Mixing Prose with Manga, Light Novels Attract North American Fans

Works of prose fiction with quirky fun plots and manga-style illustrations, Japanese light Novels are attracting a growing audience of fans in North America. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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2020 North American Comics Sales Grow to $1.28 Billion

Combined sales of comics periodicals and graphic novels in North American in 2020 climbed to approximately $1.28 billion, according to a joint estimate by pop culture trade news sites ICv2 and Comichron. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Lies With Man’ shines a light on anti-gay policies. It’s also a great legal novel.

The latest volume of Michael Nava’s Henry Rios mystery series demonstrates his mastery of the genre. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-13 14:00:00 UTC ]
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A debut novel about migration, family and survival is everything 'American Dirt' wasn't

"Of Women and Salt," tracking generations of Latinas, comes out of Gabriela Garcia's family story, life experience and advocacy for migrants. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-03-23 19:20:30 UTC ]
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Writing a Saudi American Novel When No One Has Done It Before

Before I spotted Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia on the shelves of a Borders bookstore near my Pennsylvania college, I had never seen a book about a Saudi woman before. Princess, according to its book jacket, which featured a fully veiled woman in high heels, was... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-25 09:48:19 UTC ]
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2019 North American Comics Sales Rose 11%

Combined sales of graphic novels and comics periodicals reached $1.21 billion in North America in 2019, a new record, according to a joint estimate by trade news sites ICv2 and Comichron. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Fans of Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy will want to read these historical novels next

Five standouts will fill the void once you’ve completed “The Mirror and the Light.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-12 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Harvill Secker wins Taiwanese American author's debut novel

Harvill Secker has won a debut novel by K-Ming Chang in a "heated" five-way auction.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-07 06:51:52 UTC ]
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Elena Ferrante returns with ‘The Lying Life of Adults,’ and fans of the Neopolitan novels will be thrilled

As in “My Brilliant Friend,” Ferrante’s new novel follows a girl who measures her worth against another complicated character. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-08-31 12:00:00 UTC ]
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2019 North American Comics Sales Hit Record $1.21 Billion

Combined sales of graphic novels and periodical comics in the U.S. and Canada hit their highest point yet in 2019, according to a joint estimate produced by trade news sites ICv2 and Comichron. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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For fans of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ a debut novel with a dark setting and an unforgettable heroine

Set in alternate Tudor England, “Sin Eater” by Megan Campisi is a riveting tale of female empowerment. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-15 06:00:00 UTC ]
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A Haunting Debut Novel Brings New Faces to the Myth of the American West

“How Much of These Hills Is Gold,” by C Pam Zhang, reimagines the region’s past as a Chinese-American tale. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-04-07 09:00:07 UTC ]
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Julia Alvarez discusses her radically different novel, 'Afterlife' (and defends 'American Dirt')

Julia Alvarez's "Afterlife" is her first novel for adults in 15 years. She talks about loss, fragmentation and "American Dirt." Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-02 22:24:09 UTC ]
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Never mind the Brits, here are five American novels perfect for ‘Masterpiece’ treatment

Sure, Jane Austen and E.M. Forster wrote great costume dramas, but let’s not overlook the works of Twain and other Americans. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-02 12:00:00 UTC ]
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10 Middle Grade Graphic Novels for Fans of NEW KID and SMILE

Do you or a young reader love the Newbery Award-winning graphic novel NEW KID or Raina Telgemeier's comics? Try these middle grade graphic novels. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-03 11:42:08 UTC ]
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New Cassandra Cain graphic novel shows Asian American girls can be Batgirl too

"Shadow of the Batgirl" author Sarah Kuhn wants young Asian American girls to see they can be the main character in superhero stories too. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-02-08 01:35:48 UTC ]
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Italians (mostly) love Elena Ferrante’s new novel. Here’s what Americans can expect.

“The Lying Life of Adults” arrives in the United States in June: An Italian reader’s spoiler-free preview. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-01-28 16:00:00 UTC ]
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‘American Dirt’ is a novel about Mexicans by a writer who isn’t. For some, that’s a problem.

“I wished someone slightly browner than me would write it,” said Jeanine Cummins, the author of the highly anticipated book. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-01-22 12:23:18 UTC ]
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Pushkin Press sells North American rights to Penguin for How to be a Fascist

Pushkin Press has sold North American rights to Penguin Books US for How to be a Fascist by Italian author and politician Michela Murgia. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-14 03:52:42 UTC ]
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Manga, Novels, Anime, Games Mingle at Anime NYC 2019

Anime NYC 2019, held at the Javits Center November 15-17, expanded to fill the entire 410,000 square foot main exhibition floor of the convention center, with booths from anime, game, and manga companies and all kinds of merchandise. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-20 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Love, Sex and Atom Bombs in a Debut Novel of the American West

Shannon Pufahl’s “On Swift Horses” weaves an entanglement of attractions in postwar California. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-11-05 10:00:10 UTC ]
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