Celebrating the magic of storytelling, Moleskine this week unveiled its new Harry Potter Limited Edition Notebooks just in time for both the holiday gift-giving season and the release of the new Harry Potter movie, Fantastic Beasts.
For the past 12 years, artist Sheryl Oring has crisscrossed the country, setting up a pop-up office where voters can sit down and dictate a postcard to the next president, which Oring types on a vintage typewriter. Her new book, “Activating Democracy: The ‘I Wish To Say’ Project,” showcases 12 years of photos of postcards and the voters who composed them. For a stop this month in New York City’s Madison Square Park, PKPR secured coverage of Oring in action on AP Television, NowThis, WPIX-TV, and WABC-TV.
Two books focused on the aftermath of 20th century wars are winners of the 2016 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. The nonfiction winner is “Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War,” Susan Southard’s examination of the enduring impact of the U.S. use of the atomic bomb on the Japanese city in World War II. Viet Thanh Nguyen won for fiction with “The Sympathizer,” featuring a double agent in the Vietnam War aftermath.
Crain’s New York goes behind the scenes of The Player’s historic comeback in this week’s issue.
Writer Marilynne Robinson (Gilead, Housekeeping, Home), whose novels and essays offer moving, graceful, and thoughtful meditations on modern life, spirituality, science, and politics, will receive the 2016Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, organizers of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize announced this week.
In 2012, President Barack Obama, a self-avowed fan of her work, awarded Robinson the National Humanities Medal. They made headlines again in November 2015 when President Obama interviewed Robinson for The New York Review of Books. Their wide-ranging conversation, which touched on religion, fear-mongering, and the convergence of faith and democracy, went viral.