Tuesday, April 05, 2016

The Roundup with PW

AWP 2016 Wrap-up: Literature, Commerce, and Even Love Collide in Los Angeles
Though not the biggest AWP conference ever, AWP 2016 was full of controversies and surprises, including a couple getting engaged on stage during a poetry reading. more »

10 Books to Read This Month: Avoid the April showers by curling up with some of this month's new releases, such as 'The Haters' by Jesse Andrews.

Gay Talese Lands in Hot Water: The veteran reporter is under fire for struggling to name women writers who have inspired him.

The Male-Dominated Beat Generation: An author examines the beatnik writers of the 1950s, discovering a lack of gender diversity.

11 New Baseball Books for 2016: If you like baseball, check out these new titles including 'The Selling of the Babe: The Deal That Changed Baseball and Created a Legend.'

WH Smith Adding Digital Screens: WH Smith is fitting 100 of its U.K. branches with digital display screens in order to modernize its storefronts.


From the New York Times:
John Flanagan's Ranger’s Apprentice Series to Be Adapted as Film, Directed by Paul Haggis. Click here
From Bustle:
B.J. Novak and Penguin Young Readers Donate 10,000 Books to Kids in Need. Click here
From Education Week:
Authors Use Awards to Advocate for Diversity in Children’s Books. Click here
From Entertainment Weekly:
Book publisher responds to J.K. Rowling's rejection letter for Robert Galbraith novel. Click here
From OregonLive.com:
For Beverly Cleary's 100th birthday, love letters from Portland. Click here
From LitHub:
The aftermath of publishing diversity studies: what happens next? Click here
From Mashable:
Teens vastly prefer YouTube and Netflix to TV, don’t mind ads, report finds. Click here
From Buzz Feed:
"32 Harry Potter characters, according to my mom." Click here
From i09:
The 10 Most Disappointing Young Adult Adaptations of the Last Decade. Click here

From the Amherst Bulletin:
Magician of the Modern: Eric Carle museum celebrates the work of children's book artist Leonard Weisgard. Click here
From Entertainment Weekly:
Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston on creating A Child of Books out of works of beloved literature. Click here
From the Huffington Post:
Goodnight Moon and Book Banning in America. Click here
From Mashable:
YA authors will take on Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Catwoman. Click here
From the Guardian:
Top 10 children's novels that open the door for reluctant readers. Click here
From the Guardian:
10 wild facts about Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are. Click here
From Buzz Feed:
A first look at the new illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Click here
From Pop Sugar:
19 Children's Books to Read This Spring. Click here
From Bustle:
12 Things That Happen When You Get Addicted to a Book Series. Click here

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