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Maeve Higgins convinces you to buy her book “Maeve in America” [comedy sketch]

Maeve Higgins convinces you to buy her book “Maeve in America” [comedy sketch]
Comedian and author Maeve Higgins tells different groups of people why they should buy his book. Read more about MAEVE IN AMERICA: http://bit.ly/2D421YD

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Meet the Audiobook Narrator: Marc Thompson (STAR WARS)

Meet the Audiobook Narrator: Marc Thompson (STAR WARS)
Voice actor and Star Wars audiobook narrator Marc Thompson shares how he got his start, and demonstrates his character voices. Listen to Marc’s work on the THRAWN: ALLIANCES | STAR WARS audiobook: http://bit.ly/2LEpKSx

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Meet the Author: Franklin Foer (WORLD WITHOUT MIND)

Meet the Author: Franklin Foer (WORLD WITHOUT MIND)
Franklin Foer (author of WORLD WITHOUT MIND and staff writer at The Atlantic) looks at the effects of social media on individualism, and gives advice to aspiring writers. Read more about the book: http://bit.ly/2wGj6kZ

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World’s Worst Editor feat. Gary Shteyngart, author of LAKE SUCCESS

World’s Worst Editor feat. Gary Shteyngart, author of LAKE SUCCESS
Gary Shteyngart receives advice on how to improve his book from Sean, the World’s Worst Editor. Learn about Gary’s book LAKE SUCCESS, which Sean did not end up editing: http://bit.ly/2wpszhn

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Meet the Author: Jasmine Guillory (THE PROPOSAL)

Meet the Author: Jasmine Guillory (THE PROPOSAL)
Author Jasmine Guillory discusses her literary idol, how much of herself she puts into her characters, why she writes at night, and her favorite part of her book THE PROPOSAL. Learn more about the book: http://bit.ly/2PegJNY

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Awkwafina presents MOBY-DICK | Last Minute Book Report

Awkwafina presents MOBY-DICK | Last Minute Book Report
After 10 minutes of studying, actor/rapper Awkwafina gives a book report on MOBY DICK by Herman Melville. We can at least confirm it is about a whale.

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The New Academy Prize Shortlist

The four-person shortlist for The New Academy Prize in Literature includes three authors of genre interest: Maryse Condé, Neil Gaiman, and Haruki Murakami. (Vietnamese-Canadian author Kim Thúy is the fourth.) The prize was founded by Swedish journalist Alexandra Pascalidou with the intent of providing an international literature award since the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature is not being awarded. The New Academy plans to dissolve in December 2018.

The winner …Read More

from News – Locus Online http://locusmag.com/2018/08/the-new-academy-prize-shortlist/

AJ Mendez Brooks presents ANNA KARENINA | Last Minute Book Report

AJ Mendez Brooks presents ANNA KARENINA | Last Minute Book Report
After reading the book in 10 minutes, former pro wrestler AJ Mendez Brooks gives a presentation on Leo Tolstoy’s ANNA KARENINA. Who knew it had so many cats?

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2018 Splatterpunk Awards Winners

Winners of the the inaugural Splatterpunk Awards, honoring “superior achievement in the sub-genres of SplatterPunk / Extreme Horror fiction,” were announced at Killercon 2018, held August 24-26, 2018 at the Wingate by Wyndham Conference Center in Round Rock TX.

Best Novel

  • WINNER: White Trash Gothic, Edward Lee (Deadite)
  • Containment: The Death of Earth, Charlee Jacob (Necro)
  • Exorcist Falls, Jonathan Janz (Sinister Grin)
  • The Hematophages, Stephen Kozeniewski (Sinister Grin)
  • Spermjackers From

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from News – Locus Online http://locusmag.com/2018/08/2018-splatterpunk-awards-winners/

Caitlin Brodnick presents THE GRAPES OF WRATH | Last Minute Book Report

Caitlin Brodnick presents THE GRAPES OF WRATH | Last Minute Book Report
After cramming THE GRAPES OF WRATH in 10 minutes, Caitlin Brodnick (author of DANGEROUS BOOBIES) fakes her way through a book report on John Stenibeck’s classic.

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Saunders Wins Heartland Prize

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (Random House) won the 2018 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize in the fiction category, announced August 23, 2018. The Heartland Prize has been awarded in fiction and non-fiction categories annually since 1988 for “work that exemplifies the values of heartland America.” The awards will be presented October 27, 2018 during the Chicago Humanities Festival in Chicago IL. Previous winners of genre interest include Colson …Read More

from News – Locus Online http://locusmag.com/2018/08/saunders-wins-heartland-prize/

Picacio Receives Alfie Award

Worldcon Artist Guest of Honor John Picacio received an Alfie Award for his services to the field, including the recent Mexicanx Initiative to bring pros and fans of Mexican ancestry to Worldcon, presented by George R.R. Martin at the Hugo Losers Party, held August 19, 2018 in San Jose CA during Worldcon 76. The Alfie Awards were created by Martin in 2015 and named in honor of Alfred Bester (whose …Read More

from News – Locus Online http://locusmag.com/2018/08/picacio-receives-alfie-award/

Anna Drezen & Todd Dakotah Briscoe present A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANEY | Last Minute Book Report

Anna Drezen & Todd Dakotah Briscoe present A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANEY | Last Minute Book Report
After reading A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANEY in 10 minutes, Anna Drezen & Todd Dakotah Briscoe (co-authors of HOW MAY WE HATE YOU?) stumble their way through a book report on John Irving’s classic.

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Meet the Author: Chad Sell (THE CARDBOARD KINGDOM)

Meet the Author: Chad Sell (THE CARDBOARD KINGDOM)
Author/Illustrator Chad Sell (THE CARDBOARD KINGDOM) shares memorable fan interactions, where he reads, and more. Learn about his book: http://bit.ly/2MzEnI7

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Walmart and Kobo Launch Ebook Partnership

Walmart and Rakuten Kobo have announced Walmart eBooks, an online store offering more than six million ebook titles, launched on August 22, 2018. The partnership between Walmart and Kobo additionally offers digital book cards, audiobooks, and Kobo Aura e-readers through Walmart’s website and store. Walmart eBooks content is also available through co-branded iOS and Android apps. The two companies previously announced a partnership to launch “a new online grocery delivery …Read More

from News – Locus Online http://locusmag.com/2018/08/walmart-and-kobo-launch-ebook-partnership/

THE BURDEN OF PROOF by Christina Dalcher | 7 Sentence Stories

THE BURDEN OF PROOF by Christina Dalcher | 7 Sentence Stories
Author Christina Dalcher (VOX) narrates an originalstory told in only seven sentences. Read more about her book here: http://bit.ly/2nEaojq

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