Love and Courage, or On Being a Literary Editor in Today’s Istanbul: A Conversation with Mustafa Çevikdoğan and Mehmet Erte

ISTANBUL HAS BEEN a hub for literary publishing since the late-19th-century Tanzimat era. But what does it mean to be a literary editor in Istanbul today? I sat down with Mustafa Çevikdoğan and Mehmet Erte to address this question, among others. Erte is the editor-in-chief of the oldest and finest Turkish literary journal, Varlık. Trained […] The post Love and Courage, or On Being a Literary Editor in Today’s Istanbul: A Conversation with Mustafa Çevikdoğan and Mehmet Erte appeared first on Los Angeles Review of Books. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-08-26 12:30:25 UTC ]
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The Atlantic Hires Former TNR Literary Editor Leon WieseltierThe Atlantic Hires Former TNR Literary Editor Leon Wieseltier

Leon Wieseltier has been hired by The Atlantic as a contributing editor and critic, the media company announced today. In his new position, he will write about “his customary wide range of subjects” for the magazine ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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7 of the Year’s Best Debut Novelists on Their First Literary Loves

Every year, we ask The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Finalists to reminisce about the first book they fell in love with. This year, we asked Finalists to reflect not just on the first story that stole their heart, but the story that seeded curiosity and empathy for the plight of others... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-17 09:48:30 UTC ]
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James Silberman, Editor Who Nurtured Literary Careers, Dies at 93

At Random House and elsewhere, including his own Summit imprint, he worked with James Baldwin, Marilyn French, Hunter S. Thompson and many others. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-08-01 18:32:40 UTC ]
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Lockdown diary: the literary editor

I was in Paris when Covid-19 became a reality. It was the weekend of 21st February and I was there for a quick family reunion: my older brother was in the French capital on a work trip, my parents had taken a train from our hometown of Turin, Italy, and I had joined them from London on the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-26 17:57:13 UTC ]
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Lockdown diary: the literary editor

I was in Paris when Covid-19 became a reality. It was the weekend of 21st February and I was there for a quick family reunion: my older brother was in the French capital on a work trip, my parents had taken a train from our hometown of Turin, Italy, and I had joined them from London on the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-26 04:20:12 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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Do Literary Agents Steal Ideas? What About Editors and Publishers?

Do literary agents steal ideas? Do editors and publishers? Is there any way to protect yourself? Find the answers here. The post Do Literary Agents Steal Ideas? What About Editors and Publishers? by Robert Lee Brewer appeared first on Writer's Digest. Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2020-03-11 03:44:03 UTC ]
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Literary LA: Viet Thanh Nguyen in Conversation with Tom Lutz

Subscribe on iTunes | Spotify | SoundCloud | LARB Editor-in-Chief Tom Lutz is joined by author and USC Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel The Sympathizer, at a recent LARB Luminary Dinner. Viet begins by talking about about his family’s... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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Elisabeth Sifton, Editor and Tamer of Literary Lions, Dies at 80

She was also a publisher and an author whose memoir affirmed that her father, the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, had popularized the Serenity Prayer. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-12-13 22:52:39 UTC ]
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50 Years of Literary Activism: The WLT Readers’ Poll, by The Editors of WLT

Lit Lists The Editors of WLT Earlier this summer, the editors of WLT invited more than two dozen writers to nominate one book, published since 1969, that most influenced their extraliterary commitments, along with a brief statement explaining their... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2019-07-31 20:17:00 UTC ]
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Editors flock to prison tales and true crime while literary fiction flies pre-LBF

True crime, “professional confessional” memoirs and titles that look into “sealed worlds” are the hottest non-fiction trends, according to agents who spoke to The Bookseller ahead of next week’s London Book Fair.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Istanbul Literary Festival 2019 Opens Applications for Fellows

In its eighth year, Turkey's fellowship for publishing professionals at Istanbul's Tanpinar festival will again offer a three-day program of information and engagement. The post Istanbul Literary Festival 2019 Opens Applications for Fellows appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Love song to Istanbul scoops €20k EBRD prize

The €20,000 European Bank for Reconstruction & Development Literature Prize has been claimed by Burhan Sönmez for Istanbul Istanbul (Telegram Books). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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At Copenhagen’s Literary Festival Kbh Reads, Consumers See and Hear Editors at Work

Taking audiences behind the scenes of the editorial process, publishing house editors at the recent Kbh Reads festival showed how they handle their work—and an author's. The post At Copenhagen’s Literary Festival Kbh Reads, Consumers See and Hear Editors at Work appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nabokov on one page, nudes on the next: a Playboy literary editor reveals all

In the wake of Hugh Hefner’s death, the magazine’s former fiction editor shares how she got everyone from Donna Tartt to Margaret Atwood to write for herI am not the only woman who worked at Playboy and kept her clothes on. When I was hired as literary editor in 2005, Hugh Hefner’s basic recipe... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Denis Johnson: An Editor’s Love Story

The editor of Johnson's forthcoming story collection, 'The Largesse of the Sea Maiden,' on his relationship with the author and editing a master. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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‘The greatest literary editor there has ever been’ – John Banville remembers Robert Silvers

The death this week of the New York Review of Books editor marks the loss of one of publishing’s most brilliant mindsRobert Silvers was one of the most significant cultural figures of our time. This will seem a large claim to make about the editor of a twice-monthly literary magazine, but then... Continue reading at The Guardian

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A Divorce Lawyer, Social Worker, And Book Editor On The Art Of Hard Conversations

Let the pros show you how to have the toughest talks. Let the pros show you how to have the toughest talks.Everyone does "difficult conversations" differently. But no matter your approach, the challenge is the same: sorting out really touchy issues while sidestepping the... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Nujeen Mustafa’s Journey from Syria to Literary Stage

With the help of Christina Lamb, co-writer of 'I Am Malala,' Syrian refugee Nujeen Mustafa brings her story to the Frankfurt Book Fair. The post Nujeen Mustafa’s Journey from Syria to Literary Stage appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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