- Children's and YA LGBTQ Books: Spring 2021
Ages 4–8.Peter and Parsons follow a loving and diverse family, featuring an interracial gay couple and an adopted nongendered young protagonist, as they explore the different worlds that reading stories transports them to.Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named PenelopeJodie Patterson, illus.
- Four Questions for Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan
Moen: We were very purposeful that every chapter starts with a fictional story about a teen who encounters a new situation they don’t know how to manage.
- Indie Spotlight: April 2021
There, I realized that some of the best content came after and between presentations, informally—when people told stories.
- James Ellroy Gets to the Scene of the Crime
Confidential; the Underworld U.S.A. trilogy, which starts with American Tabloid and covers the assassinations of John F.
- Four Questions for Joanna Cotler
When I was primarily an editor, my head was always filled with others’ stories.
- Meet the Good Guys: Close-up on Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
Or sometimes an image or a cover painting might inspire me to think of a new scene for a character.
- In Conversation: Cynthia Levinson and Evan Turk
King on Time magazine’s cover in 1965, which you evoke perfectly in the book.
- Randomly Moving Particles: Poems
An ambitious persona poem closes the book, recounting the story of Major H, who returns to Essex after a tour of duty in Afghanistan with the 7th Armoured Division.
- We Had a Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy
Barnum’s and Buffalo Bill shows, Nesteroff’s narrative returns often to the story of Oneida comic Charlie Hill.
- Compassion, Determination, and Justice: The 2021 Kweli Color of Children's Literature Conference
Even then, she felt there was interest in her story, but no support or expertise.
- Cover Reveal: 'Out of My Heart'
Lucy Arnold is the firefly artist for the cover image, and Paul Draine is the photographer.
- U.S. Book Show Gears Up
Book Show will do what PW does best: build buzz around books, and connect the community in one—this time virtual—place.”Editor’s Picks Panels: A SamplingThe Editors’ Picks panels feature editors discussing their forthcoming titles and the stories behind the stories.
- Four Questions for Paula Yoo
Yoo’s nonfiction narrative is extensive, being the first and only account to cover Chin’s case in its entirety.
- The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock: An Anatomy of the Master of Suspense
“The Murderer” discusses “voyeurism, guilt, enchanting blondes” and covers Hitchcock’s desire to reframe the slasher genre.
- From the Sidelines to the Spotlight: LGBTQ Books 2021
The stories cover a range of genres, including light fantasy, romance, and late coming out.Fantasy author Nghi Vo earned acclaim, including two starred PW reviews, for the 2020 novellas The Empress of Salt and Fortune and When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain, both set in a rea