Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Roundup with PW

New Voices Award Longlist: PEN International has released the longlist for its 2016 New Voices Award for young writers.

The Underground Railroad's Perilous Lure: The history of the literature of the Underground Railroad provides us with moral comfort—and white heroes.

Clothes in Books: Done right, a character's clothes are everything—a way of describing class, affluence, taste, self-presentation, mental health, and body image.

Harry Potter and the Gay Romance: J.K. Rowling's 'Cursed Child' has drawn fire over its story of male friendship, which some readers feel flirts coyly with gay romance.

The Return of Hemingway's Antlers: Hunter S. Thompson's widow has returned a pair of elk antlers her late partner stole from Ernest Hemingway’s estate in 1964.
New Report on Book Industry's Sustainability Efforts Highlights Progress and Hurdles
The report, from the Book Industry Environmental Council, showed publishers are trying to improve their environmental practices, despite encountering various difficulties. Chief among the problems is a decline in the availability of recycled paper.
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Why Book Clubs Matter in the Age of Tablets
The importance of book clubs to the bottom line of bookstores has rebounded alongside print books.
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