'You've bollixed up my book': letter reveals Hemingway's fury at being censored

The author threatened to ditch his British publisher, and likened him to a vicar, after his ‘Anglo-Saxon’ expressions were cleaned upThe hard-drinking, hot-tempered American writer Ernest Hemingway was furious when he discovered that the language for the English edition of his latest book had been cleaned up, a previously unpublished letter reveals. “I will make my own bloody decisions as to what I write and what I do not write,” he raged to his British publisher, adding that he did not want the book to be “bollixed up”.The fury within the lines of the letter would have left Jonathan Cape in no doubt of Hemingway’s feelings about editorial changes to his 1932 nonfiction book about bull-fighting, Death in the Afternoon. That those changes were made without his knowledge or permission left him all the more outraged. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-29 07:05:47 UTC ]
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British Book Awards 2020: Books of the Year shortlists revealed

The eight shortlists for the British Book Awards have been revealed with heavyweights Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo, Philip Pullman and David Walliams all in the running for the Book of the Year accolades.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-20 00:59:33 UTC ]
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The dad-rock book tie-in we’ve all been waiting for: a Metallica children’s book.

God, Metallica is getting dangerously close to grandad-rock* (Lars Ulrich is 55), but it’s obviously a very rock and roll thing to keep fathering kids until you die (what’s up Rod Stewart). And look, everyone knows that parenthood does weird things to your brain, like making you think your... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-11 15:22:05 UTC ]
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The British Book Awards Books of the Year shortlists revealed

All eight shortlists for the British Book Awards Books of the Year have been announced, with a strong focus on international writers including Michelle Obama, Michael Wolff, Sally Rooney and Leila Slimani. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Academic Book Week to reveal 'books that shaped modern Britain'

A list of "Academic Books that Shaped Modern Britain", events organised by Blackwell's, Springer Nature, Cambridge University Press and many others, and the unveiling of the Academic Bookshop of the Year award will mark Academic Book Week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In “All My Mother’s Lovers,” a Mother’s Secret Letters Reveal Her Secret Life

Not to sound like an assistant district attorney from SVU, but it is beyond a shadow of a doubt that acclaimed essayist and book critic Ilana Masad has carved a prominent space for herself in the realm of mother-daughter literature with her debut novel, All My Mother’s Lovers. It sits upon a... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-06-22 11:00:00 UTC ]
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We’ve Got Your Kids Covered: 20 of the Best Kindle Books for Kids

We're bringing you the 20 best Kindle books for kids. All are either free for all or free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-12 10:33:52 UTC ]
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Coronavirus Impact: Europe’s Aldus Report Reveals Book Fair Changes

An Aldus network report predicts cancellations, postponements, and other adjustments to European book fairs in the pandemic could affect 6,500+ exhibitors in 2020. The post Coronavirus Impact: Europe’s Aldus Report Reveals Book Fair Changes appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-05-14 16:20:19 UTC ]
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Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Revealed on Twitter

As the country shelters in place during the COVID-19 crisis, the Los Angeles Times unveiled the winners of its 40th Annual Book Prizes on Twitter this morning, among them Marlon James, Ilya Kaminsky, and Ben Lerner. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Letter: I miss the smell of the books mixed with coffee

Bookselling has been my passion for so long, I miss the smell of the books mixed with coffee. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-27 08:29:19 UTC ]
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YA Book Prize 2020 judges revealed

Body positivity campaigner and influencer Megan Crabbe and the inaugural Children’s Laureate Wales, Eloise Williams, are among the judges for the 2020 YA Book Prize, which reveals its shortlist later today (Thursday 26th March).   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-25 18:44:12 UTC ]
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British Book Awards Small Press winners revealed

The nine winners of the regional and country round of the British Book Awards Small Press of the Year accolade have been revealed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 11:49:39 UTC ]
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London Book Fair award winners revealed

The winners of the London Book Fair Awards 2020 have been revealed with the LBF International Excellence Awards, CAMEOs and UK Book Blog Awards all taking place online after the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-11 02:01:11 UTC ]
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Puffin reveals new Jeff Kinney book

Puffin has announced the forthcoming publication of Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure, a new novel by Jeff Kinney publishing on 7th April 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-14 09:44:32 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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The I’ve Been Meaning to Get to That Book Club

We're visiting our In the Club newsletter for tips and tricks to kickstart your book club into the new year by looking back and tying loose (bookish) ends. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-12-31 11:30:28 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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Fury and Stokes longlisted for Telegraph Sports Book Awards 2020

Tyson Fury and Ben Stokes have been longlisted for Autobiography of the Year at the Telegraph Sports Book Awards 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-16 23:09:52 UTC ]
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André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the 2019 André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards has been revealed with 16 titles in the running for the £2,000 prizes.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-11 05:50:36 UTC ]
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Foyles reveals Books of the Year 2019

Books by Ocean Vuong, Lisa Taddeo and Katherine Rundell have triumphed to be named Foyles 2019 Books of the Year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-20 23:32:14 UTC ]
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