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The firm soon expanded its program beyond the Institute, publishing books by celebrated academics from America and abroad. By midcentury, the two major pillars of Norton's publishing program—trade books and college texts—were firmly established. In the 1950s the Norton family transferred control of the company to the employees, and today W. Norton & Company stands as the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees.

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Join Norton author Ali Soufan and Lawrence Wright Thursday, September 10th at 11:00 am CDT for a discussion of Ali's new...
09/08/2020

Join Norton author Ali Soufan and Lawrence Wright Thursday, September 10th at 11:00 am CDT for a discussion of Ali's new book: The Black Banners (Declassified).

What once was secret about the U.S. post-9/11 war on terror is now out in the open, revealed in the restored edition of former FBI Special Agent Ali Soufan’s best-selling front-line report, retitled “The Black Banners (Declassified).” In 2011, when the original version was published, the Washington Post hailed it as “an important window on America’s battle with al-Qaeda” in spite of the redactions. Soufan says, “The public can finally read the complete story of what happened in their name after the events of 9/11.”

For this Council program, Soufan will be joined by Lawrence Wright, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the growth of terrorism, “The Looming Tower,” now a 2020 HULU series of the same name, in which actor Tahar Rahim plays FBI Special Agent Ali Soufan. These two experts in the field of 21st-century terror will discuss the ways the U.S. waged the war on terror before and after the infamous attacks on America.

Register: http://ow.ly/bO9j50Bkd16. #engagingconversation

Chef and restaurant owner J. Kenji López-Alt talks about his new book EVERY NIGHT IS PIZZA NIGHT and shares recommendati...
09/03/2020
Bay Area chef releases new book

Chef and restaurant owner J. Kenji López-Alt talks about his new book EVERY NIGHT IS PIZZA NIGHT and shares recommendations to raise an adventurous eater.

Watch the KTVU interview:
https://ktvu.com/video/846704

Buy the book:
https://kenjilopezalt.com

Gasia Mikaelian catches up with San Mateo chef and restauranteur, Kenji Lopez-Alt, to talk about his new book "Every Night is Pizza Night."

The New York Times talked bird-watching and New York farmhouse life with memoirist Nick Flynn and his wife, Lili Taylor....
09/01/2020
Bird-Watching With Nick Flynn and Lili Taylor

The New York Times talked bird-watching and New York farmhouse life with memoirist Nick Flynn and his wife, Lili Taylor.

Flynn's latest, THIS IS THE NIGHT OUR HOUSE WILL CATCH FIRE, is in stores now.

The couple have been quarantining in upstate New York, using a camera and baby monitors to bring the outdoors inside.

Join Sid Meier on tour for SID MEIER'S MEMOIR! In stores 9/8.The story of an obsessive young computer enthusiast who hel...
08/31/2020

Join Sid Meier on tour for SID MEIER'S MEMOIR!

In stores 9/8.

The story of an obsessive young computer enthusiast who helped launch a multibillion-dollar industry.

Learn more: https://sidmeiersmemoir.com

In EVERY NIGHT IS PIZZA NIGHT (in stores 9/1), best-selling author J. Kenji López-Alt introduces Pipo, a girl on a quest...
08/31/2020
Chef and writer J. Kenji López-Alt cooks up a kid's book

In EVERY NIGHT IS PIZZA NIGHT (in stores 9/1), best-selling author J. Kenji López-Alt introduces Pipo, a girl on a quest to prove that pizza is the best food in the world. AP caught up with López-Alt and illustrator Gianna Ruggiero.

NEW YORK (AP) — Pipo is a young girl in a new book for kids who insists that pizza is the best food on Earth. Prompted by her mom to prove it, Pipo goes across her neighborhood testing...

08/28/2020
Nick Flynn "GRATITUDE" from THIS IS NIGHT OUR HOUSE WILL CATCH FIRE

Nick Flynn’s sharp-edged new memoir, THIS IS THE NIGHT OUR HOUSE WILL CATCH FIRE, explores how childhood spills into parenthood. Flynn returns with his young daughter to the landscape of his youth, reflecting on how his feral childhood still has him in its reins.

A searing memoir from critically acclaimed author Nick Flynn, on how childhood spills into parenthood. Learn more: https://wwnorton.com/books/9781324005544 *...

08/28/2020

Nick Flynn’s sharp-edged new memoir, THIS IS THE NIGHT OUR HOUSE WILL CATCH FIRE, explores how childhood spills into parenthood. Here, Flynn returns with his young daughter to the landscape of his youth, reflecting on how his feral childhood still has him in its reins.

Lindsey Biel, author of Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens (https://nyti.ms/3l6wnv...
08/21/2020
How to Help Your Child Wear a Mask

Lindsey Biel, author of Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens (https://nyti.ms/3l6wnvS), shares 5 tips to make masks more tolerable for children with sensory issues in this The New York Times article.

You can also ask your kids for ideas on how to solve problems with mask discomfort. Their solutions might surprise you!

Norton Books in Education
08/18/2020
Norton Books in Education

Norton Books in Education

Tune into Magers & Quinn Booksellers page on Monday, August 24th at 7:00pm Central Time to watch Deborah Appleman read from WORDS NO BARS CAN HOLD. This powerful book chronicles her work teaching college-level classes at a high-security prison for men, most of whom are serving life sentences.

Pauline Boss, author of LOSS, TRAUMA, AND RESILIENCE (https://WWNorton.com/rd/Gc97J) spoke with The On Being Project bac...
07/17/2020
The On Being Project

Pauline Boss, author of LOSS, TRAUMA, AND RESILIENCE (https://WWNorton.com/rd/Gc97J) spoke with The On Being Project back in 2016 with practical intelligence that pertains to the loss we're experiencing during the pandemic.

You could say of 2020 that we are suddenly in a world of “ambiguous loss.” Pauline Boss coined the term, and invented a new field within psychology, to name the reality that every loss does not hold a promise of resolution. When Krista spoke with Pauline Boss about her groundbreaking wisdom in 2016, she illustrated it with ambiguous life changes like illness, divorce, and aging. Now, amid this global pandemic, it finds new resonance with the losses we’re experiencing — from deaths that cannot be mourned, to the structure of our days, to a sudden crash of what felt like solid careers and plans.

"[Patrick] Phillips’s book provides a model for the kind of reckoning that other Americans should undertake, wherever th...
07/14/2020
“Do You Think You’re Not Involved?” The Racial Reckoning of “Blood at the Root”

"[Patrick] Phillips’s book provides a model for the kind of reckoning that other Americans should undertake, wherever they call home."

Read Casey CEP on BLOOD AT THE ROOT in The New Yorker. https://wwnorton.com/books/blood-at-the-root

The poet Patrick Phillips’s painful survey of a decades-long reign of terror in rural Georgia stands out as the kind of reckoning that other Americans might well undertake now, wherever they call home.

"Everything the guy published was prize-worthy. He wrote like a composer, every note held for just the right amount of t...
07/14/2020
In Sunshine and In Shadow: Remembering the Quiet Genius of Brad Watson

"Everything the guy published was prize-worthy. He wrote like a composer, every note held for just the right amount of time to make music."

At Literary Hub, editor Alane Mason remembers Brad Watson.

Many of you have already heard the awful news that brilliant and beloved and longtime Norton author Brad Watson—who wrote with the most extraordinary and profound awareness of the beautiful and cur…

Afkar e Taza ThinkFest presents...EMPRESS: THE ASTONISHING REIGN OF NUR JAHANA Facebook Live event featuring Ruby Lal wi...
07/07/2020

Afkar e Taza ThinkFest presents...
EMPRESS: THE ASTONISHING REIGN OF NUR JAHAN
A Facebook Live event featuring Ruby Lal with Sehar Tariq
Thursday, July 9 at 10:00 EST

Join us for a book talk on the enchanting Mughal Empress Nur Jahan--Light of the World. Of Persian heritage, Nur Jahan was the first woman in South Asian history to have co-reigned with her husband Emperor Jahangir, and even had coins struck in her name. Please tune in to hear Professor Ruby Lal unravel the tale of this mesmerising woman who has left such a lasting imprint on history, memory, and even folklore in South Asia. Don't forget to ask live questions!

Poet Martín Espada's FLOATERS will be available next year. Read the title poem from the collection.
06/23/2020

Poet Martín Espada's FLOATERS will be available next year. Read the title poem from the collection.

One year ago today, Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and Angie Valeria Martínez Ávalos, a migrant father and daughter from El Salvador, drowned crossing the Río Grande. Julia de Duc, a journalist at La Jornada, photographed their bodies the following day, reporting the eyewitness account of Tania Vanessa Ávalos, Óscar’s wife and Valería’s mother. The photograph went viral, provoking grief, outrage—and denial. An anonymous post on the page of the “I’m 10-15” Border Patrol Facebook alleged that the photograph had been doctored or staged.

This is the title poem of Espada’s collection, FLOATERS, due out next year from Norton. https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/151158/floaters-5d8d0d07466b9

"The marches and chants are ultimately for the purpose of guarding and defending our inner lives, even as we urge each o...
06/23/2020
Letter From Vermont: Fighting For Black Interior Lives

"The marches and chants are ultimately for the purpose of guarding and defending our inner lives, even as we urge each other to confront and defy that which separates us."

Major Jackson, author of THE ABSURD MAN, offers a must-read letter from Vermont at Literary Hub.

Dear JF, Happy Juneteenth! I am going to pretend that it’s a national holiday until the rest of the country catches up. Today is one of those stunning, late spring days in northern New England. I w…

"The story that the cross commemorates is a testimony to American credulity." At The New York Times Opinion Section, rea...
06/23/2020
Opinion | This Monument to White Supremacy Hides in Plain Sight

"The story that the cross commemorates is a testimony to American credulity."

At The New York Times Opinion Section, read historian Richard White, author of CALIFORNIA EXPOSURES, on Drake's Cross in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

The invisibility of Drake’s Cross in a San Francisco park may make it the most fitting monument to white supremacy in the country.

06/17/2020
Miami Book Fair

Miami Book Fair presents…

Lorene Cary, author of LADYSITTING, in conversation with
The Miami Times managing editor Penny Dickerson.
Friday, June 19 at 6:30pm (online).
Details: https://www.miamibookfair.com/event/a-virtual-evening-with-lorene-cary-on-ladysitting-my-year-with-nana-at-the-end-of-her-century/

Lorene Cary is the author of the memoir Black Ice, three novels, a book for young readers, and a play, My General Tubman. Her one-act opera and memoir, Ladysitting, explores the author’s relationship and time spent with her grandmother Nana, a fierce and independent woman who managed a business until she was 100, and the stories of five generations of their African American family.

This event is part of Miami Book Fair’s Big Read 2020 programs. The official Big Read 2020 reading recommendation is Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast, a humorous and tender comics-based memoir about her experiences caring for her elderly parents.

06/17/2020
Code Name Madeleine

CODE NAME MADELEINE is the captivating story of the valiant Noor Inayat Khan, daughter of an Indian Sufi mystic and unlikely World War II heroine.

A CrimeReads Most Anticipated Book of 2020. Now available wherever books are sold. https://wwnorton.com/books/code-name-madeleine

The captivating story of the valiant Noor Inayat Khan, daughter of an Indian Sufi mystic and unlikely World War II heroine. Raised in a lush suburb of 1920s ...

"The soothing instructor is the only thing getting me through all this."At The Atlantic, read Sandra Tsing Loh, author o...
06/16/2020
‘Yoga With Adriene’ Is the YouTube Star of the Pandemic

"The soothing instructor is the only thing getting me through all this."

At The Atlantic, read Sandra Tsing Loh, author of the new comic memoir THE MADWOMAN AND THE ROOMBA, on turning to "Yoga With Adriene" for comfort during the pandemic.

The soothing instructor is the only thing getting me through all this.

NEW on Literary Hub today: "This'll hurt me more," a poem by Camille T. Dungy, author of Guidebook to Relative Strangers...
06/15/2020
“This’ll hurt me more”

NEW on Literary Hub today: "This'll hurt me more," a poem by Camille T. Dungy, author of Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History. https://wwnorton.com/books/guidebook-to-relative-strangers

This’ll hurt me more Don’t make me send you outside to find a switch, my grandmother used to say. It was years before I had the nerve to ask her why switch was the word her anger reached for when s…

"In MY KOREA, Kim takes traditional flavors and translates them into modern dishes he’d serve at his restaurants."Food52...
06/10/2020
Hooni Kim's Crisp-Golden Pajeon Are All About the Scallions

"In MY KOREA, Kim takes traditional flavors and translates them into modern dishes he’d serve at his restaurants."

Food52 caught up with Chef Hooni Kim - 김훈이 and shared the recipe for scallion pancakes featured in his new cookbook.

We chatted with chef Hooni Kim about his restaurants, his just-released cookbook, and his savory pancakes that you should make as soon as possible.

"The uneven rhythms of grief don’t allow you to do or to feel life as you did before. Even the writer you were before is...
06/10/2020
Ten Questions for Rachel Eliza Griffiths

"The uneven rhythms of grief don’t allow you to do or to feel life as you did before. Even the writer you were before is altered." Poet Rachel Eliza Griffiths answers ten questions about her powerful new collection, SEEING THE BODY, at Poets & Writers. SEEING THE BODY is now available wherever books are sold. https://www.pw.org/content/ten_questions_for_rachel_eliza_griffiths

“The uneven rhythms of grief don’t allow you to do or to feel life as you did before.” —Rachel Eliza Griffiths, author of Seeing the Body

“I lived along a gold, raw edgeof Maybe or Maybe Not...Could I have ever saved her?”Read "Volume," a poem from Rachel El...
06/09/2020
“Volume”

“I lived along a gold, raw edge
of Maybe or Maybe Not...
Could I have ever saved her?”

Read "Volume," a poem from Rachel Eliza Griffiths' powerful new collection, SEEING THE BODY.

On guard my mother studied her ankles & hands all the time. Any swelling set off alarms. Everything in our home bolted to wet silence. Our family could be capsized should the fluid breach her h…

06/03/2020
"In her signature sarcastic style, [Alexandra Petri] masterfully cloaks the absurdism of modern reality in farce."NOTHIN...
06/01/2020
Fact or Farce? Alexandra Petri Thinks ‘Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why’

"In her signature sarcastic style, [Alexandra Petri] masterfully cloaks the absurdism of modern reality in farce."

NOTHING IS WRONG AND HERE IS WHY, reviewed at The New York Times Books. Available wherever books are sold on 6/2.

The latest installments of political satire from the Washington Post columnist.

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