Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Vying to Be the Next 'Gone Girl'
Bucking insider expectations, psychological suspense is still hot in the run-up to the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair.
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Larry Wilmore to Host National Book Awards
The Emmy Award winner and former 'Nightly Show' host will host the awards ceremony and benefit dinner on November 16 in New York.

Does Publishing Risk Irrelevance?: Tom Welson, chief executive of Penguin Random House U.K., says the industry’s lack of diversity "is a real issue, and we have been slow."

Stars of the Spoken Word: A group of artistically minded actors have made audiobooks one of the publishing world's rare success stories.

The Inventor of Bookselling: On James Lackington's Temple of the Muses, "the cheapest bookstore in the world," and how it made bookselling as we know it.

Maggie Nelson's Desert Island Books: The author of 'The Argonauts' and 2016 MacArthur fellow would turn to Lorine Niedecker, James Baldwin, and Annie Dillard.

Poet at Work: Examining the age-old question: How in the world should a poet make money? (Hint: There's no good answer.)


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