Two Viking authors on @LeonardLopate today! @ChrisKenneally & @AzarNafisi chat about their books behind the scenes.

Two Viking authors on @LeonardLopate today! @ChrisKenneally & @AzarNafisi chat about their books behind the scenes.

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How do you pronounce publisher names like Knopf? Houghton Mifflin Harcourt? Hachette?

We’ve got the video to help you say them the correct way.

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I’ve been saying PEEKador all this time. Thanks for setting the record straight, bookriot.

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HallowReads: Craig Johnson, Frankenstein

All through October, we’ll be sharing spooky reading recommendations from authors and staff. Whether it’s a horrifying contemporary work or a tell-tale classic, these selections are sure to haunt you for years to come. We spoke with Craig Johnson, author of the Longmire Series, the basis for the hit A&E series, Longmire. Johnson shared with us his favorite HallowRead.

It’s hard for an ol’ cowboy to get past The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, but this might suit you better…

Involved in the restoration of an old roadhouse theatre in Sheridan, Wyoming, I once took up the responsibility of adapting great works of literature for theatrical use. On the educational side, I was charged with going to the public schools and discussing the books with the students so that they could then go see the stage performance and perhaps get more out of the production.

One year the board decided to do Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus. I think one of the most transcendental moments in my writing career was at The Wyoming Girl’s School, a home for court-ordered delinquents. Imagine discussing the story of the ultimate social outsider authored by a seventeen-year-old girl… They had the book down cold; even at their tender age, they’d lived it.

—Craig Johnson

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Cool authors from left to right: Garth Stein, Rebecca Scherm, and Dennis Lehane at the #SCIBA  luncheon. Scherm discussed her upcoming novel, UNBECOMING, at the event.  (at SCIBA)

Cool authors from left to right: Garth Stein, Rebecca Scherm, and Dennis Lehane at the #SCIBA luncheon. Scherm discussed her upcoming novel, UNBECOMING, at the event. (at SCIBA)

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"The breadth of this book; its abundance of enthralling accounts and astonishing science; its adept, vivid writing; and Kenneally’s exquisitely calibrated judgment make it the richest, freshest, most fun book on genetics in some time."
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David Dobbs, The New York Times

Just can’t get over this incredible review for THE INVISIBLE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE. Read it in this Sunday’s Book Review! Congratulations Christine Kenneally :)

(Source: vikingpenguinbooks)

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guardian:

David Willis found himself locked in a branch of Waterstones bookshop for two hours last night. He posted to Instagram: 

This is me locked inside a Waterstones bookstore in London. I was upstairs for 15 minutes and came down to all the lights out and door locked. Been here over an hour now. Supposedly someone is on their way.

One Guardian reader, loosemore, replied: “Sounds like heaven”. 
Photo: davwillis/Instagram

Can’t help but feel like he missed an opportunity to confirm whether this happens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKVcQnyEIT8

guardian:

David Willis found himself locked in a branch of Waterstones bookshop for two hours last night. He posted to Instagram: 

This is me locked inside a Waterstones bookstore in London. I was upstairs for 15 minutes and came down to all the lights out and door locked. Been here over an hour now. Supposedly someone is on their way.

One Guardian reader, loosemore, replied: “Sounds like heaven”. 

Photo: davwillis/Instagram

Can’t help but feel like he missed an opportunity to confirm whether this happens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKVcQnyEIT8

(Source: theguardian.com)

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