William Collins snaps up Letters to the Earth

William Collins has acquired a collection of letters from contributors including Yoko Ono, Mark Rylance and Green MP Caroline Lucas urgently responding to the climate crisis.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-12 13:23:26 UTC ]
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Pavilion snaps up new book from 'Junior Bake Off' judge Gill

Pavilion has snapped up the “joyful” new book by pastry chef and “Junior Bake Off” judge Ravneet Gill. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-07 23:44:38 UTC ]
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Chatto scores biography of Vaughan Williams song

Chatto & Windus has scored The Captain’s Apprentice: Biography of a Song by Caroline Davison, to publish for the 150th anniversary of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams’ birth. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-07 02:19:34 UTC ]
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A love letter to European literature

Aged 15 I got a Christmas job at my local bookshop in Battersea so I could save to go interrailing. My parents’ bookshelves were brimming with mostly Black writers: Chinua Achebe, Buchi Emecheta, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Chester Himes, Terry McMillan, and I was surrounded by ‘consciousness’... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-30 21:25:59 UTC ]
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Clutter, says who? College essays, letters from Stephen King and Tucker Carlson: I’m keeping (almost) all of it.

At the end of 2020, sorting through my papers was a welcome reminder of the joys of a literary life Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-12-30 13:00:00 UTC ]
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S&S snaps up picture book duo from Davies

Simon & Schuster Children’s Books has snapped up two new picture books from author-illustrator Benji Davies.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-08 21:12:01 UTC ]
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Groff follows Fates and Furies with Matrix for William Heinemann

William Heinemann is publishing Matrix, a new novel by Lauren Groff and her first since her New York Times-bestselling Fates and Furies. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-07 04:09:09 UTC ]
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Rodchenkov wins £30K William Hill Sports Book of the Year

Grigory Rodchenkov has won this year's William Hill Sports Book of the Year award for his memoir The Rodchenkov Affair: How I Brought Down Putin’s Secret Doping Empire (W H Allen). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-03 21:02:42 UTC ]
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What Kurt Vonnegut’s rapturous love letters reveal about him as a writer — and husband

Discovered in his attic, the letters in “Love, Kurt” feel both very private and very important. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-12-03 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Covid diaries: Ore Agbaje-Williams

The first time I’d worked from home – in February 2019 – I’d had a wisdom tooth taken out and the swelling made me look like Frankenstein’s monster. An understandable reason for not wanting to be in the office, and not needing to be. I worked from my room, didn’t have a desk and had never even... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-02 00:49:08 UTC ]
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Carrie Jade Williams wins Bodley Head and FT essay prize

The Bodley Head and the Financial Times have announced Carrie Jade Williams as the winner of their eighth annual essay prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-26 18:25:17 UTC ]
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William Heinemann lands 'masterpiece' from Richard Powers

William Heinemann will publish Bewilderment, Richard Powers' first novel since his Booker-shortlisted and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Overstory (William Heinemann, 2018).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-24 19:27:03 UTC ]
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The Stories We Become: On William Cash’s ‘Restoration Heart’

Cash’s memoir is the story of a man whose penchant for letters suggests a desire to hold on to the present. Sealing up the envelope means ending the letter; it means allowing our fantasies and stories to be finished, read, and judged. The post The Stories We Become: On William Cash’s... Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2020-11-23 17:00:48 UTC ]
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Harvill Secker snaps up 'heartwarming' novel about three Catholic nuns

Harvill Secker will publish Small Miracles by Anne Booth, the story of three Catholic nuns who turn to playing the lottery in the hopes of saving their run-down convent. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-22 21:02:53 UTC ]
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J.R.R. Tolkien’s previously unseen essays about Middle-earth will be published in June.

The Nature of Middle-earth, a collection of previously unpublished J.R.R. Tolkien essays exploring the world of Middle-earth, will be released by HarperCollins in June 2021. The work will be edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Tolkien expert and head of the Elvish Linguistic Fellowship. These essays... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-19 16:26:17 UTC ]
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Obituary: William B. Eerdmans Jr.

William “Bill” B. Eerdmans Jr., who led the family-owned Christian publishing house Wm. B. Eerdmans for more than 50 years, died on November 13. He was 97. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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'A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky' reveals Octavia E. Butler's early life in Pasadena

Drawing on Octavia E. Butler's journals and notes, "A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky" offers a glimpse inside her journey to becoming a science fiction writer. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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HC snaps up Clarke's 'killer' thriller in two-book deal

HarperCollins has snapped-up The Hen Weekend, a “killer” new thriller by Lucy Clarke, in a two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-05 06:45:52 UTC ]
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Cape snaps up 'exquisite' memoir from Hewitt

Jonathan Cape has snapped up an “exquisite” memoir about the challenges facing gay men today from acclaimed poet and Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year shortlistee Seán Hewitt. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-03 07:03:12 UTC ]
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The Fragile Earth Edited by David Remnick and Henry Finder, Read by Kaleo Griffith, Gabra Zackman, and Cat Gould

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 Alan Minskoff and host Jo Reed discuss The Fragile Earth, an eye-opening... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-02 16:59:56 UTC ]
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Read Shirley Jackson’s Eerily Contemporary Letter About Fear

Author Shirley Jackson often responded to readers’ letters; this one, written in 1962 after republication of her historical fiction for juveniles, The Witchcraft of Salem Village, seems uncannily prescient for our times. –Laurence Jackson Hyman, editor of the forthcoming The Collected Letters of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-30 08:49:48 UTC ]
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