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The Best History Books of January

The Best History Books of January The publishers have reached into their bag of tricks early to publish a rich and varied collection of history books for January 2019. There’s even a work of historical fiction — which wouldn’t normally have a place on this list — but which get a spot anyway, because it […]

Waiting with Immigrants

Waiting with Immigrants To be an immigrant in America is to wait. This goes double for the millions of immigrants who have found themselves at the sour end of the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureaucracy—and triple in the age of Trump. If you are an immigrant in the process of deportation proceedings, you must […]

‘The Joy of the Discovery’: An Interview with Jennifer Doudna

‘The Joy of the Discovery’: An Interview with Jennifer Doudna Claudia Dreifus: I’m told you’ve had bad dreams about the downside of your genome-editing discovery. Jennifer Doudna: There’s one in particular that haunts me. I had been thinking a lot about the profound tool it is, about all of the wonderful things that it enables—cures […]

How to Create a Giveaway Campaign for Your Book Launch

How to Create a Giveaway Campaign for Your Book Launch If you’ve seen any giveaways or contests online, you’ll notice that some are more complex than others. The reality is that the setup process doesn’t have to be difficult no matter how complex your campaign is. In fact, we have an easy 7-step process to […]

2019 Children’s Book Award Winners

2019 Children’s Book Award Winners Today we learned which books were selected for the top awards honoring children’s and young adult books published last year.  The American Library Association awards were announced here in Seattle, which is always fun, and over the past month or so I’ve been doing a lot of guessing as to […]

Rome: Where Migrants Face Eviction as Fascists Find a Home

Rome: Where Migrants Face Eviction as Fascists Find a Home Across Italy, some 10,000 migrants and refugees are living in squats. In search of shelter, many have joined vulnerable Italians in occupying empty buildings. The housing crisis is not an accident. It is part of a deliberate strategy by the government to make Italy as […]

2019 PEN America Literary Awards Finalists

2019 PEN America Literary Awards Finalists Congratulations to the finalists of the PEN America Literary awards, announced this week (winners will be revealed on February 26). Recognizing the best in the fields of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, essay, translation, and more, recipients will share a $370,000 cash prize. Small presses and debuts dominate the shortlist, […]

Imperial Exceptionalism

Imperial Exceptionalism It is hard to give up something you claim you never had. That is the difficulty Americans face with respect to their country’s empire. Since the era of Theodore Roosevelt, politicians, journalists, and even some historians have deployed euphemisms—“expansionism,” “the large policy,” “internationalism,” “global leadership”—to disguise America’s imperial ambitions. According to the exceptionalist […]