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Penguin Random House has found the perfect intern. She always dresses nicely, doesn’t complain about how cold the office is, and is cool being paid in krill.
The megapublisher tweeted a video introducing the new intern: an actual penguin. The bird was on loan from the Maryland Zoo.
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The National Book Awards announced the 10-book longlist for their fiction award on Friday, with three of this year’s Kirkus Prize finalists making the cut.
The most talked-about American literary novel of the year, Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys, is likely the most recognizable title on the list. Whitehead, whose new book is also nominated for the Kirkus Prize, won a National Book Award in 2016 for his previous novel, The Underground Railroad.
The other Kirkus Prize finalists to make ...
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Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has some big fans on the literary scene.
On Wednesday, the Massachusetts senator used her Twitter account to highlight two of her bookish supporters. The first was Camonghne Felix, the Warren campaign’s director of surrogates and strategic communications, whose first poetry collection, Build Yourself a Boat, was just longlisted for the National Book Award.
“Congratulations to #TeamWarren’s own @CAMONGHNE for making the 2019 @nationalbook
Awards longlist for her poetry! I’m honored to have you on ...
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Young readers will get the chance to listen to their favorite writers discuss the young adult book scene, thanks to a new podcast from Penguin Teen.
The publisher launched “We Are YA,” a podcast hosted by journalist Anna Borges, on Thursday. The show’s inaugural episode features an interview with Gabby Rivera, author of the just-released Juliet Takes a Breath.
“I'm a journalist who also happens to be obsessed with YA, so getting to dive into the tough stuff ...
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It’s a year of firsts for the National Book Foundation. The National Book Awards released the longlist for their nonfiction award, with three literary debuts making the cut.
The authors who made the list for their first books all wrote memoirs: Sarah M. Broom for The Yellow House, Iliana Regan for Burn the Place, and Albert Woodfox and Leslie George for Solitary. A fourth memoir also appears on the longlist, poet and activist Carolyn Forché’s What You Have Heard is ...
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The rollout for journalist Lauren Duca’s debut book is not going the way her publisher probably hoped.
On Tuesday, BuzzFeed News published a profile of Duca, the former Teen Vogue columnist and author of the forthcoming How to Start a Revolution: Young People and the Future of American Politics. It was, to put it mildly, a trainwreck.
The profile started out with Duca saying she was suspicious of journalist Scaachi Koul because the reporter didn’t follow Duca on Twitter. Then ...
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This year’s longlist for the National Book Award for Poetry is dominated by indie publishers, with all 10 nominated books being published by small presses.
Two publishers scored two nominations each. Minneapolis-based Graywolf Press earned spots on the longlist with Ilya Kaminsky’s Deaf Republic and Carmen Giménez Smith’s Be Recorder. Copper Canyon Press, based in Port Townsend, Washington, also had two authors make the cut: Jericho Brown for The Tradition and Arthur Sze for Sight Lines.
The longlist includes both ...
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Famed whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has never been a fan of asking for permission to do things, has run afoul of the American government yet again.
On Tuesday, the Department of Justice filed suit against Snowden, saying that the exiled computer security expert failed to submit the manuscript for his new book for review to the CIA and NSA, the New York Times reports.
Snowden’s memoir, Permanent Record, defends his decision to leak thousands of documents that he gained access ...