Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Roundup with PW

NYT Amazon Exposé Draws Gov't Attention
This weekend's damning 'New York Times' article painting Amazon as a "bruising workplace" continues to draw attention. According to the AP, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has assured the public that the company will be complying with various labor standards. more »

Big Time Authors Unite for Syrian Refugee Food Relief Cookbook
Anthony Bourdain, Alice Waters, Mark Bittman, and Yotam Ottolenghi are among the cookbook authors who contributed recipes to 'Soup for Syria: Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity.' more »

An Enviable Life: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
At 96 years old, the publisher, poet, activist, painter, and cofounder of San Francisco’s City Lights Bookstore is one of the most well-known figures in American publishing. He's also not done speaking; in September his newest book, 'Writing Across the Landscape: Travel Journals, 1960–2010,' will hit shelves. more » »

German Book Prize 2015 Longlist
Twenty novels have been longlisted for the German Book Prize. The shortlist will be announced on September 16, and the winner will be announced in October, at the start of the Frankfurt Book Fair. »

Venice Book Ban Sparks Gay Rights Battle: The city's mayor has ignited a lively debate about the right of educators to choose their teaching tools without political interference, and about Italy’s continuing struggle with broadening civil rights for gays.

Custom Books for Haiti School: Students in a college French class have helped fill the empty shelves of an underprivileged Haiti school by writing and illustrating 90 custom books.

The 'NYT' Portrayal of Amazon: The paper's public editor, Margaret Sullivan, writes about the recent takedown of Amazon's workplace in a 'New York Times' feature.

Jane Austen, the Rom Com: The life of Jane Austen is being dramatized yet again in an upcoming romantic comedy called 'Jane by the Sea,' based on the novel by Carolyn V. Murray.

A Conversation With James Wood: The 'New Yorker' critic talks with Slate about how technology is changing reading, how aging changes critics, and what he’d change about his David Foster Wallace review.

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