Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Roundup with PW

New HarperCollins India CEO Named
Ananth Padmanabhan, senior v-p of sales at Penguin Random House India, has been named CEO of HarperCollins India. The appointment comes less than a week after HC India announced that its longtime head, P.M. Sukumar, was leaving the company. more »

First Mississippi Book Fest Exceeds Expectations
The inaugural Mississippi Book Festival, which featured authors John Grisham, Rick Bragg and Ellen Gilchrist, drew 3,500 to the state capitol grounds on August 22. more »

Thurber Prize History: Nearly 20 years after its founding, the all-male winners' circle for the Thurber Prize for American Humor is finally changing—the three finalists up for the 2015 prize are all women.

Duke Students Reject 'Fun Home': Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic novel was selected as a summer reading book for the Duke Class of 2019. But some students declined to read it because of its sexual themes and use of nudity.

The Path to This Year's Hugos: Flavorwire on how the 2015 Hugo Awards turned into a "battle over race, gender, and the soul of fandom."

Martin Talks 'GoT': George R.R. Martin admitted that the 'Game of Thrones' TV show will probably finish before his books.

Vargas Llosa Hits Back: Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa has been forced to deny that he sold a story to 'Hola!' magazine in Spain.


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