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    U.S. Book Show: Our 2022 PW Editors' Picks Panels and More

    Did you miss the U.S. Book Show last week? Watch the Editors' Picks panels, along with the rest of our programming from the second annual U.S. Book Show, from now until the end of August.

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    U.S. Book Show: Children’s Authors Discuss New Releases

    On the final day of the U.S. Book Show, May 26, author Jon Scieszka sat down with three children’s authors to discuss their upcoming releases: Chloe Gong, Justin A. Reynolds, and Christina Soontornvat.

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    U.S. Book Show: Keynoter Kwame Alexander on Creating More Empathetic Human Beings

    “If you want to create more empathetic human beings, then I believe we’ve got to put books in the hands of children,” said Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander in his keynote address during the U.S. Book Show on Thursday, May 26.

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    U.S. Book Show: Mo Willems Rides on with Pigeon in Eighth Book

    Author-illustrator Mo Willems sat down with Union Square Kids editorial director Tracey Keevan to discuss his epic 20-year-plus journey in children’s books and the release of his eighth Pigeon book, 'The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster!,' on Thursday, May 26, during the U.S. Book Show.

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    U.S. Book Show: University Presses Debunk Myths, Reframe Academic Publishing and Bookselling

    Three publishing sales and marketing directors, and two indie bookstore insiders, dispelled assumptions about university presses at the U.S. Book Show.

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    U.S. Book Show: How Stories Shaped Celeste Ng's Life

    In a U.S. Book Show keynote conversation, the prize-winning novelist tells 'PW' fiction reviews editor David Varno that in writing, as in parenting, you map your ideas and values through stories.

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    U.S. Book Show: Black Women, Black Voices

    On the second day of the 2022 U.S. Book Show, four boundary-breaking debut memoirists spoke about their books, representation for Black women in media, and more in a panel cosponsored by 'PW' and Amazon Publishing.

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    U.S. Book Show: John Grisham Finds New 'Sparring Partners'

    After 41 consecutive bestsellers and a long-running career filled with acclaim, John Grisham is back with something a little different: a collection of three novellas.

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    U.S. Book Show: Humor, History, and Hope at Adult Authors Chat

    Sisters confront racism with humor, a fantasy novelist delves into short stories, a military history expert salutes the civil rights movement, and a movie star's memoir goes behind the scenes.

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    U.S. Book Show: Pondering a Healthy Publishing Industry

    Panelists addressing the issue of what a healthy publishing industry looks like concluded that, while the industry is suffering some severe aches and pains, creative remedies could bolster the book business—as long as industry leaders are willing to reimagine old formulas.

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    U.S. Book Show: Raven Named Bookstore of the Year, Lowe Named Sales Rep of the Year

    The Raven Bookstore in Lawrence, Kans., was named 'PW' Bookstore of the Year in a virtual awards ceremony held during the U.S. Book Show. Commission rep Kurtis Lowe of Book Travelers West is 'PW' Sales Rep of the Year.

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    U.S. Book Show: NCAC Head Defends Free Speech

    The surge in challenges to books is nothing new, says Chris Finan, executive director of the National Coalition Against Censorship. What's new, he argues, is are First Amendment challenges from the left.

  • U.S. Book Show

    U.S. Book Show: Oscar Isaac Enters the World of Comics

    The actor and producer spoke with Heidi MacDonald about the graphic novel 'Head Wounds: Sparrow,' out from Legendary in June, which he codeveloped with a team of writers, artists, and friends.

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    U.S. Book Show: How TikTok Is Transforming Book Marketing

    Panelists from Atria, Barnes & Noble, Penguin, and St. Martin's, alongside a BookTok star, gathered to discuss how the app is rewriting the rules for selling books.

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    U.S. Book Show: Ukrainian Novelist Andrey Kurkov on Wartime Reality for Writers and Publishers

    The U.S. Book Show's opening keynote featured Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov, speaking from his home in Kyiv, who provided the history through a literary lens of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict that culminated in war.

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    U.S. Book Show: David Sedaris on Genre, Walking, and 'Crummy Hotels'

    Acclaimed humorist and bestselling author David Sedaris kicked off programming at the 2022 U.S. Book Show to talk about travel, life on the road, and his upcoming book, 'Happy-Go-Lucky.'

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    David Sedaris to Open the U.S. Book Show

    Humorist David Sedaris will open the U.S. Book Show on May 23, livestreaming from the 'Publishers Weekly' office.

  • U.S. Book Show

    U.S. Book Show Highlights Arabic Culture with SZBA Panel

    With the growing interest in the U.S., this year’s U.S. Book Show will feature a panel discussion entitled “Bringing the world to your door: A spotlight on Arabic literature and culture.” For centuries, Arabic literature and culture has influenced some of the West's most revered authors and thinkers. Three panelists, 2021 winners Tahera Qutbuddin and Michael Cooperson, and 2022 winner Muhsin Jassim Al-Musawi will discuss the how, for centuries, Arabic literature and culture has influenced some of the West's most revered authors and thinkers, and why is it important that we continue to share works of this diverse culture around the world.

  • U.S. Book Show

    Oscar Isaac to Speak at U.S. Book Show

    Isaac will discuss the neo-noir graphic novel 'Head Wounds: Sparrow,' co-developed by Isaac and published by Legendary Comics, with the 'Beat' editor and 'PW' podcast host Heidi MacDonald.

  • U.S. Book Show

    Bringing the World to Your Door: Spotlight on Arabic Literature and Culture

    In this panel—scheduled for May 24, 1–2 p.m. ET; moderated by Ed Nawotka, PW’s bookselling and international editor; and presented by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award—Tahera Qutbuddin, a professor of Arabic literature at the University of Chicago; Michael Cooperson, an American author, translator, and professor of Arabic language and literature at the University of California, Los Angeles; and one of the 2022 SZBA winners discuss the importance of sharing Arabic literature and culture around the world.

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