07 7 / 2014

“Accessible and beautifully rendered; highly recommended.” (via Summer Best Debuts | Library Journal selects Claire Hajaj’s ISHMAEL’S ORANGES)

“Accessible and beautifully rendered; highly recommended.” (via Summer Best Debuts | Library Journal selects Claire Hajaj’s ISHMAEL’S ORANGES)

07 7 / 2014

"Dan Washburn has found a strikingly original device to portray recent developments in China: It’s all about golf." (via Book Review: ‘The Forbidden Game’ by Dan Washburn - WSJ)

"Dan Washburn has found a strikingly original device to portray recent developments in China: It’s all about golf." (via Book Review: ‘The Forbidden Game’ by Dan Washburn - WSJ)

01 7 / 2014

"There are always challenges to reporting in China, but with golf the kind of legally nebulous world that it exists in creates another layer of complexity." (via Writing China: Dan Washburn, ‘The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream’ - China Real Time Report - WSJ)

"There are always challenges to reporting in China, but with golf the kind of legally nebulous world that it exists in creates another layer of complexity." (via Writing China: Dan Washburn, ‘The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream’ - China Real Time Report - WSJ)

30 6 / 2014

“You can still say that statistically zero percent of the population plays golf. But the thing about China – statistically zero percent of one point four billion could still be… you know, a decent number.” (via Dan Washburn’s new book on golf course ban in China | Marketplace.org)

“You can still say that statistically zero percent of the population plays golf. But the thing about China – statistically zero percent of one point four billion could still be… you know, a decent number.” (via Dan Washburn’s new book on golf course ban in China | Marketplace.org)

27 6 / 2014

Fingers crossed tightly!! RG @ninawyo: PEN shortlist announcement. Award announced on July 30. Keep fingers crossed!

Fingers crossed tightly!! RG @ninawyo: PEN shortlist announcement. Award announced on July 30. Keep fingers crossed!

27 6 / 2014

Happiness arrived in the mail today. Advance review copy of Mike Meginnis’ debut novel, FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY, out October 2014 from Black Balloon Publishing.

Happiness arrived in the mail today. Advance review copy of Mike Meginnis’ debut novel, FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY, out October 2014 from Black Balloon Publishing.

27 6 / 2014

RG @sheilab27: Is there anything nicer than a surprise present that comes with pink ribbon? #perfectforaneditor

RG @sheilab27: Is there anything nicer than a surprise present that comes with pink ribbon? #perfectforaneditor

25 6 / 2014

The quixotic rise of golf in China—where Mao Zedong once lambasted putting as a bourgeois pastime—is the subject of a new book by the Asia Society’s Dan Washburn. In The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream, a charming and accessible work, Washburn follows the lives of three men whose careers are shaped by the sport: an American golf course designer who finds work in China, a budding Chinese tournament golfer, and a farmer whose land is converted into fairways. (via Building Golf Courses in China: An Illegal and Booming Industry - Businessweek)

The quixotic rise of golf in China—where Mao Zedong once lambasted putting as a bourgeois pastime—is the subject of a new book by the Asia Society’s Dan Washburn. In The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream, a charming and accessible work, Washburn follows the lives of three men whose careers are shaped by the sport: an American golf course designer who finds work in China, a budding Chinese tournament golfer, and a farmer whose land is converted into fairways. (via Building Golf Courses in China: An Illegal and Booming Industry - Businessweek)

25 6 / 2014

Compelling reaction to the Perseus-Hachette-Ingram news from Melville House’s Dennis Johnson:


“Flash forward a mere seven years and a similar story about control of the distribution of many of our leading indie publishers is once again being buried. That is, it should have been part of the story of yesterday’s sale of Perseus to Hachette, but it really wasn’t.” (via The part of the Hachette-Perseus deal you didn’t hear about: It involves 400 leading indie publishers » MobyLives)

Compelling reaction to the Perseus-Hachette-Ingram news from Melville House’s Dennis Johnson:


“Flash forward a mere seven years and a similar story about control of the distribution of many of our leading indie publishers is once again being buried. That is, it should have been part of the story of yesterday’s sale of Perseus to Hachette, but it really wasn’t.” (via The part of the Hachette-Perseus deal you didn’t hear about: It involves 400 leading indie publishers » MobyLives)

24 6 / 2014

Reading this publishing industry news is like looking up and out into the universe and feeling infinitesimally small (only with less joyful awe and more gutted trepidation):
Perseus Imprints to be Sold to Hachette Book Group; Distribution Units to Ingram Content (via  - Publishers Lunch)

Reading this publishing industry news is like looking up and out into the universe and feeling infinitesimally small (only with less joyful awe and more gutted trepidation):


Perseus Imprints to be Sold to Hachette Book Group; Distribution Units to Ingram Content (via - Publishers Lunch)