Friday, February 03, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Orwell's '1984' Surges After Trump's First Week
George Orwell's dystopian classic '1984' is the #1 book in the country following the first week and a half of the presidency of Donald J. Trump, selling almost 26,000 copies last week.
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Waterstones, Back In the Black: The British bookseller has posted its first year of profit since the 2008 financial crash, reporting a £9.8m pre-tax profit.

#BuySingLit Movement Hits Singapore: Publishers, distributors, and bookstores are coming together in a new movement to get Singaporeans to buy more local literature.

'Sublevel' Launches Inaugural Issue: The lit mag's first issue was co-edited by Janice Lee and Maggie Nelson and features writing by Hilton Als, among others.

More Trans Protagonists for Kids: The idea of a character being trans—particularly one written for children—is still seen as controversial in some circles.

Trump Is Not Big Brother: An "alternative-factual" reading of Orwell’s 1984 finds its message badly misunderstood for all these years.

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