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Books: David Mamet pens a gangster novel, 'Myra Breckinridge' turns 50 and more in books
In "Stealing the Show: How Women Are Revolutionizing Television," former Los Angeles Times books and culture editor Joy Press tracks the history of women creating television shows. "Chapter by chapter, Press charts the peaks and valleys of the female ...

9 books that American presidents think everyone should read
President Donald Trump is not an avid reader, by his own admission. Apart from recommending partisan books praising him or attacking Hillary Clinton,, Trump hasn't publicly discussed or recommended a reading list like past presidents have. However, in ...

How Annihilation Ties Into The Books, According To Author Jeff VanderMeer
Annihilation is such an interesting case of adaptation because the film is wildly different from the book, but it still feels like Jeff VanderMeer's novel. Part of this has to do with the aesthetics of the film. The visuals of Annihilation manage to ...

Children's authors to bring windows and mirrors to 10th annual book festival
The 10th annual Tucson Festival of Books, March 10 and 11, is slated to bring in more than 60 authors of children's and young adults books—ranging from picture books to nonfiction novels. “There's mirrors and windows,” author Margarita Engle says ...

Petition asks Iowa library to segregate LGBTQ books
A petition calls on the Orange City Public Library to separate out books with LGBTQ themes and come up with a rating system to inform parents of their content. (Ian Richardson/Sioux City Journal) Dan Chibnall Amanda Vazquez. By Ian Richardson, Sioux ...

Local author wants to keep people out of dark places
To this end, the Columbus woman has written a book, “Bright Light Therapy,” released by College Boy Publishing. Bowman said she wants to motivate people to “plug in” to their inner light. She does this using biblical principles. “I want to help people ...

Books: Inside the mind of an endearing schizophrenic
When Sandra Allen was studying nonfiction writing at the University of Iowa, her Uncle Bob sent her the typescript of his autobiography. This would be her “crazy” Uncle Bob, a chain-smoking, good-natured, long-haired oddball who lived a hermit ...

With 'Fire and Fury,' Stephen Rubin Is Publishing's 76-Year-Old Comeback Kid
Mr. Rubin, the president and publisher of Henry Holt & Company, was recalling the first time he read the draft of the book whose final version now sits on thousands of American night stands: Michael Wolff's “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House ...

Aycock writes victory story in battle of the books
This year's Battle of the Books belonged to the literary jaguars. Members of E.B. Aycock Middle School turned the page on the competition with a nearly perfect final round on Thursday, winning the war of words. The team scored 20 points in the round to ...

Book rush
And while, the fall of the Rana Regime brought with it a marked rise in the number of books published in the country, it wasn't until the turn of the millennium that publishing truly boomed as a viable industry. Thanks to the introduction of modern ...

Skybound Books Gets Ready For Liftoff
Six months after unveiling Skybound Books, a joint partnership between the media company Skybound Entertainment and Simon & Schuster's Atria imprint, three new publishing projects are in the works at the Los Angeles–based imprint. Skybound senior ...

Dynamite Entertainment to Become a Premier Publisher at Diamond Comics (CONFIRMED)
Diamond Comic Distributors and Dynamite Entertainment announce today that Dynamite has attained the “Premier” classification, which constitutes Dynamite's moving to the “Premiere” section of Diamond Previews. The move recognizes the company's standing ...

Librarians on the Line: Evaluating Children's Books About Police
It's Monday morning story time at the Oakland Public Library's downtown branch. Children's librarian Mahasin Abuwi Aleem reads to a couple dozen kids. Today, she's starting with a book called “Abiyoyo,” based on a South African folk song. “Once upon a ...

Children's Books: Animals Curious and Clever
Admirers of Brian Selznick are used to having to exert a bit of muscle to enjoy his books, which are thick and heavy and filled with extended scenes of full-page, soft-pencil drawings. “The Invention of Hugo Cabret ” (533 pages), “Wonderstruck” (640 ...





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