Once again, Tracy Chevalier finds inspiration in an unsung woman from history

Chevalier’s new novel, ‘A Single Thread,’ tells the tale of a woman who embroiders cushions for a grand British cathedral. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-09-17 16:00:00 UTC ]
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William Collins signs Emre's history of 'woman'

William Collins has signed a “bold and sweeping” history of the concept of woman from Oxford University associate professor Merve Emre. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 22:15:07 UTC ]
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Nipsey Hussle was a bookworm. Now black men are finding inspiration in what he read

Once a month, black men come together for The Marathon Book Club — founded to read the books that inspired Nipsey Hussle, who was killed in South L.A. in March. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-01-05 14:00:49 UTC ]
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Tracy Chevalier Is Threading the Past

Chevalier’s latest novel, 'A Single Thread,' is about women who embroidered cushions and kneelers in Winchester Cathedral in the 1930s. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Kiwi that inspired Daniel Mallory's The Woman in the Window

When it was still a manuscript, The Woman in the Window inspired a publishers' bidding frenzy, reportedly earning its author Daniel Mallory a seven-figure advance. Film rights were optioned and it has now topped The New York Times bestseller list. Daniel Mallory (aka AJ Finn) talks to Stephen... Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2018-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Popular history writing remains a male preserve, publishing study finds

Slate survey of US titles published last year shows overwhelming bias towards male historians and subjects – with a similar picture emerging in the UKAmerican popular history is a “male preserve”, according to new research from the US online journal Slate, with three-quarters of works published... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Finding the Seeds of Inspiration in Distant Echoes of Childhood

Zimbabwean author S.N. Mahachi-Harper reflects on how her childhood in a mining village inspired her new most recent novel Footprints in the Mists of Time. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Icon finds title which inspired Olympic ceremony

Icon Books has acquired the book that inspired Danny Boyle's Olympic Opening Ceremony, which... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Histories of Violence: Unlearning History

THIS IS THE 37th in a series of dialogues with artists, writers, and critical thinkers on the question of violence. This conversation is with Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, a theorist of photography and visual culture. She is a professor of Modern Culture and Media and the Department of Comparative... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-03-02 13:30:59 UTC ]
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Living History: 5 Comics About History and Culture

Next time you or the kids are looking for an informative nonfiction or historical fiction read, pick up one of these comics about history and culture. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-12-10 11:42:18 UTC ]
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How to Find a Literary Agent: Finding Agents Appropriate for Your Writing

Literary agents are the gate keepers of the publishing world, but not all agents represent all genres of writing. This post shares how to find a literary agent appropriate for your writing project, including links to agents representing various genres. The post How to Find a Literary Agent:... Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-09-04 18:25:07 UTC ]
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A brief history of Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time

The late physicist’s editor, Peter Guzzardi, recalls his first meetings with Hawking and how his book became a bestsellerStephen Hawking dies aged 76I first encountered Stephen Hawking on the cover of the New York Times magazine. Inside, its pages told a story we all know today, but at the time... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Comic-Con: Gal Gadot says her Wonder Woman is 'the Wonder Woman of today'

"The Women Who Kick Ass" panel at San Diego Comic-Con was stocked aplenty with great women who are also great at butt kickin'. They came to discuss women in media, they came to talk about the future roles for females in the genre medium, and they came to tell stories about Gwendoline Christie... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Lose the Clutter, Find the Spirit: Books on Finding Calm Through Getting Organized

Four new books from spirituality and religion publishers address the practical and spiritual benefits of tossing, reordering, and simplifying. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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6 Editors-in-Chief Share Their Inspirational Insights and Philosophies

2020 continues to be a trying and complicated year. This statement goes beyond the boundaries of publishing and speaks to the totality of our society and economy. But as publishers, we all play an important role in informing, entertaining and serving our communities, regardless of social,... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-07-09 15:53:18 UTC ]
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Koomson 'finds her Verity' as Gbeleyi lands audio role after open casting call

Maria Gbeleyi has been chosen as the voice of Verity Gillmare in the audio version of Dorothy Koomson’s new novel, All My Lies are True (Headline). The announcement follows an open casting call, "Find My Verity", designed to bring more black female voices into the world of audiobooks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-07 11:36:17 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

[ AdWeek | 2020-07-06 20:50:30 UTC ]
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UK’s National Literary Trust Research Finds Benefits of Audiobooks for Kids

A report commissioned by the Publishers Association says that during the COVID-19 lockdown, UK children listened to audiobooks, arguing to end their VAT. The post UK’s National Literary Trust Research Finds Benefits of Audiobooks for Kids appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-07-06 15:29:18 UTC ]
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A psychologist finds herself at the poker table

Maria Konnikova aims to enter the game’s biggest tournament. First she has to learn how to play. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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While offensive TV shows get pulled, problematic books are still inspiring debate and conversation

A look at how people have engaged with “Huck Finn” and “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” over time offers a snapshot of who we were and are. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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