‘Popisho’ imagines a magical realm teeming with memorable characters

Leone Ross’s third novel will appeal to readers who appreciate literary ambition and risk-taking. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-03 05:33:17 UTC ]
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A new collection of Joan Didion’s work reminds us that she is her most memorable character

The Library of America’s “Joan Didion: The 1960s & 70s” highlights some of the author’s finest writing Continue reading at The Washington Post

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PW Asks: Does the Film Prevent You From Imagining the Characters in the Book?

When a book gets made into a film, do the actors faces forever prevent readers from imagining how the characters look? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Paizo’s Magical Realm of RPG Publishing

Founded in 2002, Paizo Publishing specializes in publishing tabletop role-playing games, or RPGs, in particular its flagship Pathfinder Role Playing Game, as well as magazines, books and a wide range of gaming accessories all designed for the fantasy game-playing marketplace. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Leone Ross | 'I knew I wanted magic, and I knew I wanted magic realism'

"Everything in Popisho was born with a little something-something... a little something extra. The local name was cors. Magic, but more than magic. A gift, nah? Yes. From the gods: a thing so inexpressibly your own.” Welcome to Popisho, the fictional Caribbean archipelago setting for Leone Ross’... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-14 21:58:13 UTC ]
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Harry Potter's magic: Documentary looks at 20 years since the boy who lived revived magic

In the 20 years since Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone – the first novel in JK Rowling's global publishing phenomenon – was released, the bespectacled boy wizard has achieved many, many revolutionary things. Most importantly, he has transformed children's passion for reading – and... Continue reading at Stuff

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Want to know the ‘Secrets of Happiness’? The characters in Joan Silber’s new novel are looking, too.

The interlinked stories in Silber’s novel unfurl with such verbal verisimilitude that they’re like late-night phone calls from old friends. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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A London Teeming With Bodies, Buildings, Desire and Greed

The British author Fiona Mozley’s new novel, “Hot Stew,” features sex workers fighting an eviction order from a real-estate heiress and a host of other Londoners vying for control over their lives, careers and possessions. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Neuralink monkey can now play Pong with its mind. Imagine what humans could do

It sounds like science fiction but the demonstration by Elon Musk’s neurotechnology company Neuralink is a brain-machine interface in action. Continue reading at Stuff

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Sanjena Sathian’s ‘Gold Diggers’ is a witty social satire with a dash of magic

The debut melts down striving immigrant tales, Old West mythology and madcap thrillers to produce an invaluable new alloy of American literature. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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‘The Final Revival of Opal & Nev’ is a dazzling debut full of unforgettable characters

Dawnie Walton’s novel is framed as an oral history about two musicians who got their start as an interracial duo in the 1970s. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Enough With the Boring Magic Duels! Here’s How to Fix Them.

WandaVision and Harry Potter ended in underwhelming beam-o-wars. This Disney classic offers a solution. Continue reading at Slate

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The 5 Best Dressed Characters in Manga

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Melvin Burgess | 'Like a lot of white folks, I’ve been wary of writing Black characters'

Melvin Burgess’ Three Bullets, which interrogates themes of brainwashing and the far-right, will be released this summer alongside a 25th-anniversary edition of the author’s pioneering YA novel Junk.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Clare Weze | 'It’s only latterly I’ve been making the characters whatever [I want them to be]'

"I like the hybridity of literature and science. They belong together, and they certainly belong together in my head,” says Clare Weze, a trained scientist whose début novel, The Lightning Catcher, combines her love for science with her skills as a fiction writer. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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From the author of ‘Morning Has Broken,’ magical tales perfect for Valentine’s Day

Published a century ago, Eleanor Farjeon’s “Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard” delivers charming stories of love in its many forms. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The magic question: can a Harry Potter TV show work?

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Reading is Magic Festival expands free access in lockdown

The Reading is Magic Festival will expand its free streaming service to give pupils stuck at home access throughout the lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Read Harder: A Children’s Book That Centers a Disabled Character But Not Their Disability

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Read Harder: An Own Voices YA Book With a Black Main Character That Isn’t About Black Pain

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