Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
Robert Sherrill, a self-described “independent radical” journalist who brought an acerbic, at times polemical, wit to books about political leaders including Lyndon B. Johnson and Edward Kennedy, to topics such as military judicial abuses, and to moneyed interests like Big Oil and the gun industry, died Aug. 19 in Tallahassee. He was 89.Read full article >>
In Malcolm Brooks’s first novel, it is 1956 or thereabouts. Elvis Presley is “this new singer,” and “Blackboard Jungle” is playing at the movie theater in Billings, Mont. But when Catherine Lemay asks the teenage Miriam, “Is rock and roll here yet?” Miriam replies, “Um, maybe? I know I’ve heard of it.” The rest of the country might be surging ahead on a wave of post-war prosperity, but Montana still feels like the rugged land of Zane Grey novels, an Old West inhabited by horsemen, wild mustangs and lonely shepherds.Read full article >>
The headlines about female soldiers in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have stereotyped them as nameless victims of sexual assault, ill-prepared damsels in distress (Jessica Lynch, captured and rescued at the start of the war in Afghanistan) or country naifs swept up in the infamous debauchery at Abu Ghraib (Lynndie England, now released from prison).Read full article >>
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This interesting article raises a great point. Are authors and/or publishers too concerned about the digital format for books, treating print as the poor relation nowadays? Ken Michaels, just appointed President of Hachette Book Group USA, reminded…Continue