Julia Alvarez discusses her radically different novel, 'Afterlife' (and defends 'American Dirt')

Julia Alvarez's "Afterlife" is her first novel for adults in 15 years. She talks about loss, fragmentation and "American Dirt." Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-02 22:24:09 UTC ]
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Jesmyn Ward has won the 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.

Jesmyn Ward—the two-time National Book Award-winning author of Salvage the Bones and Sing, Unburied, Sing—has just become, at 45, the youngest ever winner of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. The prize, which was established in 2008 as a lifetime achievement award, honors “an... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-07-01 17:08:35 UTC ]
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Native American superhero comics leap stereotypes in a single bound

A bookstore in New Mexico fosters a community of Native artists, writers, and fans of the flourishing Indigenous comic book genre. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2022-06-27 14:59:00 UTC ]
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What the research really says about American immigration

Two economic historians examine the evidence and conclude that immigrants are more a benefit than a burden. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-06-10 12:00:12 UTC ]
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Here are the guest editors for the Best American Series 2022.

Do you like the Best American series? Of course you do! Each book in the annual series showcases of best short fiction and nonfiction in a given year, from short stories to essays, travel writing, to food writing. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-06-06 14:51:57 UTC ]
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Register Today for AAPI Communities in Conversation #6 Featuring Malaka Gharib, author of I Was 'Their American Dream'

The sixth installment in the AAPI Communities in Conversation series, featuring Malaka Gharib, author of 'I Was Their American Dream,' is now set for Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 1:00 pm ET. Register here. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show: NCAC Head Defends Free Speech

The surge in challenges to books is nothing new, says Chris Finan, executive director of the National Coalition Against Censorship. What's new, he argues, is are First Amendment challenges from the left. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Panel Mania: Radical: My Year with a Socialist Senator by Sofia Warren

In the summer of 2018, 'New Yorker' Cartoonist Sofia Warren emailed Julia Salazar, a young democratic socialist running for the New York state senate, a request to follow her around and create a nonfiction comics account of her campaign. The result is the graphic memoir 'Radical: My Year with a... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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11 Books by Filipino American Authors You Should Be Reading

The first time I read a book about a person who even minorly resembled me, I was 19 and teaching at a creative writing summer camp. My coworker Sophie Lee’s YA novel What Things Mean tells the story of a young Filipina girl named Olive who uses reading to cope with feelings of loneliness and... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2022-05-06 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Some of the Most Influential Asian American Literature of All Time

Get to know some of the most influential Asian American literature of all time, including Dictee. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-05-06 10:33:00 UTC ]
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How Los Angeles transformed American literature

L.A.'s authors, from 19th century novelists to Wanda Coleman to Steph Cha, have always pushed genre boundaries and dissected California myths. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2022-04-14 13:00:55 UTC ]
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‘Memphis’ traces decades of Black Americans’ trauma and triumph

"Today" show book club pick "Memphis" traces the lives of three generations of Black women. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-04-12 14:16:05 UTC ]
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The unconventional life and radical vision of Maria Montessori

With her new approach to learning, the Italian educator sought to help the underprivileged, Cristina De Stefano writes. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-04-01 12:00:43 UTC ]
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Many Americans distrust emerging technology, new study finds

For more than a century, popular science fiction has promised us a future filled with robotics and AI technologies. In 2022, many of those dreams are being realized — computers recognize us on sight and cars can drive themselves, we’re building intelligent exoskeletons that multiply our strength... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-03-31 17:00:38 UTC ]
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How to Watch Reyna Grande discuss 'A Ballad of Love and Glory'

Reyna Grande joins the L.A. Times Book Club to discuss 'A Ballad of Love and Glory,' which focuses on an overlooked chapter of U.S. history. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2022-03-29 22:41:57 UTC ]
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Julia Morgan is best known for designing Hearst Castle. But her achievements reach further.

A new biography highlights a woman whose buildings range from modest bungalows to the sprawling mansion of publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-03-19 12:00:49 UTC ]
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How to use the Constitution to rein in American oligarchs and save democracy

Liberals aren't using their best weapon against inequality, argue legal scholars Joseph Fishkin and William Forbath. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-03-18 12:00:28 UTC ]
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2022 PEN American Literary Award Winners

This year’s awards were conferred to writers and translators in eleven different categories in a ceremony hosted by comedian Seth Myers. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-03-01 20:02:25 UTC ]
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Ukraine’s Julia Orlova: ‘A Reading Nation’ Under Attack

Vivat Publishing's Julia Orlova says book publishers in Ukraine are providing digital books as part of their contribution to the war effort. The post Ukraine’s Julia Orlova: ‘A Reading Nation’ Under Attack appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-03-01 17:12:14 UTC ]
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How to watch Jane Goodall discuss 'The Book of Hope' at the L.A. Times Book Club

Jane Goodall joins the L.A. Times Book Club to discuss 'The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times.' Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2022-02-25 23:21:39 UTC ]
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Scholar of the Early Republic Wins American History Book Prize

The New-York Historical Society award goes to Alan Taylor, whose “American Republics” emphasizes the fragility of the American experiment from the beginning. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-02-25 16:00:08 UTC ]
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