Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Disney Announces New Rick Riordan Imprint
Rick Riordan has gotten a variation on the same question a zillion times: When are you going to write about the Hindu gods and goddesses? Ancient Chinese mythology? Native American legends? Now, he has an answer.
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Graphic Novels Go Back to School
Over the past 10 years, graphic novels have been making inroads into school libraries and classrooms and publishers dedicated to the format—First Second, Graphix, and Papercutz among them—have flourished.
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National Book Foundation Announces Nonfiction Longlist
The ten contenders for the National Book Award for Nonfiction include Heather Ann Thompson's 'Blood in the Water,' Viet Than Nguyen's 'Nothing Ever Dies,' and Cathy O'Neil's 'Weapons of Math Destruction.'

Hachette to Publish Prince's Wife's Memoir
'The Most Beautiful,' a memoir written by the late pop musician's first wife, Mayte Garcia, is slated for publication in April 2017.

Publishing People for Hillary to Hold Benefit Event
The group will host an evening with Senator Cory Booker and Senator Amy Kobuchar in support of the Hillary Victory Fund.

Bookselling in the 21st Century: Introducing a new 'Literary Hub' series on the state of the independent bookstore in 2016 and beyond.

Lionel Shriver's Questionable Speech: The author's address on cultural appropriation roils a writers' festival in Australia.

What is Women’s Writing?: A discussion at the Emily Books Symposium dug into the specifics of writing for, and by, women.

Jennifer Weiner's Feminism Flop: The author's reaction to Oprah’s Book Club announcement wasn’t good for her or the movement.

Donald Trump and Freshman Essays: On the value of uncertainty in college essays and American politics—a value that seems to be diminishing.


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