There has been an odd public discussion recently about writers, specifically novelists, who are too prolific, as if such abundance was a quality that diminished the nature and substance of the author's output.
Covert to Overt does little to push him toward one side or the other, but the ambiguity of his intentions and acceptance, as well as what it all means, gives his audience something to talk about. Which, in the context of public art, is ultimately all that Shepard Fairey wants.
I was lucky to have been born into a family of readers; bibliophilia is a genetic condition for us. Grannie used to tell me that ever since childhood she felt that she needed nothing else for happiness but a book and some bread and butter. I've always loved that image.
In her critically acclaimed book "The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools," Washington Post reporter Dale Russakoff tells the story of how an ambitious plan to turn around Newark's failing schools crashed and burned.
As a rule, printed words stay on the page and music stays in the air. But every once in a while you come across a truly gifted writer who can make their sentences sing. Experience some of that magic with these eleven books that take classical music as their inspiration.
The book represents a real and welcome change in this market sector, accustomed as it is to cancer cookbooks that are way too complex to follow for someone bludgeoned into exhaustion by intense chemotherapy.
The farmers, journalists, chefs and researchers featured in these books teach us first-hand about the struggles of dealing with climate change and the how to battle it through innovation.
Over the past dozen or so years, the romance genre has begun to embrace LGBTQ equality. Because let's face it, love is love, and everyone deserves a chance to find their reflection in a book with a happy ending.
If there are any rules in storytelling, Meinel breaks them all. "Rules? What are rules? I break 'em every chance I get," she acknowledges.
Word aversion has drawn impressive pop-cultural coverage in the last five-or-so years. But despite all the talk of these fairly neutral words that we find so revolting, very little is known about why we can't stand them.
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Frederick Forsythe has mesmerized millions of readers and moviegoers with stories about assassinations, conspiracies, civil wars, the drug trade, mercenaries, and international intrigue.
No one was tasked with informing Newark that its school system was about to be overhauled by a pair of politicians with a think-tank plan, backed by a Silicon Valley fortune.
I realize celebrities have faced rejection in their careers however, a publishing house sees a celebrity as instant cash because of their fame. They already have a fan base and readers will buy the book solely based on the name and not the quality of the story.
As a culture we have decided that certain words are more powerful than others, and in some instances we've taken it even further and decided that some words are downright bad. How can a word itself be bad?
The winners of the 2015 Kirkus Prize in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Young Readers' Literature will be announced on October 15, 2015.
During a "Chat with Champions" book talk at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, Maine, a person in the audience asked what was the hardest part of writing The Price They Paid: Enduring Wounds of War.
Mary is advocating that writers not be chained to exactitudes. But in giving this kind of permission, she is opening the door to a small battleground where absolutists are going to have a field day with her. For black-and-white thinkers there is truth or not truth.
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Here are some Fall 2015 highlights from the University Press of Colorado (which also includes the Utah State University Press).