Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Roundup with PW


Quarto USA Launches Two Picture Book Imprints
Quarto Publishing Group is launching two U.S. children’s book imprints this season. Seagrass Press will publish environmentally focused titles for young readers, while words & pictures—which debuted in the U.K. in 2012—has expanded across the pond.
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Rick Riordan Imprint Acquires First Three Titles
Yoon Ha Lee, Jennifer Cervantes, and Roshani Chokshi will be the first to publish novels with Rick Riordan Presents, Disney-Hyperion’s new mythology-based imprint, which launches in 2018.
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Alwan Wins Prize for Arabic Fiction: 'A Small Death,' Mohammed Hasan Alwan’s historical novel about a Sufi mystic and adventurer, takes $50,000 honor for "striking artistry."

Margaret Atwood Made Them Feminists: Mara Wilson, N.K. Jemisin, Jenny Han, and nine other authors talk about the first time they read 'The Handmaid's Tale.'

William Gibson's Brave New World: The science fiction writer who coined the term "cyberspace" reimagines the world after the 2016 election in his upcoming novel, 'Agency.'

Jeff VanderMeer, Meet Cory Doctorow: Two modern masters of speculative fiction talk biotech, climate change, activism, and how sci-fi genre sensibilities have changed.

A Life Transmuted Into Fiction: Pajtim Statovci grew up as a gay refugee in Finland. His first novel explores questions of identity with the help of a homophobic, immigrant-hating cat.

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