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Remembering Philip Roth, a Giant of American Literature

The writer, who died at the age of 85, was the last of the larger-than-life novelists of the mid-20th century.<p>Philip Roth, who died Tuesday night at the age of 85, was at the center of American literature for almost 60 years—a quarter of his country’s history. It has been six years since Roth …

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Philip Roth, a Born Spellbinder and Peerless Chronicler of Sex and Death

One might as well come out and say it: The death of Philip Roth marks, in its way, the end of a cultural era as definitively as the death of Pablo Picasso did in 1973.<p>Roth, who died Tuesday evening at 85, was the last front-rank survivor of a generation of fecund and authoritative and, yes, white …

‘Fix Our Marketplace,’ Canadian Publishers Tell Parliament in Copyright Act Hearings

'My colleagues and I are suffering real-time damage triggered by this act.' Glenn Rollans and Kate Edwards of the Association of Canadian Publishers, …

Michael's essay: In praise of librarians

Our American cousins have just finished celebrating National Library Week. We don't do it until October.<p>Celebrate is the correct verb. If knowledge …

Here is the Canada Reads 2018 longlist

<b>JAN. 30, 2018 UPDATE:</b> The contenders for Canada Reads 2018 have been announced. They are:<p>Fifteen great Canadian books are on the Canada Reads …

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Penguin Essentials at 20: how the publisher rewrote the rules of book design

Since Penguin art director John Hamilton launched the collection two decades ago, he has commissioned everyone from graffiti artist Banksy to graphic …

An Upbeat Winter Institute—With Some Caveats

Winter Institute, which American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher has called “some of the most significant few days in our calendar,” drew …

Ursula K. Le Guin, acclaimed science fiction writer, dead at 88

Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has …

When innovating in publishing, we must always ask why

Innovation in publishing - at least of the core product, the book - has been slow, minimal and incremental. Yet at every turning point it has been …

Innovation

The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time

We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation. In …

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Cookbooks

From hot debuts to heralded returns, novels to soon-to-be-dog-eared cookbooks, 2018 is lining up a bumper crop for bibliophiles<p>The Boat People<p>By Sharon Bala<p>Available Jan. 2, McClelland & Stewart, $24.95<p>With advance praise from Shyam Selvadurai and Lisa Moore, and fresh off winning the Writers' …

The Extinction of Libraries: Why the Predictions aren’t Coming True

When was the last time you went to the library and for what purpose?<p>For what purpose do libraries exist? For books, right?<p>The purpose of libraries has always been a hub for information. Our need for information has not changed just the way we receive the information has.<p>Five years ago Forbes …

How Kickstarter Is Changing Publishing

The crowdfunding platform lets authors skip the hurdles of traditional book publishing—but is it worth it?Laura Olin raised the money to publish her …

Cover design round-up: the best of 2017

To the book covers of 2017, as a whole. It felt paltry to do a round-up of December’s publications, because there are so few. Instead we decided to …

Best Books 2017 Publishers Weekly

Besieged<p>A.J. Tata (Kensington)<p>Tata, a retired brigadier general, combines distinctive characters and unconventional threats to thrilling effect in …

Books To Look Forward To In 2018

<i>Weekend Edition</i> recommends new titles coming out in 2018 — about women and by women. They provide escape from reality into the worlds of myth and science fiction.<p>Transcript<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:<p>There are times when the book pile on your nightstand can feel like homework. And as 2017 comes to a …

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All the Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018

If 2017 was the year of learning how bad things are, let's make 2018 the year we started to fix them—armed with a syllabus of inspiring, empowering, funny, and transporting new works from our favorite female writers. The nonfiction will feed your mind; the novels will feed your heart and soul. Read …

Sue Grafton, Whose Detective Novels Spanned the Alphabet, Dies at 77

Sue Grafton, a prolific author of detective novels known for an alphabetically titled series that began in 1982 with “A Is for Alibi,” died on Thursday night in Santa Barbara, Calif. She was 77.<p>Her daughter Jamie Clark, announcing the death on the author’s website and Facebook page, said Ms. …

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The 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2018

1 of 51<p>50 books we can’t wait to read in 2018<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 51<p>The Bomb Maker, by Thomas Perry<p>3 of 51<p>Gnomon, by Nick Harkaway<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

The Best Books of 2017, According to Independent Bookstores

It’s been a banner year for books. Real Simple asked some of our favorite independent bookstores across the country to share their memorable reads of …

Best books of 2017: indie publishers on their favourite books of the year

India’s answer to Lear, a teen tale set amid the London riots and the first great book on grime. Experts pick 2017’s smartest, oddest and most overlooked reads

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35 Most Anticipated Fiction Books Of 2018 To Get You Pumped For A New Year Of Reading

It's time to turn the page on this year. For all its ups and downs, plenty of incredible fiction books came out in 2017. But now, it's time to get …

Best Books of 2017 : NPR

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Best books of 2017 – part two

From moving memoirs to far-reaching fiction, the wonders of science and the lessons of history, novelists, poets and critics pick their best reads of the year<p><b>Part one:</b> George Saunders, Ali Smith and others share their favourites<br>• Nominate your books of the year in the comments below<p>Anything is …

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J. K. Rowling Wrote a New Fairy Tale

The last Harry Potter book may have been published 10 years ago, but J. K. Rowling isn’t finished writing yet. Her latest story is a fairy tale for …

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The Globe 100

Globe and Mail editors and reviewers offer up their favourite books of 2017<p>The Best Canadian Fiction and Poetry of 2017<p><b>Transit</b>, by Rachel Cusk (HarperCollins) – In this follow-up to her Scotiabank Giller Prize-shortlisted novel <i>Outline</i>, a woman and her two sons move to London after the end of her …

The Top 10 Young Adult and Children's Books of 2017

Some of the most difficult issues facing us this past year — sexual harassment, police brutality and mental health — surfaced as themes in children’s …

The Top 10 Novels of 2017

Fiction publishers complained that 2017 was a difficult year to get attention in a fast-moving media climate that was intensely political. But some …

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