Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Schoenhof’s Foreign Books to Close After 161 Years
Schoenhof’s Foreign Books, the oldest foreign language bookstore in America, will shutter its Harvard Square storefront next month. Opened in 1856, the bookstore will continue to operate as an online-only retailer.
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PEN America Announces 2017 Literary Award Winners
PEN America has announced the winners of the majority of its 2017 Literary Awards, which include novelist, essayist, and critic Aleksandar Hemon and novelist Helen Oyeyemi.
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Librarians vs. the President: While some may think the job involves more shushing than rallying, many librarians consider "making America read again" a radical political proposition.

Roxane Gay on Milo's Dead Book Deal: In canceling Milo’s book contract, the author writes, Simon & Schuster "made a business decision," and nothing more.

Lion Hudson Goes On the Market: The Oxford, U.K.-based Christian publisher is seeking new investment as part of the new restructuring plans that may include a sale.

The Practicality of Historical Fiction: The novels offer more than a good story—they can also be integral to critical thinking skills, especially during periods of political turmoil.

'Native Son' Gets the Screen Treatment: Suzan-Lori Parks and Rashid Johnson are adapting Richard Wright’s novel to film.

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