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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Mission Rocío: From Quito to Paris and Guadalajara, Saving the Earth One Poem at a Time, by Alice-Catherine Carls

Cultural Cross Sections Alice-Catherine Carls Pachamama / Pichincha / Photo by Scipio Rocío Durán-Barba / Photo by Stephen Carls Rocío Durán-Barba is one of the most important voices of Latin American literature today. The author of more than fifty... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2020-02-13 15:00:14 UTC ]
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There’s no shortage of novels about what happens when the Earth stops spinning. ‘The Last Day’ may set a new standard.

Author Andrew Hunter Murray has thoroughly thought through the ramifications of his conceit. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-10 20:30:06 UTC ]
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Publishing has to keep up with the world, not the other way round | Candice Carty-Williams

A survey of diversity – or lack of it – in the US books industry makes for dismal reading once moreThe results of a survey of diversity in the world of US publishing were released last month. The figures cover executives, editorial staff, sales, publicity and marketing as well as reviewers,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-02-08 07:00:31 UTC ]
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Ocean Vuong shares stories behind 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous'

Ocean Vuong, bestselling author of "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous," talks about writing and inspiration with the L.A. Times Book Club. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-01-28 22:54:54 UTC ]
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Tracking Reality’s “Fuckedness Quotient”: An Interview with William Gibson

WILLIAM GIBSON NOTICES THINGS others miss. While his science fiction novels are often described as prescient, what defines Gibson’s body of work is the extraordinary refinement of his focus on the present. When everyone is talking about the features of the latest Silicon Valley gadget, he might... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-01-25 13:30:33 UTC ]
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An ‘app whisperer’ teams up with time travelers in William Gibson’s ‘Agency’

The sequel to “The Peripheral” is full of cultural commentary, plus imagination and suspense. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-01-16 19:59:44 UTC ]
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Titan Books snaps up video essayist Lindsay Ellis' début novel

Titan Books has bought a début novel from popular writer and video essayist Lindsay Ellis. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-12 17:08:56 UTC ]
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Gaiman, Sparkes and Rowson sign letter against Hampshire library closures

Scores of authors including Neil Gaiman, Ali Sparkes, Pauline Rowson and Philip Hoare have signed an open letter to Hampshire County Council calling for it to ditch its "shameful" proposal to close 10 libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-10 13:57:46 UTC ]
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For William Gibson, Seeing the Future Is Easy. But the Past?

“Alternate history, in my opinion, is a more demanding game,” says the author of “Agency” and other science fiction novels, “if only because conventional historical fiction, like history, is itself highly speculative.” Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-01-09 10:00:07 UTC ]
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Muswell Press snaps up Isabel Costello novel

Independent publisher Muswell Press will publish literary blogger and author Isabel Costello’s book about a French perfumer’s "conflicting desires and a troubled past". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-08 23:01:09 UTC ]
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Collins and Coe triumph at Costa Book Awards 2019

Sara Collins has won the Costa First Novel Award for her gothic romance, The Confessions of Frannie Langton (Viking), in a stellar year for début authors after three out of the five award categories were won by first-time writers.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-06 21:35:49 UTC ]
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Carty-Williams joins Guardian Review as columnist

Candice Carty-Williams has joined the Guardian as a columnist, writing a weekly piece for the paper’s Review supplement about "literature in its many forms" Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-06 19:55:03 UTC ]
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Galley Talk: 'The Roxy Letters'

Mary Webber O'Malley of Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, Ill., recommends 'The Roxy Letters' by Mary Pauline Lowry. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Mirror Books snaps up Eliska Tanzer's debut

Mirror Books will publish "a major début by a fresh and exciting new voice in literature", inspired by a true story of a girl from a Romani ghetto. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-05 17:15:59 UTC ]
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The ‘unapologetic blackness’ of William Monroe Trotter

Kerri Greenidge traces the life of the early-20th-century activist who scolded a president and exemplified black pride. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-01-03 01:21:59 UTC ]
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T S Eliot's letters reveal hidden love for Emily Hale

T S Eliot's love for academic Emily Hale has been confirmed by more than 1,000 letters after 60 years as well as a statement revealing his writing journey in which he declared Hale "would have killed the poet in me". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-02 12:59:30 UTC ]
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T S Eliot letters to 'muse' unveiled after 60 years

After more than 60 years in storage, around 1,000 letters written by T S Eliot to confidante Emily Hale will be unveiled today.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-01 19:59:26 UTC ]
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Newsletter: Book club begins 2020 with Ocean Vuong's 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous'

The L.A. Times Book Club's 2020 selections include "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous" and "American Dirt." Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-12-21 16:00:22 UTC ]
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L.A. Times Book Club's next read is Ocean Vuong's 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous'

L.A. Times Book Club's 2020 lineup also includes 'American Dirt' and 'From Our Land to Our Land.' Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-12-20 15:00:03 UTC ]
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Ralph Ellison’s Letters Reveal a Complex Philosopher of Black Expression

“The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison” capture the fiercely intelligent and irreverent author of “Invisible Man” in conversation with other novelists and critics of his day. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-12-19 10:00:10 UTC ]
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