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Tag Archives: authors

Hyewon Yum

Our friend Tarie, who is a Filipino blogger and children & young adult Asian literature expert recently wrote about “The Twins” Blanket” by Hyewon Yum.В  Its NY Times review says it”s a clever book on sibling rivalry and the struggles the family faces when jealousy causes friction. We love the pretty artwork and the colors…

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Edinburgh Book Festival

  We wish we could be in Scotland now. For the Edinburgh Book Festival has swung into action. The event, which promotes the love of reading and writing,  runs from 13 to 29 August and happens in Charlotte Square Gardens in New Town. With 800 events and over 700 writers from more than 40 countries,…

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Bet You Can Afford a Kindlegraph

So Borders is closing and there is nowhere else for all paperbacks and hardcovers to go. But let’s not despair. The beauty of digital publishing is that readers can still have their entire book collections on a device less than 300 grams. Yes, we’re talking about the Kindle. But what about your autographs and inscriptions?…

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Mad Visions On the Road

Jack Kerouac’s 1957 novel, “On the Road” has been the bible of countless twenty-something year olds trying to find themselves. Or trying to get past the detour in their lives. An idealistic vision – a life on the road without concern for wealth or stability, and just a simple enjoyment of surroundings – reminds readers…

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In Defense of Book Readings

“Breathing, stopping, lingering on a certain phrase, giving a certain sentence enough breath. If you can do it properly the audience will listen to you. Read the work properly and introduce it properly, and I suppose the result of that is that someone might read your book.” Colm Toibin, as quoted in the New York…

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Portait of the Author In His Own Words

Take a look at these beautiful silk screen portraits of famous authors composed entirely of their own words, by artist John Sokol. It sort of literalises the idea of a lined face–these are faces genuinely etched with lines they created. So in celebration of lined faces…put away that anti-ageing cream and put a pen to…

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Curious George has a Serious Past

In 1941, a lovable monkey named George sailed on a ship to America. And from here, he walked jauntily onto the shores of New York, and off the pages into the delighted hearts and minds of children. As any Curious George lover will testify, 70 years later he still hasn’t stopped making an impression! Something…

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