Kwani at Ten: The Making of Pan-African Literary Community

In the ten years since its launch, Kwani?, East Africa’s first literary journal, has led the growth of literary life in the region — and now looks ahead. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-06-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Writers Against Trump wants to mobilize the literary community in advance of the election.

With voter registration deadlines approaching and misinformation around voter fraud spreading, a newly-formed coalition of writers is volunteering their time to defeat Donald Trump in the presidential election this fall. The group, Writers Against Trump—whose initial members include Paul Auster,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-25 17:07:21 UTC ]
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An African Literary Festival for the Age of Coronavirus

Book events worldwide are on hold, but Afrolit Sans Frontieres uses social media to host frank discussions around writing, creativity, sex and violence. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-05-14 14:18:46 UTC ]
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How Local Literary Communities Can Find Strength During Social Distancing

A local virtual book club strengthens the local literary scene, cultivates a diverse community, and celebrates the power of stories and books. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-05-06 10:32:17 UTC ]
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What China’s Literary Community is Reading During the Coronavirus Pandemic

I had a fight with my mother the other day. In the past we had argued on many things but never politics, because we’d seldom talked about it. The video call, which started with her asking me about the outbreak in the US, ended up opening my eyes to the chasm between me and the […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-17 08:49:21 UTC ]
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Editor’s Note: Literary Community in a Time of Global Pandemic

We are at the beginning of a frightening and difficult time in America. Though we glimpse—in the overflowing hospitals of Milan, the shuttered plazas of Madrid—that which may come to pass, it is impossible to know just how hard hit the United States will be by the novel coronavirus. This nation... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-16 14:00:35 UTC ]
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Creating Literary Community for Writers Raising Children

On November 12, at the Pen Parentis Literary Salon in Lower Manhattan, I hear author Jimin Han say something I’ve never heard a writer admit before. “I didn’t really commit to being a writer until I had children,” Han says to a room of 20 or so writers, all of whom are parents. There is […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-12-06 09:47:14 UTC ]
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Ellman and Barr make Saltire Literary Awards shortlist as new prizes introduced

Booker nominated Lucy Ellman and journalist Damian Barr have made the shortlist for the 2019 Saltire Literary Awards, which this year will feature two brand new prizes.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-25 15:48:05 UTC ]
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Westover and Powers make Dayton Literary Peace Prize shortlist

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize shortlist has been unveiled featuring Tara Westover’s debut Educated (Windmill) and the Man Booker-shortlisted The Overstory (William Heinemann) by Richard Powers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-29 01:46:22 UTC ]
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‘Deep River’ bucks every literary trend, and that’s what makes it so charming

Karl Marlantes’s new novel is a sweeping family saga set in Oregon logging country. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-07-08 13:00:00 UTC ]
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New Agency for African MG and YA Fiction: Accord Literary

A Ghana-UK cooperation to support African writers led to the launch of a new literary agency for African middle-grade and teen fiction: Accord Literary. The post New Agency for African MG and YA Fiction: Accord Literary appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rooney, MacLaverty and McGregor make Dublin Literary Award shortlist

Sally Rooney, Bernard MacLaverty and Jon McGregor are among the 10 writers shortlisted for the €100,000 International Dublin Literary Award. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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J.D. Salinger’s unseen work to be published; reaction from literary community is mixed

The news that J.D. Salinger's family is preparing to publish the late author's previously unseen works has left some literary observers excited and some unsettled. On Friday, the Guardian reported that Matt Salinger, the son of the legendary author of "The Catcher in the Rye," is working to... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-02-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Scottish indies make their mark with nimble publishing and community ethos

Three small independent publishers from Scotland discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by their limited size and staffing—but there is little limit to their ambition. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pan Mac makes ebooks available to schools

Pan Macmillan is making its ebooks available to UK schools through digital education provider RM Books. The partnership means ebooks by authors such as Chris Riddell, Eva Ibbotson and Andy Griffiths, and the poet Brian Moses will be accessible to be read on the platform, aling with a selection... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Chicagoland Indies Mobilize Windy City Area's Literary Community

Two dozen Chicagoland independent bookstores are mobilizing the Windy City area's literary community by forming the Chicago Independent Bookstore Alliance, raising the visibility of Chicagoland's indies both in the region and on social media. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-11-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kate Nash Literary Agency makes new appointments

The Kate Nash Literary Agency has made two new appointments, recruiting a new associate agent in Imogen Howson and a new literary assistant in Tom Ashton. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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AWP 2016: Discussions of Diversity and Inclusivity in Literary Communities Take Center Stage

Calls for increased diversity and inclusivity were the focus of poet Claudia Rankine's AWP keynote presentation as well as many panels and conversations throughout the conference. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-04-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nairobi’s Kwani? Literary Festival Showcases “Afropolitanism”

Novelists Nurrudin Farah and Taiye Selasi stole the show at the the fifth biennial Kwani? Litfest in Nairobi, Kenya earlier this month. The post Nairobi’s Kwani? Literary Festival Showcases “Afropolitanism” appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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International Press Community Condemns 'Spurious' Closure of The East African

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Nation Media Group, the International Press Institute and prominent African journalist Joseph Odindo support The EastAfrican, and say that e ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2015-02-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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