Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Roundup with PW

In Face of NEA Cuts, Small Presses Worry About Future
The elimination of the NEA, proposed in President Trump's new budget plan, could have a ripple effect on independent publishing, as hundreds of small presses depend on money from the arts organization.
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Erdrich, Desmond Win 2016 NBCC Awards
Novelist Louise Erdrich won the fiction prize, Matthew Desmond won for nonfiction; and Margaret Atwood received the lifetime achievement award at the National Book Critics Circle Awards ceremony last night in New York City.
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Librarians Vow to Fight Trump on Funding Cuts
The American Library Association called Trump's proposal to eliminate federal library funding "counterproductive and short-sighted."
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Chelsea Clinton Pens a Children's Book: The daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton announced a picture book, 'She Persisted,' slated to publish in May.

Buffalo Bookstore Advocates for Literacy: Dog Ears Bookstore is hosting a public meeting in search of ideas for strengthening and promoting literacy in the region.

Chris Hayes Talks Books: The 'A Colony in a Nation' author reveals his favorite writers, what he's reading now, and his ideal literary dinner.

Renovation Spells Dilemma for Librarians: Librarians are deciding the fate of thousands of books amid the $208 million modernization of D.C.'s MLK Jr. Memorial Library.

31 Books to Read This Spring: Check out a list of new books publishing this season, including 'Exit West' by Mohsin Hamid and 'Marlena' by Julie Buntin.



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