Literature

Here is our daily round-up of what’s going on in the world of books: Publishers Sue Google over Pirate Sites  I was just having a conversation about a recent survey about audiobook consumption that had a pretty startling statistic: 47% of respondents report getting an audiobook through a file-sharing service or YouTube. And that reminded
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The Best of the Literary Internet, Every Day TODAY: In 1917 Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize, is born.  How do you tackle writer’s block? Leslie Jamison, Rumaan Alam, and more share their strategies. | Lit Hub Craft “Language as something bold and entirely our own, something we can, as
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June 6, 2024, 10:29am It’s been a confusing few days at the Philadelphia Free Library, with their entire Author Events programming staff resigning, before being abruptly fired, all of which set off a string of confusing announcements about future programs. The Author Events program is a celebrated series of events created in 1994 that brings
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This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Costco Plans to Stop Selling Books Year-Round I had heard from a Book Riot reader that they were seeing some weird activity around the books section at their local Costco, so this story about Costco scaling back their
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This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Thrillers continue to be among the most popular books in the world right now. Whether you’re a longtime reader or eager to dip your toes into the genre, an excellent place to turn to are the International Thriller
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The Best of the Literary Internet, Every Day TODAY: In 1910, O. Henry dies. “The most effective weapon our colonizers wield over us is to make us believe, on some fundamental level, that we are not worthy of better.” Tareq Baconi on overcoming shared helplessness and working towards liberation in Palestine and beyond. | Lit
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There are as many ways to mark your place in a book as there are opinions about it. The memes and the Dungeons and Dragons alignment charts are fun, but it’s time to get serious and once and for all rank the bookmarks. Let’s go: 22. As Part of a Brand’s Social Media Campaign The
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This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. The Very Online Afterlife of Franz Kafka A very good piece of literary-cum-internet criticism from Amanda Hess for the New York Times. I have myself stumbled upon Kafka-core social media posting and immediately got the appeal. I think
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The Best of the Literary Internet, Every Day TODAY: In 1940, 22-year-old Carson McCullers’ first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, is published.  Did medieval people care about their birth charts? Maybe not, but they did look to the stars for answers. | Lit Hub History “When I go to the page to write,
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Kelly is a former librarian and a long-time blogger at STACKED. She’s the editor/author of (DON’T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and the editor/author of HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD. Her next book, BODY TALK, will publish in Fall 2020. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen. View
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June 3, 2024, 2:09pm Image via Wikimedia and KPBS Online Kafkologists rejoice, a new movie about the final, romance-filled year of the writer’s life is headed for theaters across the world. The Glory of Life is a German-language film based on Michael Kumpfmüller’s novel Die Herrlichkeit des Lebens. The film follows Kafka’s last year before
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