Jim Carrey the actor-writer deconstructs Jim Carrey the character in ‘Memoirs and Misinformation’

Rather than a straightforward memoir, the actor has delivered a baffling but mesmerizing novel about a fictionalized version of himself. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-07-08 15:01:20 UTC ]
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Mellon, Flamboyan Foundations Launch Fellowship for Puerto Rican Writers

The Letras Boricuas Fellowship will support emerging and established Puerto Rican writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s literature. Each of the 30 fellowships will come with an unrestricted $25,000 grant. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Pandemic Survey Finds NYC Writers, Lit Organizations Face Economic Loss

A new survey examining the impact of the pandemic on New York City’s literary community found that 75% of the city’s literary organizations reported some financial loss over the last year, with some organizations reporting losses as high as $100,000. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Review: Billie Eilish's new photo memoir is unpretentious to a fault

The pop star seems to have entered her memoir era at 19. Her new book, "Billie Eilish," uses photos and spare captions to document her life for fans. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-05-11 12:00:32 UTC ]
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Indie publishing 'crucial' for literary fiction writers, Roffey says

Independent publishers are "crucial and critical" for literary fiction writers, Costa-winning author Monique Roffey has said, enabling them to take risks no mainstream publisher would allow. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-11 11:27:01 UTC ]
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Jim Shepard’s ‘Phase Six’ makes covid look like a dress rehearsal

You can spot strains of Michael Crichton in these thoughtful pages like panther paws grafted onto a lab-created sheep. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-11 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Bonnier snaps up Josh Widdicombe's '90s memoir in 'major deal'

Bonnier Books UK has bought comedian Josh Widdicombe’s first book, billed as part-childhood memoir, part-comic history of 1990s television and culture. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-07 23:03:11 UTC ]
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Verso lands human rights lawyer's 'revelatory' memoir

Verso has acquired Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests and the Pursuit of Freedom, a memoir by Derecka Purnell.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-05 20:05:47 UTC ]
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William Collins pre-empts Finkelstein's family memoir of war-time persecution

Williams Collins has pre-empted a memoir by political columnist and commentator Daniel Finkelstein uncovering his family’s devastating experiences of persecution during the Second World War. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-05 16:01:10 UTC ]
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‘Popisho’ imagines a magical realm teeming with memorable characters

Leone Ross’s third novel will appeal to readers who appreciate literary ambition and risk-taking. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-03 05:33:17 UTC ]
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Headline to publish Lil' Kim's memoir

Headline Publishing Group will publish The Queen Bee, the first memoir from Grammy-award winning rapper Lil’ Kim.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-29 09:26:52 UTC ]
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Writers Orgs Form #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force

Led by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association, several professional writers' organizations and authors have formed the #DisneyMustPay task force, petitioning Walt Disney Co. to honor author contracts. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Lawrence Block and P.G. Wodehouse: How two prolific writers found their voices

‘A Writer Prepares’ and ‘P.G. Wodehouse: Early Years’ demonstrate how hard work — and talent — paid off Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-04-28 06:45:01 UTC ]
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Want to know the ‘Secrets of Happiness’? The characters in Joan Silber’s new novel are looking, too.

The interlinked stories in Silber’s novel unfurl with such verbal verisimilitude that they’re like late-night phone calls from old friends. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-04-26 09:53:18 UTC ]
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Why Writing a Memoir is Like Making Kimchi

In Crying in H Mart, Michelle Zauner—also known as the indie-pop musician Japanese Breakfast—writes of her mother’s battle with terminal cancer and the caretaking process. The mother-daughter relationship is the beating pulse of this memoir, presented in all of its uncomfortable complexities.... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2021-04-22 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Mike Pence’s publisher refuses to cancel memoir after staff protest

Simon & Schuster president Jonathan Karp says seven-figure book deal will go ahead, after open letter from employees accuses publisher of being ‘on the wrong side of justice’Simon & Schuster has said it will not pull out of a seven-figure book deal with Mike Pence after some of its... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-04-21 12:05:44 UTC ]
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‘As Africans We Must Uplift Each Other’: A Memoir of Humanitarianism

In “I Am a Girl From Africa,” the former U.N. adviser Elizabeth Nyamayaro retraces her life story from childhood starvation to NGOs. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-04-20 09:00:07 UTC ]
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Sheridan Smith writes first memoir for Ebury Spotlight

Sheridan Smith has written her first memoir, Honestly, to be published by Ebury Spotlight this autumn. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-20 02:37:35 UTC ]
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The Books That Made Me: 8 Writers on Their Literary Inspirations

In decades past, the Book Review occasionally asked young authors about their biggest influences. For our 125th anniversary, we put the question to a new generation. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-04-15 18:35:31 UTC ]
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Brittany Higgins' memoir will join a powerful Australian collection reclaiming women's stories of trauma. Here are four

Brittany Higgins' forthcoming memoir will allow her to tell her story in her own words. She'll join a group of strong women who've done just that. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2021-04-15 03:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins acquires Sharkey memoir about murderer brother

HarperCollins has acquired a book by journalist Alix Sharkey exploring his experience growing up with a brother now imprisoned for the murder of teenager Danielle Jones. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-13 19:59:28 UTC ]
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