Monday, 21 May 2018

Bradford Literature Festival 2018

The Bradford Literature Festival brochure is now out for download, full details below:




Exciting news! You can now collect your copy of the Bradford Literature Festival brochure from Waterstones stores throughout Bradford, Leeds and the surrounding areas. You might also find a copy at your local library or visitor information point.
If you would like to receive a copy in the post, simply create an account at bradfordlitfest.co.uk and make sure to update your postal preferences.


To create an account and browse tickets, just click the button below and follow the simple on screen instructions.
 



We are delighted to announce the launch of the Brontë Stones Project.
In an exclusive event, Carol Ann Duffy, Jackie Kay and Jeanette Winterson will present the first readings of their new work and discuss the many ways in which they have been personally influenced by the lives and work of Charlotte, Emily and Anne.
This event previously sold out, but we have moved to a larger venue and tickets are back on sale. Get them now before it's too late!
In what has become a festival tradition, BLF 2018 kicks off in style with An Evening of Comedy. In this show, you'll have your funny bones well and truly tickled, as emcee Maureen Younger presents three spectacular comedians.

Join Margaret Hockney, sister to one of Bradford's most famous sons, as she discusses her incredible new book My Mother is Not Your Mother. In conversation with Jill Iredale, Margaret will shed light on the childhood she shared with her brothers, and how it has informed David’s artistic career.

In this swashbuckling talk, Sam Conniff Allende will reveal how the successes of pirates can provide a blueprint for anyone embarking on their own personal adventure, enterprise or initiative today. Join us for some much needed motivation!
We are delighted to welcome rapper Lowkey and music journalist Jacqueline Springer, for Revolutionary Music: Rap as Resistance.
Join us to explore the revolutionary power of rap and hip-hop.

In an exclusive and globally important event, we will be joined by a five-strong panel to closely examine the current state of feminism around the world and the significance of intersectionality. Featuring Nimco Ali, Mona Eltahawy, Durre Shahwar, Gita Sahgal and Bidisha

Join four of the ingenious contributors to The Corbyn Comic Book to find out how they reimagined Labour's Islington-dwelling, bike-riding, green-fingered socialist icon.


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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Publishers Weekly newsletters

Here are the latest Publishers Weekly newsletters for my followers to peruse:

Publishers Weekly presents BookExpo's Librarians' Lounge hosted by Baker & Taylor
We hope you and all librarians are gearing up for an exciting BookExpo. Publishers Weekly and host Baker & Taylor are excited to welcome you to this year’s Librarians’ Lounge. In addition to providing FREE breakfast, lunch and snacks, we have an exciting roster of sponsors offering free galleys, author meet-and-greets and more.

Click here to view all the amenities and sponsor-specific activities for two full days at BookExpo.






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PW Picks: Books of the Week, May 21, 2018
This week: a 3,000-mile journey around wild Alaska, plus Italian cuisine off the beaten path. more
Win an Advance Copy of 'The House of One Thousand Eyes'
Enter for your chance to win one of 10 advance reading copies of Michelle Barker's searing YA novel, 'The House of One Thousand Eyes,' a Fall YA Buzz Book. (Sponsored) Enter Here

Little Haiti Book Festival | May 5-6, 2018
A Comedian’s Life: PW Talks with Dave Itzkoff
In 'Robin,' journalist Itzkoff chronicles the life and times of the late Robin Williams. more
BookCon 2018: From Wimpy Kid to Bill Clinton
Going to BookCon this year? Here's everything you need to know. more
The Big Books of Summer 2018
Dozens of books for readers of all ages.

PW LitCast: A Conversation with Parker J. Palmer
Tom Wolfe, 'New Journalist' Turned Literary Icon, Dies at 88
Wolfe made his name in the 1960s and found bestselling success with such books as the National Book Award–winning 'The Right Stuff.' more

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More New Books
'Star of the North' by D. B. John, and other books publishing next week. more
PW Radio: Mark Oshiro
Mark Oshiro discusses his new novel, 'Anger Is a Gift.' Listen
This Week's Bestsellers
Hardcover Nonfiction
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Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering
Joanna Gaines, Author, Marah Stets, Author
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Jon Meacham, Author
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James Comey, Author
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Zora Neale Hurston, Author
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12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
Jordan B Peterson, Author
Hardcover Fiction
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The 17th Suspect
James Patterson, Author
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The Fallen
David Baldacci, Author
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The High Tide Club
Mary Kay Andrews, Author
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The Crooked Staircase: A Jane Hawk Novel
Dean R Koontz, Author
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John Sandford, Author
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After Board Coup, Orbach Retakes Reins at Quarto
After being ousted as chairman from the Quarto Group in 2012, Laurence Orbach has engineered a returned to the illustrated book publisher where he is now chairman. more »
A 'Celebration of Creativity' at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
Led by author Chris Crutcher and a group of South Florida writers, the site of a recent school shooting that sparked a national debate over gun control has kicked off a two-day literary festival to help bring the community together. more »
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JOB MOVES
Jessica Berger has joined Writers House as global licensing assistant.
Natalie Medina is being promoted to global licensing assistant at Writers House.
Alessandra Birch has been promoted to global licensing manager at Writers House.
Jocelyn Schmidt, v-p and associate publisher of Penguin Young Readers, has been named senior v-p and associate publisher.
Gerard Mancini, v-p and managing editor at Viking Children's Books, has been named v-p, executive managing editor, and associate publisher.
Stephanie Sabol, executive director for business development and brand management at Penguin Young Readers, has been named v-p of business development for brand and paperback at Penguin Young Readers.
David Briggs, formerly associate publisher and executive managing editor at Penguin Young Readers, has been named v-p and executive managing editor.
Gretchen Schmid is being promoted to assistant editor at Penguin Books.
Elizabeth Vogt has been promoted to assistant editor at Penguin Books.
Victoria Savanh has been promoted to associate editor at Penguin Books.

For Questions for...Eddie Gamarra
In advance of the Global Kids Connect session "Adaptation: Navigating the New Hollywood" on May 31 at the New York Rights Fair, PW spoke with Eddie Gamarra, literary manager/producer at the Gotham Group, about bringing projects from book to screen. more » »
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News Briefs



'Romantic Times' Magazine, Booklovers Convention Shutter
After 37 years, Romantic Times, also called RT Book Reviews, and its RT VIP Salon and RT Booklovers Convention, will shut down, effective immediately. more » »

BOOKSTORE NEWS

London Review Bookshop Reaches Milestone: The London Review Bookshop in the London neighborhood of Bloomsbury is celebrating its 15th anniversary.
Alabama Store Marks 65 Years in Business: It has been 65 years since the J&M Bookstore in Auburn, Ala., opened for business.
Eulogizing a Lost Canadian Bookseller: The 'Globe and Mail' newspaper remembers Sheila Koffman, founder of the independent Another Story Bookshop in Toronto.
A Bucket List of Specialist Bookstores: Bustle serves up a list of ten quirky, specialist bookstores to visit around the world.
Japanese Chain Expands to Cambodia: Kinokuniya is expanding to Cambodia with the opening of a new bookstore in Phnom Penh.
THE ROUNDUP

Gillibrand Preps a Children's Book: On November 13, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will publish a book on women suffragists with Random House Children's Books.
Elena Ferrante Speaks: In a rare interview, the Italian author describes the writing process behind the Neapolitan novels.
A Long Overdue Book Festival: On Saturday, the Bronx Book Festival will take place at Fordham Plaza. It's been a long time coming.
Making Asian-American Writers Visible: Kundiman and the Asian American Writers Workshop are trying to chip away at Wikipedia's blind spots, one page at a time.
The Drowning of Holly Roth: More than 50 years later, the spy novelist's death remains an unsolved mystery.

PW Bestsellers

Top 10 Overall Bestseller List
'Magnolia Table' by Joanna Gaines is #1 on our overall list this week. See the full list » »
PW Daily Review of the Day

'The Lives of the Surrealists' by Desmond Morris
"Morris, the last surviving member of the first-generation Surrealists, offers an intimate tour of the personal lives of the artists in his inner circle." more » »

SHELFTALKER
Is the second attempt to bring this popular U.K. series to America a meritorious decision?




PICTURE OF THE DAY

Tracy Day in the Land of 10,000 Lakes
U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith (l.), in Minneapolis on Wednesday as part of the Hennepin County Library's Pen Pals program, was presented by Amiee Guidera of the Friends of Hennepin County Library with a certificate of proclamation, signed by Minnesota governor Mark Dayton, designating May 16, 2018, as Tracy K. Smith Day throughout the state.

Photo: Fiona McCrae

PW LitCast: A Conversation with Parker J. Palmer
New York Rights Fair 2018 | May 30-June 1
Publishers Weekly Presents BookExpo's Librarians' Lounge | May 31, 2018 - June 1
PW Children's Bookshelf: Breaking children's and YA publishing news, author interviews, bestsellers lists and reviews.
The 5 O'Clock Band by Troy Andrews, and Bill Taylor
Spotlight on YA
YA Books Explore the Immigrant Experience
We asked a number of editors and agents to discuss the plethora of new books for teens spotlighting the stories of immigrant families, a subject that has become a mainstay in the news. more

YA Booklist: First-Generation Tales
We’ve assembled a list of new and forthcoming books, both fiction and nonfiction, starring American teens who are struggling to navigate disparate cultures. more

My Hair is a Garden by Cozbi A. Cabrera
In the News
A 'Celebration of Creativity' at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
Led by author Chris Crutcher and a group of South Florida writers, the site of a recent school shooting that sparked a national debate over gun control has just kicked off a two-day literary festival to help bring the community together. more

GLAAD and Bonnier USA
Partner On Publishing Program

The world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization is teaming up with Bonnier Publishing USA to increase positive representation of diverse gender and sexual identities in children’s books. more

Textbook Authors Sue Cengage
Over Subscription Service

The federal lawsuit claims that the educational publisher's new subscription platform will improperly cost authors sales and royalty payments. more

On the Scene
YALLWEST 2018 in Photos
The largest YA and middle grade book festival in the country, YALLWEST, was held in Santa Monica, Calif., on May 5. The event brought together more than 25,000 fans and 100 authors and artists for a day of panels, signings, and more. Click through for a selection of highlights from the events. more

Four Questions
Eddie Gamarra
In advance of the Global Kids Connect Session "Adaptation: Navigating the New Hollywood" on May 31 at the inaugural New York Rights Fair, PW spoke with Eddie Gamarra, literary manager/producer at the Gotham Group, about bringing projects from book to screen, and the potential for "lost in translation" moments between publishers and Hollywood.

Q: Is there a Hollywood myth you'd like to debunk?

A: People joke around that Hollywood doesn't read. The reality is that Hollywood deeply values stories told well in various forms: memoir, magazine article, novel. We do read! We read a ton. But I think both [the book and film] industries would commiserate over how to handle the volume of incoming submissions. Since Hollywood tends to be far more developmental, we traffic a bit more in terms of concept, marketability, casting, and budget. more

Out Next Week
Hot Off the Presses:
Week of May 21, 2018

Among the books hitting shelves next week are a picture book about a whale who longs for the sea, a story about a boy who dons a costume and joins a mermaid parade, and a YA novel about a teen who searches for meaning beyond high school. more

In Brief

In Brief: May 17, 2018
This week, Erin Entrada Kelly gets an award from Philadelphia’s mayor; Becky Albertalli, Julie Murphy, and Katie Cotugno go on tour; authors discuss narrative nonfiction; husband-and-wife co-authors celebrate their picture book; Trudi Trueit kicks off a new National Geographic series; and readers stick out their tongues at reading. more
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Rights Report
Vicki Lame at Wednesday has acquired Janella Angeles's debut YA fantasy duology Where Dreams Descend. Pitched as The Phantom of the Opera meets Moulin Rouge, the story follows Hellfire House's star showgirl who, haunted by a dark past, must enter a magician's competition in order to secure her freedom from the handsome, enigmatic keeper of the club, even as mysterious accidents seem to plague her every move. The first book is slated for publication in 2020; Thao Le at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights.
Zareen Jaffery at Salaam Reads has bought world rights to two new novels by Saints and Misfits author S.K. Ali. Marvels and Oddities follows two Muslim teens during a trip to Doha, who learn to speak truth to power and open themselves up to the complexities of first love. Publication is set for summer 2019; John Cusick at Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management brokered the deal.
Nicole Ellul at Simon Pulse has acquired Shea Ernshaw's new YA novel, Winterwood, about an eerie forest deep in the snowy mountains, haunted by mystery and magic, where a boy thought dead suddenly returns. Publication is scheduled for fall 2019; Jessica Regel at Foundry Literary + Media handled the deal for North American rights.
Hali Baumstein at Bloomsbury has bought at auction Katie Zhao's debut middle grade, The Dragon Warrior, pitched as Percy Jackson and the Olympians meets the work of Grace Lin. In the book, a 12-year-old girl wanting to find her place in a secret society of warriors embarks on a journey to fight her way through gods and demons in various Chinatowns, in order to find a secret island where her missing father might be. Publication is planned for fall 2019 and 2020; Penny Moore Empire Literary negotiated the two-book deal for world rights.
Anna Roberto at Feiwel and Friends has acquired world rights to Discovery, Inc.'s Above and Beyond by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, a middle grade nonfiction work based on Emmy-winning director Rory Kennedy's documentary on NASA's 60th anniversary, Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow, which will be released at the same time as the book. Publication is slated for fall 2018; Erin Niumata at Folio Literary Management represented Discovery, Inc., and Marietta B. Zacker at Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency represented Rhuday-Perkovich.
Wesley Adams at Farrar, Straus and Giroux has bought Margaret Wise Brown Prize winner and Rip & Red series author Phil Bildner's new middle grade novel, a baseball-themed standalone. Publication is set for winter 2020; Erin Murphy at Erin Murphy Literary Agency did the deal for world rights.
Keith Garton at Red Chair/One Elm has acquired world English rights to debut author Sonia Antaki's Red Dove, Listen to the Wind, a middle grade novel about a 12-year-old girl caught between the traditions of her Lakota family and the white world around her. Publication is scheduled for early 2020; the author was unagented.
Jessica Garrison at Dial and Laura Harris at Penguin Random House Australia have jointly bought Gus Gordon's picture book, I Am Alice, a story about friendship, loss, and found family, featuring a city piglet, a seaside piglet, and a dash of magical realism. Penguin Australia will publish the book in fall 2019, and Dial will publish in spring 2020. Charlie Olsen at InkWell Management sold world English rights to Dial, and Australia-New Zealand rights were sold to Penguin Random House Australia, including another untitled picture book.
Deirdre Jones at Little, Brown has bought world rights to My United States, a 112-page collection of maps of the 50 states, containing facts, stats, trivia, and more, hand-painted by folk artist and My New York creator Kathy Jakobsen. The book, which was unagented, will be published in 2023.
Karen Boersma and Karen Li at Owlkids have acquired world rights to Malaika's Costume and Malaika's Winter Carnival author Nadia L. Hohn's nonfiction picture book about Louise Bennett-Coverley, a Jamaican poet, performer, and champion of Jamaican Patois popularly known as Miss Lou. Publication is slated for fall 2019; the author represented herself.
Eliza Swift at Albert Whitman has bought world rights to author-illustrator Cassandra Federman's debut picture book, This Is a Sea Cow, in which a child writes a school report about sea cows, and the subject is not happy with her portrayal. Publication is scheduled for fall 2019; Jenna Pocius at Red Fox Literary negotiated the deal.
Tamar Mays at HarperCollins has acquired author-illustrator Ruth Paul's rhyming picture book, Cookie Boo!, in which a batch of kid-decorated Halloween cookies must outrun and outsmart a cookie-eating monster. Publication is set for summer 2020; Jill Corcoran at Jill Corcoran Literary Agency brokered the deal.
Barb McNally at Sleeping Bear has bought North American rights to the picture book A Fist for Joe Louis and Me by Trinka Hakes Noble (l.), illustrated by Nicole Tadgell. Set in 1938, the story follows two Detroit boys who are inspired by their hero, legendary boxer Joe Louis, as they face the hardships of the Great Depression, the rise of Nazi Germany, and a schoolyard bully. Publication is planned for fall 2019; Lauren Spieller at TriadaUS Literary Agency represented the author, and Christy Tugeau Ewers at the CAT Agency represented the illustrator.
Alyssa Mito Pusey at Charlesbridge has acquired world rights to The Superlative A. Lincoln, a nonfiction poetry collection by Eileen Meyer. Winner of SCBWI's Most Promising Picture Book Award in 2015, the collection celebrates the numerous and surprising ways in which our 16th president excelled. Dave Szalay, a 2018 SCBWI National Portfolio Showcase Honoree, will illustrate; publication is slated for fall 2019. Deborah Warren at East West Literary Agency represented the author, and Christy Tugeau Ewers at the CAT Agency represented the illustrator.
Jessica Anderson at Holt has acquired world rights to Flying High: The Story of Simone Biles by Michelle Meadows (l.), a picture book biography of the Olympic gymnastics champion. Ebony Glenn will illustrate; the book is planned for spring 2020. Rosemary Stimola at Stimola Literary Studio represented the author, and Anne Moore Armstrong at the Bright Agency represented the illustrator.
Taylor Norman has bought world rights to Brooke Smith's (l.) picture book, Keeper of Wild Words, illustrated by Madeline Kloepper. Inspired by a list of words that were removed from the Oxford Junior Dictionary, the story tells of a grandmother's quest to save those words by passing them along to her granddaughter. Publication is scheduled for spring 2020; the author represented herself, and Emily van Beek at Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management represented the illustrator.
Anne Hoppe at Clarion has acquired world rights to A Day So Gray by Marie Lamba (l.), illustrated by Alea Marley. In the picture book, a friend's warm perspective turns a winter's day from bleak to beautiful. Publication is set for fall 2019; Jennifer De Chiara at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency represented the author, and Anne Moore Armstrong at the Bright Agency represented the illustrator.
Carol Hinz at Lerner/Millbrook has bought Thanku: Poems of Gratitude, edited by Miranda Paul (l.) and illustrated by Marlena Myles in her picture book debut. The anthology explores themes of thankfulness and gratitude through poems written by contributors including Joseph Bruchac, Margarita Engle, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Naomi Shihab Nye, Charles Waters, and Jane Yolen. Publication is planned for fall 2019; Karen Grencik at Red Fox Literary represented the author, and the illustrator represented herself in the deal for world rights.
Julie Bliven at Charlesbridge has acquired world rights to Diane C. Mullen's One Little Lot: The 1-2-3s of Urban Gardening, a debut counting picture book about a community that transforms an abandoned lot into a bountiful garden. Oriol Vidal will illustrate; publication is slated for summer 2019. Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency represented the author, and Justin Rucker of Shannon Associates represented the illustrator.
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IN THE MEDIA
From the Associated Press:
New chapter book adventures await literary heroine Rosie Revere. Click here
From Entertainment Weekly:
David Levithan and Will Walton on tackling grief and queerness for young readers. Click here
From Publishing Perspectives:
Illustrator Axel Scheffler speaks out against Brexit at the British Book Awards. Click here
From the New York Times:
Coming Soon to the Bronx, a Long Overdue Book Festival. Click here
From Entertainment Weekly:
Scholastic to publish original Riverdale fiction and companion books. Click here
From Literary Hub:
How to Run Storytime Without Boring Everyone to Death. Click here
From Book Riot:
22 Picture Books for Creating Citizens of the World. Click here
From Entertainment Weekly:
Sarah J. Maas will release her first adult fantasy series, Crescent City. Click here
From School Library Journal:
Op-Ed: Librarians Cannot Self-Censor or Capitulate to George Complaints. Click here
From Fuse #8:
A "child's story for adults": Digging Deep into James Baldwin's Only Children's Book. Click here
From the New York Times:
Clifford the Big Red Dog Returning to TV in 2019. Click here
From Brightly:
My Kid Won’t Read the Books I Pick Out for Her Anymore and It's Bumming Me Out. Click here
From Literary Hub:
Rereading Little Women in its 150th Anniversary Year. Click here
From Mental Floss:
10 Surprising Facts About Highlights Magazine. Click here
SHELFTALKER
Is the second attempt to bring this popular U.K. series to America a meritorious decision?
Summer reading program registration is underway – here’s one children’s bookstore’s program.
It’s not always terrible news when a genre slumps.
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Leslie Hawkins
Serial Reading
Pondering the best way to denote different varieties of book series, and if they need to be read in order.
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Gilmore explores how one decision can change the course of multiple lives in this lyrical, heartfelt novel that alternates between the perspectives of a pregnant teen and her child 16 years later. In 2000, Bridget is faced with the impossible mission of picking the perfect adoptive parents for her unborn daughter. In 2017, her daughter Ivy knows little about her birth mother and is eager to meet her face-to-face. more
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May 17, 2018

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PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Dave Eggers
New York Rights Fair 2018 | May 30-June 1
People
Penguin Young Readers has four promotions. Jocelyn Schmidt has been named senior v-p, associate publisher, Penguin Young Readers; previously she was v-p, associate publisher. Now reporting to Schmidt are Gerard Mancini and David Briggs, who will co-lead a centralized managing editorial team. Mancini has been named v-p, executive managing editor, Penguin Young Readers, and associate publisher at Viking; he was formerly
v-p, managing editor. Briggs has been named v-p, executive managing editor, Penguin Young Readers; he was previously associate publisher, executive managing editor. Stephanie Sabol has been named v-p, business development, brand and paperback; formerly she was executive director, business development and brand management.
In the Winners' Circle
Tu Books, in partnership with First Book and the NEA Foundation, has announced the winners of its New Visions Award for new authors of color: Twin Flames, a YA fantasy by Olivia Abtahi, and The Regent Enigma, a middle grade adventure by Luisana Duarte Armendáriz. The winners will receive a cash prize and a publication contract with Tu Books. For more information, click here.

The Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College has announced the winners of its inaugural Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards, given in honor of exceptional works of speculative fiction. In the Open Category, Corinne Duyvis is a co-winner for her YA novel On the Edge of Gone (Amulet, 2016). For the full list of winners, click here.
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Was a Hostile Work Environment Behind the Firing of AWP’s David Fenza?
Controversy has dogged the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) since David Fenza, its longtime executive director, was fired on March 11. While the AWP board has not offered any explanation for Fenza's termination, former AWP president Rita Dove claims she was told a hostile work environment was behind his ouster. more »
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JOB MOVES
Arielle Kane, formerly marketing manager at Atria, has joined Restless Books in the newly created role of CFO.
Jack Joseph is leaving Arcadia on June 15, and will join Nextone Content Group as partner and v-p.
Nicole Miller has been promoted to designer at National Geographic Books.
Moriah Petty has been promoted to associate editor at National Geographic Books.
Michelle Cassidy has been promoted to associate editor at National Geographic Books.
Allyson Johnson has been promoted to senior editorial project manager at National Geographic Books.

Bank Street Presents: The 2018 Irma Black Award and Cook Prize Winners
The Bank Street College Center for Children’s Literature presented the winners of this year's Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award and the Cook Prize, as well as the semi-finalists, during an awards ceremony held at Bank Street College on May 10. more » »
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News Briefs



Elizabeth Jordan Named BookPeople CEO
The appointment, which sees the longtime BookPeople employee take the top leadership position in her 16th year with the company, is effective June 2. more » »
BookExpo Amps Up Librarian Programming
BookExpo has announced the full slate of library programming available at the show this year, adding a full slate of panels and events targeting librarians and educators in addition to the Publishers Weekly–sponsored Librarian Lounge. more » »

BOOKSTORE NEWS

Bronx Gets New Pop-up Bookshops: Boogie Down Books, a “bookstore without walls," is now offering pop-up shops throughout the Bronx.
Waterstones Cancels Unbranded Bookstore: Following protests, Waterstones has abandoned a plan to open an unbranded, indie-style bookstore in Scotland.
Louisiana School to Open an Online Store: The University of Holy Cross in New Orleans is opening an online bookstore.
Bookstore Opens in an Old Railroad Car: The End-of-the-Line Bookstore is a used pop-up bookstore in Oakland, W.Va., located inside a used railroad box car.
THE ROUNDUP

Writers Fight Liu Xia's House Arrest: More than two dozen writers, poets, and artists have called for the release of the imprisoned widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winner Liu Xiaobo.
Stan Lee Sues POW! Entertainment: The 95-year-old Marvel comics impresario claims POW! executives stole rights to his name in a "sham deal" with a Chinese company.
Sweden Cancels Elsevier Contract: Following France and Germany, Swedish universities have moved to cancel their contracts with the journal publisher over open access concerns.
Rereading 'Little Women': Could Louisa May Alcott's classic, which turns 150 this year, mean as much to a reader in her 30s as it might have in adolescence?
Remembering Tom Wolfe: Adam Gopnik reflects on the career and life of "one of the central makers of modern American prose."

PW Bestsellers

Trade Paperback Bestseller List
'Hillbilly Elegy' by J.D. Vance is the #1 title on PW's trade paperback bestseller list. See the full list » »
PW DAILY REVIEW OF THE DAY

'Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces' by Michael Chabon
"Pulitzer-winning novelist Chabon brings together a deeply affecting collection of essays that scrutinize and celebrate the complexities of relationships between fathers and their children." Read more » »

SHELFTALKER
Is the second attempt to bring this popular U.K. series to America a meritorious decision?




PICTURE OF THE DAY

Tectonic Theater Project Launches a Book
The Tectonic Theater Project launched its book 'Moment Work: Tectonic Theater Project's Process of Devising Theater' (DDD) at the New York Theater Workshop on May 14. Pictured here (from l. to r.): book contributors and Tectonic Theater Project Company member Scott Barrow, Jimmy Maize, and
Leigh Fondakowski; Moisés Kaufman and Barbara Pitts Mcadams, book co-authors and Tectonic members; Andy Paris, a fellow book contributor and Tectonic member; and Judy Shepard, co-founder of the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

Photo: Daniel Rader

PW FaithCast: A Conversation with Ken Wytsma and A.J. Swoboda
New York Rights Fair 2018 | May 30-June 1
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New York Rights Fair 2018 | May 30-June 1
Tom Wolfe, 'New Journalist' Turned Literary Icon, Dies at 88
The white suit-and-white hat–wearing Wolfe made his name in the 1960s alongside fellow literary journalists Hunter S. Thompson and Gay Talese, and found bestselling success with such books as 'The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,' 'Bonfire of the Vanities,' and the National Book Award–winning 'The Right Stuff.' more »
Textbook Authors Sue Cengage Over Subscription Service
The suit claims that Cengage "wrongfully" implemented “a unilateral change to the compensation structure for its authors” when it created a new subscription service. more »
Patterson Earmarks $250K for Holiday Bonuses for Booksellers
Bestselling author James Patterson is re-upping his commitment to indie booksellers, pledging a significant personal contribution so that individual booksellers can enjoy holiday bonuses. more »
'The Dogs of Camelot'—Furry and Federal!
Before that tragic day on November 22, 1963, the Kennedy years were filled with hope and promise. They were also filled with children and dogs! 'The Dogs of Camelot' illuminates the inside story of the Kennedys’ lifelong love of dogs and the canine corps they brought to the White House. 978-1-4930-3161-0 • Hardback • May 2018 • $19.95 Learn More »
PW LitCast: A Conversation with Parker J. Palmer

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JOB MOVES
Bob Durgy, formerly head of dales and marketing at Edwards Brothers Malloy, has joined Thomson Shore as senior v-p of sales and marketing.
Grace Rambo is joining Workman Publishing as digital and web operations assistant.
SarahMay Harel has been promoted to assistant manager of web operations and e-commerce at Workman Publishing.
Nikki Sinning, formerly editorial assistant at Writers House, has joined Post Hill Press as acquisitions editor.
Jocelyn Davies, formerly editor at HarperCollins Children's Books, has joined Disney Press as senior editor and can be contacted at jocelyn.davies@disney.com.
Samantha Fabien has joined Laura Dail Literary Agency as international rights manager.

Spotlight on Cookbooks

Cookbooks Preview: June 2018
Kick off summer with journeys through the culinary landscapes of Italy and Cuba, a look at Indian street food, and a comprehensive guide to arguably the most essential tool in the kitchen. more » »
April Cookbook Bestsellers
Two small screen celebrities—Joanna Gaines of HGTV fame and reality T.V. star Kristin Cavallari—nabbed the top spots on April's bestseller list. more » »

Review: 'Soul': Todd Richards, a James Beard–nominated chef, brings the soul food spirit from his Richard’s Southern Fried restaurant in Atlanta to this sensational debut cookbook.
BookExpo 2018 Preview
Roundups of galleys to grab, booths to visit, changes to the show, and more can be found in our annual preview of the U.S.'s biggest books show. more » »
TCAF 2018 Marks Festival's 15 Years
This year's Toronto Comic Arts Festival celebrated its 15 anniversary while honoring Toon Books' 10th year, and hosted appearances by manga star Inio Asana, and artists Ho Che Anderson, Hope Larson, Mariko Tamaki and others. more » »
AAR Curates Audio Panel at New York Rights Fair
Executives from Storytel and Kobo offer insights into the meteoric rise of audiobooks in the U.S. and abroad. more » »
iBooks Bestsellers: Baldacci Stays at #1
David Baldacci remained at the top of Apple's iBooks store last week with his latest Amos Decker novel, 'The Fallen.' more » »
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News Briefs



Calvin Reid Joins Freedom to Read
PW senior news editor Calvin Reid has been elected a trustee of the Freedom to Read Foundation. more » »
Bantam to Publish Final Hawking Book
The Stephen Hawking Estate has announced that rights to a final book by the theoretical physicist were sold to his long-time publisher in North America, Bantam, which will publish it this October. more » »

THE ROUNDUP

Anne Frank's Dirty Jokes: Digital technology has helped to decipher hidden passages on two pages of Anne Frank's diary masked with brown paper to cover "dirty jokes."
The 2018 O. Henry Prize Stories: The winning short stories, which have just been announced, will be published in an eponymous anthology this September by Anchor.
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize Drama: The prize for comic fiction was withheld for the first time because none of the entries "prompted unanimous, abundant laughter."
Wednesday is Tracy K. Smith Day: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has declared Wednesday, May 16, Tracy K. Smith Day in the state. Smith is poet laureate of the U.S.
Planning for the Bronx Book Fair: The inaugural Bronx Book Festival will take over Fordham Plaza this Saturday. Here's a roundup of events for the day.

PW Bestsellers

Children's Fiction Bestseller List
'The Trials of Apollo, Book Three: The Burning Maze' by Rick Riordan is the #1 title on PW's children's frontlist fiction bestseller list. See the full list » »
PW DAILY REVIEW OF THE DAY

'Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup' by John Carreyrou
"An apparent scientific breakthrough rests on a quicksand of deception in this riveting account of the rise and downfall of notorious biotech firm Theranos." more » »

SHELFTALKER
Summer reading program registration is underway – here’s one children’s bookstore’s program.




PICTURE OF THE DAY

Prichard Preaches On Potential in Ohio
Skip Prichard, CEO of OCLC and author of 'The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future' (Center Street), challenges the audience at Gramercy Books in Columbus, Ohio, to realize their full potential.

Courtesy Skip Prichard
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