The Sunday Conversation: Martin Amis talks 'Lionel Asbo,' money

The story is about a criminal who wins the lottery, and the author has moved to America, land of the super PACs, so money is on his mind.Martin Amis, once dubbed "fiction's angriest writer," continues dissecting the absurdity and excesses of postmodern society in his latest novel, "Lionel Asbo: State of England," which reaches bookstores Aug. 21. The British novelist, 62, recently moved from London to Brooklyn, N.Y., with his wife, American writer Isabel Fonseca, and their teenage daughters, Clio and Fernanda. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

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Sheltering: Amy Jo Burns Talks Moonshine and Snake-Handling

On this episode of Sheltering, Maris Kreizman speaks with Amy Jo Burns about her new novel, Shiner. Burns talks about loosely basing a character off her grandmother, the possible legalization of moonshine, and the skill of snake-handling. Her favorite local bookstore is Labyrinth Books; please... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Rekindled: Amy Meyerson in Conversation with Vanessa Hua

On this episode of Rekindled, award-winning author Vanessa Hua talks with Amy Meyerson about her new book, The Imperfects, a story about a priceless inheritance that leads one family on a life-altering pursuit of the truth. Meyerson talks about the process of researching for her new novel, using... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Cape to publish Martin Amis autobiographical novel

Jonathan Cape will publish an autobiographical novel by Martin Amis later this year, with the book described as his "most intimate and epic work to date".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Conversations with Authors: Sally Rooney talks to The Bookseller

We spoke to the "Salinger of the Snapchat generation" Sally Rooney, following her shortlisting for the 2018 Dylan Thomas Prize.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A Misguided Missionary Doing God’s Will: PW Talks with Amy Peterson

Amy Peterson, who listened to slogans such as ‘make a difference’ and ‘do big things for God’ all her life, offers a rare critical account of missionary work while sharing her story in ‘Dangerous Territory.’ Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Martin Amis to pen novel about Larkin, Bellow and Hitchens

Martin Amis is writing an autobiographical novel about three fellow writers - poet and writer Philip Larkin, Nobel Prize winning novelist Saul Bellow and essayist and literary critic Christopher Hitchens - all of whom have died since he started writing the book. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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ABA Winter Institute 2016: Conversations with Keynoters: Power Posing, with Amy Cuddy

Three years ago Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist and associate professor at the Harvard Business School, garnered a lot of attention for a TED Talk on body language and power posing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ABA Winter Institute 2016: Conversations with Keynoters: ‘Small Data,’ Big Impact, With Martin Lindstrom

“The way people buy books today is completely different from how they bought them five or 10 years ago,” Martin Lindstrom says. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Martin Amis’s Holocaust novel The Zone of Interest finds German publisher

Having been turned down by his long-standing publisher Hanser Verlag, dark comedy finds home with Kein and AberMartin Amis’s latest novel, The Zone of Interest, has finally found a German-language home six months after it was turned down by his long-standing German publishing house, thought by... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Ordinary Grace: PW Talks with Amy Julia Becker

Amy Julia Becker’s first book told how Penny, who has Down syndrome, became her first-born daughter. In her newest, Becker writes about all of her three children and shows how they don’t define Penny by her Down syndrome. ‘It’s just something she has.’ Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Martin Amis's novel 'A Zone of Interest' gets rave reviews, but is dropped by French and German publishers

Amis's French and German publishers passed on his novel about the Holocaust, but another French company will be releasing the book and Amis's agent said there will most likely be a new German publisher that is willing to publish it.  Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Martin Amis's holocaust 'comedy' fails to find German publisher

The Zone of Interest, set in Auschwitz, is declined by the author's publishers in Germany and France, although alternative French house picks up novel The Zone of Interest reviewedIn the UK, some critics have hailed it as the "best book in 25 years" by one of Britain's greatest living writers.... Continue reading at The Guardian

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PW Talks with Rabbi Amy Eilberg: Building Peace

In "From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace," Rabbi Amy Eilberg offers a practical guide to fulfillment of the Jewish religious commandment to “pursue peace” at all levels of life. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Talking About the 10 Best Books of 2020

On a special episode of the podcast, taped live, editors from The New York Times Book Review discuss this year’s outstanding fiction and nonfiction. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Life Isn’t a Narrative: A Conversation with JoAnn Wypijewski

JoAnn Wypijewski is a writer, editor, and journalist based in New York. From 1982 to 2000, she was an editor at The Nation magazine and co-editor, with Kevin Alexander Gray and Jeffrey St. Clair, of Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence (2014). She has written for CounterPunch,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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'We've always had to battle complacency': Authors Ijeoma Oluo and Emmanuel Acho in conversation

Antiracist author Ijeoma Oluo, whose latest book is 'Mediocre,' joins Emmanuel Acho, author of 'Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man,' for a frank talk. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Talking to the Editor Behind Back-to-Back Booker Prizes

Last week, Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain was announced this year’s Booker Prize winner. It’s no small feat for any writer, but what makes this win so spectacular is the fact that Shuggie Bain is a debut novel. (It’s only the fifth debut novel to win in the Booker’s 51-year-old history.) During... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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How Steve Martin and illustrator Harry Bliss ended up working on the ‘upbeat book’ we all need right now

The actor-writer-musician and illustrator teamed up on the new book “A Wealth of Pigeons.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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'Heartwarming' debut Mothering Sunday to Orion

Orion has snapped up Mothering Sunday from debut author Sara James, in a two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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