Lessons From Nabokov: Finding Freedom in a Foreign Language

I own a 19-year-old copy of Vladimir Nabokov’s Invitation to a Beheading. I place its age from the barcode on its back, which states the name of the bookstore where I bought it: Borders.The one that used to sit on the ground floor of the World Trade Center, the one I’d been to multiple times […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-19 08:50:43 UTC ]
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On Finding Islands of Beauty in the Eternal City

What follows is a set of vignettes, or “islands,” from the recently published book Islands—New Islands (Fontanella Press, 2019), where they appear alongside archival photos from the American Academy in Rome. Written in Italian by Marco Lodoli, they were first published serially in the newspaper... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-18 09:47:44 UTC ]
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Binc Survey Finds One in Five Booksellers in Need

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation's third industry-wide survey found 22% of respondents had situations in the past two years requiring financial assistance, yet less than half of those in need asked for help. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Lessons in worldbuilding from N. K. Jemisin (plus a preview of her next book).

At the WIRED25 Festival in San Francisco last weekend, author N.K. Jemisin gave attendees a real treat: a two-hour crash course in imagining and building future worlds. Jemisin is the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, etc. Award-winning author of the Broken Earth series and the Inheritance Trilogy. (Literary... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-13 16:55:20 UTC ]
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PRH joins forces with Sandhurst to publish 'inspirational book of life lessons'

Penguin Random House has joined forces with Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to publish an "inspirational book of life lessons" this Christmas. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-13 12:52:30 UTC ]
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2018 VIDA Count Finds Mild Improvement in Lit Mag Gender Parity

According to the annual VIDA Count, which analyzes gender parity at literary magazines, industry-wide improvement continues, even as the literary landscape continues to skew male in terms of publications. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Stephanie Wrobel’s 'Darling Rose Gold' Finds a Mother From Hell

A debut novelist adds a twist to the canon of books on Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Marie Kondo has a new book to help your kids find the joy of tidying up. Hers have.

The organizing guru talks about her latest book, “Kiki & Jax,” a picture book with a familiar message. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-11-04 14:15:00 UTC ]
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In “Find Me,” André Aciman’s “Call Me by Your Name” sequel, returning home is bittersweet

The novel assumes a different structure to probe the difficulties of going back. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-29 16:00:00 UTC ]
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Duolingo adds short stories to its language-learning iPhone app

Duolingo's library of interactive short stories is finally available for mobile, particularly for iPhones. The language-learning portal's Stories feature, which offers over 100 fully voiced bite-sized stories designed to test your reading and listeni... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-10-29 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Elena Ferrante’s first novel in 5 years has an English-language pub date.

According to the Bookseller, Elena Ferrante’s first novel in five years will be published in English in June 2020 by Europa Editions. The Lying Life of Adults (great title? or greatest title?) is out in Italian this coming November 7, and the English version will, of course, appear in a... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-10-28 12:11:35 UTC ]
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From Jim Mattis, leadership lessons and a love letter to Marine ‘grunts’

The former defense secretary on what guided his decision-making over four decades in the military. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-24 12:19:31 UTC ]
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FutureBook Live to explore publishing freedom and free speech

Issues around publishing freedom and free speech are to be debated at FutureBook Live, with a panel of industry insiders, including publishers, agents and authors to discuss how today's political climate and the rise of social media has changed what is permissible and possible to publish today.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-22 22:49:03 UTC ]
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‘The industry will always find a way’: Candid thoughts of European publishers on the state of media

During the Digiday Publishing Summit Europe in Budapest this week, 250 publishers and industry execs shared the struggles they face navigating the current environment. The post ‘The industry will always find a way’: Candid thoughts of European publishers on the state of media appeared first on... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-10-22 04:01:43 UTC ]
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Secret Life of Bees author Monk Kidd finds her perfect Tinder match

Headline imprint Tinder Press is publishing the "life-changing" new novel from The Secret Life of Bees author Sue Monk Kidd. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-16 18:58:25 UTC ]
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Two Midwest Indies Find New Owners

Two indies on the market since July have found new owners. A former employee purchased Excelsior Bay Books near Minneapolis, while a trio of bookselling veterans bought Chicago's Pilsen Community Books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Life lessons from a mole — and the man who made a living catching them

‘How to Catch a Mole’ is a wondrous work that will show you a new way to look at nature — and life. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-14 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Dav Pilkey credits his ADHD for his massive success. Now he wants kids to find their own ‘superpower’

The “Captain Underpants” author has launched a “Do Good” book tour for his latest “Dog Man” release. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-11 19:01:19 UTC ]
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Advertising lessons learned and reaffirmed by HBO’s ‘Succession’

As an abashed former News Corp employee (thankfully at HarperCollins, one of the Murdoch portfolio’s least-offensive holdings), HBO’s "Succession" is my straight shot of Sunday-night dopamine. The show’s great even if you aren’t attuned to the devastating, thinly veiled media and publishing... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-11 11:22:17 UTC ]
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PWedu’s Christian Publishing Summit: Lessons Learned from Top Christian Social Channels

PW’s online immersion course is gathering pioneering industry leaders including editors, authors, and social media strategists for a multi-week guest speaker program from Oct. 30 to Nov. 20. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Where to Find Free Short Stories Online

Whether you're looking to break a reading slump or prefer short form writing, we've got the deets on where you can find free short stories online. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-10-07 10:37:57 UTC ]
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