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Scribe and Varuna Announce 2022 Fellows

August 9, 2022 @booksandpublishing The 2022 Scribe & Varuna Fellowship recipients have been announced. The scholarship recipients and their projects are: Sam Elkin for ‘Shapeshifting’ Jacqueline Wright for “Beauty and Menace” Nevo Zisin for ‘What we start’. The Scribe & Varuna Fellowships combine a week-long residency at Varuna, the National …

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Genre Roundup: The Best New Audiobooks

Booker’s recently announced Long List this year has garnered much praise for its variety and boldness, and provides plenty for the audio-loving listener. Here are two of the best, with more reviews to come before the price announcement in October. Audrey Magee The colony (Faber, 8:28) presents any narrator with …

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3 Mindanao books among National Book Awards winners

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 06) – Three books on Mindanao are among the 27 winners of the 39e National Book Awards presented by the National Book Development Board (NDBD) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC). The NBA is an annual event but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it had its last …

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Eagle Archives, August 6, 1952: Old Lee Firm Books Donated to Library by Harvard | Story

Berkshire residents wishing to establish their ancestry’s credit with the former Lee Company of Foote & Rogers can now do so at the Berkshire Library. Librarian Robert G. Newman just received 11 books containing all the facts as a gift from the Harvard School of Business Administration’s Baker Library. These …

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#WordinBlack: Here’s why black kids need black books

By Maya Potiger, word in black While browsing the gift shop at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, librarian Kathy Lester saw a young black girl grab a book and run to her parents. Handing it to them, the girl told them that she had read it …

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Melia Frazier needs your help to collect 1,000 miscellaneous books

One Girl Scout is on a mission to diversify the books in local school libraries, and it has collected nearly 300 titles to date. Melia Frazier, 11, said her school had Harry Potter books and the American Girl series, but none of the books featured people who looked like her. …

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Millennial Egyptian Artists Give Naguib Mahfouz Books a Modern Revamp

Egyptian literary figure Naguib Mahfouz is getting a makeover with a new publisher and a host of millennial artists designing the covers for his classic works. However, the new covers drew a mixed reaction, with some saying the artwork doesn’t do the titles justice and others applauding the adaptation to …

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A vending machine offers free books to students at North Harlem Elementary

HARLEM, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — A new addition to North Harlem Elementary School will give students free books, but they must earn them with good behavior. This is the story of “Inchy the Bookworm Machine”. Students at North Harlem Elementary have been rewarded for good behavior before, but never like this. …

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17 books at 17 but Adaeze Atuegwu never planned to be a writer

Adaeze Atuegwu took Nigeria by storm when she published seventeen books at age 17 in 1994 and 1995, easily establishing herself as Nigeria’s most prolific youngest best-selling author in the 1990s and early 1990s. 2000s. However, being a writer was not a specific goal she set for herself as a …

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The Big Lie review: Jonathan Lemire laments what Trump did | Books

Joe Biden sits in the Oval Office but Donald Trump looms large in the American psyche. Mike Pence’s top aides testified before a federal grand jury. An investigation by Georgia prosecutors is progressing rapidly. In a high-stakes game of chicken, the Justice Department’s message becomes more ominous. Trump’s actions would …

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‘Last White Man’ by Mohsin Hamid, ‘Kismet’ by Amina Akhtar: 5 new books

Looking for something good to read? USA TODAY Barbara VanDenburgh scour the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. All books go on sale Tuesday, unless otherwise noted. For more new must-read book recommendations, check out our summer book guide to the 20 most popular books of the season; …

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9 Sci-Fi Books, Movies, and Video Games Featuring Detroit Connections

Detroit Become Human is a 2018 narrative video game. // Image courtesy of Quantic Dream Futuristic concepts like time travel, robots, near-future dystopias, cybernetic cityscapes, aliens, and more make up many different themes and tropes present in the science fiction genre. The city of Detroit and surrounding areas are also …

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Here’s Why Black Kids Need Black Books

The publishing industry still has a long way to go when it comes to portraying black children and protagonists in books. While browsing the gift shop at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, librarian Kathy Lester saw a young black girl grab a book and run to …

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What We’re Reading: Writers and Readers on the Books They Enjoyed in July | Books

In this series, we’re asking authors, Guardian writers and readers to share what they’ve read recently. This month’s recommendations include excellent non-fiction about migration, immersive romance novels, and a pointed account of the coronavirus pandemic. Tell us what you read in the comments. Hannah Giorgis, writer I read romance novels …

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Best-selling books in Canada for the week ending July 27, 2022

In this week’s bestseller lists: Something Old: Margaret AtwoodThe 1985 dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” enjoys comfortable sales year after year. But the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of the Roe v. Wade case, ending a woman’s right to an abortion, and a new season of the Hulu series, “The Handmaid’s …

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Board approves policy to determine which books are appropriate for Utah school libraries

After months of deliberations around a policy to determine which book titles are or are not appropriate for school libraries, the Utah State Board of Education voted on Tuesday to approve a policy to library equipment pattern. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 7-8 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – …

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Welsh translation project of children’s books by black, Asian and minority ethnic writers to be celebrated at Eisteddfod

//= do_shortcode(‘[in-content-square]’) ?> Marva Carty and her book translated into Welsh A project to translate works by black, Asian or ethnic minority writers into the Welsh language will be celebrated next week at Eisteddfod in Ceredigion. Mudiad Meithrin is translating six children’s books under the “AwDUron” program with the help …

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The heart of the community – Lomabeat.com

Located at 1026 Rosecrans Street, La Playa Books sells new and used books to the San Diego community and has become a favorite with students at Point Loma Nazarene University. For all the book lovers on campus, if you haven’t heard of La Playa yet, you need to take the …

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Diatribe: The House of Dream Books

The garden presented as visibly more neglected than during my previous visits. Here and there, a few wild flowers broke the hegemony of green within the lawn, a presumption that would not have been tolerated if the master of the house had been in possession of all his powers. As …

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The Sunday Read: ‘Sex books every family should read’

How do you teach your child about sex? It’s a perennial question that has spawned hundreds of picture books aimed at demystifying sex. But for Canadian author Cory Silverberg, something was missing. Silverberg, who uses the pronouns they/them, felt that sex books aimed at children often omitted mention of intimacy …

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Why inappropriate books are the best to read

The house where I grew up had an open shelf rule. This meant that my brother and I had the right to read anything, however inappropriate or beyond our years. We never had to ask. I spent hours of my childhood browsing through the volumes in my father’s libraries at …

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Children are curious, not fragile. Books teach them to think.

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content provide insights into issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. A growing number of state legislatures are banning books from school libraries and classrooms. Associated Press My family had an “open shelf” rule. This …

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Hong Kong book fair kicks off with fewer political books

HONG KONG– The annual Hong Kong Book Fair kicked off on Wednesday, with several publishers of political books barred from attending the fair and others saying they should be careful about what they exhibit. The fair’s main organizer, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, said it had not reviewed the …

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Top 10 21st Century Fantasy Novels | fantasy books

AAt the heart of every fantasy is something unreal, impossible, or at the very least, so extraordinary that it takes us outside the universe we think we live in. The construction of a fantasy world surrounds these unreal things with recognizable furnishings and plausible emotion, Coleridge’s “voluntary suspension of disbelief” …

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Tales from the Crypt: John Connolly’s “Scary” Inspiration | Books | Entertainment

Connolly admits he often borrows friends’ names for his books (Photo: Robert Solsona/Europa Press/Getty) I stand in an ancient crypt beneath a venerable church in central Dublin before the mummified remains of several of its former parishioners. There is a strong scent of limestone, but the air under the stone …

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Super Mario Brothers Karamazov: literature is starting to take the game seriously | Books

EAt the start of Demain, et Demain, et Demain by Gabrielle Zevin, one of the three main characters gives a fictional interview to a very real video game publication. Samson Mazur, troubled but passionate, tells the interviewer: “There is no more intimate act than play, even sex.” It’s a bombshell …

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Roseburg Library patrons name their favorite books | Life

Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic …

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Filipinos are buying books to preserve the truth about the Marcos regime

The rush to buy books documenting Marcos’ destructive 21-year reign comes as his son, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., takes office after a landslide election victory in May. Marcos Jr. has never publicly acknowledged or apologized for the human rights abuses, corruption and theft that historians say took place under his …

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Summer books to add to your pile

Comment this story Comment Modern and historical fiction, a horror-tinged thriller, ingenious satires and several gripping memoirs offer multiple selections to read under an umbrella or atop a hammock. ‘Joan’ by Katherine J. Chen (Random House) Joan of Arc has long fascinated novelists, who portrayed her as a virginal warrior …

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Andy Ward obituary | Sports and leisure books

My friend Andy Ward, who died of lymphoma at the age of 72, was an atypical author who published nearly 30 sports books as well as books on higher education, including What’s the point of a degree? (2002). He then became a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund. Andy was …

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Porter Square Books Offers Potential Nirvana for Select Community Members: Writer-in-Residence Role

Porter Square Books attracts Thursday workers as well as browsers. (Photo: Marc Levy) Porter Square Books will reinstate its writer-in-residence program in February, the store announced on Twitter last week. The bookstore will select two writers – one youth and one adult – from a pool of applicants to write …

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The Ultimate James Patterson Story: How He Sold £400 Million

James Patterson is one of the world’s best-selling living authors, having sold over 425 million books. But her career didn’t start in an English class, but rather as a summer assistant in a mental institution. X He worked the night shift of the hospital. And he often worked in the …

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Review: ‘Any Other Family’ reveals the heart of adoption | Books and Literature

ROB MERRILL Associated Press What does it mean to be a family? This is the central question explored in Eleanor Brown’s new novel, “Any Other Family.” Featuring three pairs of parents who between them adopted four biological siblings from the same mother, the story takes place during a two-week vacation …

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10 best “impossible to put down” books to get out of a reading crisis

While the frequent lockdowns of the coronavirus pandemic have helped broaden the reading audience, they’ve also contributed significantly to people giving up reading “Dalgona Coffee” recipes, let alone a novel. It’s understandable. It seems a lot easier to start an endless Netflix binge than to jump into the great unknown …

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Kwame Alexander to host new reality show America’s Next Great Author | Books

Reality TV producers have exhausted singers, dancers, drag performers, potters, tailors and beautiful young people hoping to find love. Now, it seems, the spotlight has fallen on the writers. This week, a call appeared on social media for contestants to apply to take part in the pilot of a new …

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How to get limited edition signed books and contribute to abortion funds! ‹ Literary Center

By Katie Yee July 11, 2022, 1:25 p.m. Our reproductive rights are being stripped away, but maybe this good news will help: there are kind-hearted writers doing what they can to improve the situation. Authors for Abortion Access are hosting an auction (starting tomorrow and ending July 26), with proceeds …

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First-half US book sales down 6.6%

July 11, 2022 @booksandpublishing In the United States, book sales fell 6.6% year-on-year in the first half of 2022, but remain about 15% higher than in the same period in 2019, the last pre-pandemic year, reports Weekly editors. Print unit sales for the period totaled 362.6 million, down from 386.6 …

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Out West Books staff suggestions for your next good read

As part of The Colorado Sun’s literature section – SunLit – we feature staff picks at bookstores statewide. >> Click here for more SunLit Jthe bookstore of his week: Out West Books, 533 Main Street, Grand Junction outwestbooks.co | @outwestbooks on Twitterinstagram Downstream: Towards the Western Water Future By Heather …

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Find an old list of favorite books hidden on the shelves – Orange County Register

Back in the pre-internet days, when the caterwaul of a dial-up modem was still just an incredibly irritating dream, books were the place to go when we wanted to explore provocative material. Like lists. (What did you think I meant?) Lists are provocative for the following reasons: 1) What’s on …

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FT Weekend: Our summer books and films special

This week is our summer of spectacular books and movies, full of recommendations for things to read and watch. First, Lilah is joined by literary editors Fred Studemann and Laura Battle to explore the FT’s Summer Books special. They suggest a range of light summer reads, sharp non-fiction, deep dives, …

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The best recent sci-fi and fantasy – review summary | science fiction books

Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Daughter of Doctor Moreau (Jo Fletcher, £16.99)Based on HG Wells’ classic tale, a version set not on an unknown island, but in Yucatán, Mexico, in 1871, after the indigenous Maya people refuse to work any longer for their European oppressors. This Doctor Moreau is dependent on the Izalde …

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First Second Books / Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group San Diego Comic-Con 2022 Signings

There’s no doubt that Young Adult Fiction (YA) is one of the most popular genres this side of Panem, moving over to adult readers as well. Nowhere is that more apparent than at San Diego Comic-Con where publishers’ booths are jam-packed with great content and fanatical readers. One of the …

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Bookchat – I need new comfort books

these don’t really look like comfort books, but they are in a comfortable chair……. Welcome to bookchat! Where you can talk about anything; books, plays, essays and audio books. You don’t need to read a book to come in, sit down and chat with us. I’ve loved The Lord of …

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Hearing to determine if Virginia Beach school library books are obscene scheduled for August – The Virginian-Pilot

VIRGINIA BEACH — A hearing on whether two books from Virginia Beach school libraries are obscene is scheduled for later next month. Former congressional candidate Tommy Altman and his attorney, Del. Tim Anderson, want a judge to rule that Maia Kobabe’s “Gender Queer: A Memoir” and Sarah J. Maas’ “A …

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Hellenic Cypriot Cultural Association Shares 3 Free eBooks

The advent of eBooks has made it easier than ever to carry an entire library with you wherever you go. While there’s nothing like the feel of a real book, turning page after page, engrossed in the story, e-books can be a quick and easy way to read virtually any …

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Novelist and former Guardian journalist Susie Steiner dies aged 51 | Books

Novelist and former Guardian journalist Susie Steiner, best known for crime series Manon Bradshaw, has died aged 51. A tweet posted to her account on Sunday said: “Susie passed away yesterday after being diagnosed with a brain tumor three years ago. She lived through her illness with courage and good …

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You can get your hands on four free books in Nottingham this month, all thanks to City of Literature

Free books. Isn’t that every reader’s dream? Well, here in Nottingham it’s about to become a reality with City of Literature’s Big City Reads campaign – the project aims to give away four free titles to anyone interested. Chosen by a selection of City of Literature Youth Ambassadors, the books …

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Why the Benue Book Arts Festival needs more support

At the fourth edition of the Benue Books and Arts Festival (BBAAF), although attendance seemed thinner than usual and half of the guest artists were absent, the conversations, which are relevant to contemporary times, flowed freely and intelligently, alongside the inclusion of the younger generation. With a focus on the …

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Book review: A hunting trip turns deadly when a blizzard hits | Books and Literature

BRUCE DESILVA Associated Press It’s reunion week in Iceland for Daniel, Armann, Gunnlaugur and Helena, who were tight in college and like to get together every year or so to drink a lot and catch up. They all have problems. Daniel lied about the poor state of his acting career. …

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What We’re Reading: Writers and Readers on Books They Enjoyed in June | Books

In this series, we’re asking authors, Guardian writers and readers to share what they’ve read recently. This month’s recommendations include brilliant short story collections, impressive Irish writing and an unwavering war narrative. Tell us what you read in the comments. Sinéad Gleeson, writer Gwendolyn Brooks was an amazing poet and …

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10 books to dig into this summer

Victoria Spratt is a fierce journalist, activist and housing rights activist. From his days to the deceased Debriefingwhere she led a massively successful campaign to ban letting agent fees, to her job today as I popr Housing Correspondent, documenting the schisms in tenants’ lives made deeper by conservative Britain, there …

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Swann’s book and autograph sale hits history

New York auction NEW YORK CITY — Bidders’ curiosity was piqued by a book and autograph sale at the Swann Auction Galleries on June 16 that revealed a mother lode of historic gems. Important documents from world leaders, including a selection of more than 40 US presidential autographs from a …

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Frank Moorhouse, Australian author and essayist, dies aged 83 | Australian books

Frank Moorhouse, the acclaimed Australian author and essayist best known for the Edith trilogy, has died aged 83. His publisher, Penguin Random House, confirmed on Sunday that he died that morning in a hospital in Sydney. The author of 18 books, in addition to screenplays and essays, Moorhouse has explored …

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Op-Ed: Republicans Ban Books About Historical Truths Their Own Leaders Have Apologized For

On a recent outing, my wife and I attended a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit called “Righting a Wrong”. In the modest confines of a single room at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, the exhibit chronicled an epic tragedy: the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese immigrants as …

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My Life in Books: Bernie McGill

Bernie McGill is a novelist and short story writer from Co Derry. Her book The Watch House was nominated for the Ireland/European Union Literature Prize in 2019. Her new collection of short stories, This Train is For, has just been published by No Alibis Press. We are not in the …

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List of Best Biblioracle Books of 2022 (So Far)

Somehow, we’re halfway through 2022, which has resulted in a series of lists of the best books of 2022 so far, including from Barnes & Noble and Esquire. Far be it from me to let anyone else have a head start on what books we should be talking about at …

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Making History: Six Books That Embrace the 1970s ‹ Literary Hub

It’s almost shocking to believe that what was once electric literature of the 1970s has now become historical fiction. Fifty years in the past, it’s no longer what we thought was cutting edge, though it was the era of women’s rights, gay rights, Watergate, the Vietnam War, and funds of …

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Gorham educators defend controversial posters, books dealing with sexuality

Some Gorham educators are defending posters on gender identity and a coming-of-age memoir recently challenged by parents, saying the material prepares students for a complex world. District community members, including at least two parents, argue that some of the books in the high school library are not age-appropriate for some …

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Karnataka Arebhashe Samskruthi and Sahitya Academy Complete Digitization of 84 Books | Mangaluru News

Mangaluru: In an attempt to popularize, protect and preserve the language, as well as to obtain ISO language code, the Karnataka Arebhashe Samskruthi and Sahitya Academy finished on digitization of 84 lbs. Bharathesha Alasandemajalu, a member of the Academy, said that books published from 1968 to the most recent, including …

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George Orwell: biography, life, books, death and 1984

George Orwell: a brief biography When was he born? Eric Arthur Blair was born in Motihari, in the northeast of India, on June 25, 1903, and grew up in England. Education After graduating from Eton College, he spent five years in the Imperial Police in Burma (now Myanmar), which left …

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7 exciting books by black authors you need to read now

From the moment authors of African descent put history to paper, they were expected to write with a single goal in mind – the battle for freedom. Former slaves used the feather to represent the terror of the Middle Passage and the cruelty of the sociopathic master. They recounted harrowing …

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Banning books won’t censor thoughts and ideas

“How wonderful that no one has to wait a single moment before they start making the world a better place.” These are the uplifting words of a young Jewish teenager, Anne Frank, who you might remember from school if you were lucky enough to be in a school district that …

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‘Lapvona’ by Ottessa Moshfegh, Riley Sager, Ed Yong among 5 new books

Looking for something good to read? USA TODAY Barbara VanDenburgh scour the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. All books go on sale Tuesday. ‘Lappish’ By Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin Press, fiction) What is it about : Little Marek, an abused shepherd and motherless in a disaster-ridden village, is …

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UVA acquires valuable collection of rare Chinese books

Barbara Heritage, Associate Director and Curator of Rare Book School’s Collections, said: “The Guanhailou Collection offers a broad yet deep look at China’s book culture – not only its technical innovations, which were numerous, but also how the culture of writing, printing, and book-making developed widely in China and then …

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Hawthorne NJ student writes four books during COVID pandemic

HAWTHORNE — The pandemic has spawned hardship, misery and suffering, but in the fertile mind of Paul Duerr, it has also produced a Civil War military hero. His name is Brigadier General William Johnson. As the central character in Duerr’s new book, “1864,” the military leader beats the snot out …

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Books and Words for Bloomsday

These suitably dressed ladies enjoy Bloomsday outside Davy Byrne’s Pub in Dublin. RollingNews.ie June 16, 2022 by Irish Echo Staff To mark Bloomsday and the centenary of the publication of James Joyce’s literary masterpiece, “Ulysses”, Irish Consulates in the United States are participating in the Global Joycean Book Giveaway. In …

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Independent bookstores like Laura Romani’s Los Amigos Books in Berwyn are growing, diversifying: American Booksellers Association

Laura Romani, a Chicago resident with a background in education and library science, was considering a career change. “I was home a few years ago, reflecting on all the experience I’ve gained and how I wanted to contribute to the Latin American community while allowing myself to be myself and …

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7 libraries to discover in Dubai

If in doubt, go to the library… It might be the digital age, but there’s nothing quite like snuggling up with a strong coffee and a good book in hand. Feeding our literary addiction by buying new ones all the time can be expensive, but luckily there are several libraries …

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Books to celebrate Father’s Day

Father’s Day, the perfect day for camping, flying a kite, having a barbecue… or reading a book? This holiday is a great reminder of the importance of strong, positive father figures and male role models. The following books feature fathers (or grandfathers) who bring strength, protection, and love to their …

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Nooks for Books: Rare and Relevant Finds for New and Used Book Lovers | The best of Taos

To enter the op. cit. Books at John Dunn Plaza in Taos is like stepping into a respite of literature filled with light, warm hues and maze. (And cookbooks, maps, and calendars, oh my!) With the comfy couch and chairs upstairs for lounging, and the familiar faces of the small …

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5 Best Jhumpa Lahiri Books You Must Read

5 Best Jhumpa Lahiri Books You Must Read June 13, 2022, 12:57 p.m. 2 minute read Jhumpa Lahiri’s works mainly focus on the cultural conflicts faced by immigrants and which she herself has gone through. (Photo credit: Flickr) Jhumpa Lahiri is an Indian-American author known for her short stories, essays, …

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The Best LGBTQ+ Books of 2022, According to Lambda Literary

The Lambda Literary Foundation has announced the winners of its annual Lambda Literary Awards, also known as the “Lammys”. The 24 winners of the LGBTQ+ award were chosen from 120 finalists in categories including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fiction, poetry and non-fiction. Although the event was posted online, acting …

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Best-selling books of the week ending June 5 | Books

Here are Publishers Weekly’s best-selling books for the week ending June 4. 1. “Workout Partners” • John Grisham 2. “Meant To Be” • Emily Giffin 3. “Night Work” • Nora Roberts 4. “22 Seconds” • Patterson/Paetro 5. “Run, Rose, Run” • Parton/Patterson 6. “Dream City” • David Baldacci 7. “Clive …

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Harry Potter books have new covers

Pottermore Publishing, the digital publisher of JK Rowling’s Wizarding World franchise, announced this week that the Harry Potter novels have new covers coming to e-books and audiobooks, aiming to update the design of the franchise. . As with digital movies, it’s not uncommon for e-books and the like to change …

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‘Love & Virtue’ wins ABIA Book of the Year 2022

June 10, 2022 @booksandpublishing The winners of the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) 2022 have been announced. Diana Reid’s first novel Love & Virtue won overall ABIA Book of the Year as well as Literary Fiction Book of the Year. Written in 2020 just after Reid graduated from college, the …

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The Bookseller – News – Harper, Ozeki and Saint among Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award finalists

Books by Elodie Harper, Ruth Ozeki and Jennifer Saint are among 12 titles selected by Goldboro Books for its 2022 Glass Bell Prize for Contemporary Fiction. Harper made the list with The wolf’s lair (Apollo), while Saint Ariadne (Wildfire) is also up for the award. Ozeki made the list with …

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launches ‘600 Books of Hope’ donation initiative for Uvalde students | News

Read about a student book donation project in Uvalde, TX; an appeal to Congress from the education community; News Literacy Project Educator and Student of the Year; and IMLS research on public libraries during the pandemic in this edition of News Bites. Book donation project for students in Uvalde, Texas …

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Intrepid travel book author Dervla Murphy dies at 90

Placeholder while loading article actions Dervla Murphy, an Irish travel writer who got her started prodigious career with an epic 1963 solo bicycle journey across Europe to India and went on to explore vast swathes of the developing world on foot – defying social expectations of women along the way …

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Nampa School Board, Staff and Parents Discuss Way Forward for Disputed Books | Local News

NAMPA — Two people dressed as handmaids from Margaret Atwood’s novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” walked into the Nampa School District’s boardroom and took their seats in the front row of the audience. Each held a copy of this book. So began Monday night’s special council business session that included a …

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Pushkin House 10th Annual Book Award Shortlists Ten Books

Each year, the Pushkin House in London awards a prize to the best non-fiction book about or from the Russian-speaking world published in English. Over the past few years, they’ve vetted the dozens, if not hundreds, of contenders for a short list of six books for their jury to read, …

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KYD Announces New Australian Fiction Contributors, New Publisher

June 6, 2022 @booksandpublishing Kill your darlings (KYD) announced the contributors to its annual anthology of short stories, New Australian Fiction. New Australian Fiction 2022the fourth anthology in the series, is the first edited by Suzy Garcia, who succeeds the author and KYD editor Rebecca Starford. ‘In 2021, working as …

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Here are my 12 books you should read before you leave this world

This week’s ‘defection’ dramas, theatrical comedies from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and other tantalizing news are spurring a return to politics despite the declaration of a ‘political fast’. However, we remain determined to survive abstinence. Therefore, this week’s column focuses on a very marginalized habit in Kenya, and I’m …

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Maine Voices: Building houses from banned books? A modest proposal…

With limited housing options and high wood costs, how about just using forbidden books? Given the lack of affordable housing and the recent plethora of literature deemed inappropriate for today’s youth, there is one logical solution that I am shocked no one has proposed: the banned books infrastructure. Before throwing …

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NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults finalists announced

June 2, 2022 @booksandpublishing The finalists for the 2022 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced. The shortlists in each category, chosen from a record 199 entries, are: picture book Grumpy Bumblebee (David Elliot, GeckoPress) Lion keeps the cake (Ruth Paul, scholastic) My cat can …

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