‘Philip Roth,’ by Blake Bailey, is a colorful, confident and uncompromising biographical triumph

At more than 800 pages, the biography also manages to be conversationally readable. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-04-06 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Philip Roth’s epidemic and ours

His polio novel, ‘Nemesis,’ is a psychic map to our current struggle with coronavirus. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-04 22:32:38 UTC ]
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Beatles biographer Philip Norman: 'Yoko was waiting for me – with two lawyers'

He has charmed Elton John, angered Paul McCartney – and horrified Yoko Ono. What will he uncover about the ‘murky’ death of Jimi Hendrix? The great rock writer reveals the pain – and pleasure – of chasing starsSlowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton is my eighth rock biography since Shout!... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Vintage pays tribute to literary giant Philip Roth

Vintage has paid tribute to Pulitzer Prize and Man Booker International Prize-winning author Philip Roth as "one the greatest American novelists of the 20th century” following his death at the age of 85. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Philip Roth, Titan of American Fiction, Dies at 85

“The struggle with writing is done.” The Newark-born novelist, whose prolific output was matched perhaps only by his facility with the English language, died of congestive heart failure in Manhattan on May 22. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: Daniel Handler goes Philip Roth, Nora Ephron is celebrated and a look at the controversial history of John Smelcer

Welcome to books this week! First, a couple of stories that you can find only online: THE BIG STORY John Smelcer’s YA book “Stealing Indians” is a finalist for the recently announced PEN Center USA awards. Questions about Smelcer have been raised since 1994, when he was teaching at the University... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'American Pastoral' by Philip Roth

Assistant news editor John Maher recommends 'American Pastoral' by Philip Roth, the winner of the 1997 Pulitzer Prize in fiction and the subject of an upcoming film adaptation starring and directed by Ewan McGregor. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-09-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Color Space is a VR coloring book to help you relax

Let's face it: with the COVID-19 pandemic creating chaos, you're probably looking for something, anything to shut out the outside world and help you relax. Thankfully, you might have an option if you happen to have an Oculus VR headset. Lighthaus h... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-03-21 03:27:00 UTC ]
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John Blake and Rosie Virgo leave John Blake Publishing

Founder John Blake and m.d. Rosie Virgo are stepping down from their roles at John Blake Publishing.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Color It Confusing: Can the UK’s VAT People Classify Coloring Books as Not Books?

If Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs office can somehow categorize coloring books as not books—and "incomplete" because they're not colored in—what might publishers have to pay in VAT? The post Color It Confusing: Can the UK’s VAT People Classify Coloring Books as Not Books? appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Prince Philip biography brought forward by Mardle

New Ad Lib imprint Mardle Books is bringing forward the release of Prince Philip's Century by royal commentator Robert Jobson following the Duke of Edinburgh's death last week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-14 02:22:15 UTC ]
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Check out the Folio Society’s new (and very neon) Philip K. Dick box set.

The Folio Society‘s latest publication is a massive edition of all 118 of Philip K. Dick’s short stories, presented in this shockingly bright four-volume set. Their edition of The Complete Short Stories was designed by independent studio La Boca and includes original artworks commissioned from... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-04-06 18:04:35 UTC ]
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Picador triumphs in 11-way battle for Rabess debut

Picador has triumphed in an 11-publisher auction for Everything's Fine by debut US author Cecilia Rabess, amid a scramble for rights around the world. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-03 01:54:40 UTC ]
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Today in late capitalism: Here is a coloring book that teaches children about credit.

Can you think of a single feel-good news story from the past five years that isn’t, at its core, an indictment of the society in which we live? Here at Lit Hub, one of our most-read stories last year was “Big-hearted strangers turn Little Free Libraries into Little Free Pantries.” While I don’t... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-23 16:10:35 UTC ]
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Christy Awards Add New Honor for Writers of Color

Author, agent see positives in the Own Voice Award for the program honoring the best in Christian fiction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Judging a Book Cover by Its Color

When you look at your shelves, do you see a dominant color scheme? Dive into the world of book cover colors and what they may denote. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-02-09 11:33:00 UTC ]
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Sphere triumphs at auction for 'joyous' Simon debut

Sphere will publish Christine Simon's debut novel The Patron Saint of Second Chances in 2022.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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PRH expresses confidence in industry's prospects on entering third lockdown

In an open letter published on the company's website, PRH UK c.e.o. Tom Weldon has expressed confidence in the industry's prospects on entering a third lockdown, and revealed Penguin Random House UK is donating a further 15,000 more books to communities most affected by the coronavirus... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-12 10:23:48 UTC ]
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Read Harder: A Food Memoir By an Author of Color

In this Read Harder Challenge post, we're recommending books for the task asking you to read a a food memoir by an author of color. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-12-21 11:31:00 UTC ]
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Promotions at Blake Friedmann for Pickering, Way, Pusey and Murrell

Several promotions have been announced within the Blake Friedmann agency team, seeing Juliet Pickering, vice-head of books, and Daisy Way, currently finance manager, become directors, while James Pusey and Hana Murrell are to take up head of rights and senior rights manager roles respectively. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-18 16:02:46 UTC ]
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