Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Roundup with PW

BEA 2016: How the Creator of the World Wide Web Sees the Future of Publishing
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web, laid out a sprawling vision for the future of digital publishing at IDPF's DigiCon conference. more »

Flemming Rose Wins 2016 Milton Friedman Prize
The Cato Institute has awarded the Danish journalist for 'The Tyranny of Silence,' "a significant contribution to advance human freedom." »

GRRM Releases 'Winds of Winter' Chapter: George R.R. Martin has published a new chapter from the upcoming volume in his A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Authorial Hate Mail: Even in the age of email and Internet comments sections, the long-lasting tradition of writers insulting other writers endures.

Novels About Women's Political Awakening: A roundup of ten novels showcasing the political nature of women's personal lives.

A Guide to Writing Poems: Sometimes, when seeking poetic inspiration, the best place to look is the kitchen.

Blake Meets Wu-Tang in Kate Tempest: The young author and rapper "a knack for the devastating throwaway line."



From the New York Times:
Literary Writers, Including Calvin Trillin, Jane Smiley, and Elena Ferrante, Warm Up to Picture Books. Click here
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Lexa Hillyer's Sleeping Beauty-Inspired YA Series Scores 2-Book Deal. Click here
From NPR:
The History of Children's Books: How Children's Books Have Grown Up. Click here
From the Guardian:
How Philip Pullman's Northern Lights changed my life, by Martin Stewart. Click here
From the Guardian:
Why we shouldn't protect teenagers from controversial issues in fiction. Click here
From Book Riot:
Boy Books, Girl Books, and Missing Out on Anne Frank. Click here
From BuzzFeed:
15 Secrets to Writing a Successful Novel as Told by Children's Book Authors. Click here
From National Public Radio:
When Storytime Blows Kids' Minds: The Power of the Plot Twist. Click here
From Romper:
The One Thing You Never Knew About The Giving Tree. Click here
From io9:
YA Science Fiction Thriller The Final Six Has a Movie Deal and the Book Isn't Even Finished Yet. Click here
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Universal to Adapt Upcoming Neal Shusterman YA Series. Click here
From the Boston Globe:
Remembering Garth Williams, the illustrator of Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web. Click here
From Entertainment Weekly:
Sherman Alexie on mining his childhood for his first picture book, Thunder Boy Jr. Click here
From the Telegraph:
Author Philip Pullman: "I've always loved comics – now I'm writing one." Click here
From Entertainment Weekly:
Lane Smith explains the origins of his darkly funny picture books. Click here
From Bustle:
Harry Potter Audiobook Narrator Jim Dale Is Back with Grimm's Fairy Tales. Click here
From Brightly:
Portraying Pax in Pencil: A Q&A with Illustrator Jon Klassen. Click here
From the Huffington Post:
Kids Don't Need Political Correctnesa; Just Ask Roald Dahl. Click here

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