Smith and Pullman top the critics’ picks

Ali Smith’s seasonal novel Winter (Hamish Hamilton), Sally Rooney’s "perfectly observed" début Conversations with Friends (Faber) and the eagerly anticipated first instalment of Philip Pullman’s Book of Dust trilogy, La Belle Sauvage (Penguin/David Fickling Books), were among the critics’ favourite titles of 2017. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Last week, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex published her first children's book The Bench with Penguin Random House Children's. It picked up reviews from the Evening Standard, the Irish Times, the Telegraph, the Independent and the New York Times, making it one of the most reviewed new titles. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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What to read in April: A critic’s pick of books that aren’t on the bestseller list

From the ‘The Madman’s Library’ and ‘The Best of R.A. Lafferty’ to ‘Dog-Eared’ and ‘The Cookie Chronicles’ Continue reading at The Washington Post

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‘Kent State’ On Top of PW’s 2020 Graphic Novel Critics Poll

Released during the 50th anniversary year of the 1970 tragedy, 'Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio' (Abrams ComicArts) by veteran comics journalist Derf Backderf garnered the most votes in PW’s annual Graphic Novel Critic’s Poll. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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‘They Called Us Enemy’ Tops PW’s Graphic Novel Critics Poll

'They Called Us Enemy,' a graphic memoir by activist and longtime 'Star Trek' actor George Takei that recounts the story of his Japanese American family's internment during WWII, has claimed the top spot on PW’s annual Graphic Novel Critic’s Poll. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Pullman's The Secret Commonwealth tops chart of Super Thursday successes

Philip Pullman’s The Secret Commonwealth (Penguin/David Fickling) has knocked Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments (Chatto & Windus) from the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 54,301 copies in its first three days on sale.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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How Reese’s Book Club Is Keeping Hello Sunshine on Top: Critical Linking, September 26, 2019

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web. Continue reading at Book Riot

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McDermid unveils her pick of the top 10 LGBTQI+ writers in UK

Val McDermid has revealed her choice for the 10 most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK today, with a list including Fiona Mozley and Kirsty Logan. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Zadie Smith, Rachel Kushner among nominees for 2019 National Book Critics Circle Awards

The National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for its annual literary awards on Tuesday, with Zadie Smith, Rachel Kushner, Robert Christgau and the late Denis Johnson among the nominees. Los Angeles author Kushner's "The Mars Room" and Johnson's "The Largesse of the Sea Maiden" both... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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PW's Top Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of 2018

We asked the authors of our top 10 books of 2018 to share their favorite titles published this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Literary fiction and Michelle Obama top Super Thursday picks

Super Thursday will fall on 4th October this year, The Bookseller can reveal, when a whopping 544 new hardbacks will be hitting shelves—40 more than on last year’s equivalent day—all vying for a slice of the lucrative Christmas book market. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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'My Favorite Thing Is Monsters' Tops Annual 'PW' Graphic Novel Critics Poll

Emil Ferris's surprise literary hit and bestselling debut graphic novel, 'My Favorite Thing is Monsters,' was the top vote-getter in PW's annual Graphic Novel Critics Poll. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Hilarious essays and a mighty children's book: Rebecca Carroll's top picks of 2017

“We Are Never Meeting in Real Life,” Samantha Irby’s collection of candid, funny and deliberate essays will make you laugh until you pee and cry and ache in your belly. It’s like nothing you’ve ever read, because Irby is like no one you’ve ever met, although you will never really know, because... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Top Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of 2017

We asked the authors of our top 10 books of 2017, announced in the October 30 issue, to share their favorite titles published this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Philip Pullman's La Belle Sauvage tops Waterstones Book of the Year list

Philip Pullman's return to the world of His Dark Materials is a hit with bookshop staff. Continue reading at BBC News

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Pullman dusts off second week in the charts top spot

Philip Pullman’s La Belle Sauvage (PRH/David Fickling) has pulled off a second week in the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 45,015 copies for £546,248. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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How to read like Bill Gates: Billionaire's top book picks for 2017

Bill Gates has each year releases a list of his good summer reads. The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist this year unveiled his reading list in time for a sunny Memorial Day weekend in Seattle. If you're looking for a book to bring to the park, Gates has you covered. Authors who made the... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Literary agents' LBF top picks 2017

Literary Agents tell us about the titles they will be bringing to London Book Fair 2017.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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‘March Book Three’ Tops 10th Annual PW Graphic Novel Critics Poll

'March Book Three', the final volume in Rep. John Lewis's acclaimed civil rights graphic memoir, has topped PW's 10th Annual Graphic Novel Critics Poll with five votes. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Zadie Smith on Male Critics, Appropriation, and What Interests Her Novelistically About Trump

In an interview in 2000, Zadie Smith told the Guardian about the pressure she felt after the astonishing success of her debut novel, White Teeth. “I was expected to be some expert on multicultural affairs, as if multiculturalism is a genre of fiction or something,” she said. “Whereas it’s just a... Continue reading at Slate

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