Paris Lees | 'I grew up feeling like I wasn’t good enough, so to feel respected for my writing is really moving'

A contributing editor for British Vogue, Paris Lees made her name as the UKs first high-profile transgender woman to break into the mainstream when she was named top of the Pink List of the most influential LGBT people in Britain, and became the first “out” transgender woman to appear on BBC flagship news programme “Question Time”. On 27th May, her first book is published, What it Feels Like for a Girl, a memoir of growing up poor in Nottingham. Riveting, funny and truly shocking, it is shaping up to be one of the books of the year. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-01 02:56:30 UTC ]
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Helen Macdonald | 'When I start writing [an essay], it always feels like a kind of puzzle'

Helen Macdonald follows her acclaimed début with an eclectic anthology, one which is overtly political Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Robin Stevens | 'They have been in my head every day, but it feels like the right moment to move on'

Award-winning Robin Stevens reflects on closing her Murder Most Unladylike series with its ninth adventure Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-23 09:20:21 UTC ]
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Editors predict feel-good reads will trump ‘pandemic lit’—for now

Editors and agents have backed escapism and feel-good fiction to succeed during the pandemic and in its aftermath, with Covid-19 fiction appearing to be some way off. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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20 Must-Read Feel-Good Science Fiction Books

These 20 feel-good science fiction books will suit different tastes and moods, but they’re all comfort food of some variety. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-04-14 10:34:55 UTC ]
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20 Feel-Good Ebooks Unlikely to Have Long Library Waitlists to Read While Social Distancing

These feel-good ebooks don't have long waits -- if any wait at all -- from your library. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-27 10:32:33 UTC ]
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Still a bad person after watching The Good Place? Michael Schur is writing a book for you.

Today, Simon & Schuster announced their acquisition of the first book by Michael Schur, creator of postmodern morality play and philosophical sitcom The Good Place, otherwise known as the best thing on television for a while there. How to Be Good: A Definitive Answer for Exactly What to Do,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-10 16:57:41 UTC ]
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Blake's 'feel-good' Gin O’Clock Club to Sphere

Sphere has acquired a "heartwarming" up-lit novel by Rosie Blake, The Gin O’Clock Club, inspired by the author's own "naughty and amazing" Grandad. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-28 17:58:24 UTC ]
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HC announces new 'festive feel-good' picture book from Walliams and Ross

HarperCollins Children’s Books is publishing a new "showstopping" children's picture book from author–illustrator team David Walliams and Tony Ross, called The Creature Choir, in time for Christmas. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-18 16:36:42 UTC ]
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She Grew Up in a House Without Books. A Teacher Helped Her Realize She Could Write One Herself.

At the end of her sophomore year in college, Mary Beth Keane’s writing teacher gave her a summer reading list that changed her life. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Stan Lee hated bad car ads, and appeared in some pretty good ones

Pop culture fans are today mourning the death of Stan Lee, the comic book legend who helped bring to life such iconic superheroes as Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk and X-Men. Much like the characters he created, Lee appeared in commercials from time to time over the years. He also had... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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USA Today finds there’s still money to be made from feel-good videos on Facebook

The publisher has found success with its "HumanKind" and related video series that tell uplifting stories about people and animals. The post USA Today finds there’s still money to be made from feel-good videos on Facebook appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Feminism and Feel-Good Stories: A Children's Holiday 2017 Sales Report

Reports from around the country indicate a healthy season for children’s booksellers in particular, consistently citing sales hikes of 10% or more over the previous year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Good Gaul: Asterix illustration sells for record €1.4m in Paris

The drawing for Asterix and the Banquet, signed by its creators, was only expected to sell for between €180,000 and €200,000An original illustration for the cover of one of the early Asterix comic books has sold for a record €1.4m (£1.25m) at auction , more than seven times its expected price,... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Hard work, not ‘talent’ makes good writing | Letters

Professor Selina Todd argues that you can be taught to write well, as demonstrated by American and Australian university students. Plus letters from Christopher Dodd and Anthony OrmsonIan Jack’s wariness towards writing manuals and classes is a peculiarly British response to teaching this craft... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-05-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sphere acquires 'feel-good book club' fiction by Sophie Green

Little, Brown imprint Sphere has acquired The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club by Sophie Green from Hachette Australia. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Lee Child to write more Reacher novels

Transworld has signed a new contract with international bestselling writer Lee Child for three further thrillers plus a volume of short stories and a novella. New books in the deal will feature maverick ex-military policeman Jack Reacher. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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YouTube star Caspar Lee writes memoir with mum

Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is publishing YouTube star Caspar Lee's memoir, authored in collaboration with the 21-year-old's mum. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Good Book Guide closes, subscriber list moves to Lovereading

The subscriber list and review archive for mail-order book business the Good Book Guide has been acquired by book review and recommendation site Lovereading, following a “turbulent” decade for the Guide. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman': Don't write Atticus Finch off as a racist just yet [Video]

Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" won't be released to the public until Tuesday, but readers already know that the book reveals a darker side to Atticus Finch. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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