Posts Tagged ‘Booknotes’

Oct. 03 2020

A National Book Awards 2020 nominee on Booknotes

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      Amongst the 2020 National Book Awards nominations is the English-language fiction debut, High as the Waters Rise, by German poet Anja Kampmann. The book was translated from the German by Maryland native, Anne Posten, who spoke to me from her home in Berlin.    

Sep. 05 2020

Booknotes ventures into a dystopian land

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A global pandemic … a mother and son on the run … a sinister cult of neon nuns.   Award-winning, internationally best-selling South African author, Lauren Beukes, is on her game.    

Apr. 04 2020

Taking care of precious books on Booknotes

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When I inherited this collection of Dickens novels from my mother, many of them were in sad disrepair–until I took them to be thoughtfully, carefully, and authentically repaired by Jennifer Jarvis, Book & Paper Conservator at Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries. This month on Booknotes we revisit the theme of preserving these precious objects.  

Feb. 08 2020

The Daily Miracle on BookNotes

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        C. Fraser Smith‘s new book The Daily Miracle is a memoir of nearly 50 years in the newspaper business.  

Jan. 04 2020

Booknotes catches up with Baltimore’s newest indie bookstore

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    The latest independent bookstore to open in Baltimore is Charm City Books in the Pigtown neighborhood. Here is founder-owner, Daven Ralston.                                                      

Dec. 07 2019

Agatha Christie from the page to the stage on Booknotes

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Agatha Christie’s iconic detective story, Murder on the Orient Express, has been adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig. The Everyman Theatre’s Founding Artistic Director, Vincent Lancisi, directs.  

Oct. 05 2019

Setting the Family Free on Booknotes

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    On Booknotes this month, a novel that not only takes on a moral issue in a deeply suspenseful way, but does so from an intriguing and multi-faceted perspective. The latest book from Baltimore writer, Eric D. Goodman, is called Setting the Family Free.            

Jul. 06 2019

Booknotes has some ideas about summer reading for children

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Rona Sue London is the children’s book curator at The Ivy Bookshop. She has some recommendations for summer reading.                 Another book that Rona is very excited about, which we didn’t have time to discuss in the above interview, is a moving debut novel—The Benefits of Being an […]

Jun. 08 2019

D. Watkins speaks for black America on Booknotes

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    Award winning author, D. Watkins, is out with a new book, We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America. He speaks to Booknotes.          

Apr. 16 2019

The world’s oldest paper

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My publisher at Green Writers Press is floating the idea of printing Old New Worlds on hemp—and my instinctive response of “oo!” has quickly turned to Google. “Hemp hurds are favorable in comparison with those used with pulp wood.” – Jason L. Merrill, U.S. Department of Agriculture chief scientist in 1916 So what on earth is […]

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