Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Roundup with PW

New Chairman for Penguin Random House
Philip Hoffman will succeed John Makinson as chairman of Penguin Random House.
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What Trump's Rule Could Mean for Authors: The Author's Guild rounds up what it knows about where the President-elect might stand on issues affecting working authors.

Read Excerpts by the NBF's 5 Under 35: Fiction to "leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape" from Brit Bennett, S. Li, Yaa Gyasi, Thomas Pierce, and Greg Jackson.

A Time for Refusal: On Eugène Ionesco's 'Rhinoceros,' its relevance in the age of Trump, and what it means to refuse a "new normal."

U.K. School Library Closures: In an open letter, children's laureates demand that the U.K. government investigate school library closures.

A Reading List for Resistance: 25 works of poetry and fiction for anger and action in the wake of the unprecedented 2016 presidential election.

16 Writers On Trump's America: Essays by Toni Morrison, Atul Gawande, Hilary Mantel, George Packer, Jane Mayer, Jeffrey Toobin, Junot Díaz, and more.

Twenty Questions...with Lydia Davis: The 'Times Literary Supplement' interviews the prolific fiction writer and translator on her favorites, who will be read in 100 years, and more.

Elena Ferrante in Conversation: The Neapolitan Quartet author on why readers have trouble with challenging portrayals of women, narcissism, and smoking cigarettes.

Quidditch Premier League in U.K.: 20,000 players of the fictional sport from the Harry Potter books play for teams such as the London Monarchs and the Yorkshire Roses.

Lisa Lucas Asks Kids to Read More: The head of the National Book Foundation is young, female and African-American, and she's hoping to make reading fun for the young.


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