Friday, April 11, 2014

Book News You Can Use 4/11/14

Relax in Paradise Mary Cheever, Sue Townsend and Peter Matthiessen.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been released from the hospital.

Congratulations to all of the RT Award winners and nominees!

Should a Black writer write White characters?

Pearl Cleage's memoir was released this week.  The Root has a story about it.

Hillary Clinton's book will be released in June.

Marina Keegan's life ended too soon but she did leave behind essays, stories and life lessons for all of us to enjoy.
Here is a story on CNN's website regarding diversity in YA.

Looks like children's literature is a man's world.

Read about how fast the process was for The Returned to be published and adapted to a TV show.  It usually doesn't happen this fast.

The author line-up has been announced for the National Book Festival.

Does anyone want to sponsor me in going to Jamaica next month for a book festival?

I guess we were so busy with the Cooper River Bridge Run, Flowertown Festival and DigSouth that I didn't know that there is a self-publishing conference in town next week.

There are book trailers, but Mitchell S. Jackson did one better and did a documentary.

Congratulations and a special OO-OOP goes out to Brenda Jackson, who became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. last week via the Jacksonville (FL) Alumnae Chapter.

And speaking of famous Deltas, there is a new book that focuses on parallels between African-American female singers and literature.  This video focuses how Nikki Giovanni and Aretha Franklin are connected (besides being honorary sorors).

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