Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Indie House Rides the Pulitzer Wave
Seattle-based poetry publisher Wave Books is seeing a surge of interest after one of its titles, 'Olio' by Tyehimba Jess, won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry this year.
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Ann Birstein Dies at 89: The memoirist and novelist often wrote of her roots as a New York rabbi's daughter and turbulent marriage to critic Alfred Kazin.

Two Canadian Publishers Merge: Breakwater Books has purchased fellow Newfoundland and Labrador company Creative Book Publishing, nearly doubling its number of titles.

Remembering Gwendolyn Brooks: In 1950, the poet became the first African-American to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize. Her reputation has only grown since.

A Golden Age for Dystopian Fiction: What to make of our new literature of radical pessimism, in which liberal and conservative dystopias battle in proxy wars of the imagination.

What Maya Angelou Taught Me: "It wasn’t until Maya Angelou died that the full story of her life opened up to me, and helped me open up my own," Kyla Marshell writes.

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