Savidge takes up library role for BBC Novels That Shaped Our World

Simon Savidge has left his role at Liverpool Libraries to take charge of logistics for the BBC’s Novels That Shaped Our World libraries events programme. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-09 06:33:08 UTC ]
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Libraries Connected launches programme for BBC Novels That Shaped Our World festival

Libraries Connected has launched a programme of activities and partnerships as part of the BBC’s The Novels That Shaped Our World festival. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-10 15:45:24 UTC ]
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BBC panel defend Cooper's Riders on 100 Novels That Shaped Our World list

The panel who picked a BBC list of 100 Novels That Shaped Our World have set out the reasons for their choices, including defending the appearance of Riders by Jilly Cooper. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-10 17:18:37 UTC ]
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The Novels That Shaped Our World: BBC reveals 100-strong list

Novels by authors including Toni Morrison, Sylvia Plath and Salman Rushdie have been recognised by the BBC in a new list of novels that have shaped the world. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-05 15:14:17 UTC ]
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Juno Dawson joins panel for BBC Arts’ The Novels That Shaped Our World

Author, screenwriter and columnist Juno Dawson has joined the panel for the BBC’s The Novels That Shaped Our World.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-24 22:29:55 UTC ]
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School libraries aim for world record on National Libraries Day

School libraries will be celebrating National Libraries Day with a Guinness World Record attempt... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sinead Burke's debut children's book takes shape with Hachette Children's Group

Wren & Rook, an imprint of Hachette Children's Group will publish Sinead Burke's "empowering" non-fiction children's book Break the Mould: How To Take Your Place In The World. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-28 21:49:23 UTC ]
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A look at the post-apocalyptic world envisioned in the novel ‘After London’

Richard Jefferies’s book prefigures J.G. Ballard’s disaster novels like “The Drowned World.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-27 15:57:12 UTC ]
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7 Weirdly Specific Libraries and Collections From Around the World

From hip hop to Yiddish works to sourdough starter, explore some of the most niche libraries and collections found on the globe and online. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-05-11 10:32:24 UTC ]
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When Libraries Close, It Feels Like the End of the World

We're still early in this new coronavirus crisis, but it's not too early to think about what we want—and what we'll need—for our libraries in the future. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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In ‘Disfigured,’ a writer explores the damaging ways fairy tales shape our view of the world — and ourselves

Diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child, Amanda Leduc saw plenty of disabled characters in fairy tales, but none she wanted to identify with. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-27 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Frances Pinter takes on new role at CEU Press

Publisher Frances Pinter has taken a newly created role as executive chair of the Central European University Press in Budapest, Hungary. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-26 08:37:20 UTC ]
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Leila Aboulela’s ‘Bird Summons’ takes the traditional road trip novel down a new path

Three Muslim women cast off domestic duties and travel into the Scottish highlands. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Leila Aboulela’s ‘Bird Summons’ takes the traditional road trip novel down a new path

Three Muslim women cast off domestic duties and travel into the Scottish highlands. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-25 18:58:35 UTC ]
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BBC to film series based on Sally Rooney's hit debut novel

Conversations with Friends will follow Rooney’s Normal People that will air in April The BBC has commissioned a 12-part series based on Sally Rooney’s hit debut novel Conversations with Friends in the hope that fans of the young Irish author will bring in younger audiences.The BBC is to show its... Continue reading at The Guardian

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15 Science Fiction Short Stories To Take You Out of this World

We're in a new golden age of science fiction, especially science fiction short stories. These are some of the best stories you can read right now online. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Sharjah World Book Capital Program Backs Kenyan Library Restoration

Backing 'the journey of a historic cultural icon' in Nairobi, the Sharjah World Book Capital program announces support for the McMillan Library restoration. The post Sharjah World Book Capital Program Backs Kenyan Library Restoration appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-12-17 13:10:22 UTC ]
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Why It's Time to Quantify the Library's Role in the Reading Marketplace

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez argues that everyone would benefit from a collaborative, good-faith, and transparent effort to effectively measure the impact of libraries on book discovery, author brand development, and consumer sales. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins snaps up Gaynor's Second World War novel

HarperCollins has snapped up The Kingfisher Patrol, a new novel from Hazel Gaynor set in Japanese-occupied China during the Second World War. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-06 00:37:34 UTC ]
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OUP lands BBC Sports reporter’s debut children’s novel in two-book deal

Oxford University Press has snapped up the stand-alone debut children’s novel from BBC Sports reporter Joe Wilson. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-24 19:41:15 UTC ]
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