PEN Festival Guest Turned Away by U.S. Immigration

Yassmin Abdel-Magied, an Australian author and Muslim activist who was slated to speak at the PEN World Voices festival in New York this month, has been deported from the U.S. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Appledore turns itself into UK's first drive-in book festival

Appledore Book Festival is to go ahead with its annual fixture this autumn, reinventing itself as the UK's first drive-in literary festival.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-14 00:18:18 UTC ]
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Winston and Betty just turned 11, but they're Festival of Books experts already

Betty and Winston are grizzled veterans. On this, their third visit to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the twin 11-year-olds are ready for action. Not only are they festival experts; they’re also my kids. Like many parents on the USC campus, I trail them around the festival, from panel... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trump, immigration, dystopias are topics on last day of L.A. Times Festival of Books

After Donald Trump was elected president, Ben H. Winters put aside the novel he was writing in favor of a new project. The result was “Golden State,” set in a society where every interaction is recorded and lying is severely punished. Trump’s election was also the catalyst for some key essays in... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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English PEN publishes international festival guidelines for writers

English PEN is publishing guidelines for writers attending international festivals in countries with poor human rights and censorship records. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Record 9,000 turn out for 'most ambitious yet' Hay Festival Winter Weekend

This year's Hay Festival Winter Weekend, featuring writers such as Rose Tremain, Horatio Clare, and Jeanette Winterson, drew record ticket sales of over 9,000. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PEN Brings the Resistance to Its 2018 World Voices Festival

The theme of this year's PEN World Voices Festival, "Resist and Reimagine," brings writers including Colson Whitehead, Roxane Gay, Eileen Myles, Jhumpa Lahiri, Dave Eggers, and Masha Gessen together in New York for six days in April. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nadiya Hussain pens festive cookbook for Hachette Children's

Hachette Children’s Group is publishing a second cookbook and storybook compilation by "Great British Bake Off" winner and author Nadiya Hussain, Nadiya's Bake Me a Festive Story, this October. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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International Industry Notes: Frankfurt’s Guest of Honor Kickoff, PEN America’s ‘M Word’

In September, kickoffs will occur in New York, one for a new showcase of writers on Muslim identity, and the other for Frankfurt Book Fair's 2016 Guest of Honor program featuring Flanders and The Netherlands. The post International Industry Notes: Frankfurt’s Guest of Honor Kickoff, PEN... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Franzen guest of honour at Fnac's first festival

The leading French cultural product chain Fnac will hold its first book fair on 2nd-4th September at the Carreaux du Temple in central Paris. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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English PEN launches Modern Literature Festival

English PEN has launched its first ever English PEN Modern Literature Festival which will see UK-based writers present new works in tribute to writers at risk around the world. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ali Smith to guest direct Brighton Festival

Ali Smith will be the Guest Director for the Brighton Festival 2015. The annual multi-arts festival, which celebrates music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film and literature, will take place from 2nd to 24th May 2015. Smith is the seventh guest director, taking on the mantle from the 2014 guest... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Rupert Murdoch cards turn Twitter gems into festive greetings | Media Monkey

Fans of Rupert Murdoch's musings on Twitter can now share his thoughts with their friends this festive season. No, the Times isn't publishing a Christmas supplement compiling its owner's thoughts – New York artist Michelle Vaughan has produced letterpress cards featuring a selection of his... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Big names turn out for Folio Prize Festival

The Folio Prize is to launch a two-day fiction festival in March just ahead of the announcement... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Turn, turn, turn

If we are fortunate, then this past week may come to be seen as a turning point: the victory of president-elect Joe Biden; the announcement of a potential vaccine; the lifting of the most severe Covid-19 restrictions in Wales; and the moment at which the industry found its voice and declared... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-12 20:45:59 UTC ]
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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

[ British Council global | 2019-08-02 14:11:05 UTC ]
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PEN America, PEN Center USA to Merge

PEN America and PEN Center USA, the East Coast and West Coast American branches of PEN International, will unite under the banner of PEN America, the nonprofits jointly announced on January 8. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Toronto Comic Arts Festival Makes In-Person Return

After a three year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, held June 17-19, welcomed in-person artists and fans to the Toronto Reference Library for an international presentation of new titles and artists. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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David C Cook Turns to Comics for Expansion

David C Cook is expanding its staff and comic book offerings through the acquisition of the graphic arts studio Corvus Comics. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-06-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Malorie Blackman Wins England’s 2022 PEN Pinter Prize

The former children's book laureate in the United Kingdom, Malorie Blackman will select English PEN's next 'International Writer of Courage.' The post Malorie Blackman Wins England’s 2022 PEN Pinter Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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