Matt Haig 'crucified' on Twitter for planning book about masculinity

‘If a man wants to write about gender and the pitfalls of masculinity, they’re met with sneers,’ says the bestselling author, who disputes criticism that he is antifeministThe author Matt Haig found himself “crucified” online after suggesting that his next non-fiction title could be a book tackling masculinity.Haig, who has won awards for his bestselling novels and wrote a recent memoir about depression, Reasons to Stay Alive, proposed on Twitter that his next book may be about masculinity. “Maybe I am missing something. There may be too many books about and by men, but not many looking at the perils of masculinity. Am I wrong?” he wrote on 13 June. “Unless you want to DO AWAY WITH MEN, then we need to look at what masculinity is and why its current interpretation causes problems.”People (rightly) say men need to be feminist yet when a man wants to write re gender and pitfalls of masculinity, they're met with sneers. Related: Kamila Shamsie: let’s have a year of publishing only women – a provocation Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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Christmas In October: UK Rights Rustler Matt Haig Sleighs to Frankfurt Book Fair

Canongate flies in Matt Haig to meet his international publishers at Frankfurter Buchmesse on the eve of the release of 'Father Christmas and Me.' The post Christmas In October: UK Rights Rustler Matt Haig Sleighs to Frankfurt Book Fair appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Matt Haig pens children’s Christmas book

Canongate has acquired a children’s book by Matt Haig about the early life of Father Christmas. Set in 18th-century Finland, A Boy Called Christmas is about elves, reindeer, a kidnapping, and an 11-year-old boy called Nikolas who isn't afraid to believe in magic. It will be illustrated... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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World Book Day plans outreach with book club and library collaboration

​A new monthly book club and greater outreach to public and school libraries are among the World Book Day plans for 2021, the charity’s c.e.o. has revealed at this year’s Bookseller Children’s Conference.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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One Book Fair to Another: At Sharjah, London Book Fair Plans Market Focus Indonesia

As the Sharjah International Book Fair opened this month in the United Arab Emirates, London Book Fair and Indonesia's cultural program team met to plan for March's Market Focus program at Olympia London. The post One Book Fair to Another: At Sharjah, London Book Fair Plans Market Focus... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Fox’s Maria Bartiromo Follows Everyone From Matt Damon to Matt Drudge on Twitter

Specs Who Maria Bartiromo Claim to fame: Global markets editor, Fox Business Network; host of Opening Bell With Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business (weekdays at 9 a.m. ET) and Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo on Fox News (Sundays at 10 a.m. ET) Base New York What’s the first information... Continue reading at AdWeek

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London’s ‘Author HQ’ Programming To Be Led by Bestseller Matt Haig

The digital edition of London Book Fair on June 29 features an eight-hour sequence of programming headlined by author Matt Haig. The post London’s ‘Author HQ’ Programming To Be Led by Bestseller Matt Haig appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Indian authors speak out over plan to reissue Narendra Modi exam book

Pankaj Mishra and Arundhati Roy attack Penguin Random House India for putting out book by a prime minister they say has mishandled Covid and persecuted writersLeading Indian authors Pankaj Mishra and Arundhati Roy have spoken out against Penguin Random House India’s decision to publish and... Continue reading at The Guardian

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World Book Night plans revealed with Toksvig, Nicholls and Ishiguro

The Reading Agency has revealed full plans for World Book Night 2021 with writer, TV star and literacy advocate Sandi Toksvig as the 10th anniversary event's lead ambassador. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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HQ lands kindness book featuring Haig, Sarpong and Duchess of York

HQ has landed a “beautiful” book on kindness by Hello! editor in chief Rosie Nixon featuring contributions from Fearne Cotton, Matt Haig, June Sarpong and the Duchess of York among others. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The publisher faced calls to drop the Missouri Republican’s upcoming book, “The Tyranny of Big Tech,” following criticism of his efforts to overturn the presidential election. Continue reading at The New York Times

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S&S Cancels Publication Plans for Book by Sen. Josh Hawley

Simon & Schuster has canceled its planned June publication of 'The Tyranny of Big Tech' by Sen. Josh Hawley, one of the main drivers in the Republican effort to challenge the Electoral College results that led to the attack on the Capitol on Wednesday. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Penguin Random House Canada’s plans to publish a new work by the ‘professor against political correctness’ has reportedly prompted numerous complaintsThe announcement of a new book from Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson, the self-styled “professor against political correctness”, has prompted... Continue reading at The Guardian

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The Frankfurt Book Fair has warned job cuts are on the way as director Juergen Boos outlined future “modernising” plans that will see virtual events play a larger part in future fairs. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Haig's new Comfort Book to Canongate

Canongate is to publish Matt Haig's latest non-fiction title, The Comfort Book, as a super-lead hardback next summer.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Libraries Week features nationwide Haig event and Bonnier book club launch

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PRH accelerates inclusion plan with targets on leadership, hires and books

Penguin Random House has published an “accelerated inclusion plan”, including a commitment on "radical and urgent action" to make its senior leadership teams representative of UK society. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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On April 23, the Georgian Publishers and Booksellers Association expects to stream a busy World Book and Copyright Day program. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Uniting Our Forces’ n Tbilisi, the Georgian Publishers and Booksellers Association chair Gvantsa Jobava has... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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