NBCC Board Gutted as Fallout Over Leaked Emails, Race Issues Widens

The turmoil that roiled the National Book Critics Circle last week continued throughout the weekend and into Monday morning as concerns over matters of race and privacy continue to split the organization's board of directors. As of press time, at least 13 members have resigned from the typically 24-member board. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Carlin Romano Will Remain on NBCC Board

The National Book Critics Circle's v-p of grants will see out the remainder of his term, which ends in 2022, after a contentious membership meeting narrowly failed to attain the two-thirds majority of attendee votes required for his removal. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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NBCC Schedules Meeting to Vote for Board Member Removal

In an email to its members on Wednesday, the National Book Critics Circle's board of directors announced that its members have called for a meeting to remove v-p of grants Carlin Romano from the board. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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NBCC Board Rebuilt as Members Seek Change to Culture

The National Book Critics Circle has appointed 15 members to its board, which was gutted following a racially charged controversy last month. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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NBCC Members Updated on Board Turmoil

In an email to National Book Critics Circle members from the organization's v-p of membership, Richard Z. Santos, the NBCC provided an update on the current state of its board of directors and issues pertaining to the potential removal of one member. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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NBCC Board, Down to 9 Members, Begins 'Difficult Internal Work'

One week after the National Book Critics Circle released an anti-racism pledge following the publication, on Twitter, of an email critical of certain phrases in that pledge, a now-gutted NBCC board of directors has released a statement addressing how it intends to move forward. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Led By Donald Trump Books and Race Issues: Summertime US Nonfiction Heats Up

As a trio of books on Donald Trump from Simon & Schuster punctuate the summer lists, titles on racism fill out a soaring sector ahead of the November 3 presidential election. The post Led By Donald Trump Books and Race Issues: Summertime US Nonfiction Heats Up appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-06-16 16:45:41 UTC ]
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Turmoil Rocks NBCC Board

A handful of members of the National Book Critics Circle's board of directors have resigned following the publication of an email sent by one of its members, former NBCC president Carlin Romano. The email was sent in opposition to the board's efforts to draft a statement in support of the Black... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Romance so white? Publishers grapple with race issues amid author protests

New report exposes decline in diversity in romance writing, as editor resigns after telling author they avoid putting non-white characters on covers ‘because we like the book to sell’Readers, writers and editors of romance books are grappling with the genre’s record on diversity, after a week... Continue reading at The Guardian

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In leaked memo, Apple says 12 employees were arrested last year for leaking information

Apple said 12 of its employees were arrested last year for leaking corporate information to the outside world, according to an internal company memo that itself was leaked to Bloomberg reporters. Cupertino-based Apple is notoriously secretive, but the lengthy memo, posted recently to its... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Danielle Evans’s Sublime Short Stories of Race, Grief, and Belonging

“The Office of Historical Corrections,” an extraordinary new collection of fiction, examines alienation and the phantasmagoria of racial performance. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2020-11-21 16:01:38 UTC ]
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Race Consciousness: Fascism and Frank Herbert’s “Dune”

FASCISTS LOVE Dune: Denis Villeneuve’s film adaptation was highly anticipated on white nationalist sites such as Counter-Currents and the Daily Stormer. As soon as the trailer dropped, they began poring over it for signs of deviation from their pet interpretations of Frank Herbert’s 1965 science... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-11-19 18:00:46 UTC ]
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Bertelsmann acquiring S&S would be 'profound antitrust issue' for the trade, News Corp c.e.o. claims

News Corp c.e.o. Robert Thomson has said that it would be a "serious antitrust issue" for the industry if Bertelsmann were to acquire Simon & Schuster. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-19 09:05:23 UTC ]
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Untitled launches second issue of journal for under-represented writers

Under-represented writers’ platform Untitled has launched the second full issue of its global online journal Untitled: Voices, featuring work from 53 emerging writers from around the world. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Aspen Words’ Issue-Driven Literary Prize: The 2021 Longlist

The Aspen Words Literary Prize is focused on authors whose work deals in cultural relevance and contemporary conditions. The post Aspen Words’ Issue-Driven Literary Prize: The 2021 Longlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-11-10 18:06:42 UTC ]
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PRH 'disappointed' as gender pay gap widens

Penguin Random House has said it is “disappointed” after the company's gender pay gap widened by 2.1% over the past year, but insists new initiatives mean it is making long-term progress. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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NBCC Asks Members to Sign Criticism Equity Pledge

The National Book Critics Circle has asked members to sign a Criticism Equity Pledge, which asks them to dedicate 30% of assignments to books by BIPOC authors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Barnes & Noble warns customers about cyberattack in new email alert

The company said that email addresses, physical addresses, and phone numbers were all potentially exposed, although payment information is said to be safe. Soon after Barnes & Noble apologized for a “serious network issue” that affected some users of its website and people trying to load... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Yellow Kite on board for book from TFL underground duo

Yellow Kite has acquired All on the Board: Inspirational Quotes from the anonymous Transport for London "underground duo".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bernard to explore violence, race and love in essay collection for Transworld

Transworld is publishing Black is the Body, a collection of non-fiction essays covering a number of US author Emily Bernard's experiences. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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