Literature & Stories

Richard Wright: Return of Native Son

Richard Wright, the pioneering black American author of Native Son is having several of his works republished.

The omnibus Black Power contains two of the three travel books he wrote in the mid-1950s, together with his White Man, Listen! lectures.

There’s also a novel he began in the final weeks of his life but never finished, A Father’s Law. Meanwhile Hazel Rowley’s 2004 biography is released in paperback for the first time

Read more HERE

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Source: Times Literary Supplement

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Literature & Stories

Why we read: The design of Penguin Books, est. 1935

They say never judge a book by it’s cover. Well good for you, but that’s precisely how must of us, who only encounter books in airport lounges, go about buying them anyway.

First welcomes the Penguin Design Award. The winners were selected from over 40 design colleges in the United Kingdom.

The history of Penguin book design, which revolutioned British publishing since their introduction in 1935, was recently on show at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Look (and read) HERE

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Source: Penguin Books

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