“You cover that acid in comfort.” Read Toni Morrison’s 1973 edit letter to Lucille Clifton.

In addition to being a prolific novelist, Toni Morrison was a prolific editor. She was committed to championing Black writers, both through her role as senior editor at Random House and her work with writing collectives like The Sisterhood (which included literary giants like June Jordan, Alice Walker, and Ntozake Shange), and published work by […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-12-10 18:40:25 UTC ]
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The Reading Agency reveals 2022 Quick Reads covers

The Reading Agency has unveiled the covers for its 2022 Quick Reads titles, written by the likes of Paula Hawkins, Graham Norton and Alex Wheatle. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-09 07:14:30 UTC ]
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Read Harder: Library Edition

The Read Harder challenge, library style! These books will help you not just Read Harder, but discover more about libraries and librarians. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-05-16 10:30:00 UTC ]
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Mining Toni Morrison's Spiritual Legacy: Nadra Nittle

Journalist Nittle explores how the author offered a vision of Christianity and African traditions to generations of Black readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Finding your father, and yourself, in the works of Toni Morrison

Review of 'Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature' by Farah Jasmine Griffin Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-09-10 14:00:12 UTC ]
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Vintage signs Letters to a Writer of Colour edited by Anappara and Soomro

Vintage has acquired an essay anthology examining the craft of writing through the lens of race and culture, edited by novelists Deepa Anappara and Taymour Soomro. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-07 11:56:04 UTC ]
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Cover Reveal and Excerpt: BLACK LOVE MATTERS edited by Jessica P. Pryde

Check out the cover of BLACK LOVE MATTERS edited by Jessica P. Pryde, an upcoming essay anthology that celebrates and examines Black romance. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-08-06 10:40:00 UTC ]
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Read an open letter from publishing professionals condemning Trump enablers’ book deals.

As you may remember, about a week ago, Senator Josh Hawley challenged the results of the election, encouraged the storming of the Capitol, and then complained about Simon & Schuster canceling his book deal, calling the publisher’s decision “Orwellian” (how?) and “a direct assault on the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-19 16:20:57 UTC ]
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Read Harder: An SFF Anthology Edited by a Person of Color

In this Read Harder Challenge post, we're recommending books for the task asking you to read an SFF anthology edited by a person of color. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-12-18 11:31:00 UTC ]
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For Sale: Toni Morrison’s Apartment and Personal Library

The Nobel Prize-winning author edited as she read and alphabetized her 1,200-plus book collection by last name. The post For Sale: Toni Morrison’s Apartment and Personal Library appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2020-11-04 21:30:53 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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Reading the Eccentric Italian Writer Who Tried to Cover Up His Fascism

On May 21st at 7:30 pm. EST Community Bookstore is hosting a virtual conversation about Curzio Malaparte’s Diary of a Foreigner in Paris between writer Gary Indiana and NYRB Classics editor Edwin Frank. You can register for free and learn more here. * Curzio Malaparte is a phrasemaker before... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-05-20 08:48:48 UTC ]
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What We're Reading - Lockdown Bank Holiday Edition

Whether delving into chunky historical narratives or listening to short story podcasts, we’ve all been approaching reading differently during lockdown. Our reading habits can take us back in time, allow us to examine our present, or give us hope for the future. In time for the May bank holiday... Continue reading at British Council global

[ British Council global | 2020-05-07 13:58:54 UTC ]
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Tony Robinson reads Goblin Market for isolation project PoetryGeneration

Ellie Levenson, author and owner of Fisherton Press, has launched online poetry project PoetryGeneration.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-05 19:23:26 UTC ]
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Canongate to launch Letters of Note audio editions

Canongate is launching audio editions of Letters of Note for the first time, described as a “collection of the world’s most entertaining, inspiring and powerful letters” read by an all-star cast. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-02 00:24:45 UTC ]
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Vintage celebrates late Toni Morrison's birthday

Vintage will celebrate the late Toni Morrison’s 89th birthday through partnerships and activities throughout the year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-23 19:39:07 UTC ]
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Read Harder 2020: An Edition of a Literary Magazine (Digital or Physical)

From POETRY Magazine to The Paris Review, here are 9 literary magazines to check out for the 23rd task of Book Riot's 2020 Reader Harder challenge! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-01-13 11:36:36 UTC ]
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Remembering Toni Morrison, Editor

A journalist recounts her conversations with the legendary literary figure on her time working in the book biz. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Toni Morrison (18/02/1931-05/08/19)

Four publishing industry figures pay tribute to and share their recollections of acclaimed author and the first African-American Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-15 22:10:49 UTC ]
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