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 creative director and producer of the reality TV competition phenomenon America’s Next Top Model.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2020-08-03 12:15:52 UTC ]
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Clare Mackintosh to make non-fiction debut in countryside memoir

Clare Mackintosh is making her non-fiction debut with a memoir about family life in the countryside: A Cotswold Family Life. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Astronaut Hadfield to launch fiction debut with Quercus

Quercus is getting ready to launch the debut of astronaut Chris Hadfield, The Apollo Murders, branded "an exceptional Cold War thriller from the dark heart of the Space Race", this October. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-09 16:29:44 UTC ]
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Goulding's 'empowering' non-fiction debut to Seven Dials

Seven Dials has acquired the non-fiction debut of pop star and fitness role model Ellie Goulding at auction.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-03 02:46:29 UTC ]
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Debut fiction did well in pandemic-hit 2020

Debut novelists performed solidly last year, despite widespread fears that they would lose out to more established authors due to 2020's pandemic-hit publishing schedules.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-14 13:16:53 UTC ]
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On Beauty Standards (and Privilege) in Memoir and Fiction

To close out October’s theme of beauty privilege, Kendra and Sumaiyya discuss Say Hello by Carly Findlay and If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha. From the episode:  Sumaiyya: My discussion pick is If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha, which is set in Seoul, South Korea. This looks at four young women... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-21 08:47:55 UTC ]
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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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Viking snaps up 'riveting' historical fiction debut

Viking has acquired a historical debut by Annie Garthwaite, reimagining the story of Cecily Neville, the Duchess of York and mother to two kings of England—Edward IV and Richard III. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-16 20:07:38 UTC ]
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Faber scoops Kae Tempest's debut non-fiction

Faber is to publish writer and performer Kae Tempest's first work of non-fiction this autumn.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-10 02:17:49 UTC ]
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Bridgman to release debut junior fiction series with Tiny Tree

Tiny Tree has acquired a new junior fiction series from Bonnie Bridgman, featuring fun, adventure and a strong female lead. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-07 03:55:34 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

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MJ scoops 'major' fiction debut The Butterfly Waltz

Michael Joseph has acquired The Butterfly Waltz and one other title by debut author Julie Owen Moylan at auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-22 18:32:25 UTC ]
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Headline wins Sanghani’s 'irresistible' adult fiction debut

Headline Review has won Radhika Sanghani's first novel for adults, 30 Things I Love About Myself, in a "heated" auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-17 00:46:50 UTC ]
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I Wrote My Memoir for the Same Reasons I Went to the Shooting Range

This is before, so I’m double-washing only because I’m about to head into the range where Manny, the ex-SWAT, ex-Navy firearms instructor my friend and I have hired, will have his hands around mine. We’ve been learning on decoys for two hours, and now it’s time to shoot for real. I mean to... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-08 08:49:20 UTC ]
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Morris reveals cover of non-fiction debut

Heather Morris has revealed the cover of her non-fiction debut Stories of Hope to fans on Facebook Live, Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-28 04:15:56 UTC ]
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Ishmael Beah’s memoir revealed the realities of child soldiers. His fiction shows the humanity of homeless kids.

“Little Family” speaks to the plight of poor people in countries riddled with corruption and violence. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-28 16:54:34 UTC ]
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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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Granta signs Partlett's non-fiction debut about New York's Fire Island

Granta has signed non-fiction debut Written in the Sand by British poet and essayist Jack Parlett. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-27 09:17:55 UTC ]
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The Risk, and Reward, of Turning from Memoir to Fiction

I feel creatively lost most of the time. It doesn’t matter if I’m beginning a fresh project, wading through the middle, or racing toward the end—I often find myself in a fugue state that makes it impossible for me to understand what I’m doing, even as I’m doing it. This is what I love about […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-05 09:48:59 UTC ]
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Reading will supposedly make you a better person. That’s not the real reason to pick up a book.

Sure, novels can encourage empathy and other virtues, but what they offer is more subtle, more complicated, more important. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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