Virago aims for 'major reappraisal' of Ann Petry's work with 2020 reissues

Virago Modern Classics is publishing two novels by Ann Petry next year, The Street and The Narrows, in a bid to spark "a major reappraisal" of the author's work.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-22 08:24:55 UTC ]
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Anne Heche was working on another memoir before she died. It hits shelves next year

Anne Heche died in August of injuries she sustained from a fiery car crash. She published her first memoir, "Call Me Crazy," in 2001. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Review: ‘The Street,’ by Ann Petry

This classic story of a single mother’s struggle against poverty, published in 1946, would become the first novel by a Black woman to sell a million copies. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-10-22 04:28:52 UTC ]
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Foundation: an introduction to five major themes in the work of science fiction writer Isaac Asimov

One of the greatest science fiction writers, Asimov’s work has had a lasting effect thanks to his prescient takes on technology, climate collapse and humanity’s future. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2021-09-24 15:01:23 UTC ]
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Majority of borrowed books across Ontario libraries in 2020 weren't published this year

In a year dominated by a global pandemic and American politics, some might find it fitting that the library book most likely to be checked out across Ontario was a hopeful memoir written by the former first lady of the United States. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2020-12-31 09:00:00 UTC ]
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50 notable works of fiction in 2020

The novels that captivated us include James McBride’s “Deacon King Kong” and Hilary Mantel’s “The Mirror and the Light.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Vandalization at Major Libraries Aims At Voter Intimidation

Three libraries, including two major metropolitan downtown facilities, have seen vandalism related to voter intimidation in the last two weeks. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-11-02 11:35:00 UTC ]
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German Book Prize 2020 Goes to Anne Weber

The 2020 German Book Prize was awarded to Anne Weber for her 'breathtaking' and 'epic' biography of Anne Beaumanoir. The post German Book Prize 2020 Goes to Anne Weber appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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ACFW 2020: Christian Publishers Aim for a New Normal

Industry experts weighed in on the state of the Christian publishing industry during the virtual American Christian Fiction Writers Conference on Sept. 18. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Raising a boy in 2020 is tough. Three new books aimed at fathers offer some guidance.

The father-son relationship is more complex than ever. And talking about the difficult stuff needs to start sooner. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-06-18 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Tayari Jones on the Necessary American History of Ann Petry’s The Street

The Street is a groundbreaking work of American literature that is as relevant today as when it was published in 1946. When it won Ann Petry the Houghton Mifflin Prize for Debut Writers, the literary world was put on notice. Everyone agreed that the novel was brilliant, but, as is the case with... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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New Anne Enright novel on fame and sexual power set for 2020

Man Booker-winning author Anne Enright’s next novel, Actress, about sexual power and celebrity, will be published by Jonathan Cape in February 2020. Jonathan Cape publisher Robin Robertson acquired UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada from Peter Straus of Rogers, Coleridge & White... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-27 08:38:57 UTC ]
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Working class writers' festival planned for 2020

Authors, publishers and trade professionals are joining together to launch a working class writers’ festival. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bloomsbury signs 'major' cultural history of work

Bloomsbury has acquired a "major work of non-fiction" that examines how work has shaped human civilisation. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Green Tree signs 'major' new work on happiness

Bloomsbury imprint Green Tree has sign a "major" new work from journalist Jonathan Rauch. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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'Major' new work from William Keegan to Biteback

Biteback Publishing is to release a "major" new work by veteran journalist William Keegan. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Facebook Aims to Promote Better Journalism, Fight Hoaxes and Work With Local News Outlets

In a blog post on Wednesday, Facebook laid out a fairly elaborate plan to promote better media reporting and consumption. Called the Facebook Journalism Project, it includes a local news initiative, new storytelling formats and fighting hoaxes, among other items. With the current debate about... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Staff walk out of major French publishing house over working conditions

More than 100 staff of the La Martinière group walked out for an hour in protest over working conditions in the children and young adults book division, according to the French trade publication Livres Hebdo. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Endless buys majority stake in The Works

Endless has acquired a larger stake in The Works, after buying executive chairman Anthony Solomon's stake, and is to open 30 new stores this year as part of its growth programme for 2015. Endless, a venture capitalist company which also owns a stake in The Book People, is now a majority... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Works plans major expansion

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 08:45 Discount retailer The Works has said it hopes to expand its stores in the UK by nearly 150, as well as growing its e-commerce business with the sale of ebooks. The retailer has opened 43 new stores this year—bringing its total... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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