What We Gain from a Good Bookstore

What We Gain from a Good Bookstore

“Will the day come where there are no more secondhand bookshops?” the poet, essayist, and bookseller Marius Kociejowski asks in his new memoir, “A Factotum in the Book Trade.” He suspects that such a day will not arrive, but, troublingly, he is unsure. In London, his adopted home town and a great hub of the … Read more

Book Review: Radical War: Data, Attention and Control in the Twenty-First Century by Matthew Ford and Andrew Hoskins

Book Review: Radical War: Data, Attention and Control in the Twenty-First Century by Matthew Ford and Andrew Hoskins

In Radical War: Data, Attention and Control in the Twenty-First Century, matthew ford and Andrew Hoskins explore how digital technologies, datafication and related media practices have transformed war today. This timely book invites readers to reconsider the changing relationship between media and conflict that has given rise to ‘radical war’, writes Scott Timcke. Radical War: … Read more

Vanderbilt Neurosurgeon Jay Wellons Reflects on a Life Devoted to Healing | Books

Vanderbilt Neurosurgeon Jay Wellons Reflects on a Life Devoted to Healing |  Books

When an editor at Random House read Jay Wellons’ 2020 essay in New York Times about the extraordinary effort to save a critically injured young girl, he was so moved by the story that he got in touch with Wellons, who is head of pediatric neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The resulting book, All … Read more

Bob Harig’s ‘Tiger & Phil’

Bob Harig’s ‘Tiger & Phil’

Mitch Mustain, Whitney Lewis, and Lance Pavlas. What do the names mean to you? Most likely nothing, though if you’re a college football fan they likely ring a bell. All three were all-world college football recruits. They were the “can’t miss” types that missed. Recently the Bleacher Report did a story on some of the … Read more

Visiting or living in Los Angeles? Consult the ‘People’s Guide’ – People’s World

Visiting or living in Los Angeles?  Consult the ‘People’s Guide’ – People’s World

The Black Panther Party’s Los Angeles headquarters, as it looked in 1970. | AP LOS ANGELES — In one of the several publications I read, I recently saw an ad from the University of California Press advertising its People’s Guide series. The five titles in the series include Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco … Read more

Canberra Writers Festival 2022 dates announced

Canberra Writers Festival 2022 dates announced

1 April 2022 @booksandpublishing Canberra Writers Festival (CWF) has announced that the 2022 festival will be staged from 10–14 August, ‘with a welcome return to a full program of live events’. CWF was canceled in 2021 having previously been postponed due to Covid outbreaks. ‘After two years of pandemic mayhem, artistic director Jeanne Ryckmans has … Read more

Woman of Light Explores the Persistence of Stories | Books

Woman of Light Explores the Persistence of Stories |  Books

When authors choose an epigraph, they are giving the reader a peek into the heart of a story, offering someone else’s words as a hint at what’s to come in their own. National Book Award finalist Kali Fajardo-Anstine has chosen two passages to open her novel Woman of Light. One is from an Ingmar Bergman … Read more

Introducing The Atlantic’s Expanded Books Section

Introducing The Atlantic’s Expanded Books Section

When Emily Dickinson encountered her first real book as a child, she experienced a moment of pure, joyful recognition. “This, then, is a book!” she exclaimed. “And there are more of them!” Atlantic would go on to publish Dickinson’s poems; Perhaps more important, it introduced her to a lifelong mentor, Thomas Wentworth Higginson. After Dickinson … Read more

Book Review: Trillions: How a Band of Wall Street Renegades Invented the Index Fund and Changed Finance Forever by Robin Wigglesworth

Book Review: Trillions: How a Band of Wall Street Renegades Invented the Index Fund and Changed Finance Forever by Robin Wigglesworth

In Trillions: How a Band of Wall Street Renegades Invented the Index Fund and Changed Finance Forever, robin wigglesworth explores the emergence of the index fund as an unrivaled invention in recent financial history. Taking the reader on a road trip through the history of financial markets, this readable book will be enjoyed by those … Read more