Vintage brings back Schulman’s People in Trouble

Vintage has acquired rights to writer and AIDs historian Sarah Schulman’s People in Trouble, almost 30 years after it was first published, featuring a fictionalised version of Donald Trump. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ABC backs its reporting on George Pell after Andrew Bolt accuses it of a witch-hunt

News Corp columnists and other Pell supporters say the national broadcaster conducted a ‘crusade’ against the cardinalThe ABC has backed its journalists and its reporting on George Pell after the cardinal’s release from jail prompted a spate of attacks on the national broadcaster by Pell... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-04-07 17:30:02 UTC ]
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A Haunting Debut Novel Brings New Faces to the Myth of the American West

“How Much of These Hills Is Gold,” by C Pam Zhang, reimagines the region’s past as a Chinese-American tale. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-04-07 09:00:07 UTC ]
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Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency brings in 'mentorship' programme for authors

The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency is launching a six-month mentorship programme for aspiring authors. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-05 22:15:47 UTC ]
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Bring it on

If March was dire, April may yet live up to its reputation as the cruellest month, as we all discover that without bookshops, libraries and festivals, this trade looks very different. A business just about, but not how we know it, or would like it to be. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-02 14:21:49 UTC ]
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Walker Books and Girlguiding join forces to bring adventures into homes

This week Walker Books launched a family guide to adventure activities 100 Adventures to Have Before You Grow Up, the first children's book by author, adventurer and Girlguiding ambassador Anna McNuff.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-02 13:51:42 UTC ]
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Barnes & Noble Scales Back

Barnes & Noble has now temporarily closed more than 500 stores and furloughed "a large number" of employees across all departments at its company headquarters. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Charts: Mantel's reign continues as Kay boomerangs back

Hilary Mantel's The Mirror and the Light (Fourth Estate) has held the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Fiction number one, as Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt bounces back up into the Most-Sold: Non-Fiction top spot. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-02 03:13:55 UTC ]
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An unvarnished look at the troubled life of novelist Robert Stone

Madison Smartt Bell’s “Child of Light” is a revealing biography of the author of “Dog Soldiers” and “A Flag for Sunrise.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-27 17:30:40 UTC ]
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The New Republic Announces New Roster of Writers | People on the Move

Fresh off a print and digital redesign, The New Republic formally announced a handful of new editors and writers who have joined the team in recent months. Now on the staff as deputy editors are Katie McDonough, the former senior editor at Jezebel who joined the magazine in December, and Jason... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-03-26 18:39:34 UTC ]
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Inspector Montalbano is back in ‘The Safety Net’ and as entertaining as ever

Andrea Camilleri’s posthumous novel follows two mysteries that at first seem incomprehensible. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-26 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookseller Covid-19 crowdfunder backed by PRH and BA

A crowdfunder set up by the trade to raise money for booksellers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic has increased its target to £100,000 after Penguin Random House and the Booksellers Association pledged support. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-25 19:31:47 UTC ]
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Los Angeles Times Book Club is back, virtually, with L.A. noir authors

Join author Steph Cha and Joe Ide for a streaming conversation about new L.A. noir. The March 30 event will be live. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-25 19:15:02 UTC ]
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Woody Allen: 'I would welcome Dylan Farrow back with open arms'

Director says in new memoir that not raising his adopted daughter after abuse allegations – which he denies – was ‘one of the saddest things’ of his lifeWoody Allen has written that he “would welcome Dylan [Farrow] with open arms if she’d ever want to reach out”, in his recently published memoir... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-24 17:17:03 UTC ]
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Emily St. John Mandel’s ‘Station Eleven’ was a huge hit. Now she’s back with a different apocalypse.

“The Glass Hotel” is inspired by Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, so the real pathogen this time is deceit. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-23 18:17:00 UTC ]
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With Kids Stuck at Home, Authors Bring Stories to Instagram

As schools close, parents are turning to children’s book writers and illustrators on social media to help with teaching kids stuck inside. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2020-03-23 13:30:37 UTC ]
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Powell's Closes for Eight Weeks as Laid Off Employees Fire Back

In a letter to employees, Emily Powell, owner of Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., said the store would be closed for a minimum of eight weeks, forcing layoffs. Former employees rejected her explanation, saying it "added insult to injury." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How Do I Incorporate Short Stories Back Into My Reading Life?

A reader who fell out of love with short story collections ponders how best to make reading short stories part of the routine again. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-18 10:39:38 UTC ]
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Macmillan Walks Back Ebook Embargo

Macmillan Publishers has announced they will return to the library ebook pricing model that was in place October 31, 2019. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-17 20:14:04 UTC ]
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Meredith Promotes Two to Succeed Grune as VP, Licensing | People on the Move

[caption id="attachment_144315" align="alignright" width="150"] Steve Grune[/caption] Meredith Corp.'s VP of brand licensing, Steve Grune, is stepping down after 18 months in that role and eight years with the company overall. He'll be succeeded by Toye Cody and Sondra Newkirk, who have each... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-03-13 15:22:57 UTC ]
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In Conversation with Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

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. AudioFile’s Josephine Reed spoke with author and National Ambassador for Young People’s... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-10 08:48:25 UTC ]
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