Saturday, July 01, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Four Questions for...James Patterson
James Patterson is publishing a controversial, dystopian novel about an America trapped in the clutches of a monopolistic online retailer called The Store.

Goddard Riverside Honors David Cully, Mary Higgins Clark
The Baker & Taylor president and author will each be honored at Goddard Riverside’s Annual Book Fair Gala on November 1, and the inaugural Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice will be awarded.
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Robert Sindelar Named ABA President
This June, Seattle’s Robert Sindelar was elected president of the American Booksellers Association, the youngest in 30 years.
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Closing the Book On Screening Rumors: Must passengers remove books from carry-on bags prior to sending them through the X-ray? No, the TSA confirms.

The Librotraficantes Head to Arizona: Latino activists are trafficking banned books to call attention to an Arizona Supreme Court case on ethnic studies in state schools.

Reading the Hollywood Memoir: Carolyn Kellogg on why her guilty reading pleasures this summer are Hollywood stories.

Pullman Returns to His Dark Materials: Penguin Random House has revealed the cover for Philip Pullman's 'The Book of Dust,' which returns to the world of 'The Golden Compass.'

America in 737 Novels: To quote Flannery O’Connor, "The best American fiction has always been regional." Here is a map of American lit proving just that.

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