Director Schele Williams is Writing Book on Enslavement

Broadway director Schele Williams is working on a book for young people about the history of enslavement. Abrams Children’s Books announced Wednesday that Williams' “Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History” will come out in October 2021. The publisher is calling

First volume of Barack Obama's memoir coming Nov. 17

The first volume of former President Barack Obama's memoir is coming out Nov. 17, two weeks after Election Day. It's called "A Promised Land” and will cover his swift and historic rise to the White House and his first term in office. The publication date for the second volume has not yet be

New Syrian Novel on Fear, Informers…and on Love

The Mim Edition, Algeria, has issued a new novel entitled "Quarter of Time" by the Syrian writer Suzan Khwatmi. The introduction of the 108-page book read: "The events of the novel take place in 2011 in Syria, the country of arrests, informers, fear, anxiety, and also of love. After the arrest of

Odes to Beirut

A book of insights, reflections and recollections of memories of growing up in Beirut, and the pain of separation and nostalgia, is to be released soon by Dar Nelson Publishing House. It comes as the Lebanese capital is in the midst of one of the darkest moments of its history and attempts to resu

'The Reckless Potter': New Kurdish-Syrian Novel by Adib Hassan Mohammad

After eight poetry collections and a critical book, Syrian-Kurdish poet and writer Adib Hassan Mohammad released his first novel "The Reckless Potter," which revolves around an important phase of the Syrian war. The novel tells the story of Saman, a Kurdish man who has no identity or nationality,

C Pam Zhang flips the script of Wild West narrative in wholly original novel

The classic images of the American “Wild West,” of horse towns, savage yet beautiful landscapes and dastardly bad guys, are hardwired into global literature and cinema. We all grow up with romanticised tales of the frontier, where buffalo, Native Americans and, more pertinently, sharps

Learn about the top 10 best-selling foreign novels

During the year 2018, many novels, which achieved widespread success among readers, topped the best-selling lists, and some of them were able to exploit their success by being translated into several languages ​​and spreading quickly among readers in various countries of the world.From the best-se

‘The Secret’ Author Rhonda Byrne Has New Release in November

The author of the million-selling self-help book “The Secret” is aiming even higher with her next work. Rhonda Byrne's “The Greatest Secret” is coming out Nov. 24, HarperOne announced Friday. According to the publisher, “The Greatest Secret” takes readers on a

Tell-all book by Trump niece to be released next week

 A tell-all book by President Donald Trump’s niece that has been the subject of a legal battle will be released next week. Publisher Simon & Schuster cited “high interest and extraordinary interest” in the book by Mary Trump titled “Too Much and Never Enough: How My

J.K. Rowling publishes fairy tale so children can dream in lockdown

J.K. Rowling published the first chapters of a fairy tale about a monster known as the Ickabog on Tuesday, an allegory about truth and abuse of power that is free online so that children can read it during coronavirus lockdown.The story concerns rumours of a fierce child-eating monster with extraord

May Releases: From Arabic Cult Classics to Dark Fiction

Three compelling May releases will be available next week: The Magnificent Conman of Cairo, by Adel Kamel, translated by Waleed Almusharaf, with a foreword by Naguib Mahfouz (May 3 2020, Hoopoe Fiction) It’s a pleasure to see AUC Press bringing out this 1942 cult classic by Adel Kamel (1916-

Sir Paul McCartney and Dame Emma Thompson write 'love letters' to NHS

"Love letters" to the NHS, written by stars including Sir Paul McCartney and Dame Emma Thompson, are to appear in a new charity book. Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You, will also feature contributions by Stephen Fry and Ricky Gervais. The book, which will raise funds for NHS Charities Togethe

Agatha Christie: Her 10 best novels, from Death on the Nile to The ABC Murders

The second and final part of Sarah Phelps’ new version of Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse screened on Sunday, bringing it to what The Independent called a “satisfying conclusion”. Christie is no stranger to adaptation, and has a stranglehold on the public’s imaginatio

“We Are All Things”: An ode to lost love

CHICAGO - In a room in Cairo, a man sits alone surrounded by items that fill his house. His relationship has just ended and, as he laments, he doesn’t realize that he isn’t the only witness to his latest tragedy. The objects in his house that he interacts with every day but pays little a

Tom Watson to publish debut novel The House – about ‘cold-blooded ambition and betrayal’ in Parliament

Sphere Books, an imprint of publisher Little Brown UK, has announced it will publish the fiction debut of former Labour deputy leader Tom Watson. The book has been hailed by publishing director Ed Wood as “the political thriller of a generation”. It was co-written by author Imogen Rober

What We Are Reading Today: 1491 by Charles C. Mann

In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderne

What We Are Reading Today: The Preacher’s Wife by Kate Bowler

Since the 1970s, an important new figure has appeared on the center stage of American evangelicalism — the celebrity preacher’s wife. Although most evangelical traditions bar women from ordained ministry, many women have carved out unofficial positions of power in their husbands’

Margaret Atwood unveils 'The Testaments': 'The world is moving closer to Gilead, particularly the US'

William Parry It isn’t often that a Canadian author – let alone one publishing a sequel to a dystopian novel – takes London and the UK by storm, with hundreds of fans bearing the cold conditions to be among the first to get their hands on a book and a glimpse of its creator at the

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