Walter Mosley changes gears with ‘The Awkward Black Man,’ a meditation on health, aging and life

The story collection is a departure for the beloved writer best known for his Easy Rawlins mysteries. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-15 12:00:00 UTC ]
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In ‘The Great Man Theory’ a middle-aged man can’t shift out of neutral

Teddy Wayne's novel is a character study of a protagonist stuck in a rut of self-regard. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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WLT Book Buzz Episode #5 - Black Voices: 41 Books for Everyone of Any Age from Black Joy to History to Empowerment

News and Events Laura and Bunmi celebrate 41 books by Black authors. From Black joy to history to empowerment, the books on this list provide affirming messages for children and young adults with a special shout-out to NSK Neustadt Prize finalist Jason... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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10 Indispensable Black, Queer, and Feminist Coming-of-Age Stories

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, author of the new novel 'Big Girl,' recommends 10 essential stories of young people coming into deeper understandings of race, gender, class, sexuality, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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In Joel Agee’s wondrous ‘The Stone World’ a boy tries to make sense of life

The range and caliber of Joel Agee's work proves he's much more than the son of the late, Pulitzer-winning James Agee. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Stories That Wrestle With Black Girls’ Coming of Age

The flash fiction literary community is like an extended family. If you are a writer and reader of flash, it is in all likelihood that your inner circle of literary peeps are other flash fiction folks or, you at least, know of one another. Six degrees is more like one or two in this community.... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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Finding 'value in the valley': YA authors at a Festival panel on Black life and self-love

At a Times Book Festival panel on Black YA fiction, Dean Atta, Morgan Parker, Yusef Salaam and Ibi Zoboi discussed stories of teens making it through. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Walter Mosley’s new Easy Rawlins book is a masterful mix of mystery and social commentary

Amid its twisty plot, “Blood Grove,” set in 1969 Los Angeles, highlights racial injustice. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-02-05 17:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Mike Nichols: A Life’ is a shrewd, in-depth examination of the elusive man behind the polished facade

Mark Harris’s portrait of director Mike Nichols is a pleasure to read and a model biography. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Considering Malcolm X and the Perfect Black Man

Michael P. Jeffries reviews Les Payne and Tamara Payne’s book, “The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X,” in this week’s issue. In 1992, Michael Eric Dyson wrote for the Book Review about a select group of books that examine Malcolm X’s life. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Walter Mosley and Easy Rawlins Recognized Again

Get to know the National Book Foundation award-winning author Walter Mosley, and his iconic hardboiled detective, Easy Rawlins. Continue reading at Book Riot

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PW Talks to Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Bouchercon 2020. In an interview with 'PW,' Mosley touched on topics ranging from his career to the progress mystery organizations have made in addressing diversity concerns. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH Partners with Black Women’s Health Imperative on New Edition of 'The Cancer Journals'

To highlight the publication of the new edition of 'The Cancer Journals' by Penguin Classics, Penguin Random House is partnering with the Black Women’s Health Imperative to connect the real-world impact of Audre Lorde’s work with the community that influenced it. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Black and Pragmatic: The Life and Books of Stanley Crouch

The death of Stanley Crouch - author, jazz critic, columnist and novelist - at age 74 ended five decades of engrossing, often iconoclastic declarations on race, jazz, politics, film criticism, and American culture. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Arguing for a right to life, liberty, happiness and health care

After his own medical nightmare, Timothy Snyder rages against the U.S. health system. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Deborah Tannen’s ‘Finding My Father’ pays tribute to a man whose many jobs became his life story

With so many contemporary memoirs devoted to the sins of the author’s mother, a focus on a loving dad seems a welcome change. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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New Honors for Bibi Bakare-Yusuf in the UK, Walter Mosley in the States

The African Studies Association UK has recognized Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, and the National Book Foundation honors author Walter Mosley. The post New Honors for Bibi Bakare-Yusuf in the UK, Walter Mosley in the States appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Walter Mosley will receive the National Book Foundation’s lifetime achievement award.

How about some terrific morning literary news to brighten your day? Is that a “yes” I hear? Well, today the National Book Foundation announced that Walter Mosley, author of the highly-regarded Devil in a Blue Dress, will be awarded the 2020 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Diversity in Publishing in the Age of Black Lives Matter

While recent efforts are encouraging, publishing needs to establish permanent methods to give people of color more opportunities. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Diversity in the Age of Black Lives Matter

Since the killing of George Floyd in late May, the book publishing industry, overwhelmingly white at every level, seems to have reached a period of reckoning about its own history of exclusionary hiring practices. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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