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MIT Press partners with Oxford Literary Festival
March 20, 2019 at 1:45 am

The MIT Press will sponsor the American Literature and Culture program at the 2019 Oxford Literary Festival, marking the first time a university press sponsor has partnered with the festival in this way. 

Kinney's World Book Day boom continues
March 20, 2019 at 1:45 am

Jeff Kinney’s Diary of Greg Heffley’s Best Friend (Puffin) is once again the UK Official Top 50 number one, with the World Book Day title beating David Walliams’ Fing (HarperCollins Children's) to the top spot by fewer than 4,000 copies

Therapy on the couch, plus the London book fair – books podcast
March 19, 2019 at 11:00 am

On this week’s show, Claire and Sian meet up at London book fair to discuss the trends and biggest books announced for 2019 and 2020. Then they sit down with neuropsychologist AK Benjamin and novelist Anthony Good, who have written two very different books turning the tables on therapy. Benjamin’s genre-busting take on mental health,…

Of Paywalls and Proxies: The Buzz about Access at ER&L 2019
March 19, 2019 at 5:30 am

This year's ER&L conference was abuzz with the threats and solutions for digital access in libraries. The post Of Paywalls and Proxies: The Buzz about Access at ER&L 2019 appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Carnegie medal shortlist celebrates novels in free verse
March 19, 2019 at 3:01 am

Three of the eight shortlisted novels for the UK’s most prestigious children’s book award are coming-of-age stories in verseAlmost half of the novels shortlisted for the UK’s most prestigious children’s book award, the Carnegie medal, are written in free verse.Founded in memory of the Scottish-born philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who set up more than 2,800 libraries…

Cheltenham rolls out teachers reading network nationwide
March 19, 2019 at 1:45 am

Cheltenham Festivals is rolling out its network of free teachers’ reading groups nationally, in partnership with a number of children’s book organisations including Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) and Just Imagine.