Open Book: Talking Books at the World's Biggest Music Festival

PW's Louisa Ermelino reports on the robust book culture scene in and around the Glastonbury festival. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean talks ‘The Library Book’ on first day of L.A. Times Festival of Books

Susan Orlean cracked open her book and bent toward the microphone. “Covers burst like popcorn,” she said, reading from her book about the mysterious 1986 fire at downtown L.A.’s Central Library. “Pages flared and blackened and then sprang away from their bindings, a ream of sooty scraps soaring... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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The UK’s Book Aid International Opens ‘New Worlds Through Books’ Campaign

In a coordinated effort for the rest of the month, book charities Book Aid International and World Book Day are raising funds for the annual goal of a million donated books. The post The UK’s Book Aid International Opens ‘New Worlds Through Books’ Campaign appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Book festivals around the world – books podcast

We drop in on Lahore, track Jean Rhys back to the Caribbean and tackle the troubling issue of payments to authors appearing at the UK’s 350 literary jamboreesAs the season for literary festivals in the UK hits its peak, we head for Trinidad, where we put Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea under the... Continue reading at The Guardian

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New L.A. book festival LitLit announces talks by poets Yesika Salgado, Vickie Vertiz and more

The city's newest book festival, to be held at the Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles arts complex, will host four panels on July 20 and 21 as part of its programming, which will also include more than 20 exhibitors from L.A. and other cities on the West Coast. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-07-15 19:02:44 UTC ]
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Sharjah celebrates World Book Capital reign with opening ceremony

Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) celebrated the start of its year as UNESCO World Book Capital last night (23rd April) with a spectacular theatrical sequel to One Thousand and One Nights held in the city’s open-air Al Majaz amphitheatre.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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IPA Leaders Tour Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival Ahead of World Book Day

On the eve of Sharjah's year as UNESCO's World Book Capital, the International Publishers Association brass sees the 11-year-old children's reading fair. The post IPA Leaders Tour Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival Ahead of World Book Day appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Festival of Books music writers on Nipsey Hussle’s impact: ‘Dude could rap’

Although the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books panel was called Drop the Beat, it started with a moment of silence. Amid the celebration of literature of 1990s-era rap music, former KDAY-Los Angeles radio show host Greg Mack — who was the first DJ to play the genre on air in 1983 — made a point... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Eyes Open to the World: PW Talks to Nicholas Wolterstorff

Through a series of vignettes, prolific author and philosopher of religion Nicholas Wolterstorff highlights the communities, philosophies, and faith that shaped his life and writing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Greece Opens Athens’ Year as UNESCO’s World Book Capital

International officials and media gather on World Book Day to open the 18th UNESCO World Book Capital program in Athens, celebrating what Greece's Prokopis Pavlopoulos calls 'the powerful potential of books.' The post Greece Opens Athens’ Year as UNESCO’s World Book Capital appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Industry Notes: Cynthia Nixon Hosts US National Book Awards; Albertine Opens Festival

Feminism Has No Boundaries' is the title of France's Albertine Books festival this week, as Cynthia Nixon is named Naitonal Book Awards host. The post Industry Notes: Cynthia Nixon Hosts US National Book Awards; Albertine Opens Festival appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2017: In Opening Keynote, Andrew Wylie Defends the World

Wylie offered a strong defense of diversity in literature, and of the importance of international voices in a world that appears to be “broadly reassembling" along nationalist lines. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Originally Kenyan, Storymoja Book Festival Opens Its New Life in Ghana

After almost 10 years in its original Kenyan setting, Muthoni Garland's Storymoja Festival opens as an event in Accra, Ghana, newly relocated and pan-African in outlook. The post Originally Kenyan, Storymoja Book Festival Opens Its New Life in Ghana appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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RWA 2014: Sexy Swag and the “World’s Biggest Book Signing”

The Romance Writers of America conference offered endless opportunities for fans, aspirants, and bestselling authors to interact and self-promote. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Best World Children’s Book Award Winner Talks to PP

By Dennis Abrams South African writer Anita Pouroulis, a former primary school teacher from Johannesburg, won the Best World Children’s Book Award at the China […] Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Nominations open for World Book Night 2013

Nominations for books to be given out for free at next year's World Book Night will begin on... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Nominations open for UK's "biggest ever poetry festival"

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 01/06/2011 - 09:06 The Southbank Centre has opened nominations for "the largest poetry festival ever staged in the UK", the Poetry Parnassus, which will form part of next year's Cultural Olympiad. The festival will see 205 poets, one from... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Book about politics and pop music wins Penderyn Music Book Prize

Daniel Rachel's book about politics and pop music "coming together for the first time in Britain's musical history" has won the 2017 Penderyn Music Book Prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Banned Books Week: banned books around the world

As Banned Books Week UK kicks offi, Global English Editing shares a map of books currently banned internationally.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Festival Picks: Edinburgh International Book Festival

The International Literature ShowcaseExceptional times call for exceptional writers. International bestselling crime novelist, journalist and Man Booker judge Val McDermid will reveal her selection of the most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK today. Val McDermid presents...10 August,... Continue reading at British Council global

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