Friday, July 29, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Manga at Comic-Con 2016: Pokemon, Titans, Sci-Fi Take Charge
Manga and anime aren't the main focus of Comic-Con, but the show featured an abundance of Japanese pop culture for manga and anime fans including a visit by the Pokemon manga creators, an all-star anthology based on Attack On Titan, and a new edition of a classic work of manga SF.
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James McPherson Dies at 72: James Alan McPherson, the first black writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, died on Wednesday in Iowa City.

How to Host a Potter Reading Party: Plays are meant to be performed. Short of staging a full production, the best option may be to host your very own reader’s theater.

The White Man's Man Booker: There have been signs that U.K. publishing is seeking to embrace writers of color. The Man Booker longlist is not such a sign.

Ladies In the Fictional Workplace: The last two decades have seen a boom in workplace novels written by and mostly marketed to women.

Women Writing Brazil: As the eyes of the world turn to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, PEN America's Glossolalia journal focuses on Brazilian women writers.


From the Guardian:
Happy birthday, Beatrix Potter: the author's legacy 150 years on.
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From the Hollywood Reporter:
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Franchise Is Rebooting with a New Cast.
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From Book Riot:
How to Host a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Reading Party.
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From People:
Curious George Creators' Incredible Escape from Nazi Germany Revealed in New Documentary.
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From the New York Times:
What's Sophie Blackall reading, listening to, and watching these days?
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From Book Riot:
Children's Books Set in the White House.
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From Brightly:
14+ Books for Kids Obsessed with Pokémon Go.
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From the Huffington Post:
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Was Self-Published.
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From Variety:
Oprah Winfrey Joins Adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time.
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From Den of Geek:
Dr. Seuss's Cat Throws His Hat into the Presidential Vat.
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From Lilith:
Children's book editor Susan Rich transformed being "bored in shul" to a lifelong love of words.
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From the Creators Project:
Have a Quiet Adventure Through Carson Ellis' Narrative Illustrations.
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From Mental Floss:
10 Facts About Author Lois Duncan.
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From Romper:
The One Thing You Never Knew About Strega Nona.
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