Friday, April 29, 2016

The Roundup with PW

New Report Examines the Problem of High Bookstore Rents
As many booksellers already know, rents are rising. And ABA president Betsy Burton, owner of The King’s English in Salt Lake City, ranks affordable rent as "the most critical issue" in the survival of locally owned businesses. more »

Andrea Barrett Wins 2015 Rea Award
The annual $30,000 award recognizes a living U.S. or Canadian writer who has made a significant contribution to the discipline of the short story. »

Hugo Protesters Strike Again: The Hugo Award finalists have been announced, and anti-leftist activists the Sad Puppies have successfully had their nominees shortlisted once more.

'Killing Joke' Trailer Released: The trailer for Warner Bros. Animation's upcoming adaptation of the classic Alan Moore graphic novel has arrived.

Hilton Als On Prince, Octavia Butler: The 'New Yorker' critic examines the black body in the works of Prince, Beyoncé, and Cecil Taylor, tying it all back to sci-fi master Octavia Butler.

Emma Watson Reads 'The Argonauts': The actor has announced that Maggie Nelson's memoir is next on the slate for her book club.

Porochista Khakpour on Prince's Women: The author praises the ladies who accompanied the late musical phenomenon in a 'Village Voice' feature.


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