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Friday, June 14, 2013

Lit Links and Scoops

Your weekly link pack:

To be, or not to be a Latino Author

- Mexico’s illiteracy problem is growing worse

- I'm sort of obsessed with Joss & Main, a home goods limited sale site.

- A list of the 2013 International Latino Book Awards Winners! via @mamiversebooks

- Racism on Twitter - yet again.

- Watcha Magazine is seeking advertiser. Be part of the 1st Latino Hip hop Magazine in the Nation! Shoot them an email at info@watchamag.com.

- Moms Turn to Tech to Get Kids Access to Latino Authors via ABC News

- Podcast: 200 Years of Latino History in Philadelphia" by WHYY Public Media via soundcloud

- "The idea that larger, traditional publishing houses—like Simon & Schuster, Alfred K. Knopf and
MacMillan—are passing over Hispanic authors, despite the quality of work and incredible niche in the book market, is disappointing." via Voxxi

- Great essay: the truth about multicultural stories via the Rumpus

- Have you joined this amazing group of Latina Bloggers yet? Join on Facebook.

- Very excited about Guillermo Del Toro's book, The Strain, coming to TV. Via Screenrant I also want to catch up on the BBC miniseries, In the Flesh, that I missed. iTunes, here I come.

- A fascinating map of the world’s most and least racially tolerant countries via Washington Post

- Great read: "The Truth About Bicultural Consumers and How Marketers Are Taking Notice Cultural Identity Is Crucial and Should Be Represented in Media" via AdAge.

- FX Courts Latinos (hard) for Crime Thriller 'The Bridge' - Early screenings, Q&As in bilingual media and a multicity mural project help boost awareness among a potential Hispanic viewership of 48 million. via Hollywood Reporter.

The Future Silicon Valley: Latina Coders via SV Latino

- Simón Bolívar: The Latin American Hero Many Americans Don’t Know via Time

- Am I an ‘Immigrant Writer’? By AMIT MAJMUDAR

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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Preview: Junot Díaz, THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER (Riverhead)

Just in time for the 2012 Book Expo America, Publishers Lunch is offering a free eBook featuring excepts from over 33 of the top Fall books including:

Download it here.


Debuts
Hanna Pylvainen, WE SINNERS (Holt)
M.L. Stedman, THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS (Scribner)
Shani Boianjiu, THE PEOPLE OF FOREVER ARE NOT AFRAID (Hogarth)
Amanda Coplin, THE ORCHARDIST (HarperCollins)
Kevin Powers, THE YELLOW BIRDS (Little, Brown)
Lance Weller, WILDERNESS (Bloomsbury)
J.R. Moehringer, SUTTON (Hyperion)
Scott Hutchins, A WORKING THEORY OF LOVE (Penguin)
John Kenney, TRUTH IN ADVERTISING (Touchstone)

English: Writer Junot Díaz at the Mercantile L...
Writer Junot Díaz at the Mercantile Library Center for Fiction's Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Fiction
Junot Díaz, THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER (Riverhead)
Lawrence Norfolk, JOHN SATURNALL'S FEAST (Grove)
Dennis Lehane, LIVE BY NIGHT (William Morrow)
James Meek, THE HEART BROKE IN (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Mark Helprin, IN SUNLIGHT AND IN SHADOW (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Matthew Dicks, MEMOIRS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND (St. Martin’s Press)
Iris Anthony, RUINS OF LACE (Sourcebooks)
Barbara Kingsolver, FLIGHT BEHAVIOR (HarperCollins)
Bill Roorbach, LIFE AMONG GIANTS (Algonquin)

Nonfiction
Rhoda Janzen, DOES THIS CHURCH MAKE ME LOOK FAT? (Grand Central)
Teresa Rhyne, THE DOG LIVED (Sourcebooks)
Bee Wilson, CONSIDER THE FORK (Basic Books)
Neil Young, WAGING HEAVY PEACE (Blue Rider)
Diana Athill, MAKE BELIEVE (Granta Books)

YA
Sarah Maas, THRONE OF GLASS (Bloomsbury Children’s)
David Levithan, EVERY DAY (Knopf Children’s)
Jasper Fforde, THE LAST DRAGONSLAYER (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s)
Jessica Khoury, ORIGIN (Penguin Kids)
Eric Devine, TAP OUT (Running Press Teen)
Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian, BURN FOR BURN (Simon & Schuster Children)
Libba Bray, THE DIVINERS (Little Brown Young Readers)
Ned Vizzini, THE OTHER NORMALS (HarperTeen)
Janet Gurtler, WHO I KISSED (Sourcebooks Fire)

 
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