The fiction writers saw it coming: The plot of ‘The End of October’ feels all too real

Lawrence Wright’s new novel about a pandemic was meant to be speculative. The author says he’s both proud and embarrassed about what turned out to be foresight. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-24 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Hackers, fake news and worldwide panic: The plot of ‘The Paladin’ feels eerily real

The latest novel by David Ignatius is a chilling spy thriller about the way the Internet can be weaponized. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Kamal Ahmed | 'I hope you come to the end of my book and feel a sense of hope'

Born in Ealing, west London, half a century ago to an English mother and a Sudanese father, Kamal Ahmed explores what it means to be mixed-race in Britain today. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Center for Fiction Debuts Susan Kamil Award for Emerging Writers

The Center for Fiction announced the establishment of the Susan Kamil Award for Emerging Writers, a new award to honor the memory and influence of the late Kamil, who was former executive v-p and publisher of the Random House imprint. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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8 Science Fiction Novels by Authors of Color for the End Times

Are these the end times? Who knows! Settle into this current quasi-dystopian reality with recent books by American writers of color. Continue reading at Book Riot

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This Dystopian YA Novel Feels Too Real: Critical Linking, September 30, 2020

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

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Spanish-speaking writers are producing ambitious science fiction and fantasy. Let these books be your introduction.

As diverse as Spanish genre fiction is, most of it is hidden from the English-language world. Thankfully, enthusiasts and small publishers are filling the void. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-21 12:00:00 UTC ]
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DHA focuses on fiction for New Writers Open Week

David Higham Associates (DHA) is running a series of events for adult and children’s fiction writers in its next New Writers Open Week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-31 14:20:32 UTC ]
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Alan Dershowitz claims a fictional lawyer defamed him. The implications for novelists are very real.

“Make Russia Great Again” and “Rodham” are two recent novels that benefit from blending fact and fiction. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-08-06 12:00:00 UTC ]
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The real reason Jay Manuel from ‘ANTM’ made his debut novel fiction, not a memoir

For 18 seasons, he served as creative director and producer of the global phenomenon ‘America’s Next Top Model.’ But his debut novel isn’t the juicy tell-all you might’ve expected. Makeup artist and stylist Jay Manuel has spent more than 20 years in the fashion industry, most famously serving as... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Bookouture issues call-out for submissions from BAME fiction writers

Bookouture, in association with online magazine the Asian Writer and Dahlia Books, is putting out a call-out for commercial fiction submissions from unagented and unpublished writers from BAME backgrounds.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-30 05:39:09 UTC ]
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Colson Whitehead is the youngest writer to win the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.

It’s been quite a year for Colson Whitehead! First, he won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction (again) and then he received the Orwell Prize for political fiction. And now the Library of Congress is honoring him with their lifetime achievement prize. (Previous recipients include Toni Morrison, Denis... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Assaulted at 15, a Writer Looks Back and Comes Forward

“I’m done with shame,” says Lacy Crawford, the author of the memoir “Notes on a Silencing.” Continue reading at The New York Times

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‘The Silent Patient’ ends with a major twist. Should a savvy reader have seen it coming?

The thriller has been a best-seller mainstay with a movie adaptation in the works. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Latest Wimpy Kid, The Deep End, out in October

Puffin has revealed The Deep End, the 15th book in Jeff Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, is to be released on 27th October. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Yes, Literary Fiction With Happy Endings Exists: Here are 20 Must-Read Examples

If you think lit fic endings are all sorrow or question marks, think again. Here are some happy literary fiction books that will leave you hopeful. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Desert-island books: Science fiction tales set in isolation that feel just right now

Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea novels, Christopher Priest’s “The Islanders” and more Continue reading at The Washington Post

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20 Must-Read Feel-Good Science Fiction Books

These 20 feel-good science fiction books will suit different tastes and moods, but they’re all comfort food of some variety. Continue reading at Book Riot

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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

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Coronavirus feels like something out of a sci-fi novel. Here’s how writers have imagined similar scenarios.

“The Stand” and “The Andromeda Strain” are just a few of the books that envision mass infection Continue reading at The Washington Post

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