Rebecca Solnit's 'The Faraway Nearby' offers a storyteller's empathy

Rebecca Solnit offers a series of stories about life, health and connection, with a central thread relating to her preventative breast cancer surgery as well as her mother's Alzheimer's.Rebecca Solnit's latest book, "The Faraway Nearby" (Viking: 260 pp., $25.95), began with a delivery of 100 pounds of apricots. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

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Orwell was more than a social critic. Rebecca Solnit’s new book finds him in the garden.

Solnit’s ‘Orwell’s Roses’ is the story of a life that doesn’t read like a typical biography. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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BookExpot 2020: Rebecca Roanhorse Offers Readers a Different Fantasy World

The prolific author's latest novel, Black Sun, is an epic fantasy set in pre-Columbian America, Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Rebecca Solnit, who inspired the term ‘mansplaining,’ explains herself (sort of)

“Recollections of My Nonexistence,” a memoir by the feminist icon, is both revealing and not. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Rebecca Solnit on the Intersection of Activism and Writing

In this episode, writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit reflects on her new memoir Recollections of My Nonexistence. Solnit talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about the deep impact of gendered violence on daily life and what it means to... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Rebecca Solnit’s Memoir Is Much More Than a Feminist Manifesto

Katy Waldman reviews the writer Rebecca Solnit’s new book, “Recollections of My Nonexistence,” which is Solnit’s first to be billed as a memoir. Continue reading at New Yorker

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WI15: Finding Her Voice: PW Talks with Rebecca Solnit

In this conversation with a featured speaker, PW checks in with Rebecca Solnit, who will give the afternoon keynote on Wednesday, January 22. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Rebecca Solnit, Young Jean Lee among winners of $165,000 Windham-Campbell literary awards

Eight writers, including California residents Rebecca Solnit and Young Jean Lee, were named winners of the annual Windham-Campbell Prizes, some of the richest and most prestigious literary awards in the world. The announcement was made Wednesday in London, at an event hosted by Damian Barr, the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Rebecca Solnit's Hope in the Dark sells out after Trump victory

Feminist activist’s manifesto for ‘an alternative to the certainty of both optimists and pessimists’, originally published in Bush years, sees huge rise in salesRebecca Solnit’s political manifesto, published to encourage activists while George W Bush waged war in Iraq, has enjoyed a huge... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Storytellers Inc offers illustrators' calendar

Lancashire-based indie bookshop Storytellers Inc is looking to partner with other booksellers to sell the latest edition of the Illustrators Calendar.   The Illustrators Calendar 2015 features work from Emily Gravett, Steven Lenton, Tim Hopgood, Mini Grey, Chris Haughton, Lucy Cousins, Chris... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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During Frankfurt: Springer Nature Offers Auto-Translation for Research

The newly piloted program from Springer Nature translates into English from Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Portuguese and French. The post During Frankfurt: Springer Nature Offers Auto-Translation for Research appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Why Does Thoreau Live On? A Few Famous Writers Offer Answers.

In “Now Comes Good Sailing,” an anthology gathered by Andrew Blauner, famous writers including Pico Iyer, Lauren Groff and Amor Towles meditate on Thoreau’s influence. Continue reading at The New York Times

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PRH Offers No Minimum, Two-Day Shipping for Indie Bookstores

Penguin Random House is offering enhanced two-day shipping for independent booksellers starting October 1 and running through March 1, 2022. The company is waiving the minimum-retail-value requirement for orders. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Shortlist revealed for £20k Kindle Storyteller Award

Romance, crime and science fiction novels are among the five shortlisted books for the £20,000 Kindle Storyteller Award, which this year received a record number of submissions.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Nine publishers launch empathy manifesto

Nine publishers including Hachette, Penguin Random House Children's and Nosy Crow have launched a manifesto committing themselves to increased empathy-building strategies over the next three years. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A dual portrait of Herman and Joe Mankiewicz offers an intimate look at the Hollywood brothers

Nick Davis, Herman Mankiewicz’s grandson, spent years doing research for “Competing with Idiots.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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What is the role of art in times of turmoil? ‘A Play for the End of the World’ offers no easy answers.

A novel by Jai Chakrabarti follows two productions of a play staged decades apart as acts of resistance. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Audiobooks in Russia: Storytel and LitRes Cite Rising Interest

Storytel reports seeing a rise in audiobook downloads in Russia by 45 percent in the last year. LitRes leads market. The post Audiobooks in Russia: Storytel and LitRes Cite Rising Interest appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Arts centre offers residency as part of Working Class Writers Festival

Bristol arts hub and charity Knowle West Media Centre is seeking a writer who identifies as working-class to participate in a mini residency as part of the centre's Working Class Writers Festival. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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For ‘Unorthodox’ fans, Deborah Feldman’s new memoir offers intriguing update

“Exodus, Revisited” offers new insights about a woman’s break from her Hasidic community. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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