Novels set in the art world highlight our angst over authenticity

"Fake," "Hammer" and “Portrait of an Unknown Lady” are literary thrillers that explore authenticity through the lens, or rather the canvases, of the art world. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

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7 Novels Set in the Literary World

At the risk of seeming obnoxiously obsessed with ourselves, writers and readers do tend to love books about writers and readers—especially when those fictional writers and readers behave badly. (It’s no wonder, really, why the Bad Art Friend discourse hit a nerve; so many people were frantic... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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Rob Biddulph sets new world record for largest online art lesson

Children's author and illustrator Rob Biddulph has broken the Guinness world record for largest online art class, in collaboration with Entrepreneur First and Art World Records. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Juno Dawson joins panel for BBC Arts’ The Novels That Shaped Our World

Author, screenwriter and columnist Juno Dawson has joined the panel for the BBC’s The Novels That Shaped Our World.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Picador lands 'magnificent' Wood novel set in Bauhaus art school

Picador has acquired a “magnificent” new novel by Naomi Wood set in Germany’s Bauhaus art school. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Movie 'How I Live Now,' based on a YA novel set during World War III, gets a trailer

'How I Live Now' is being adapted into a film starring 'The Host' actress Saoirse Ronan. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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‘Art & Crime’ looks at the forgeries, thefts and manipulations that plague the art world

Stefan Koldehoff and Tobias Timm detail the doings of a rogue’s gallery of art scammers, rascals and outright thieves. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Datebook: Art that skewers the art world, an installation about dance, abstractions of L.A.

A two-part exhibition complete with driving tour. Examining the psychology of the art world through Twitter. And an exhibition that explores the nature of dance. Plus: abstractions of L.A., art from Cuba and a daylong art party on Grand Avenue. Here are seven shows not to miss — along with one... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Lauren Groff’s next novel is set in the 17th-century American wilderness.

That’s the same perilous American wilderness that almost killed Leonardo DiCaprio, except 200 years younger, sprier and, one would assume, significantly more bear-ful. Now, I don’t know how many bears feature in three-time National Book Award finalist, Guggenheim fellow, and winner of the Story... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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7 Historical Fiction Novels Set in the Pacific Northwest

The Northwest, where I live and where my novel is set, is a big place and it is a lot of things. It is the damp, mossy woods of the coast, the high desert, and the snowy, jagged mountain ranges that divide the two. It is home to weird and real creatures like giant octopuses, […] The post 7... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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Summer reading picks: 3 new mystery novels with vacation settings

The holiday getaway takes a suspenseful turn in a trio of books, by Megan Miranda, Allie Reynolds and Alice Feeney Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Romance Set in the Book World: Is It Just Me, or Is It a Trend?

Books about books have always been super popular, but there are a lot of romance novels set in the publishing world in 2022. Continue reading at Book Riot

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7 Novels About the Theatre Set in Victorian London

The theatre is a perennially popular setting for novelists and no wonder. The tawdry glamour and sense of spectacle make it a rich gift for any author, but it’s what happens behind the scenes that I find the most interesting. This is particularly true for those novels set on the 19th-century... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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'Maus' ban makes Art Spiegelman's Holocaust graphic novel an Amazon bestseller

Sales of Art Spiegelman's 'Maus,' the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel on the Holocaust, have risen after a Tennessee school board banned it this month. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Best-Selling Debut Novels Are the Bald Eagles of the Book World

Unless an author is a household name or has a celebrity endorsement, the hardcover fiction list can be elusive for first-timers. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Art of Writing 2021 Highlights Diverse Characters, Mental Health

Hosted annually by the ECPA, 2021’s Art of Writing took place virtually from Sept. 30—Nov. 4 with webinars touching on the need for authentic representations of diverse people, the impacts of Covid-19 on writers, and other challenges within the Christian publishing industry today. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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John Murray pre-empts Lichtarowicz's Soviet-set novel on exclusive submission

Paula Lichtarowicz's latest novel, inspired by her grandmother's life, has gone to John Murray in a pre-empt. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Proof goth is not dead: A first edition of Frankenstein just set a world auction record.

Mary Shelley was goth before it was cool. She wrote Frankenstein—sometimes described as the world’s first science fiction novel—as part of a horror story writing game. She lost her virginity to Percy Shelley on top of her mother’s grave. (To be fair, it was one of her main leisure spots, but... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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What is the role of art in times of turmoil? ‘A Play for the End of the World’ offers no easy answers.

A novel by Jai Chakrabarti follows two productions of a play staged decades apart as acts of resistance. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Sally Rooney’s latest novel is a lucid, nuanced story about coming of age in a broken world

“Beautiful World, Where Are You” more than lives up to the promise of its predecessors and even exceeds the hype. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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