Ursula Le Guin Debuts Online Fiction Workshop

The National Book Award lifetime achievement winner, who said she no longer has "the stamina" for classroom teaching, wants to guide aspiring writers via her Book View Cafe blog. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-07-27 00:00:00 UTC ]

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Ursula K. Le Guin Dies at 88

The prolific and profoundly influential writer, who brought a literary and feminist touch to works of science fiction and fantasy for children and adults, died at her home in Portland, Ore., on January 22. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Where to Start With Ursula K. Le Guin

Given her incredible skill at narrative economy, Ursula K. Le Guin could probably do a much better job of summing up her own achievements as a writer than I could. Then again, Le Guin could do most things better than most writers. An undisputed master of science fiction and fantasy, she also... Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2018-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ursula K Le Guin to publish Earthsea story in print for first time

The Daughter of Odren will be published in new omnibus edition of the much-loved fantasy sequence to mark the 50th anniversary of The Wizard of EarthseaA story from Ursula K Le Guin’s world of Earthsea that has never been published in print before is due to be released to mark the 50th... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-07-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ursula K. Le Guin Urges Amazon Book Buying Boycott

SF grand dame Ursula K Le Guin, writes, 'Every book purchase made from Amazon is a vote for a culture without content and without contentment.' The post Ursula K. Le Guin Urges Amazon Book Buying Boycott appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ursula K Le Guin launches broadside on Amazon's 'sell it fast, sell it cheap' policy

Fantasy author accuses the online giant of using its market dominance ‘to control what we write and what we read’The grande dame of fantasy Ursula K Le Guin has weighed in forcefully to the debate about Amazon’s role in publishing. In a blogpost on the site Book View Cafe, entitled “Up the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-06-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ursula K Le Guin's speech at National Book Awards: 'Books aren't just commodities'

In a passionate speech, writer takes aim at publishers who put profit before artUrsula Le Guin cries freedom as she is honoured for contribution to literatureTo the givers of this beautiful reward, my thanks, from the heart. My family, my agents, my editors, know that my being here is their... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ursula Le Guin shines at National Book Awards

The 65th National Book Awards took place in frigid New York last night (19th November), but the literary establishment donned finery and dinner jackets to the Wall Street venue undaunted by the cold. Perseus c.e.o. David Steinberger noted that this was “the largest crowd” he had addressed in his... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ursula K. Le Guin to Receive NBF Lifetime Achievement Award

Neil Gaiman will present the medal to Le Guin at the 65th National Book Awards ceremony on November 19, in New York City. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-09-09 00:00:00 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

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An online warehouse gone rogue. Driverless cars, hijacked: Fiction that feels eerily possible.

In two dystopian novels — ‘The Warehouse’ and ‘The Passengers’ — the near future seems very close indeed Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-09 16:00:00 UTC ]
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Scholastic snaps up anti-bullying charity founder's non-fiction debut

Scholastic UK will publish Fearless! How to be your true, confident self by anti-bullying charity founder Liam Hackett. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-02 13:01:07 UTC ]
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Here are the seven shortlisted debut novels for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

Lit Hub is excited to announce the shortlist for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. This year’s judging panel included Tommy Orange, Emma Straub, Monique Truong, Maaza Mengiste, and Claire Messud. They are: De’Shawn Charles Winslow, In West Mills Chia-Chia Lin, The Unpassing Julia... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-26 13:59:29 UTC ]
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Puffin snaps up Abdel-Magied's fiction debut

Puffin UK has snapped up the first fiction book from writer and social advocate Yassmin Abdel-Magied.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-16 21:33:39 UTC ]
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Orion nets non-fiction debut from Beach Hut author Henry

Beach Hut series author Veronica Henry is branching out with a debut non-fiction release celebrating food and life by the sea, acquired by Orion. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-28 21:23:44 UTC ]
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Little Tiger buys speculative fiction by debut author Penfold

Stripes Publishing, an imprint of the Little Tiger Group, has acquired a work of speculative fiction, set after the outbreak of a deadly tick-borne disease, by debut author Nicola Penfold.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-25 00:17:13 UTC ]
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Penned in the Margins scoops Hakim fiction debut

Penned in the Margins has acquired poet and Sufi musician Khaled Hakim's "innovative" fiction debut.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-17 06:54:45 UTC ]
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HCG signs Ben Brooks’ debut fiction

Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) has acquired The Impossible Boy, the debut children’s fiction title from Ben Brooks, who wrote Stories For Boys Who Dare To Be Different for Quercus. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-28 04:12:17 UTC ]
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London Magazine's debut fiction prize returns for second year

The London Magazine has launched its debut fiction prize for a second year, following the success of its inaugural year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Verso to Debut New Fiction Line in Fall 2019

Verso Books, an independent publisher of works on radical politics, is launching Verso Fiction, a new imprint focused on translated fiction that will release its first two titles in the fall of 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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