Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Barefoot Books Co-Founder Tessa Strickland Steps Down
On December 31, Tessa Strickland is retiring as editor-in-chief of Barefoot Books, the publishing house that she cofounded with Nancy Traversy 25 years ago.
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Authors to PRH: Undo Break With Unions: An open letter from writers calls on the U.K. publisher to reverse its decision to derecognize unions.

The Year In Reading: Notably avid readers—who happen to be poets, musicians, diplomats, filmmakers, novelists, actors and artists—share the books that accompanied them through 2016.

Shirley Hazzard, Teenage Spy: The late author, who died last week at 85, spent time as a teenage girl working in what she herself termed “the Judas racket.”

When Your First Book Blows Up: Stephanie Danler, 'Sweetbitter' author, discusses the disorienting nature of sudden success and protecting your creative voice.

Lemony Snicket's Poetry Press: Daniel Handler has launched Per Diem Press, a small press dedicated to poetry, and its $1,000 poetry prize.

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