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Bending Toward Justice (Basic) author Gary May will be on the air to talk about the Voting Rights Act. PW senior writer Andrew Albanese will be live from the floor of the London Book Fair, talking news coming out of the trade show.

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How a book about sloths stopped traffic at Vermont’s Flying Pig Bookstore.

PW staff members discuss the very first books that made them love books.


The Week Ahead
Even as the publishing industry sees reason for hope in recent sales figures, a leading author bemoans his profession’s condition and warns of dire consequences.

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A q&a with 17-year-old author Beth Reekles, who just landed a contract with Random House after her self-published novel, The Kissing Booth, totaled 19 million reads and 40,000 comments on Wattpad.

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic, one of our greatest living poets, talks with PW’s Craig Morgan Teicher on the occasion of the publication of his New and Selected Poems: 1962–2012.

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From the Newsletters

Tip Sheet
Jessica Soffer, author of Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots (HMH), lists her favorite endings in books.

Children’s Bookshelf
Check out the cover reveal for Patrick Ness’s new book, More Than This (Candlewick).

Cooking the Books
We interview Barton Seaver, author of Where There’s Smoke (Sterling).

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