Set in a Notorious Prison, a Novel Probes Iran’s Torturers and Their Victims

“Then the Fish Swallowed Him,” the first novel in English by the Iranian-born Amir Ahmadi Arian, makes for unnerving reading. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-03-24 09:00:00 UTC ]
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Fountain Valley man sentenced to life in prison in kidnapping and torture of marijuana dispensary owner

One person suggested Amazon bookstores should replace public libraries. Readers disagreed. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Graphic novelist sentenced to life in prison for 2016 torture and murder of his fiancee

A graphic novelist who once had a fledgling Hollywood career was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for the brutal torture killing of his fiancee — a murder prosecutors say took cues from a gory book he worked on years earlier. Blake Leibel, 37, was convicted last week of the 2016 slaying of... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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OFT set to probe Book Depository deal

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 05/07/2011 - 11:26 The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced it is to investigate Amazon’s acquisition of The Book Depository. The official body has issued an “invitation to comment” notice asking for written representations about “any... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Texas Prisons Banned My Book About Texas Prisoners

Banned Book Week, which started on Sunday, reminds us that no one sets out to write a banned book. But as long as speech threatens those in power, censorship, even in a country that espouses one of the most expansive free-speech regimes in the world, remains inevitable. Given that book banning... Continue reading at Slate

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Hamish Hamilton scoops Lloyd's mythic Trinidad-set debut

Hamish Hamilton has acquired Ayanna Gillian Lloyd's debut The Gatekeepers, and a further novel, at auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-06 23:15:04 UTC ]
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Oral Arguments Set in B&N's Bid to Knock Out Former CEO's Defamation Claim

Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil has set August 6 at 11 a.m. for oral argument on a Barnes & Noble motion to knock out two of the most dangerous—and potentially costly—claims in a lawsuit filed against the retailer by fired CEO Demos Parneros in August of 2018. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Lacy Crawford’s ‘Notes on a Silencing’ is a haunting exploration of the systematic ways assault victims are ignored

Crawford’s memoir looks back at her own assault at a prestigious boarding school. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-07-05 08:02:09 UTC ]
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Cowell sets up virtual Summer Camp

Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell is running a virtual “Summer Camp” for youngsters featuring guest authors and illustrators. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-01 10:46:08 UTC ]
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Macmillan US sets up inclusive management team as Sargent steps back

Macmillan Publishing in the US is setting up a new 13-member committee to run the company, with c.e.o. John Sargent stepping back from day-to-day management “to make room for new voices”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-22 17:16:31 UTC ]
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This new nonprofit trains people for digital media jobs after leaving prison

Twelve formerly incarcerated fellows will learn how to produce videos, podcasts, and other digital media in Second Chance Studio’s yearlong program. For someone who’s just gotten out of prison, it can often be nearly impossible to land a job, both because of the bias of hiring managers and... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-06-18 06:00:14 UTC ]
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Donald Trump's niece Mary set to publish explosive book about her family

Too Much and Never Enough, due in August, is expected to detail her role as primary source for exposé of the president’s tax affairsDonald Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, will publish a “harrowing and salacious” book about the president this August, according to reports.The Daily Beast revealed on... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-15 12:17:31 UTC ]
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Bluebird snaps up Kaur's 'agenda-setting' debut

Bluebird has snapped up Brown Girl Like Me, an “agenda-setting” debut by award-winning spoken word artist and teacher Jaspreet Kaur. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-15 01:15:39 UTC ]
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10 Books Set in Museums

Museums are a lot like libraries and bookstores: quiet, contemplative spaces filled with wondrous objects that can light up your imagination and transport you to a different time and place. Now, like so many other cultural institutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, most are shuttered for the time... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-06-09 11:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Never let a good crisis go to waste’: Publishers set for a second wave of layoffs

"You make short-term cuts, you rightsize the teams and then you build it back up, but that’s what we’ve been doing for years," said one global magazine publisher executive. The post ‘Never let a good crisis go to waste’: Publishers set for a second wave of layoffs appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2020-06-08 04:02:00 UTC ]
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Rob Biddulph sets new world record for largest online art lesson

Children's author and illustrator Rob Biddulph has broken the Guinness world record for largest online art class, in collaboration with Entrepreneur First and Art World Records. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-03 13:43:13 UTC ]
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In Elliot Ackerman’s ‘Red Dress in Black and White,’ a viral photo at a Turkish protest sets a plot in motion

The events at Istanbul’s Gezi Park in 2013 form the linchpin of Ackerman’s shrewd, intricately plotted fourth novel. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-29 12:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2020: Librarians’ Day Set for 10 A.M. Kick Off

BookExpo Online's first full day of programming begins with a panel featureing five library leaders who will take stock of how libraries are handling the coronavirus pandemic thus far and how the public library might change in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Cuts at The Atlantic Set Off Alarm Bells for the Industry

Even as layoffs, pay cuts and indefinite furloughs become an almost daily occurrence in the media industry, news about such developments grows no less tragic and alarming. Such was the case Thursday morning, when Atlantic Media chairman David Bradley revealed in a staff memo that, despite... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-05-21 16:30:08 UTC ]
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Samantha Harvey’s ‘The Shapeless Unease’ delves into the quotidian torture of insomnia

Harvey’s struggles, clearly the result of anxiety, may feel especially resonant at the moment. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-14 08:38:39 UTC ]
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