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The Literary News, June 9, 2017

This Week in Literary News

 

5 Tips to Stand Out in the Slush Pile (from Open Book)

Homo Sapiens, meet Homo Deus: Dan Falk (The Science of Shakespeare) interviews author Yuval Noah Harari and other experts about the human (and post-human) future (NBCnews.com)

An Insider’s Story of Canadian Prisons: The newest issue of Atlantic Books Today features an in-depth feature on Robert Clark’s Down Inside (Atlantic Books Today, p.44)

Make Space: PEN International launches campaign for displaced writers, with Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood (from PEN International)

Take a Look: An Oral History of Reading Rainbow (from Mental Floss)

Agony Editor: Once the joy of being published fades, the challenge of growing as an author begins (from Quill & Quire)

Fahrenheit 451: In remembrance of Ray Bradbury, who passed away five years ago this week, Ralph Steadman’s brilliantly odd Illustrations for Bradbury’s classic novel (from brainpickings

Fahrenheit 451

And speaking of Fahrenheit 451: The Icelandic publisher that only prints books during a full moon – then burns them! (from The Guardian)

Musical literature: Quotes from beloved books, each thematically matched with a song (The Literary Jukebox)

Ebook sales up, overall sales down: BookNet Canada releases its fourth annual report on the state of digital publishing (from Quill & Quire)

12 Fictional Bookstores We Wish Were Real (from Electric Lit)

Women & Women First Bookstore, from Portlandia

Down Inside Literary News Science of Shakespeare Slush Pile

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