Mitchell and Smith among 220 authors and illustrators backing Carnegie occupiers

Writers David Mitchell, Ali Smith, Cathy Cassidy, Nick Hornby and David Nicholls are among the top names who have signed an open letter supporting the occupiers of Carnegie Library and condemning the proposed changes to the Lambeth library service. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-04-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author Ruth Sepety, Illustrator Lane Smith Win UK’s CILIP Carnegie, Greenaway Medals

Both the winning illustrator and author are given more than $600 in books to donate to their local libraries, as well as more than $6,300 in cash. The post Author Ruth Sepety, Illustrator Lane Smith Win UK’s CILIP Carnegie, Greenaway Medals appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author A G Smith launches project for marginalised voices writing on lockdown

Author A G Smith has launched Paperchains, a project that aims to publish a book of writing by prisoners, homeless people and members of the armed forces about the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-29 23:21:12 UTC ]
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Tomie dePaola, beloved children's author and illustrator of 'Strega Nona,' dies at 85

DePaola wrote or illustrated more than 270 children's books, sold nearly 25 million copies and had his books translated into more than 20 languages. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-31 18:51:09 UTC ]
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Los Angeles Times Book Club is back, virtually, with L.A. noir authors

Join author Steph Cha and Joe Ide for a streaming conversation about new L.A. noir. The March 30 event will be live. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-25 19:15:02 UTC ]
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WI15: Children’s Authors and Illustrators to Meet

More than 130 adult and children’s authors and illustrators will be attending this year’s Winter Institute. Here are authors coming this year who serve as proof that kids’ and YA books and authors continue to be key to the fair. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Author hits back after West Virginia library removes LGBT picture book from shelves

‘Gay adults grew up reading straight romances,’ says writer Daniel Haack after US library withdraws Prince & Knight from shelvesThe author of a rhyming picture book removed from the shelves of a West Virginia library has hit back at protesters, suggesting that anyone concerned the book could... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-11-20 12:31:16 UTC ]
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Authors Guild and AAR back publishers in Audible Captions lawsuit

The Authors Guild and the Association of Authors' Representatives have filed a joint brief supporting publishers' calls for a preliminary injuction to stop their works being included in Audible's Captions programme. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-24 19:58:52 UTC ]
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Martin Cruz Smith's Latest Book Heads Back to the U.S.S.R.

In Cruz Smith’s ninth Arkady Renko novel, 'The Siberian Dilemma,' the investigator travels into the frozen depths of Siberia. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Patti Smith looks back at a heartbreaking year

In “Year of the Monkey,” the singer revisits her 70th year, when she lost two of her closest friends. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-09-17 20:44:19 UTC ]
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Authors Guild backs AAP’s Audible lawsuit

The Authors Guild is supporting the Association of American Publishers (AAP) as the organisation sues Amazon’s audiobook company Audible over a new speech-to-text feature.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-27 10:51:31 UTC ]
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Why the ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Author Went Back to Prison

Piper Kerman, whose experiences and memoir inspired the Netflix prison dramedy, now works with inmates in correctional facilities. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-07-26 10:00:07 UTC ]
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Why the ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Author Went Back to Prison

Piper Kerman, whose experiences and memoir inspired the Netflix prison dramedy, now works with inmates in correctional facilities. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-07-26 10:00:06 UTC ]
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S&S Children’s signs debut author and illustrator Alice McKinley

Simon & Schuster Children’s UK have signed a two-book deal with debut author and illustrator Alice McKinley, including Nine Lives Newton, which was the subject of a US pre-empt at the Bologna Book Fair. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-22 03:50:48 UTC ]
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CI7: Authors and Illustrators to Meet

Close to 70 children’s book creators will be in Pittsburgh to meet with booksellers at educational sessions, signings, and receptions. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Ones to Watch: Illustration trio Collins, Davies and Low make their mark alongside author duo

Little Tiger UK's brand director Lauren Ace picks five Welsh creatives to watch out for. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The UK’s Bestselling 2018 Authors and Illustrators Feted at London’s ‘Nielsen Honors’

The UK's 2018 bestselling fiction, nonfiction and children's titles for 2018 are honored by Nielsen in its annual ceremony in London. The post The UK’s Bestselling 2018 Authors and Illustrators Feted at London’s ‘Nielsen Honors’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon hits back at claims it is to blame for falling author earnings

Retailer insists Authors Guild report that criticised the online giant for contributing to tumbling writers’ incomes used flawed figures, but Guild stands by findingsAmazon has called the conclusions of a recent report into US author earnings flawed, after the Authors Guild suggested that the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s author and illustrator John Burningham dies

John Burningham, the picture book author and illustrator whose books included Would You Rather and Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car, has died aged 82. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Burningham, children's author and illustrator, dies aged 82

Burningham, who was married to fellow children’s writer Helen Oxenbury, created beloved picture books including Mr Gumpy’s Outing and Avocado BabyJohn Burningham, the children’s author and illustrator behind some of the 20th century’s most enduring children’s books, has died at the age of 82.The... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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