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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'Witty and musical' Muldoon wins Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry

Irish writer Paul Muldoon will receive Her Majesty's Gold Medal for Poetry next year for the “restless, playful brilliance” of his work. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Die Partei: satirical German party gains ground on social media

Group that pledges to introduce cocaine on prescription has gathered more new Facebook fans than AfD or Merkel’s CDUA German political party that promises to legalise drink driving, introduce cocaine on prescription and kidnap Turkey’s president is winning the social media race ahead of... Continue reading at The Guardian

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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

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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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Profiles in Social Media: Has Your Brand Found Its Social Soul Mate?

Much like trends in magazine publishing, social media is becoming a niche-focused market. This means there are an increasing number of networks that serve very specific functions. For instance, the difference between Instagram and Twitter is similar to the difference between a photography... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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A Potion Made of Stolen Gold to Achieve the Indian American Dream

Sanjena Sathian’s debut novel Gold Diggers is set in the Indian American suburbs of Atlanta—a world of competitive debate and spelling bees, of racing to get into the most prestigious academic summer camps, of Miss Teen India pageants—all roads leading to the promised land of America’s most... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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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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Springer Nature: A White Paper on Researchers and Gold Open Access

Results of a survey of almost 1,400 ResearchGate members who had interacted with Springer Nature publications form the basis of this paper. The post Springer Nature: A White Paper on Researchers and Gold Open Access appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Alison Shaw elected Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences

Alison Shaw, c.e.o. of Bristol University Press (BUP), has become the first university press c.e.o. to be elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS). 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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In Justin Deabler’s ‘Lone Stars,’ a gay teen escapes the suffocating social norms of his Texas hometown

“Lone Stars” is a multigenerational story, told with sincerity, heart and a profound understanding of what it means to hide one’s true self. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Walter Mosley’s new Easy Rawlins book is a masterful mix of mystery and social commentary

Amid its twisty plot, “Blood Grove,” set in 1969 Los Angeles, highlights racial injustice. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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William Boyd’s ‘Trio’ is a rollicking escape from today’s soul-crushing social and political turmoil

Set in Brighton Beach in 1968, the novel follows three characters involved in a wacky film production. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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

News of a Harry Potter show in early development at HBO Max begs the question: what can justify another extension to an already stretched universe?When I saw the news, reported by the Hollywood Reporter, that HBO Max was in talks to develop live-action Harry Potter television series, all details... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Brand safety is a social media issue - and it always will be

Our latest research confirms that the general public can tell the difference between an unsafe platform and a quality news publisher - so why can’t our industry? Continue reading at Media Week

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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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Springer Nature CEO Vrancken Peeters: Case for Gold Open Access

In his address to the APE conference, the Springer Nature CEO makes a determined case for gold over green open access. The post Springer Nature CEO Vrancken Peeters: Case for Gold Open Access appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Should social media companies alone have the power to ban Donald Trump?

Should the public be represented if digital media has created a new public square? Continue reading at Media Week

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Donaldson set to light up Christmas 2021 with 'magical' picture book

A new Julia Donaldson picture book, The Christmas Pine, will be published by Alison Green Books in autumn 2021.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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