Jhumpa Lahiri and Hari Kunzru Reflect on America’s Immigration Crisis

As America marks this July 4th holiday, an outcry on immigration is leading to national headlines, including from a congressional delegation that visited an immigration detention center in El Paso, Texas, this week. PEN America has gathered a series of statements from a number of writers and activists in the literary community on America’s immigration […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-03 08:48:26 UTC ]
News tagged with: #immigration crisis #america marks #pen america #jhumpa lahiri #national headlines #congressional delegation #el paso #literary community

Other Publishing stories related to: 'Jhumpa Lahiri and Hari Kunzru Reflect on America’s Immigration Crisis'


In ‘Standpipe,’ David Hardin offers poignant, fleeting reflections on the Flint water crisis

Hardin’s case study of Flint is expressed in a more personal and poetic way than a rigorous investigation could. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-01-21 13:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #case study


Hari Kunzru moves from Hamish Hamilton to S&S UK for new literary thriller

Award-winning novelist Hari Kunzru has moved to Simon & Schuster UK after 17 years at Hamish Hamilton, with literary thriller Red Pill set for publication in 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-03 18:33:02 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #schuster #literary thriller #ss uk #hamish hamilton


Jhumpa Lahiri on Editing an Anthology of Italian Fiction

The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories edited by Jhumpa Lahiri, is available now. * What was the genesis of this anthology? Three years ago, I began teaching creative writing at Princeton. I had just returned from Italy, where I had lived in Rome with my family for three years. During that... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-10 08:46:32 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #anthology #penguin book #short stories #jhumpa lahiri


Maurice Carlos Ruffin on how his dystopian future novel reflects being black in America today

“My name doesn’t matter,” proclaims the narrator of Maurice Carlos Ruffin’s debut novel, “We Cast a Shadow.” “All you need to know is that I’m a phantom, a figment ….” The first words of Ruffin’s book seem to be a tribute to the opening of Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man,” which begins, “I am in... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-01-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #invisible man #america today #dystopian future


Pence and HHS secretary to meet with Central American leaders in Guatemala amid immigration crisis

Vice President Mike Pence and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will meet with the presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras on Thursday to discuss the immigration crisis at the southern border of the U.S., the White House announced Tuesday. The meeting is set to take place in... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #southern border #el salvador


America Faces a ‘Crisis in Trust’—Librarians Can Help Fix It

The Week in Libraries: March 30, 2018: At PLA, librarians show they ‘get it’; Libraries get a bump in the 2018 federal budget (and a warning for next year); And the New York Times looks at two of Wikipedia’s young citizen editors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #librarians show


Kirkus Collections wants to make it easier to find YA books that reflect America

Kids these days apparently want to read books that reflect their lives. So following that whole supply-and-demand thing we all learned in Economics 101, Kirkus is giving the people what they want. They’ve just launched Kirkus Collections, which brings together Young Adult and children’s lit... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2017-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #young adult #read books


Jhumpa Lahiri comes up short in 'The Lowland'

Pulitzer winner Jhumpa Lahiri is a master of the short story, but in applying that crisp, neatly tied style to her second novel, she comes up with a flat, detached tale."A short story is like a toothache and you must drill it and fill it. A novel is more like bridgework," said the writer T.C.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-09-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #jhumpa lahiri #short story


Man Booker Prize shortlist includes Jhumpa Lahiri, Colm Toibin

Books including 'The Lowland' by Jhumpa Lahiri and 'We Need New Names' by NoViolet Bulawayo made the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize this year, and some are calling the shortened list of nominees the best in years. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-09-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #jhumpa lahiri #books including #colm toibin


Ruth Ozeki and Jhumpa Lahiri make Man Booker shortlist

Newcomers, familiar faces and books that haven't yet debuted in America have all made the 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist. Ruth Ozeki and Jhumpa Lahiri are both finalists for the $58,000 prize.Newcomers, familiar faces and books that haven't yet debuted in America have all made the 2013 Man... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-09-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #jhumpa lahiri #familiar faces #ruth ozeki


Man Booker longlist announced; includes Colum McCann, Jhumpa Lahiri

The longlist for the Man Booker Prize was announced. The 13 novels include National Book Award winner Colum McCann's "TransAtlantic" and "The Lowland" by Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri.The longlist for the Man Booker Prize was announced in London Tuesday morning. The 13 novels... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-07-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #jhumpa lahiri


Publishers, Agents Turn to Latin America Amid Crisis in Spain

Spain’s financial crisis and slump in book sales has led Spanish-language publishers to focus on Latin America, with agents bypassing Spain to sell rights directly in the region. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2012-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #latin america #book sales #financial crisis


Book review: 'Gods Without Men' by Hari Kunzru

The novel takes place across decades and tells overlapping stories as it tries to piece together a fallen world.Gods Without Men Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-03-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #takes place #hari kunzru #book review


Book Review: Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream, by Sarah Churchwell

In the late summer of 1941, as millions of Americans were debating whether to become involved in the war against Hitler, the journalist Dorothy Thompson wrote a celebrated essay for Harper's magazine. The title was Who Goes Nazi?, and Thompson explained that she had devised "a somewhat macabre... Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2018-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #late summer #sarah churchwell #american dream #book review


A fed-up judge condemns the inequities in America’s legal system

Jed S. Rakoff is frustrated that white-collar criminals go free while the indigent do time. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-02-19 17:14:29 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #legal system


PEN America Announces Its 2021 Literary Award Finalists

A total of more than US$380,000 goes to the winners of to be selected from this year's finalist lists, which include 20 debut works. The post PEN America Announces Its 2021 Literary Award Finalists appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-02-11 01:54:30 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #literary award


Here are the finalists for the 2021 PEN America Literary Awards.

Today, PEN America announced the finalists for its 2021 Literary Awards, which recognizes and honors “dynamic, imaginative, and thought-provoking” books published in the last year. Previous winners include Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Imani Perry, and Yiyun Li. The 55 finalists were selected across... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-10 16:43:48 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #books published #yiyun li


The debate about fixing America’s information ecosystem

Last week, Margaret Sullivan, a media critic at the Washington Post, argued that we need to get the “Fox News monster” under control. “I do not believe the government should have any role in regulating what can and can’t be said on the air, although I often hear that proposed. That would be a... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2021-02-01 13:29:07 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #newspaper publisher #chapel hill #warning signs #alison flood #senior editors


In ‘Just as I Am,’ actress Cicely Tyson reflects on 96 years of a life well lived

While undoubtedly personal, Tyson’s memoir offers an accounting of how far we’ve come — and how far we still must go. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-01-27 15:38:06 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #memoir