'To Kill a Mockingbird' Is PBS's 'Great American Read'

Harper Lee's 1960 classic was voted as America's best-loved novel by PBS viewers of 'The Great American Read,' which wrapped Tuesday evening. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-10-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PBS Unveils The Great American Read's 100 Most Loved Books

PBS kicked off 'The Great American Read,' its forthcoming eight-episode documentary on reading in American Culture, by revealing the show’s list of America’s 100 best loved books in front of a lively crowd at the Morgan Library in Midtown Manhattan Friday morning. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PBS Reveals Authors, Stars On ‘The Great American Read’

The Great American Read, a PBS-produced documentary series on reading in American culture that will debut in the spring, announced the authors, media celebrities and literary experts that are taking part in the program. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'The Great American Read' Vote Count Tops 2 Million

More than 2 million votes have been cast in the search to find America's Most Loved Novel, a fan competition organized as part of PBS' documentary series, 'The Great American Read.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oxford American, one of the great lit mags of the American South, gets a facelift.

If you pick up the newest edition of Oxford American, the quarterly general-interest literary magazine founded in 1992 and best known for its annual Southern music issues, you’ll notice a bold design aesthetic: the conspicuous dearth of cover lines, a prominent masthead, a thick, granular... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-11 20:06:33 UTC ]
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Read the American short stories George Saunders thinks will stand the test of time.

There’s so much contemporary fiction released every day, it’s hard to keep track—and it’s hard to know which works will still be remembered in a year and which will slip into obscurity. Luckily, we have George Saunders to guide us. In an interview with Los Angeles Review of Books, Saunders was... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-05 16:37:34 UTC ]
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American Savior by Roland Merullo, Read by Dion Graham

Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured listens. What would happen if Jesus’s second coming occurred in America, and he believed the best way... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-01 09:00:28 UTC ]
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What Makes a Great American Essay?

Phillip Lopate spoke to Literary Hub about the new anthology he has edited, The Glorious American Essay. He recounts his own development from an “unpatriotic” young man to someone, later in life, who would embrace such writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, who personified the simultaneous darkness and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-17 09:49:35 UTC ]
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If You Want Dark Stories, Read These Manhwa And Manga Like KILLING STALKING

These manga like KILLING STALKING have heavy themes but if you are looking for something similar, they are what you need! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-10-07 10:38:00 UTC ]
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An American History Summer Reading List

If you're looking for a summer reading list that highlights American history, including political upheavals and Native American stories, we got you. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-07-20 10:32:42 UTC ]
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20 New Asian American Books to Read Right Now

It’s been just over 45 years since the publication of Aiiieeeee!, a groundbreaking and trailblazing anthology that established the category of Asian American literature. Since then, we’ve seen the amalgamation of great organizations centering around Asian American Pacific Islander literature,... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-05-29 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Why All Americans Should Read “Celestial Bodies”

Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi won the Man Booker International Prize this year for its beautifully rendered portrayal of a family’s tangled history in the village of al-Awafi in Oman. The novel was the first book translated from Arabic to win the prize, and more surprisingly, it was the... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2019-11-26 11:59:00 UTC ]
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Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird heading to West End

Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird is coming to London’s West End in May 2020, after opening on Broadway last December to rave reviews. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-03 21:08:41 UTC ]
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Four great summer reads for technology executives

As a co-founder of a digital health startup, my daily reading list typically consists of industry news. When I have some downtime, however, I tend to lean towards books that will help me grow as a leader or run our business better. Below are four books for tech execs that are looking for advice,... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2019-08-21 14:09:22 UTC ]
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Aaron Sorkin’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ stage adaptation set for Azusa Pacific University

In a script-worthy twist, Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” will receive its West Coast premiere at Azusa Pacific College, a private Christian college in Azusa. The news follows a rollercoaster week in which small theater companies around... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Burglar hits legendary bookstore, steals rare edition of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Police in suburban Philadelphia are on the hunt for a book thief with rarefied literary tastes. A burglar stole at least 20 books from a store in West Chester, Pa., including a rare edition of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird," the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday. No money was stolen... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK tour of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' cancelled after US legal threat

A touring production of "To Kill a Mockingbird", set to open in February and tour the UK and Ireland, has been cancelled mid-rehearsals after the threat of legal action from Scott Rudin's company Atticus, which stages the current Broadway hit. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries combine on first ever 'Great North West Read'

A new library campaign is launching that, for the first time ever, will see 22 public library authorities joining forces to promote one book across the whole North West region. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Broadway producers of To Kill a Mockingbird countersue Harper Lee's estate

New suit claims Aaron Sorkin adaptation may have to be scrapped over alleged differences between the play and novel, as producers offer to stage disputed work at federal courtIn a courtroom drama worthy of the novel itself, producers of the first Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jeff Daniels to star in Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' on Broadway

Jeff Daniels will play the inimitable lawyer Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin’s forthcoming Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a spokesman for the production announced Thursday. The show, which will be directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher (“The King and... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-02-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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