Thursday, April 06, 2017

The Roundup with PW

2017 MoCCA Art Fest Draws Largest Crowd Ever
The annual festival, focused on indie comics and graphic novels, attracted more than 4,000 fans on Saturday.
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Bologna 2017: Wolf Erlbruch Wins Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
German author-illustrator Wolf Erlbruch has won the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s largest children’s book award. In its citation, the award jury wrote that Erlbruch "is a master of the illustrator’s art who honours tradition whilst opening new creative doors."
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Bologna 2017: Varied Perspectives from Asian Publishers
Social responsibility, language learning, and outside-the-box booth design were among the topics of conversation among Asian publishers at the Bologna fair.
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First Impressions from the Bologna Fair
The 54th Bologna Children’s Book Fair kicked off on Monday with agents and publishers noting the continuing popularity of middle grade, as well as books featuring distinctive voices, tackling topical issues, and offering outside-the-box perspectives. more

Bologna 2017: Photos from the Fair
Check out the sights of this year's Bologna Children's Book Fair with our photo-tour, from visiting authors to awards, panels, and parties. more

Varied Perspectives on the Fair
From Asian Publishers

Social responsibility, language learning, and innovative booth design were among the topics of conversation among Asian publishers at the Bologna fair. more

Bologna Confirms 2018 NYC Rights Show
BolognaFiere announced plans to start a new trade show focused on rights and licensing in New York City in spring 2018.

Michael Levy, Longtime 'PW' Reviewer, Dies at 66
Michael M. Levy, a scholar of science fiction and longtime 'Publishers Weekly' reviewer, died of cancer on April 3. He was 66.
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iBooks Bestseller: 'Black Book' Gets Patterson Bump
Thriller heavyweight James Patterson returns to the top of the iBooks Bestseller list with his latest, 'The Black Book,' co-written with David Ellis.
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Hackers Are Targeting Libraries: Ransomware attacks on public agencies are on the rise, and include a January 19 attack on the St. Louis Public Library.

A Leftist Neighborhood Book Haven: On Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books in Greenwich Village, a 25-year-old bookstore with high concepts and low prices.

Translating Agatha Christie For Iceland: Rendering the great English thriller writer into his own language taught Ragnar Jónasson how to write fiction himself.

Alec Baldwin's 'Plot Against America': The actor and Trump impersonator reads from the opening chapter of Philip Roth’s 2004 novel 'The Plot Against America.'

20 Rare Ginsberg Photos: On the 20th anniversary of the death of Allen Ginsberg, a rare collection of photos of the author and activist.


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