Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Book News Roundup with PW

Books Shine at Licensing Expo
Books are playing a starring role at this year’s Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas, which began yesterday. Simon & Schuster, Random House and Scholastic were among the publishers that announced deals at the event.
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Fall 2016 Adult Graphic Novels
Fall’s graphic novels are teeming with emerging cartoonists exploring life and meaning, while established creators return to favorite themes. Among them, Riad Sattouf’s powerful memoir resumes, Jason Shiga presents a mind-bending puzzle, and Margaret Atwood turns to a fantasy about a cat-bird-man.
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Obituary: Michael McCurdy
Illustrator, printer, and publisher Michael McCurdy, whose intricate wood engravings and scratchboard drawings have been published in more than 200 books for children and adults, died on May 28. He was 74.
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Pulitzer Brings No Peace for Nguyen: 'The Sympathizer' author Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his novel, pain, and 'Apocalypse Now.'

The Reality of Nordic Noir: A conversation on how the icy genre serves as a mirror reflecting the evolution of modern Europe.

The Theory of Judith Butler: On the radical theorist and author who spawned a gender-queer nation and became a pop celebrity in the process.

'Fun Home' Wraps Up on Broadway: After more than two years on the Great White Way, the musical will shut its doors in September.

Quidditch World Cup Fever Grows: Teams from everywhere from Uganda to Pakistan are preparing for the international competition of J.K. Rowling’s fictional sport in Germany in July.



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