Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Roundup with PW

ABA Sees Membership Grow for 7th Straight Year
With BookExpo America set to open in Chicago this week, American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher reported to the AP a 63-store increase in membership from last year. The jump marks the seventh straight year that the ABA has added to its ranks. more »

FSG Names McDonald Head of Experimental Imprint
Sean McDonald has been appointed publisher of MCD/FSG, a new imprint that the company said will explore ways FSG can expand upon how, and what, it publishes. Daphne Durham, former head of Amazon Publishing, has been named executive editor. more »

Cartoonist R. Crumb Returns with 'Art and Beauty' in July
The publishing operation of New York's David Zwirner Gallery will publish the entire run of R. Crumb's 'Art and Beauty' magazines in a hardcover edition. more » »

PEN Urges Release of Egyptian Author: PEN America has gathered signatures from roughly 120 writers on a letter urging Egypt to release the imprisoned writer Ahmed Naji.

An Interview with Louise Erdrich: The award-winning writer and bookstore owner discusses her new book, the lives of Native Americans, and more.

O'Brien: Is Literature a "Dying Animal"?: The Irish writer asks herself if, in 20 years time, literature will still prove "an essential branch of life."

Anton Chekhov, Pre-Postmodernist: Why the famed Russian writer's experimental work served as a precursor to postmodernism.

James Baldwin on Self-Imprisonment: At 'Brain Pickings,' Maria Popova rounds up some of the writer's quotes on the nature of freedom.


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