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Whats new: 19 August 2019 - What's new 19 August 2019
  • ‘I was often accused of having an overactive imagination as a child and I was an avid reader. I used to fib to my mum, saying I was going out to play with the other kids and actually having a book in my pocket. I'd built a den on the waste ground at the far end of the housing estate where...

Earlier this year, Vulture reported on the curious case of paranormal-romance author Sherrilyn Kenyon, who claimed that "her ex and one of her former assistants hatched a ‘Shakespearean plot' to murder her by poison." That claim led to a $20 million lawsuit in which Kenyon alleged that her...

Comic-Con International: San Diego ran July 17-21 at the San Diego Convention Center, with its usual extravagant combination of artists, presentations, mass fandom, and promotional events.

You may not even realize that your book contract could be canceled if you're accused of misconduct-or just cause drama

Where there's comfort and unencumbered feeling and a glimpse of the infinite--of nature's determined will to "get it on" in the face of storm and drought--there is, too, the potential for story.

Link: Exchange rates | The Bookseller 19 August 2019

As the ongoing trade war between the United States and China rumbled on early this year, some interesting book industry statistics were coming out of the People's Republic. In January, OpenBook, the Beijing-based industry data monitor, announced that retail sales in China had jumped 11.3% to...

Why has the literary world gone crazy for Sally Rooney? Is it her age-28? Is it her two acclaimed novels, Conversations With Friends and Normal People? Or is it her "sensuous lips"?

SAN FRANCISCO - In George Orwell's "1984," the classics of literature are rewritten into Newspeak, a revision and reduction of the language meant to make bad thoughts literally unthinkable. "It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words," one true believer exults.

No one seems to have escaped the fan fury over the finals season of Game of Thrones. While likely no one got it quite as bad as showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, even author George R.R. Martin-who wrote A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series upon which the show is based, faced backlash...

Commentary: 'An overactive imagination' 19 August 2019

‘I was often accused of having an overactive imagination as a child and I was an avid reader. I used to fib to my mum, saying I was going out to play with the other kids and actually having a book in my pocket. I'd built a den on the waste ground at the far end of the housing estate where I grew...

Whats new: 12 August 2019 - What's new 12 August 2019
  • ‘It wasn't really writing. It was sort of doing something at night, rather than cultivating friendships. I found myself very good company, so I never needed a party or a dinner in order to make me wonder on Saturday night, what are you going to do? And besides I had these little children,...

Gunfights are chaos events. They make no sense, can never make sense. They are over in seconds. The men who fight them do so guided only by instincts that may or may not reflect training and experience. What happens-no matter how unlikely-happens, without recourse to do-overs, odds and the utter...

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