Residents fear losing Capistrano Beach as storms chip away at their 'piece of paradise'

Walking along a battered stretch of her beloved beach, Sandie Iverson ticked off the destruction from recent storms. The boardwalk and a seawall collapsed. Palm trees were ripped from their roots. As winter rains alight on Southern California, Iverson couldn’t help but wonder what fresh calamity... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-12-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Fear’ Storms the Week: 750,000 Copies at Launch, Largest Pre-Order in Simon’s History

Topping 1.15 million hardcovers in a ninth printing, Bob Woodward's 'Fear' is predicted by some booksellers to surpass sales of other Trump-related titles. The post ‘Fear’ Storms the Week: 750,000 Copies at Launch, Largest Pre-Order in Simon’s History appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-09-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Translation in Service of More Empathy, Less Fear: A Conversation with Megan McDowell, by Veronica Esposito

Interviews Veronica Esposito Photo by Camila Valdés Megan McDowell has translated many contemporary authors from Latin America and Spain, including Alejandro Zambra, Samanta Schweblin, and Lina Meruane. Shortlisted for the Man Booker... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2020-06-22 15:20:00 UTC ]
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Lose yourself in the places that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien

“The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien,” by John Garth is a beautiful journey through the landscapes, cities and architecture that influenced the creation of Middle-earth. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Paradise, lost to the flames

Two journalists recount how a California community was destroyed by the 2018 Camp Fire. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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In Pandemic, Dystopian Fiction Loses Its Luster for Editors

The renewed interest in dystopian tales following the election of Donald Trump seems to be dying down as, with the globe seized by a pandemic and millions of Americans hunkered down because of shelter-at-home orders, editors say they are interested in lighter fare—mostly. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Square Enix's 54-game charity bundle includes Eidos and Ion Storm classics

Need an incentive to stay at home during the pandemic? How about a months-long game backlog that includes some classics? Square Enix is happy to oblige. The publisher has released a Square Enix Eidos Anthology on Steam that bundles 54 Eidos games for... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-05-11 13:20:20 UTC ]
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Taking a breath at the eye of a storm

Around the world, versions of the same question are being debated all at once: now what? In recent weeks, multiple countries and jurisdictions have taken steps to ease the lockdown measures they imposed to stop the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. France begins a... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2020-05-11 12:05:11 UTC ]
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For Publishers, It's Still the Calm Before the Storm

Four publicly held publishers posted decent first quarters, but are bracing for a tough year in which sales are unlikely to hold. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Rupert Murdoch gives up his bonus as News Corp loses US$1bn in three months

Huge losses driven partly by fall in valuation of Australian pay TV service Foxtel and decline in news advertising revenue Rupert Murdoch’s global media empire, News Corp, lost US$1bn in the three months to the end of March and is expecting more financial pain as the economic fallout from the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-08 01:49:41 UTC ]
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Majority of small publishers fear closure in wake of coronavirus

Survey shows 60% expect the impact of the pandemic may put them out of business, prompting calls for concerted helpMore than half of the UK’s small publishers fear they could be out of business by the autumn as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to research by the Bookseller, which... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Intimate portraits piece together the puzzle of Natalie Wood, the person and mother

Natalie Wood's daughter, actress Natasha Gregson Wagner, has written a memoir of life with the legend and produced an HBO documentary about her career. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-05-05 15:00:49 UTC ]
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Robinson wins £10,000 RSL Ondaatje Prize for A Portable Paradise

Poet Roger Robinson has won the £10,000 RSL Ondaatje Prize for his “profoundly moving” A Portable Paradise (Peepal Tree Press), which includes a sequence of poems reflecting on the Grenfell Tower fire. The annual prize rewards the best work of fiction, non-fiction or work of poetry that best... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-04 17:47:00 UTC ]
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Authors Guild Finds Writers Are Losing Significant Income

A survey by the Authors Guild of its members found a majority of authors had already lost significant income due to the ongoing pandemic, led by lost fees from appearances and writing opportunities. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Personal Space: Sue William Silverman on Being Fascinated with the Thing You Fear Most

On the debut episode of Personal Space: The Memoir Show, Sari Botton talks to Sue William Silverman about her seventh book, How to Survive Death and Other Inconveniences, a memoir in essays published by the University of Nebraska Press on March 1st. In the book, Silverman explores her... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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In Camus’ ‘The Plague,’ lessons about fear, quarantine and the human spirit

Cut off from the world, residents of a stricken city must discover new ways to live. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Neda Koochakian Fard named Jhalak Artist in Residence for 2020

Neda Koochakian Fard, a London-based, Iranian conceptual artist, is the recipient of the third Jhalak Art Residency and will create a unique work of art for the winner of the 2020 prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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L.A. Art Book Fair at MOCA canceled over coronavirus fears

Printed Matter's annual L.A. Art Book Fair, which was scheduled for April and typically draws more than 30,000 people, will not be staged this year. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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IAB Preps NewFronts Streaming Option as Coronavirus Fears Grow

As fears over the coronavirus outbreak continue to affect events and conferences in and out of the U.S., the Interactive Advertising Bureau is preparing for a virtual NewFronts season. Events and company presenters for this year's Digital Content NewFronts--slated to take place April 27-May 6 in... Continue reading at AdWeek

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For Midwest Booksellers, It's Business as Usual Despite Coronavirus Fears

Midwest booksellers and the two regionals representing them report that business is usual despite coronavirus fears, although booksellers are minimizing physical contact between visiting authors and their fans. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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