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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Life is 'Plastic' in Scott Guild's novel and companion album

Scott Guild's debut novel (and companion album) 'Plastic' is a dark and entertaining saga about a postapocalyptic world populated by plastic figurines. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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A Graphic Novel Finds a Relatable Hero in a Modern African Woman

The “Aya” series explores the pains and pleasures of everyday life in a working-class neighborhood in West Africa. Continue reading at The New York Times

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It's funny and cringey, but Andrew Ewell's debut novel doesn't live up to its potential

Andrew Ewell's debut novel 'Set for Life' is well-written but doesn't fulfill its potential. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Your Valentine’s Day reading list needs more than romance novels

Our book reviewers offer up bouquets to unexpected tales of love and affection, from a long marriage to a passion for the movies. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Jacinda Townsend and James Bernard Short on American Fiction

Novelist Jacinda Townsend and writer James Bernard Short join co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan to talk about the movie American Fiction, which is based on the novel Erasure by Percival Everett. Townsend and Short discuss how the film addresses race in the publishing industry via... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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3 New Debut Novels by Black Women Authors

Three Black women novelists make their debut with tales of inheritance, friendship, and alternate futures. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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City Lights Rallies for a Palestinian Poet

A February 7 group reading at City Lights Books amplified the voice of Gazan poet Mosab Abu Toha and benefited the Middle East Children's Alliance. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Book Behind ‘American Fiction’ Came Out 23 Years Ago. It’s Still Current.

The movie, with its handful of Oscar nominations, has refocused attention on “Erasure,” a satire of the literary world and its racial biases. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Palestinian-American writer Randa Jarrar was dragged out of a PEN event.

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Jonathan Escoffery: ‘I was trying to write novels aged nine’

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Beyond cliche and condescension: we need new stories about ‘The North’

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The American Booksellers Association's Winter Institute 2024: All Our Coverage

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American Booksellers Association to Close Its Headquarters

The organization, which has had offices in the New York City metro area since its formation in 1900, confirmed this week that it will become a “permanently remote organization” at the end of February. CEO Allison Hill said that the closure “doesn’t change the way we've been working.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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8 Gothic Science Fiction Novels That Will Chill and Thrill You

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Katherine Min was ahead of her time. Four years after her death, her second novel proves it

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Modern Library’s Torchbearers Series to Reissue Elaine Kraf Novels

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Sand Land, a game adaptation of Akira Toriyama's manga, drops on April 26

Bandai Namco’s Sand Land finally has a release date of April 26. This is a video game adaptation of a classic manga by artist Akira Toriyama. That’s the same Akira Toriyama who created Dragon Ball, and also created the character designs for Chrono Trigger and many entries in the Dragon Quest... Continue reading at Engadget

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