A new book from the long-gone Jeff Buckley
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The handwritten journals of Jeff Buckley, the singer-songwriter who died tragically in 1997 at age 30, will be reproduced in a forthcoming book from Da Capo Press. Rolling Stone reports that “Jeff Buckley: His Own Voice” is scheduled to be published in spring 2019, months before the 25th annivers... .. read more..

All Star Nominee Myah Selland Rewrites History Books For SC/W
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Myah Selland is our next nominee for the Sanford Pentagon/KELOLAND Media Group Player of the Year. She finished her career as Sanborn Central/Woonsocket's leader in points, rebounds, and assists. Myah Selland has been the face of Sanborn Central/Woonsocket ... .. read more..

Anthony Burgess webchat with biographer Andrew Biswell – post your questions now
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Ahead of a live webchat on Friday 31 March at 1pm , leave questions for a writer who knows where the facts end and fiction begins in the novelist’s enigmatic life 3.21pm BST Anthony Burgess’s biographer Andrew Biswell will be joining us for a live Q&A at 1pm on Friday 31 March . The Real Life... .. read more..

Picture Books Xpress Reviews | April 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Get the latest SLJ reviews every month, subscribe today and save up to 35%. Aponte, Carlos. A Season To Bee. illus. by Carlos Aponte. 32p. Price Stern Sloan. Jan. 2017. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781101995709. Chou, Yih-Fen. Mimi no quiere pintar. ISBN 9788416648580. .. read more..

Book Recommendations: 10 of our Favorite Parenting Books
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Having a third child has inspired me to doing some reading. Parenting books, specifically. My new baby has affected my current children and of course they both chose to react differently. My four year old has begun throwing tantrums (something she didn’t ... .. read more..

On Writing Books for Nobody
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Right now there are people writing books they never intend to publish. Hardly a shocking thing to say. Just as we can easily imagine someone composing a song they don’t mean to perform for any audience, or a painter who, upon completing her latest and ... .. read more..

Walter Scott prize for historical fiction unveils 2017 shortlist
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Judges hail vintage year as major authors including Sebastian Barry and Rose Tremain contend alongside unfamiliar names for £25,000 honour Sebastian Barry and Francis Spufford are to replay their battle for the Costa book of the year award after both were shortlisted for the 2017 Walter Scott pri... .. read more..

'Books Not Bombs' Initiative Promotes Education For Syrian Scholars
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
A group of young American activists is working to make a dent in that figure. Over the last year, their “Books Not Bombs” initiative has inspired U.S. students to petition their university administrations to establish scholarships for Syrian students ... .. read more..

No sale of uniforms, books on campus: Education dept tells Gurgaon schools
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The district education officer has issued circulars to schools not to conduct commercial activities, including selling uniforms and stationery on the campus. A few schools have already removed the shops from their campus but a large number are yet to ... .. read more..

'Doomsday Library' opens in Norway where the world's most precious BOOKS will...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
In the hopes of protecting the world's most important books, a second 'Doomsday Vault' has been opened in the frozen Arctic wasteland of Svalbard, Norway. The precious books will be stored in digital form, allowing them to survive the most extreme ... .. read more..

5 books that will improve your communication skills
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
No matter what your profession or passion, for many of us, the way we communicate—both with others and with ourselves—is key. And in reflecting on our own tendencies, strengths, and weaknesses as they relate to communication, my guess is that many of ... .. read more..

10 Books We Wouldn’t Have Without the NEA
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
It’s no secret at this point that President Trump wants to cut funding to the NEA. He laid out a budget plan that calls for the elimination of (not just reduced funding for) the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities ... .. read more..

Decline and Fall on TV – would Evelyn Waugh have approved?
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The prospect of a new BBC adaptation of Decline and Fall, starring Jack Whitehall and Eva Longoria, is stirring mixed feelings – will Waugh’s wit be sold short once again? The new BBC1 adaptation of Decline and Fall , with Jack Whitehall as Paul Pennyfeather and Eva Longoria as Margot Beste-Chetw... .. read more..

Robots v experts: are any human professions safe from automation?
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Technology already outperforms humans in many areas, but surely we would never accept machines as teachers, doctors or judges? Don’t be so sure The main themes of our book, The Future of the Professions, can be put simply: machines are becoming increasingly capable and so are taking on more and m... .. read more..

The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop (illustrated by Ashley King) – review
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Bishop’s tale of an 11-year-old detective-cum-worrier is a charming hymn to the imaginative power of books Earlier this month, a video did the rounds on Facebook demonstrating dispiriting facts about gender and children’s books. Such as: 25% of kids’ titles don’t have any female characters at all... .. read more..

Man Booker International prize and Dorthe Nors – books podcast
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
This week’s podcast heads abroad as we look at the longlist for this year’s Man Booker International prize and speak to longlisted author Dorthe Nors about her novel Mirror, Shoulder, Signal This week’s podcast heads off around the globe as we cast our eye down the longlist for this year’s Man Bo... .. read more..

Collecting Sticks by Joe Decie review – a singular, funny take on glamping
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Rain, boredom and jigsaws – a graphic novel for everyone scarred by childhood camping holidays How you feel about Collecting Sticks , a graphic novel by Joe Decie , is likely to depend on your relationship with camping. Tent and Primus stove fanatics may want to give it a miss; ditto enthusiastic... .. read more..

Barry Jenkins says adapting 'The Undergound Railroad' for Amazon 'absolutely ...
Monday, March 27, 2017
Barry Jenkins conquered the film world with “Moonlight,” the small-budget movie with the big heart that won best picture at last month’s Academy Awards. And now Jenkins is ready for his next challenge. Amazon announced Monday that it is developing an hourlong limited drama series based on Colson... .. read more..

The retreats where famous authors found inspiration – in pictures
Monday, March 27, 2017
Former president Barack Obama is to journey to the South Pacific island of Tetiaroa, once owned by Marlon Brando, to write his memoir. Here’s a look at where other famous authors found the inspiration to write Continue reading... .. read more..

Iconic alt-art space Machine Project launching retrospective book with a free...
Monday, March 27, 2017
“Burritos n’ Beats.” “Crocheting the Hyperbolic Plane.” “The Hidden Life of Garbage.” “Urban Cat Architecture.” “ Op-Art Handball .” It may sound like fridge-magnet poetry, but it’s actually a sampling of the weird and wonderful events that Machine Project, Echo Park’s iconic alternative art spac... .. read more..

'True Blood' author Charlaine Harris will launch a new fantasy series set in ...
Monday, March 27, 2017
Charlaine Harris, whose Sookie Stackhouse books inspired the television series “True Blood,” will release the first book in a new trilogy next year. Harris' novel “Texoma” will be published in fall 2018 by Saga Press, a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Simon & Schuster, the publisher announ... .. read more..

Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
Monday, March 27, 2017
Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them Are you on Instagram? Then you can be featured here by tagging your books-related posts with #GuardianBooks Scroll down for our favourite literary links Read more Tips, links and suggestions blogs Welcome to this week’s bl... .. read more..

Poem of the week: Low Tide at St Andrews by Emily Pauline Johnson
Monday, March 27, 2017
The half-English, half-First Nation Canadian translated the Romantic tradition into a beguilingly low key in this reflection on a coastal scene Low Tide at St Andrews (New Brunswick) The long red flats stretch open to the sky, Breathing their moisture on the August air. The seaweeds cling with fl... .. read more..

Ludo and the Power of the Book review – portrait of a great campaigning jour...
Monday, March 27, 2017
Richard Ingrams recounts four of the most famous miscarriages of justice exposed by Ludovic Kennedy To those of us who take an interest in miscarriages of justice Ludovic Kennedy is something of a patron saint. His account of the terrible events at 10 Rillington Place, the house of horrors i... .. read more..

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