Winston and Betty just turned 11, but they're Festival of Books experts already

Betty and Winston are grizzled veterans. On this, their third visit to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the twin 11-year-olds are ready for action. Not only are they festival experts; they’re also my kids. Like many parents on the USC campus, I trail them around the festival, from panel... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Appledore turns itself into UK's first drive-in book festival

Appledore Book Festival is to go ahead with its annual fixture this autumn, reinventing itself as the UK's first drive-in literary festival.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Festival Picks: Edinburgh International Book Festival

The International Literature ShowcaseExceptional times call for exceptional writers. International bestselling crime novelist, journalist and Man Booker judge Val McDermid will reveal her selection of the most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK today. Val McDermid presents...10 August,... Continue reading at British Council global

[ British Council global | 2019-08-02 14:11:05 UTC ]
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First National Antiracist Book Festival Launched by National Book Award Winner

Ibram Kendi, who received the 2016 National Book Award for his book 'Stamped From the Beginning,' has launched the first National Antiracist Book Festival, to be held April 27 at American University in Washington, D.C. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean talks ‘The Library Book’ on first day of L.A. Times Festival of Books

Susan Orlean cracked open her book and bent toward the microphone. “Covers burst like popcorn,” she said, reading from her book about the mysterious 1986 fire at downtown L.A.’s Central Library. “Pages flared and blackened and then sprang away from their bindings, a ream of sooty scraps soaring... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Amazon ‘Prime Book Boxes’ for Children; National Book Festival September 1

Having tested the program on an invitational basis for three months, Amazon rolls out its children's book boxes offer to the US Prime membership. And the Library of Congress holds its annual National Book Festival this weekend. The post Industry Notes: Amazon ‘Prime Book Boxes’ for Children;... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books newsletter: It's Festival of Books weekend!

Welcome to the L.A. Times Books newsletter! I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg and I’m really excited for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend. What you’ll find in our book section in print and online this week (and last!) are all stories dedicated to the authors coming to the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-04-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: Festival of Books preview with Junot Diaz, Lawrence Wright, Lucy Jones and more

Hi, I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg. I’m writing this after the L.A. Times met our soon-to-be owner Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong on Friday and I am looking forward to the new era at our paper. I caught up with him afterward and invited him to the L.A. Times Festival of Books next weekend. I don’t... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-04-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: Writing and gun violence, women in criticism, politics at the Festival of Books and more

I’m L.A. Times books editor Carolyn Kellogg — welcome to this week’s newsletter. THE BIG STORY What can poetry do in the face of gun violence? Critic at large Adriana E. Ramirez attended a reading — in Florida, not long after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland — that... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-04-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books newsletter: Barry Gifford, Book Festival news, calligraphy for Nowruz and more

Good morning! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, books editor of the L.A. Times, with this week’s newsletter. THE BIG STORY Barry Gifford is famous for his tales of outsiders, including Sailor and Lula in “Wild at Heart.” Jim Ruland sits down with the author in his Berkeley studio to talk about his... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books at the Brooklyn Book Festival: A Photo Essay

The 12th annual Brooklyn Book Festival took place in downtown Brooklyn on September 16 and 17, drawing a record 45,000 attendees. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Open Book: Talking Books at the World's Biggest Music Festival

PW's Louisa Ermelino reports on the robust book culture scene in and around the Glastonbury festival. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Kids' Books at Brooklyn Book Festival 2016: A Photo Essay

Readers, authors, and publishers gathered together in downtown Brooklyn on September 17 and 18 for the 11th annual Brooklyn Book Festival, featuring programs for both children and adults. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Book festivals around the world – books podcast

We drop in on Lahore, track Jean Rhys back to the Caribbean and tackle the troubling issue of payments to authors appearing at the UK’s 350 literary jamboreesAs the season for literary festivals in the UK hits its peak, we head for Trinidad, where we put Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea under the... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Festival of Books: Live coverage of the L.A. Times' annual #bookfest and Book Prize winners

Heaven for book nerds! The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is underway at the USC campus this weekend, where more than 500 authors are reading, discussing, signing, and living and breathing books. The lineup includes former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, "Top... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nigeria’s Digital Aké Arts and Book Festival Opens Today

The seventh Aké Arts and Book Festival in Lagos is all online and available for all to see. Events are free and open to the public. The post Nigeria’s Digital Aké Arts and Book Festival Opens Today appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-10-22 19:32:42 UTC ]
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After losing two loved ones to covid-19, I turned to books. Here are 15 titles that helped me cope.

A selection of memoirs and novels that can help connect and lift us through these scary and sad times. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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What to Watch at the Brooklyn Book Festival

The Brooklyn Book Festival, launched in 2006, is New York City’s largest free festival that connects readers with local, national, and international writers over the course of a grand literary week. This year, due to COVID-19, the book festival is being held virtually. In addition to hosting a... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Apparently, the White House turned the routine review process for Bolton’s book into a huge mess.

When John Bolton was preparing to publish The Room Where It Happened, his memoir of serving in the Trump White House, he and his legal team took the routine step of submitting it for review at the National Security Council. It was Ellen Knight’s job to oversee that process, as she had done... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-23 20:07:06 UTC ]
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'The end of an innocent world': An oral history of the first National Book Festival, which debuted three days before 9/11

Ahead of the 20th National Book Festival, Laura Bush, Scott Turow, Michael Beschloss and others look back at the event’s storied beginning. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-15 12:00:00 UTC ]
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