Sunday, October 14, 2018

This Week on Books Direct - 14 October 2018

This Week on Books Direct -
14 October 2018

This Week on Books Direct -  14 October 2018

Here's a list of some great articles you may have missed this week. Enjoy!

The Swedish Academy named two new members on Friday as part of efforts to rebuild the scandal-hit institution and ensure it can return to its function of selecting the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Nobel-Awarding Swedish Academy Elects New Members After Rape Scandal by Daniel Dickson for Reuters


Followed by:
The New Academy prize, organized to fill the gap left by the cancellation of 2018’s official award, goes to Guadeloupean novelist.

Alternative Nobel literature Prize Goes To Maryse Condé by Alison Flood for The Guardian


How To Start Networking As A Freelance Writer by Kelly Konya for Grammarly Blog
Your freelance kingdom will come if only you have the connections, right? Yes - and no.

How To Start Networking As A Freelance Writer by Kelly Konya for Grammarly Blog


Finding That Right Balance With My Writing by Michael J. Melville for Journeys and Life
What weird writing tricks have you tried in order to finish a project, get out of a slump and increase your productivity?

Finding That Right Balance With My Writing by Michael J. Melville for Journeys and Life


The Snowflake Method is an approach to writing that encourages starting with the simplest premise possible. From there, you systematically expand it to include plot and character details.

Using The Snowflake Method To Write A Novel by Reedsy Blog


Arguing that authors have a duty to “call a lie a lie”, novelist also names human rights activist Waleed Abulkhair as the 2018 International Writer of Courage.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Accepts PEN Pinter Prize With Call To Speak Out by Alison Flood for The Guardian


Home Libraries Confer Long-Term Benefits by Tom Jacobs for Pacific Standard Magazine
A large new study finds people who grew up in book-filled homes have higher reading, math, and technological skills.

Home Libraries Confer Long-Term Benefits by Tom Jacobs for Pacific Standard Magazine


2018 National Book Awards Finalists Revealed by Stephan Cho for Paste Magazine
The National Book Foundation has announced its 25 finalists in five categories - fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature, and young people's literature.

2018 National Book Awards Finalists Revealed by Stephan Cho for Paste Magazine


What happens to a boy who is taught he should be ashamed of reading a book about a girl? For feeling empathy for a girl? For trying to understand how she feels? For caring about her? What kind of a man does that boy grow up to be?

What Are We Teaching Boys When We Discourage Them From Reading Books About Girls? by Shannon Hale for The Washington Post


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