Octavia Butler's legacy celebrated at Barbican feminist literary festival

The legacy of science fiction author Octavia Butler is to be explored at the Barbican's New Suns feminist literary festival this month. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-04 07:24:31 UTC ]
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Eddo-Lodge and Emre join line-up for feminist literary festival

More than 30 publishers will join authors including Reni Eddo-Lodge and Merve Emre at the New Suns feminist literary festival at the Barbican next month. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-15 18:11:32 UTC ]
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Calvin Literary Festival Recap: Celebrating 25 Years, A New Director

More than 2,000 readers and writers attended the Calvin College Festival of Faith & Writing in Grand Rapids, Mich. to celebrate religious expression in literature. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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This Week’s Reykjavík International Literary Festival: ‘Cozy Venues’

The Reykjavík International Literary Festival is a biennial player in publishing focused on an immersive exchange of ideas and commentary. The post This Week’s Reykjavík International Literary Festival: ‘Cozy Venues’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-09-07 14:02:21 UTC ]
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England’s Cliveden Literary Festival Plans a Physical Presentation

The Cliveden Literary Festival is public-facing and has yet to announce its actual programing for its 2021 edition. The post England’s Cliveden Literary Festival Plans a Physical Presentation appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-08-04 20:41:18 UTC ]
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Octavia Butler’s 1979 bio is an object lesson in writing author bios.

Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Review of Books published a fairly wild essay by Miguel Esteban who, at the tender age of 14, commissioned a now-famous essay on race in science fiction from Octavia Butler. The whole piece is worth a read (the gall of teenage boys! the grace of Octavia!) but... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-07-26 13:40:52 UTC ]
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Who should star in the TV adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Kindred?

You may have noticed that here at Literary Hub, we’re pretty big fans of Octavia Butler—and especially of Kindred, arguably her most famous novel. So we were very excited by the recent news that that 42-year-old book is finally getting an adaptation: FX has recently ordered a pilot, which was... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-03-19 14:00:40 UTC ]
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How Octavia E. Butler Reimagines Sex and Survival

The parasites, hybrids, and vampires of her science fiction make the price of persisting viscerally real. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2021-03-08 11:00:00 UTC ]
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The Bookseller's Tale by Martin Latham review – a literary celebration

Latham, a bookseller for 35 years, has put together a heady mix of history, philosophy, anecdotes and entertaining factsWhat most people know about the American librarian Melvil Dewey is his phenomenal classification technique, the Dewey decimal system, which is still used in 135 countries. Less... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-12-19 09:00:45 UTC ]
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John le Carré's Literary Legacy, Visualized

The master of the Cold War thriller, John le Carré, died Saturday at 89. In 2016, 'PW' took a deep dive into the nearly 60-year literary of le Carré and offered a data visualization of some highlights from his long literary career. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Take a Tour of Octavia Butler’s Favorite Libraries

The interactive map features photographs of the Kindred author's book call slips, writing notebooks, personal journals and more. The post Take a Tour of Octavia Butler’s Favorite Libraries appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

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'A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky' reveals Octavia E. Butler's early life in Pasadena

Drawing on Octavia E. Butler's journals and notes, "A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky" offers a glimpse inside her journey to becoming a science fiction writer. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-11-11 15:30:06 UTC ]
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How the Literary World Reinvented the Book Festival in Real Time

As the literary world moved online in 2020, a central question for many organizations was how to manage the annual festivals that gather thousands of readers from around the world. Here, the directors of five festivals—Sara Ortiz of the Believer Festival, Lissette Mendez of the Miami Book Fair,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-03 09:57:24 UTC ]
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Indie presses and literary festivals among first ACE Culture Recovery Fund recipients

The first round of the £275m Culture Recovery Fund has been allocated, and sees some indie presses receiving up to £200,000.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-12 07:24:04 UTC ]
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Octavia Butler has finally made the New York Times Best Seller list.

Why aren’t there more Science Fiction Black writers? There aren’t because there aren’t. What we don’t see, we assume can’t be. What a destructive assumption. —Octavia E. Butler, in Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories.   A small good thing amid the unrelenting horror: This week, almost fifty... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Edinburgh International Book Festival celebrates 'special' digital experience

Edinburgh International Book Festival director Nick Barley has said this year's event has "generated its own sense of community", despite being entirely online for the first time. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-31 15:56:44 UTC ]
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Norton, Trollope and Hussain join Henley Literary Festival

Graham Norton, Joanna Trollope and Nadiya Hussain are among the speakers joining Henley Literary Festival's online event this autumn. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-05 01:02:31 UTC ]
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A Literary Festival for Diverse Voices Finds a Home Online

What happens when you hand over the reins of a literary festival to the hosts of the popular feminist podcast Call Your Girlfriend? You get By The Books: A Collection of Rising Voices, a highly diverse online lit fest. By The Books starts today and is curated by Ann Friedman and Aminatou... Continue reading at AdWeek

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An African Literary Festival for the Age of Coronavirus

Book events worldwide are on hold, but Afrolit Sans Frontieres uses social media to host frank discussions around writing, creativity, sex and violence. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Germany's Lit.Cologne literary festival cancelled due to coronavirus

While German publishers are still reeling from the cancellation of the major spring fair Leipziger Buchmesse last week, the industry has been dealt two more blows in the wake of the coronavirus crises. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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