Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Frankfurt Book Fair 2016: At Opening Event, Change—and Politics—Loom Large
British artist David Hockney spoke at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair opening press conference, while other speakers addressed world events and how literature can help facilitate ways to find answers to important issues.
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Four Questions for...Ursula K. Le Guin
We spoke with Le Guin, who's seeing two volumes of her work published today by Saga Press, about her 50-year literary career, genre classification and the difficulty of putting together collections.
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Dylan Dodges the Prize: The Swedish Academy still has not spoken to Bob Dylan after awarding him the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Baillie Gifford Shortlist Announced: Non-fiction prize judges have selected books by Svetlana Alexievich, Margo Jefferson, Philippe Sands, and Hisham Matar.

The Pieces of Zadie Smith: The Briton, Jamaican, mother, writer, and woman has become one of this generation’s most vital literary voices.

The Perils of Peak Attention: Two new books assess the quality of our digital lives: How do we shake off the village when we carry the world in our pocket?

Green Apple Bookstore's Top Ten: Ten small press books you should read, recommended by San Francisco indie Green Apple Books.


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