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Leading Ukrainian and Russian Writers Clash Over Crimea

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Leading Ukrainian and Russian writers are trading barbs over the recent annexation of the Crimea by Russia and the evolving situation in Ukraine.

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What If Boys Can’t Find the Right (Reading) Stuff?

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This week’s #EtherIssue discussion will look at author Jonathan Emmett’s finding about boys’ reading and the gender balance in the industry.

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Jeff Baron on Teaching the Business of Show Business to Kids

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Jeff Baron has penned a series of novels for kids that teaches the ins-and-outs of the Hollywood pitch. He talks to us about this rather curious and fun project.

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In France, a New Twist on the Reality TV Writing Show: Sex

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Académie Balzac, a new literary TV reality show in France, is trying to succeed where others have failed by convincing authors to have sex in a swimming pool.

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Italy’s TV Reality Show Ignored Psychology of Authors

Nikola Savic, the winner of Masterpiece, with Elisabetta Sgarbi, Bompiani's Senior Editor

Italy’s Masterpiece TV reality show for writers failed to attract viewers, in part, because it didn’t account for the way writers empathize with others.

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Are Boys Not Reading Because of All Those Women in Publishing?

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Are boys are being deterred from reading because the gatekeepers to children’s literature are mostly women, asks an author for The Times of London.

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Voices From Sharjah’s Children’s Reading Festival

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The ongoing Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival has become a major attraction for families and young readers in the region, and publishers are taking notice.

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Ira Silverberg on Making Backlist Pay: Making What’s Old New Again

Ira Silverberg will keynote the "Monetizing the Backlist" conference next Thursday in NYC.

With backlist, you have to see what’s old that’s new or make it new again, says Ira Silverberg, who keynotes PP’s Monetizing the Backlist conference next Thursday.

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Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist Announced

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Donna Tartt, Chimamanda Adichi, and Jhumpa Lahiri are among the finalists for The Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) awarded June 4.

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Why Do Celebrities Think They Can Write Children’s Books?

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At the Observer, writers Tom Lamont and Robert Muchamore sat down to discuss a very important topic: Should celebrities stop writing children’s books?

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