of the African-American writer James McBride’s books — beginning with the memoir The Color of Water (1995), a tribute to his white mother — is the large dose of humor injected into subjects that are, on the face of things, deadly serious if not sacred. Here in The Color of Water... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-03-18 19:00:39 UTC ]
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McBride's Deacon King Kong to Doubleday

Doubleday has acquired Deacon King Kong by National Book Award Winner James McBride. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-17 23:11:02 UTC ]
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Oprah’s next book club pick is Deacon King Kong.

Oprah Winfrey announced today that her next book club selection would be Deacon King Kong by James McBride, a novel that she says resonates at a time when America is facing a reckoning over race and violence against black people. “In a moment when our country roils with righteous anger and grief... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-16 20:04:23 UTC ]
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James McBride has won the inaugural Gotham Book Prize for literature that celebrates NYC.

Last year, when New York City was the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in America, Bradley Tusk and Howard Wolfson decided to create a new annual award, the Gotham Book Prize, as part of an effort to “honor New York City and support the novelists who best captured the spirit of our city,” as... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-04-06 13:00:34 UTC ]
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‘The Three Mothers’ honors the women who made Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin

In her new book, Anna Malaika Tubbs shines a light on the strong women behind three influential Black leaders Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-02-12 07:00:00 UTC ]
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James McBride, Rebecca Giggs Win ALA's 2021 Carnegie Medals

The awards, which were established in 2012, have become a highly coveted literary honor, reflecting the expert judgment and insight of library professionals and booksellers who work closely with adult readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Laurence King Publishing offers Woolf essay early to bookshops

Laurence King Publishing is branching out with the first standalone volume of Virginia Woolf’s essay How Should One Read a Book? featuring a new introduction and afterword by author Sheila Heti. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-06 10:27:44 UTC ]
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Behind the scenes of James Bond: A new book offers a look back at the longest-running movie franchise

“Nobody Does It Better” dishes dirt from directors and stars, among others in 007’s orbit. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-12 13:04:35 UTC ]
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After Stephen King Tweeted at a Maine Paper for Cutting Book Reviews, It Gave Readers a ‘Scary Good’ Offer

The Portland Press Herald in Maine said it would bring back its local book reviews if the author and his followers brought in 100 new subscriptions. They brought in twice that. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-01-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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McBride and Cumming win £10k James Tait Black prizes

Eimear McBride and Laura Cumming have won Britain’s oldest literary award, the James Tait Black prize, worth £10,000. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Panel Mania: 'Cat Dad, King of The Goblins' Offers The Unexpected

Britt Wilson's slapstick fantasy 'Cat Dad, King of the Goblins' kicks off Koyama Press's new line of kids comics. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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New M&B website offers community

Harlequin has launched a new Mills & Boon website, which will include a community connecting... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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James McBride, George Packer are National Book Awards winners

James McBride won the National Book Award for fiction for his novel set during the Civil War, while George Packer picked up the non-fiction award for his examination of contemporary America. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-11-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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National Book Awards go to James McBride, George Packer

James McBride won the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction for "The Good Lord Bird." George Packer won the nonfiction award for "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America."James McBride won the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction for “The Good Lord Bird,” a satirical account of... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Karnac offers Oliver James profit share

Psychologist Oliver James has gone to independent publisher Karnac for his next book, in a deal... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Brooklyn Historical Society and the Brooklyn Public Library Will Merge

The merger, for which the two institutions are currently seeking public funding, will see the library take on stewardship of BHS's landmark Pierrepont Street building in Brooklyn Heights as well as all of its holdings and programming. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-28 05:00:00 UTC ]
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To Grow Consumer Revenue, Publishers Tap Into Communities Within Communities

Innovative paid content programs and direct-to-consumer strategies are reshaping sustainable revenue models. What can publishers learn from marketers of personalized dog food, Merino wool sneakers or vegan meal subscriptions? The lesson is clear: find niche passions, eliminate middlemen and get... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-12-10 21:05:05 UTC ]
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Stephen King and Owen King’s novel Sleeping Beauties is becoming a comic book series.

In more “thing becomes other thing” news, Sleeping Beauties, the more-than-700-page fantasy novel that Stephen King wrote with his son, Owen, is being adapted into a 10-part comic book series. The novel imagines a world in which all the women in the world except one have come down with a disease... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-16 19:06:16 UTC ]
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Printing in Hong Kong & China 2017: Retooling the Hong Kong and China Print Business

It has come to this: fast turnaround, great pricing, and best quality—the propositions defining the modern print manufacturing industry—are no longer enough to attract publishers. In fact, suppliers offering just those basics are considered average, run-of-the-mill players. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-08-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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