Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie http://nwpr.org en Book News: Polish Poet With Mission To 'Create Poetry After Auschwitz' Dies http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-polish-poet-mission-create-poetry-after-auschwitz-dies <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Polish poet and playwright Tadeusz Różewicz, who was a member of the resistance during Germany's occupation of Poland in World War II, has died, according to <a href="http://www.thenews.pl/1/11/Artykul/169109,Poet-Tadeusz-Rozewicz-dies-aged-92">reports in the Polish press</a>. He was 92. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:11:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 44958 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Polish Poet With Mission To 'Create Poetry After Auschwitz' Dies Feminism Is Fashionable For Nigerian Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie http://nwpr.org/post/feminism-fashionable-nigerian-writer-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg3umXU_qWc</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:59:00 +0000 editor 42971 at http://nwpr.org Feminism Is Fashionable For Nigerian Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book News: Children's Books From North Korean Dictators? http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-childrens-books-north-korean-dictators <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Departed North Korean leaders Kim Jong Il and his father Kim Il Sung <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/mar/13/north-korean-dictators-childrens-authors-kim-jong-il-kim-il-sung">are both credited with producing children's books</a>, according a doctoral candidate at Australia's Sydney University. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:15:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 42816 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Children's Books From North Korean Dictators? Book News: @GSElevator Author Loses Book Deal http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-gselevator-author-loses-book-deal <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Simon & Schuster is canceling publication of a book by John Lefevre, the man behind the @GSElevator twitter account, which supposedly repeated things overheard in the elevator at Goldman Sachs. It emerged that Lefevre has never worked at Goldman Sachs, though <a href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/08/12/meet-the-goldman-sachs-employee-behind-gselevator/">he appears to have lied to a <em>New York Times </em>reporter about it in 2011</a>. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:24:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 42456 at http://nwpr.org Book News: J.K. Rowling's Second Crime Novel Coming Out In June http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-jk-rowlings-second-crime-novel-coming-out-june <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>J.K. Rowling is publishing a second crime novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith<em> </em>in June. Rowling quietly released the mystery novel <em>The Cuckoo's Calling </em>last year as Galbraith, but her identity was leaked to Britain's<em> Sunday Times. </em>The second Galbraith novel, <em>The Silkworm, </em>also will feature private investigator Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott, but this time they are investigating the death of writer Owen Quine. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:32:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 41685 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Paula Deen's Cookbook Sales Still Sizzle http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-paula-deens-cookbook-sales-still-sizzle <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li><em>Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up</em> isn't even out yet (it's set to be published in October), but a surge of pre-orders in the past few days has made it the top-selling book on Amazon. The cookbook, which was at 1,580<sup>th</sup> place on Monday, jumped in the midst of the growing scandal surrounding her use of racial slurs. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:48:00 +0000 editor 30099 at http://nwpr.org 'Americanah' Author Explains 'Learning' To Be Black In The U.S. http://nwpr.org/post/americanah-author-explains-learning-be-black-us When the novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was growing up in Nigeria she was not used to being identified by the color of her skin. That changed when she arrived in the United States for college. As a black African in America, Adichie was suddenly confronted with what it meant to be a person of color in the United States. Race as an idea became something that she had to navigate and learn.<p>The learning process took some time and was episodic. Adichie recalls, for example, an undergraduate class in which the subject of watermelon came up. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:02:00 +0000 editor 30066 at http://nwpr.org 'Americanah' Author Explains 'Learning' To Be Black In The U.S.