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Q&A: Malka Marom

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Canada-based singer and broadcast journalist Malka Marom talks to LJ about her book Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words, a thoughtful account of Joni Mitchell’s life and creative process.

Q&A with Chris Nickson | Sponsored

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Chris Nickson’s newest book, Gods of Gold (Dec.: Severn House), takes readers back to 1890 Leeds and introduces Inspector Tom Harper. He recently answered some emailed questions about his books. This interview was sponsored by Severn House, and produced and published by LJ.

Librarians Who Write: How Librarian/Authors Will Thomas and Eleanor Kuhns Juggle Two Careers

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“A library is a natural place for an author” says Will Thomas, author of a series of Victorian-era novels featuring a private enquiry agent who is interested in social issues. Eleanor Kuhns believes “most librarians either wanted to write or are closet writers now.” Read more about what these librarian/authors have to say.

Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

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Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Here are this coming season’s first-time novelists.

Visualizing Books: Video Interviews with Alan Cumming & Katy Simpson Smith, Online Fun with Garth Stein’s A Sudden Light & Eric Kaplan’s Does Santa Exist?

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Given my job, of course I think a book is worth a thousand pictures, but sometimes visuals do help. In the last months, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing celebrated actor Alan Cumming, whose Not My Father’s Son, a wrenching memoir of rediscovering family, is a LibraryReads pick for October, and debut novelist Katy Simpson […]

African History, September 2014 | Best Sellers

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Special Edition: Report from the 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards | What We’re Reading

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LJ goes to the Rona Jaffe Foundation Awards ceremony to ask the literati: “What are you reading?”

A New Year, a New Publisher: Fig Tree Books

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With Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, scheduled to begin Wednesday evening, how appropriate then that on Monday, September 22,  Fig Tree Books LLC, a new publisher of literary fiction that chronicles the American Jewish experience, announced its inaugural list for the spring 2015 season. Its first four books include Prayers for the Living (March) by National […]

Brooklyn Book Festival 2014 | The Pleasure of Reading To Learn

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On Sunday, September 21, under overcast skies but with undeniably sunny energy, the ninth annual Brooklyn Book Festival took place at New York City’s Brooklyn Borough Hall. The adjacent Columbus Park area played host to over 250 vendors (not just publishers but also literary organizations, sponsors, and more), and the 100-plus panels and presentations featuring […]

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce October Favorites

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Below is the latest LibraryReads, listing the October releases that librarians are most excited about. Are you interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just readers’ advisory experts or credentialed librarians. 1. Stein, Garth. A Sudden […]

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