On my radar: Alexandra Shulman’s cultural highlights

The editor of British Vogue and novelist on Bill Clegg’s Did You Ever Have a Family, Sally Clarke’s recipes and David Hockney’s early drawingsAlexandra Shulman OBE has been editor-in-chief of British Vogue since 1992, making her the longest-serving editor in the magazine’s history. She was born in London in 1957, and after studying social anthropology at the University of Sussex and a brief foray into the music industry, started working at Tatler in 1982. She then worked for the Sunday Telegraph, Vogue and GQ, where she became editor in 1990; she has also written columns for the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail. She published her debut novel, Can We Still Be Friends, in 2012, and her new novel, The Parrots (Penguin £14.99), is out now. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-09-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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On my radar: Emma Jane Unsworth’s cultural highlights

The novelist on William Blake, crying through Greta Gerwig’s Little Women and an insightful poem about teenage masturbationBorn in Bury, Greater Manchester, in 1978, Emma Jane Unsworth studied English literature at the University of Liverpool and received an MA from Manchester University’s... Continue reading at The Guardian

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On my radar: Eddie Mair’s cultural highlights

The broadcaster on the joys of LBC’s Steve Allen, home cinema and Alec Baldwin’s contacts bookBorn in Dundee, Eddie Mair turned down a place at university to work at Radio Tay, a local station where he started presenting aged 17. In 1987 Mair joined the BBC, working on Good Morning Scotland,... Continue reading at The Guardian

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U.S. Book Show Highlights Arabic Culture with SZBA Panel

With the growing interest in the U.S., this year’s U.S. Book Show will feature a panel discussion entitled “Bringing the world to your door: A spotlight on Arabic literature and culture.” For centuries, Arabic literature and culture has influenced some of the West's most revered authors and... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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RLF podcast to highlight writers’ cultural capital

A new blog and podcast launched this week by the Royal Literary Fund (RLF) aims to help the public acknowledge the contribution writers make to the cultural landscape, assist aspiring writers and provide professional authors with an extra income. The charity, which helps commercially published... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Writing Intimate Truths and Why Memoir Is a Force That’s Changing the Culture

Write-minded: Weekly Inspiration for Writers is currently in its fourth year. We are a weekly podcast for writers craving a unique blend of inspiration and real talk about the ups and downs of the writing life. Hosted by Brooke Warner of She Writes and Grant Faulkner of National Novel Writing... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Aaand, Skyhorse is publishing Blake Bailey’s memoir about cancel culture.

While we do not, under any circumstances, have to hand it to Skyhorse, publisher of Sandy Hook deniers, anti-vaxxers, January 6th conspiracy theorists, and Woody Allen—their brand is extremely consistent. To wit: they will be publishing another book by disgraced biographer Blake Bailey (they... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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SFF Books Coming Out in July to Keep On Your Radar

The best science fiction and fantasy books hitting shelves in July. Grab 'em while they're hot! Continue reading at Book Riot

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6 works of historical fiction highlight resilience amid war

New and upcoming books by Rhys Bowen, Kate Forsyth and others imagine the heroic efforts of everyday people during World War II Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Sloane Crosley’s ‘Cult Classic’ takes aim at start-up culture

Sloane Crosley’s second novel is an unromantic comedy satirizing start-up culture, modern dating, city-dwelling aesthetes and other millennial woes. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Photo Highlights from Licensing Expo 2022

Licensing Expo, held May 24–26 in Las Vegas, always features lots of interesting and sometimes odd sights and sounds, and this year's back-to-in-person event was no exception. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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A Group of Louisiana Libraries Block Cultural Displays

A group of Louisiana libraries block cultural displays, including Pride, Black and Woman's History Month, and others. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Cultural Personality of the Year: Abdullah Al-Ghathami

For his work in 'cultural criticism, women’s studies, and critical thinking,' Abdullah Al-Ghathami is the Sheikh Zayed Book Award's honoree. The post Cultural Personality of the Year: Abdullah Al-Ghathami appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Bringing the World to Your Door: Spotlight on Arabic Literature and Culture

In this panel—scheduled for May 24, 1–2 p.m. ET; moderated by Ed Nawotka, PW’s bookselling and international editor; and presented by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award—Tahera Qutbuddin, a professor of Arabic literature at the University of Chicago; Michael Cooperson, an American author, translator,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and Sequoia Nagamatsu on Affirming and Subverting Pop Culture in Fiction

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In a relentlessly positive culture, a defense of melancholy

Susan Cain offers a somewhat scattered exploration of the beauty and benefits of sorrow. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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'Transparent’s’ Alexandra Billings endured cruelty but found fame

“This Time for Me” shines light both on a remarkable personal journey and a painful time in transgender history. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Novels set in the art world highlight our angst over authenticity

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Snow Days 2022: Booksellers Use Their Superpower in Cultural War

Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys set the tone for the final afternoon of the ABA's new virtual conference for indie booksellers when she urged them to tap into their superpower: the ability to fight back against book bannings. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Omar Sakr's 'epic, stunningly dirty' debut novel challenges macho heterosexual myths of Arab-Australian culture

The lives of queer Arab-Australian boys and men are vividly inhabited in award-winning poet Omar Sakr’s darkly comic debut novel, set in Western Sydney. Continue reading at The Conversation

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