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Dennis Quaid to narrate The President is Missing audiobook
April 21, 2018 at 1:45 am

American actor Dennis Quaid, who played Bill Clinton in the 2010 TV movie "The Special Relationship", has been cast to narrate the audiobook of The President is Missing by James Patterson and Clinton.

Pictures of the week
April 21, 2018 at 1:45 am

This week's pictures round-up features a London Book Fair after-party, the Man Booker International shortlist announcement and Alesha Dixon.

A Quick end?
April 21, 2018 at 1:45 am

Philip Jones blogs on adult illiteracy and the sad demise of the Quick Reads initiative. 

Good Night Stories for Rebel ... Boys? Male versions of bestseller arrive on shelves
April 20, 2018 at 8:00 am

After the huge success of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, similar projects for boys are beginning to showcase men like Grayson Perry, Stormzy and Usain BoltAfter harnessing the imaginations of millions of girls with a wave of nonfiction books aimed at empowering women, such as bestseller Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, the book…

50 Years in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
April 20, 2018 at 5:30 am

A look back at a cultural icon on the 50th anniversary of his greatest creation. The post 50 Years in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

BIEF’s Nicolas Roche on French Publishing in the World: ‘Meetings All Year Long’
April 20, 2018 at 2:30 am

About six months into his new role as managing director of the Bureau international de l'édition française, or BIEF, Nicolas Roche is leading the French publishing industry's outreach program to open new markets and develop new readership for France's literature. The post BIEF’s Nicolas Roche on French Publishing in the World: ‘Meetings All Year Long’ appeared…

Let's silence the creative writing course snobs
April 20, 2018 at 2:00 am

These days, it is normal for authors to go to writing workshops – or teach them. So why does the idea they produce derivative writers persist?What makes a writer? How do you become one? When I was younger, even asking those questions seemed to disqualify me: a writer isn’t something one becomes, I thought, a…