Staff Pick: 'The Lonely City' by Olivia Laing

Reviews editor Annie Coreno recommends 'The Lonely City' by Olivia Laing, a smart, enthralling, beautifully articulate meditation on loneliness. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-07-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'The Lonely Cty' by Olivia Laing

Reviews editor Annie Coreno recommends 'The Lonely Cty' by Olivia Laing, a smart, enthralling, beautifully articulate meditation on loneliness. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-07-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Fear City' by Kim Phillips-Fein

Reviews editor Alex Crowley recommends 'Fear City' by Kim Phillips-Fein, which explores the destructive rise of Neoliberalism in the wake of 1960s social upheaval and global economic shocks of the early 1970s. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Olivia Laing’s ‘Funny Weather’ ponders the role of art during times of crisis

Laing champions the very attempt on the part of artists to make a dent in the collective consciousness. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-18 12:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Staff Picks: The Best Books We Read in 2019

Though we've named our best books of 2019, we all have our personal favorites, and not all of them are from 2019. These are the best books we read this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Olivia Laing calls out Boris Johnson, splits £10,000 literary prize with fellow nominees.

Celebrated British writer and cultural critic Olivia Laing has been widely praised for her decision to split her James Tate Black award winnings with her fellow shortlisted authors. “I said in Crudo that competition has no place in art and I meant it,” Laing told the gathered crowd upon... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-19 15:39:24 UTC ]
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PW Staff Picks: The Best Books We Read in 2018

Though we've named our best books of 2017, we all have our personal favorites, and not all of them are from 2017. These are the best books we read this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Monitor staff picks the best 2018 nonfiction titles

Rick Bragg's 'The Best Cook in the World' and 'Enlightenment Now' by Steven Pinker were two of our favorites for this year.  Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2018-12-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Staff Picks: The Best Books We Read in 2017

Though we've named our best books of 2017, we all have our personal favorites, and not all of them are from 2017. These are the best books we read this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Picador acquires Olivia Laing's debut novel

Picador has acquired two books from writer Olivia Laing, including a first novel called Crudo about "finding love amidst the global chaos of the summer of 2017". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Long Lankin' and 'The Mark of Cain' by Lindsey Barraclough

If you like 'Stranger Things,' you should pick up these two books by Lindsey Barraclough, says PW assistant editor Drucilla Shultz. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Rampage' by Justin Scott

A thriller first published in 1986 and set in the world of New York real estate development reads as fresh now as when it came out. And not just because Trump gets a mention. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'The Others' by Matthew Rohrer

Associate editor John Maher tells a ghost story and recommends Matthew Rohrer's otherworldly Russian nesting doll of a novel in verse, 'The Others.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-05-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Editions de la Martiniere lays off 10 staff

Editions de La Martinière (EDLM) is laying off 10 of its 40 employees, just four years after a first wave of 19 redundancies.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches' by Matsuo Bashō

Assistant news editor John Maher recommends 17th Century Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō's haibun, or travel essays mixed with haiku, including perhaps his best-known work, 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'The Art of American Book Covers: 1875-1930' by Richard Minsky

Reviews editor Everett Jones recommends 'The Art of American Book Covers: 1875-1930' by Richard Minsky, focusing on the stamped hardcovers that were prominent before the dominance of dust jackets. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Cleopatra’s Wedding Present' by Robert Tewdwr Moss

Reviews director Louisa Ermelino recommends 'Cleopatra’s Wedding Present' by Robert Tewdwr Moss, an intimate travelogue from a young English journalist recounting his journey through the Syria of the 1990s. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: '#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media' by Cass R. Sunstein

Reviews editor Annie Coreno recommends '#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media' by Cass R. Sunstein, an incisive look at the intersection of the Internet and democracy. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'My Favorite Thing is Monsters' by Emil Ferris

Senior news editor Calvin Reid recommends 'My Favorite Thing is Monsters' by Emil Ferris, a graphic novel set in an impossibly rich world of working class misfits and social grotesques. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-02-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'The Singapore Grip' by J.G. Farrell

Senior reviews editor Peter Cannon recommends 'The Singapore Grip' by J.G. Farrell, about the impact of war on a group of English people in the period leading up to Japan’s entry into World War II. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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