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Myth-Busting Books: 13 Antidotes to 'Alternative Facts'

Myth-Busting Books: 13 Antidotes to 'Alternative Facts' | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Telling the truth in a time of alternative facts is an act of resistance. Be a rebel and arm yourself with one of these alt-fact-busting tomes.
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A Guide to Writing Guides - Recommended by editors of The New York Times

A Guide to Writing Guides - Recommended by editors of The New York Times | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Editors at The Times discuss some of their favorite books about how to write well.
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11 Books A Million Times Better Than The Movie

11 Books A Million Times Better Than The Movie | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
I get it, book lovers. We all stick to the party line that "the book is better than the movie," point blank. But let's be honest here: adaptations vary. You've got your solid, not-quite-as-good-as-the-books movies like the Harry Potter series. You've
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Bookseller Charity Raises $224,000

Bookseller Charity Raises $224,000 | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
All Big Five publishers have made significant contributions to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation this year, prompted by authors Ann Patchett and James Patterson.
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10 Books for Country Goths

10 Books for Country Goths | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
I was born and raised in a small, rural farm town, and was a queer punky goth teenager. So, I know what it’s like to simultaneously feel right at home, and yet, totally alien. But the country is ripe…
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“A Poet of the Intimate Spaces”: An Interview with Gbenga Adesina 

“A Poet of the Intimate Spaces”: An Interview with Gbenga Adesina  | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
RT @pshares: Talking with Gbenga Adesina about poem sequencing, writing through surrender, and bursts of inspiration https://t.co/8nNjn6Q7Vl
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Opportunity for African Writers | Applications Open for FEMRITE's 7th Regional Residency for African Women Writers

Opportunity for African Writers | Applications Open for FEMRITE's 7th Regional Residency for African Women Writers | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Where are our women writers in the house? Here is a golden chance for you. Contributing to the celebration and empowerment of female writers on the continent, FEMRITE has officially announced the call for submissions for its 7th Regional Residency for African Women Writers. This edition will be supp
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Gary Younge shortlisted for 2017 Orwell Prize; Jennifer Szalai on Ben Sasse’s new book

Gary Younge shortlisted for 2017 Orwell Prize; Jennifer Szalai on Ben Sasse’s new book | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The shortlist for the 2017 Orwell Prize for political writing was announced yesterday. Honorees include Tim Shipman’s All Out War, John Bew’s Citizen Clem, and Gary Younge’s Another Day in the Death of America. The winner will be announced next month. New York Times deputy publisher A.G. Sulzberger will now be in charge of th
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Essence and Absolute: The Storytelling Power of Perfume

Essence and Absolute: The Storytelling Power of Perfume | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Making a perfume and telling a story go hand in hand https://t.co/zAGl8AIMbw
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Poetry Collection: Melissa Buzzeo’s 'The Devastation'

Poetry Collection: Melissa Buzzeo’s 'The Devastation' | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Maria Damon appreciates “The Devastation” by Melissa Buzzeo.
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Netflix Is Releasing Its Own Margaret Atwood Adaptation: 'Alias Grace'

Netflix Is Releasing Its Own Margaret Atwood Adaptation: 'Alias Grace' | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Fans of Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale," get very excited.
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Scots on the Rocks and Jo Nesbo’s Latest: The Best New Crime Fiction

Scots on the Rocks and Jo Nesbo’s Latest: The Best New Crime Fiction | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Marilyn Stasio’s crime column takes us on a Glasgow bender and into the mind of a Norwegian serial killer. For relief, there’s a trip to rural France.
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The 10 Best Ever True Crime Books? (Recommended by Publishers Weekly)

The 10 Best Ever True Crime Books? (Recommended by Publishers Weekly) | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Books by Truman Capote, Janet Malcolm, Dave Cullen, and more.
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Why João Gilberto Noll May Be the Brazilian Literary Sensation We've Been Waiting For

Why João Gilberto Noll May Be the Brazilian Literary Sensation We've Been Waiting For | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The recently deceased novelist and short story writer has only begun to be receive the due recognized he deserves.
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Historical Fiction:B eth Underdown’s novel, 'The Witchfinder’s Sister,' retraces a frightening reign of terror in the history of 17th-century England

Historical Fiction:B eth Underdown’s novel, 'The Witchfinder’s Sister,' retraces a frightening reign of terror in the history of 17th-century England | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
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Essay: 'The Achievement of Chinua Achebe' by Kwame Anthony Appiah, Prof of Philosophy and Law

Essay: 'The Achievement of Chinua Achebe' by Kwame Anthony Appiah, Prof of Philosophy and Law | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Chinua Achebe found a way to represent for a global Anglophone audience the diction of his Igbo homeland, allowing readers of English elsewhere to experience a particular relationship to language and the world in a way that made it seem quite natural—transparent, one might almost say. A measure of his achievement is that Achebe found an African voice in English that is so natural its artifice eludes us.
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Announcing a New Annual Prize for Young Female Book Collectors

Announcing a New Annual Prize for Young Female Book Collectors | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
This week, the women behind Brooklyn rare bookstore Honey & Wax announced a new annual prize aimed at bolstering the careers of the next generation of
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A New Anthology Confronts the Trump Administration

A New Anthology Confronts the Trump Administration | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Knopf unveils a new anthology of 50 poems by poets wbo oppose the current administration; at the Washington Post, Elizabeth Lund takes a look at who (and what)
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Where Have All the Telugu Readers Gone?

Where Have All the Telugu Readers Gone? | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
An in-depth reading of Telugu history reveals the reasons behind the disappearance of Telugu literature from readers’ bookshelves and minds.
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Literary agents see possible book deal for James Comey; John Altman on fiction writing under Trump

Literary agents see possible book deal for James Comey; John Altman on fiction writing under Trump | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The New York Times reports on the literary agents who are vying for former FBI director James Comey’s story. Although most government officials usually move on to corporate jobs or teaching positions, Comey’s firing may make some employers wary of hiring him. But the controversy could land him a lucrative book deal. “I don’t kno
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Remembering Jean Stein’s parties; PEN’s new board members

Remembering Jean Stein’s parties; PEN’s new board members | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Guy Trebay remembers the exquisite parties thrown by editor and author Jean Stein, the editor of Grand Street and the co-author of Edie: An American Biography, who died late last month. “At these parties one was as likely to encounter Warren Beatty as the Russian dissident poet Andrei Voznesensky. Among the guests were Tennessee William
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Biography & Memoir: George Prochnik's 'Stranger in a Strange Land' — A compelling intellectual biography of the formidable Gershom Scholem and a piercing personal memoir

Biography & Memoir: George Prochnik's 'Stranger in a Strange Land' — A compelling intellectual biography of the formidable Gershom Scholem and a piercing personal memoir | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
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Neglected Classics: 'A Cage of Shadows' — Archie Hill’s lost memoir, available for the first time in 40 years

Neglected Classics: 'A Cage of Shadows' — Archie Hill’s lost memoir, available for the first time in 40 years | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Rachel reveals the fascinating publication history of lost classic, A Cage of Shadows, re-published by Tangerine Press.
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Things That Helped: Essays about post-natal depression

Things That Helped: Essays about post-natal depression | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Elegantly written essays explore the melancholy of post-natal depression.
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Interview: Alana Massey, on 'All the Lives I Want' her debut collection of essays

Interview: Alana Massey, on 'All the Lives I Want' her debut collection of essays | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Alana Massey discusses her debut collection, All the Lives I Want, the best piece of writing advice she's ever received, and acknowledging the work that women do.
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io9 Co-Founder Charlie Jane Anders Wins Best Novel at This Year's Nebula Awards

io9 Co-Founder Charlie Jane Anders Wins Best Novel at This Year's Nebula Awards | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the winners of the Nebula Awards for 2016 over the weekend. There are some impressive and talented works in the mix, including an award for Arrival. But, of course, io9 can’t help but be a little extra thrilled that our co-founder, Charlie Jane Anders, took home the prize for Best Novel.
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