Literature

Popular martial arts novels to be turned into online comics – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

One of China’s most influential authors, Louis Cha, better known by his pen name Jin Yong, will see all his 15 martial arts novels adapted into online comic series. Among them, four classics — as the first batch of the adaptation project — will have their comic strips run on the web by the end of the year, said the producers, Tencent Animation & Comics and Phoenix Entertainment. The two…

Writers From the Right and Left React to Trump’s Riyadh Speech, and More – New York Times

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Writers From the Right and Left React to Trump’s Riyadh Speech, and More – New York Times

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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The way President Trump signs guest books is different – CNN

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Why it’s worth writing down all the books you’ve read – Financial Times

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Why it’s worth writing down all the books you’ve read

Writers From the Right and Left React to Trump’s Riyadh Speech, and More – New York Times

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Bucs Dugout seeks new writers – Bucs Dugout

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bucs Dugout is looking to add a few more writers to its staff. We’re looking for a couple writers to handle a recap or two per week, perhaps some breaking news, and a writer to provide regular statistical analysis. These will likely not start out as paid positions, though it is possible to eventually receive a small stipend. We’re particularly looking for those already engaged with the Pirates and their…

The 5 books Bill Gates urges everyone to read this summer – CNBC

Monday, May 22, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials SHOWS Careers Careers 1 Hour AgoCNBC.com Bill Gates makes sure to stay on top of the latest news in science, technology and energy — three fields he says are the most promising for anyone looking to make a difference in the world. To make sure he doesn’t miss a beat, the billionaire reads every evening. If you’re interested…

Books: A dancer, a thriller, the birth of a museum and more – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Welcome to books this week! I’m Los Angeles Times Books Editor Carolyn Kellogg with the news of what we’ve got for you, and more. THE BIG ESSAY Back when David Kipen — now one of our critics at large — was director of literature at the NEA, he met a man with a crazy idea: a museum dedicated to authors and writing. Kipen recalls that meeting, and considers how we…

How to Make a Stubborn Donkey Move: Advice for Writers Under Dictatorship in the Internet Age – lareviewofbooks

Saturday, May 20, 2017

MAY 20, 2017 THEY SAY THAT the worse a country’s dictatorship is, the stronger the public outcry against it, and therefore the better its literature. If only it were the other way around; then I’d be ready to give away my literary credentials. But it isn’t, and thus, throughout my life, I have written continuously and stubbornly. When I brought a notebook of my poems to a local Tashkent newspaper…

Prufrock: Real Writers Play Tennis, and Politicians’ Favorite Word – The Weekly Standard

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Our favorite sci-fi books of all time – CNET – CNET

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The most beautiful phone ever has one wildly annoying issue The Samsung Galaxy S8’s fast speeds and fantastic curved screen make it a top phone for 2017, but the annoying fingerprint reader could sour your experience.

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Selects 19 Musical Theatre Writers – American Theatre

Saturday, May 20, 2017

RHINEBECK, N.Y.: The Rhinebeck Writers Retreat has announced the 19 writers and nine new musicals selected for its annual summer development program. The writing teams will each have a week-long residency in a private home in the Hudson Valley. Transportation and food is provided, and each of the teams will receive a $500 stipend. The nine musicals were selected from a pool of 113 applications by a panel of new musical experts….

Amazon made a small change to the way it sells books. Publishers … – Vox

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Very recently, Amazon made a small, barely noticeable tweak to the way it sells books. And that little tweak has publishers very, very worried. The change has to do with what Amazon calls the “Buy Box.” That’s the little box on the right-hand side of Amazon product pages that lets you buy stuff through the company’s massive retail enterprise. It looks like this: Why, a box that lets you buy!…

French prime minister’s novels put attitude to women in spotlight – The Guardian

Saturday, May 20, 2017

France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron, may have written several unpublished novels inspired by everything from the Spanish conquest of Mexico to the life of a Paris pianist, but it is the literary endeavours of his newly appointed government that have come under the spotlight this week. Nine of its members have published books, from political essays and historical biographies to pulp fiction and political crime thrillers. The culture minister heads…

Kids can get books with their McDonald’s Happy Meals — but only in Canada – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, May 20, 2017

What’s Canada got that America hasn’t got? National healthcare, a prime minister who can explain quantum computing — and books in its McDonald’s Happy Meals. The Huffington Post reports that books are now available with Canadian Happy Meals; families buying Happy Meals can choose books or toys for their kids. The book giveaway will be a joint project with Kids Can Press, a children’s book publisher that produces picture books…

Amazon made a small change to the way it sells books. Publishers are terrified. – Vox

Friday, May 19, 2017

Very recently, Amazon made a small, barely noticeable tweak to the way it sells books. And that little tweak has publishers very, very worried. The change has to do with what Amazon calls the “Buy Box.” That’s the little box on the right-hand side of Amazon product pages that lets you buy stuff through the company’s massive retail enterprise. It looks like this: Why, a box that lets you buy!…

Toby Keith Books Free Concert in Saudi Arabia – CMT.com

Friday, May 19, 2017

by CMT.com Staff 6h ago Toby Keith will be in Saudi Arabia’s capital city of Riyadh on Saturday (May 20) to co-headline An Arabian Lute & American Guitar concert with popular Saudi singer Rabeh Sager. Admission to the free event is restricted to only males, and there is a formal dress code. Osama Nugali, a spokesman for the Saudi Foreign Ministry, said in the Washington Post that the event was…

Amazon Debuts a New Bestseller List for Books – Fortune

Friday, May 19, 2017

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