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Last week, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.—the site of a recent school shooting that sparked a national debate over gun control—held a two-day literary festival to bring the community together.
Veteran editor Betty Kelly Sargent explains how to write effective query letters to agents.
PW senior writer Andrew Albanese recalls the legacies of publisher Peter Mayer and author Tom Wolfe, and discusses a lawsuit filed by two authors against a textbook publisher seeking to pivot to digital subscriptions.
Heidi MacDonald and Calvin Reid recap their visit to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and spotlight a new scandal in the comics world; Gina Gagliano’s recently announced Random House graphic novel imprint; King Features’ syndication of the comic strip Macanudo; and the end of DC’s Young Animal imprint.
Parker J. Palmer discusses his new book, On the Brink of Everything, sharing an important message about aging.
PW religion editor Emma Wenner speaks with Ken Wytsma and A.J. Swoboda about their book Redeeming How We Talk, which examines the spirituality of language.
Mark Oshiro talks about his debut novel, Anger Is a Gift, and PW news director Rachel Deahl previews the New York Rights Fair.
A bookseller discusses trends in genres.