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Yuval Noah Harari admits approving censored Russian translation

Sapiens author said he had authorised revisions to all his books in order to reach ‘diverse audiences around the world’. Alison Flood – Fri 26 Jul 2019 14.32 BST Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari has acknowledged that he authorised replacing criticism of Vladimir Putin with criticism of Donald Trump in the Russian edition of his bestseller, 21 Lessons for the 21st …

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Allan Cameron: Estonians are great linguists

BY LEA KREININ IN BOOKS, CULTURE · MAY 8, 2019 Lea Kreinin interviews the Scottish publisher, Allan Cameron, who has started to publish Estonian literature in English. Allan Cameron is a Scottish writer, translator and publisher who lives in Glasgow. He has already published translations of several books from Estonian literature, by Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Andrei Ivanov, Mari …

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My 5 Mentor Children’s Books for Writing an Alphabet Picture Book

Posted on March 18, 2019 by Pragmatic Mom The 2019 5th Annual ReFoReMo (Reading for Research Month) Online Picture Book Challenge is coming up in March. ReFoReMo supports picture book writers, educators, and students who enjoy learning about stellar writing from mentor texts. I’m participating this year with five books 5 current book titles that have opened my eyes to one …

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Libraries Are Joyful Places – 7 Reasons To Join Yours This Weekend

Do they spark joy? Yes. So let’s cherish them. By Natasha Hinde Three in five people currently hold a library card, which is a pretty high figure considering the rate at which libraries are closing across the UK. At least 846 public libraries have closed since 2010, figures from library association Cilip reveal, with an estimated 8,000 …

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Polish novel in finals of EBRD Literature Prize

Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk’s “Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead” is one of three books shortlisted for the Literature Prize of the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The book was translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. The other finalists are Soviet Milk by the Latvian author Margita Gaelitis and The Devil’s Dance by …

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The best love stories in literature

These sweet stories will warm your heart. Feb. 12, 2019, 2:28 PM GMT+1 / Source: TODAY By Kerry Breen As Valentine’s Day approaches, there’s always the pressure to find a perfect present. This year, surprise your favorite bookworm with one of these love stories from our guests! With four picks from Jasmine Guillory (whose new book “The Proposal” was selected by …

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Where Books Meet Black Mecca

By Kim Severson – Feb. 8, 2019 ATLANTA — There’s a lot that is not for sale at For Keeps, a little bookstore with brick walls on Auburn Avenue, which for decades had been the center of commerce, culture and spirit for this city people call Black Mecca. That copy of Jet magazine from 1964, the one with Alan Alda …

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The Joys and Challenges of Writing for Kids

BY   KOUROSH ZIABARI AND CARYL HART – JANUARY 27, 2019 In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to the award-winning children’s author, Caryl Hart . Writing for children is a delicate and sensitive job. Children’s authors should be able to strike a balance between their own past while keeping in touch with the realities of their young audiences …

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5 Inspiring Books To Read Over the Holiday Break

Shelcy V. Joseph Dec 21, 2018 As you approach the new year, you may find yourself thinking about your professional goals. Maybe you’re planning to negotiate a promotion, switch to a more challenging company or transition into a new career. Maybe you’re looking to start a business, meet a mentor or grow your network. Or maybe, you’re …

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Super anti-Semitic literature can get an uncritical shout-out in the New York Times

by Becket Adams | December 17, 2018 I learned two things from the New York Times’ interview last week with author Alice Walker. First, she enjoys super anti-Semitic propaganda. Second, she can recommend said propaganda to the Times’ millions of readers, and the newspaper won’t say boo about it. I’m not sure these were the takeaways the paper had hoped …

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