Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Roundup with PW

Banned New Zealand Novel Acquired in U.S.
A young adult novel that has come under fire in its author's native country will be making its way to the U.S. Ted Dawe's 'Into the River,' which earlier this month became the first book in over two decades to be banned in New Zealand, has been acquired by Jason Pinter at Polis Books. more »

Rick Riordan: Storyteller of the Gods
Riordan, author of the bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, sets his sights on Valhalla as he launches a new series, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, based on Norse mythology. (PW subscriber exclusive) more »

New Class of Geniuses : Ta-Nehisi Coates, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ellen Bryant Voigt, and Ben Lerner are among this year's MacArthur Fellows.

Dropping Reader's Digest: Reader's Digest Association is changing its name to Trusted Media Brands in order to battle the common assumption in the marketplace that it is a one-title publisher.

Krakauer Weighs in on Everest Movie: Jon Krakauer, the journalist who survived the catastrophic 1996 expedition on Everest that resulted in multiple fatalities, and whose 'Into Thin Air' became a bestselling account of it, has criticized the recently released film of the disaster as “total bull."

Nothing But the Truth: On lying and memoir writing.

Eleven Unusual Bookstores: Mental Floss lists unique bookstores that are filled with as much charm as they are books.


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