PW Talks with Michael Marissen: A Tainted 'Messiah'?

In 2007, music professor Michael Marissen wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times, contending that the "Hallelujah" chorus of Handel’s "Messiah'" contained an undercurrent of anti-Judaism. Because of an overwhelming response to the column, Marissen has written a book to offer a more nuanced treatment of the topic, to be published by Yale just in time for Easter. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-03-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reintroducing Islam’s Founder: 'PW' Talks to Michael Muhammad Knight

In his new book, religion professor Michael Muhammad Knight presents 40 views of the prophet Muhammad, painting him in an unexpected light and demonstrating the wide-ranging diversity within the Muslim world. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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London Book Fair 2014: PW Talks with Kobo President Michael Tamblyn

Is Kobo the anti-Amazon? On the floor of the London Book Fair, we caught up with Kobo's newly installed president and chief content officer Michael Tamblyn to talk about the value of partnerships. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Select Fall 2011: E-Book Master Class: PW Talks with Joshua Tallent

If self-publishing is a major part of the future of the publishing business, then its most uncharted region, and the frontier of greatest possibility, is digital self-publishing, where authors can make their own names and sell infinite numbers of books with the help of a handful of increasingly... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Tracking the 'Nones' Tide: PW Talks to Ryan P. Burge

Burge’s book, 'The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going' (Fortress, out now), cites research listing atheists and agnostics each at 6% of the U.S. population, while 20% identify as “nothing in particular." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PW Talks to Megha Majumdar

In her day job, Megha Majumdar publishes other authors' books. And now, her debut novel, 'A Burning' (Knopf) is a finalist for the American Library Association's prestigious Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. PW caught up with Majumdar to talk about how she balances editing and writing,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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From Baby Sitters to a Fairy-Tale Kingdom: PW Talks with Katy Farina

After adapting the first two novels in Ann Martin's Baby Sitters Littlle Sister series into graphic novels, cartoonist Katy Farina has just released 'Song of the Court,' her own original graphic novel. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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A Thin Line Between Love and Hate: PW Talks with Peter Bagge

This month, cartoonist Peter Bagge returns to his indie comics roots and to Buddy Bradley, one of his most enduring characters, when Fantagraphics publishes 'The Complete Hate', a three-volume collection of Bagge’s fictional chronicle of the gruff, heading nowhere fast 1990s slacker. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PW Talks to Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Bouchercon 2020. In an interview with 'PW,' Mosley touched on topics ranging from his career to the progress mystery organizations have made in addressing diversity concerns. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Connecting at a Heart Level: PW Talks to Toni Nieuwhof

A former divorce attorney explores some of the most prevalent problems in marriages and how to solve them in her new book, 'Before You Split.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Anxious Authority: PW Talks with Jeremy Leon Hance

In ‘Baggage’ (HCI, Oct.), environmental journalist Hance conveys what it’s like to travel with severe anxiety and OCD. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Fantasy, Power, and Magic: PW Talks with V.E. Schwab.

‘PW’ Talks with bestselling fantasy novelist V.E. Schwab about 'The Rebel Army', the final volume in her graphic novel trilogy 'Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince', which was published July 8. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PW Talks with Spike Trotman

Founded by artist and writer Spike Trotman in 2007, Iron Circus Comics is a small indie graphic novel publishing house based in Chicago. PW talked with Trotman about how she is dealing with publishing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Struggling for Serenity: PW Talks to Jim Terry

The comic book artist explains the triumphs and challenges he experiences while drawing his own life's story in the graphic memoir 'Come Home, Indio.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PW Talks with ALA Executive Director Tracie D. Hall

With a virtual ALA conference now set for June 24–26, PW caught up with Hall over two days in mid-May to talk about guiding the association’s necessary, complex transformation. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Changing Ecosystem of Learning: PW Talks to Macmillan Learning GM Susan Winslow

Macmillan Learning general manager Susan Winslow explains how the textbook publishers of yesterday are transforming into cutting-edge digital platforms focused on student success, and what the Covid-19 crisis is revealing about the future of learning. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Tectonic Shifts: PW Talks with Bob Davis

In ‘Superpower Showdown’ (Harper Business, June), Davis and coauthor Lingling Wei examine how U.S.-China relations deteriorated to the point of impasse just as cooperation between the world’s two largest economies has become more urgent than ever. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Mutual Respect: PW Talks with Marilyn Gist

Gist interviews a dozen CEOs who she says achieved success while keeping their egos in check in 'The Extraordinary Power of Leader Humility' (Berrett-Koehler, Sept.). Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Radical Kindness: PW talks with Ashlee Eiland

In ‘Human(Kind)’ Ashlee Eiland draws on her experiences as a black woman as well as her extensive Biblical knowledge to advocate for a radical kindness and unity that can appeal to people from all backgrounds and from across the aisle. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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New Appetites: PW talks with Molly Wizenberg

In ‘The Fixed Stars’ (Abrams), Wizenberg, who first gained prominence as the food blogger behind ‘Orangette,’ charts new territory, professionally and personally. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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