Books

Inner Richmond’s ‘Green Apple Books’ Celebrates 50 Years

Green Apple Books is celebrating 50 years in business this weekend at 506 Clement St. (near 6th Ave.), and local readers are invited to join the party. Founded in 1967 by Rich Savoy, Green Apple has been owned for the last 20 years by Kevin Ryan, Kevin Hunsanger, and Pete Mulvilhill, who worked for Savoy. Photo: Stephen Jackson/Hoodline Mulvihill said the ...

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UK publishing industry remains 90% white, survey finds | Books

A survey of more than 1,000 people working in UK publishing has found that more than 90% currently in the industry classify themselves as white British. Carried out between June and July, the bookcareers.com salary survey received 1,023 valid responses. The vast majority of respondents – 84.6% – were female, and more than nine in 10 (90.4%) were white British. ...

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Anderson books US Open semifinal berth

Anderson books US Open semifinal berth The South African faces Pablo Carreno Busta in the semifinal. South African tennis player Kevin Anderson. Picture: @usopen/Twitter CAPE TOWN – South African tennis star Kevin Anderson moved into the semifinals of the US Open with a hard-fought victory over American Sam Querrey on Wednesday morning. Anderson defeated the American 7-6, ...

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John Ashbery, celebrated poet, dead at 90

John Ashbery, an enigmatic genius of modern poetry whose energy, daring and boundless command of language raised American verse to brilliant and baffling heights, died early Sunday at age 90. Ashbery, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and often mentioned as a Nobel candidate, died at his home in Hudson, N.Y. His husband, David Kermani, said his death was from natural ...

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We need to consider the social implications of bots writing books about instant chocolate milk

We still tend to think of authors as geniuses. Conversations about prize-winning novels often revolve around authorial intent, and writing a bestseller will tend to confer a certain amount of fame. But this timeworn state of affairs is shifting. The reader, more than ever, is moving centre stage – a shift that is being catalysed by the development of natural ...

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Del Val grad to publish first children’s book

Rick Epstein, Delaware Valley High School Published 3:00 p.m. ET Sept. 3, 2017 CLOSE Communities through Central Jersey will hold events Aug. 31 in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day aimed at ending drug deaths. Suzanne Russell | Wochit Jodi (Razgaitis) Kendall, a graduate of Delaware Valley Regional High School, is publishing her first children’s book with Harper Collins in ...

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Royal baby: History books give name clue

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to pick a “classic” name for their third child, as they did with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. If the baby is a girl, they are thought likely to pick a traditionally royal name such as Victoria or Alice, which was the name of one of Queen Victoria’s daughters and also of ...

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Romelu Lukaku books Belgium’s place in the World Cup finals after a dramatic finale dents Greece’s hopes of qualifying.

LUK’S IN FOR FINALS Man Utd’s £75m summer buy heads late winner to peak incredible four-minute spell – and severely dent Greece’s own hopes of qualifying ROMELU LUKAKU booked Belgium’s place in the World Cup finals as his late winner capped an incredible finale. Manchester United’s £75million summer buy deftly headed home on 74 minutes to severely dent Greece’s own ...

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The Secret Books by Marcel Theroux – musings on the road untaken | Books

“Human beings are compulsive makers and believers of stories,” Marcel Theroux’s fifth novel reminds us. The author of Strange Bodies engagingly explores the act of storytelling and how it shapes our selves and societies, from religion to politics. On one level, this is a pacy adventure moving from modern-day south London to 19th-century France, Russia and India, where a young man becomes ...

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