Friday, July 08, 2016

The Roundup with PW

FSG Sees Spike in Wiesel Sales
In the wake of Elie Wiesel's death on Saturday, sales of 'Nigtht,' the author's memoir about surviving Auschwitz, have jumped. The book's publisher, FSG, is now considering a reprint of the hardcover edition of the book.
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Christopher Myers and Random House Partner for New Imprint
Inspired by his passion for bringing diversity to children's literature, author and artist Christopher Myers is launching a new imprint with Random House Children's Books.
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Esmé Weijun Wang Wins Graywolf Nonfiction Prize
'The Collected Schizophrenias' by Esmé Weijun Wang has been chosen as the newest winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize.

B&N Layoffs in Westbury: Barnes & Noble announced on Wednesday that it will lay off fewer than 50 IT workers at its Westbury, N.Y. offices.

World's Oldest Library Reopens: In Fez, Morocco, the aisles of the world’s oldest working library at the al-Qarawiyyin University are again open for browsing.

1,000 New U.K. Amazon Jobs: The retailer will create 1,000 new permanent jobs in the U.K., on top of the 2,500 roles announced in January.

Icelandic Soccer Kicks Up Book Sales: Iceland’s recent victory in France has produced a surge of interest in the country’s literary output.

Did DeLillo Predict 9/11?: On the extraordinary prescience of a writer who seems to see the future coming from miles away.


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