Short Order: May 16, 2011

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Short Takes: News in Spirituality and Religion Publishing

Publishers Weekly – 2015-04-22

More on the Family Christian bankruptcy; the newest awards season lists; the Dalai Lama gets a book for his 80th birthday.

Yiyun Li wins Sunday Times short story award

The Bookseller – 2015-04-25

Chinese-American author Yiyun Li is the first female winner of the £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award for her story "A Sheltered Woman". Director Richard Eyre presented Li with her winner's...

In short: book reviews: Early Warning; Headscarves and Hymens; After the Crash.

Stuff – 2015-04-30


Short Takes: Spirituality & Religion Publishing News Briefs, May 13, 2015

Publishers Weekly – 2015-05-12

Another high-profile Christian-themed movie; a change in Bible rights management; an IVP author on tour; awards and honors.

In short: book reviews of The Wonder Lover, I Woke up in the Future and The Chocolate Promise

Stuff – 2015-05-14

The Wonder Lover

Short story competition for No Exit

The Bookseller – 2015-05-20

Oldcastle Books is launching a new short story competition for its crime fiction imprint No Exit Press as part of Oldcastle’s 30th anniversary celebrations. The competition will launch on 25th May...

In short: book reviews of Scientific Babel, All Days Are Night and Hush

Stuff – 2015-05-21


Perils of Man a good tale, even if time runs short

Stuff – 2015-05-26

Time travel stories and moral quandaries about altering the past have gone hand in hand since at least as far back as Ray Bradbury's A Sound of Thunder was first published in 1952.

Short Takes: Spirituality & Religion Publishing News Briefs, May 28, 2015

Publishers Weekly – 2015-05-27

Ann Voskamp raises funds for Ramadi refugees; IVP author will head Duke's Center for Reconciliation.

Fitzcarraldo signs short story collection

The Bookseller – 2015-05-29

Fitzcarraldo Editions has bought the debut short story collection from the winner of the inaugural White Review Short Story Prize, Claire-Louise Bennett. UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding...

In short: book reviews of Granta 131; Otherwise; The Moon and Farmer McPhee; and The Mermaid Boy

Stuff – 2015-05-29


In short: book reviews of In the Unlikely Event; Season of Salt and Honey; Travels of an Extraordinary Hamster.

Stuff – 2015-06-04


In short: book reviews of Pretty Girls, The Liar and The Sabotage Diaries

Stuff – 2015-06-11


Short Takes: Spirituality & Religion Book News, June 10, 2015

Publishers Weekly – 2015-06-10

Pelican donates book proceeds to Food for the Poor; seven Selah Awards for Baker; nominations open for CSPA and Illumination Awards.

In short: book reviews

Stuff – 2015-06-12


Angels come up short against Oakland

Los Angeles Times – 2015-06-21

KEY MOMENT: The A's snapped a 1-1 tie with a three-run sixth inning, Stephen Vogt sparking the rally with a leadoff single. Ben Zobrist grounded into a fielder's choice, but Josh Reddick stayed back...

Short story writers lament profile problem

The Bookseller – 2015-06-23

Short stories are gaining ground in the UK, but authors working within the format are finding it more difficult to break into the public consciousness than novelists, writers have told The...

United States pushes past short-handed Colombia in second half

Los Angeles Times – 2015-06-23

Colombia wanted respect. The U.S. wanted a win.

C.J. Wilson has short outing in Angels' 13-3 loss to Astros

Los Angeles Times – 2015-06-24

KEY MOMENT: With two on and two outs in the second inning, Astros rookie shortstop Carlos Correa drove a full-count pitch from C.J. Wilson to deep left field for a three-run homer -- his fourth in 15...

Short Takes: Spirituality & Religion Book News, June 24, 2015

Publishers Weekly – 2015-06-24

Nominations open for Christianity Today book awards; NirV Bible now available in Anglicized edition.

'Ted 2' falls short of expectations as 'Jurassic World' continues winning streak

Los Angeles Times – 2015-06-28

Seth MacFarlane's comedy "Ted 2" fell short of box office tracking expectations with a $32.9 million launch in theaters this weekend, as "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" continued a close race for...

Understanding short-term health policies

Los Angeles Times – 2015-06-29

After leaving a full-time job in Northern California earlier this year, Christine Morrison is without work-based health insurance for the first time since the age of 18.

Bill Stoneman is in it for short haul with Angels

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-03

It was a logical first question to a 71-year-old who is eight years removed from his stint as the Angels general manager and was enjoying a comfortable semi-retirement as a senior advisor before...

The long and short of it is, John Isner is Wimbledon's marathon man

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-05

We venture out like somebody trekking the Sahara Desert. John Isner and Marin Cilic were about to finish their match at Wimbledon, and preparation was crucial.

Short Takes: Spirituality & Religion Book News, July 8, 2015

Publishers Weekly – 2015-07-08

Summer's bumper crop of awards and honors; two new Bible projects announced.

The 10 Best Short Story Collections You've Never Read

Publishers Weekly – 2015-07-10

Diamonds in the rough for story lovers.

Mexican immigrant walks to honor those whose U.S. journey is cut short

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-20

For Antonio Mendez, crossing into the United States without immigration papers was as simple as walking through Tijuana.

Think You're Cut Out For Tiny House Living? Now You Can Book A Short Stay And See

Fast Company – 2015-07-23

Getting rid of all your junk to join the "tiny house" movement is a big leap. A new startup from Harvard wants to help people ease into the idea.Living in a tiny house might be the millennial version...

Onetime Elizabeth Taylor home in Palm Springs is up for short-term stays

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-24

Those captivated by screen giant Elizabeth Taylor can spend a week in a Palm Springs home she once owned for about $5,200, depending on the season, or by even the night.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Story Temperature

The Huffington Post – 2015-08-07

F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1921 The manuscripts, and finished typescript, for F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1939 short story "Temperature" have rested quietly at Princeton University for many decades. Housed in...

The $9,000 short story: Adam Johnson’s tale is no ordinary book

The Washington Post – 2015-08-12

Two years ago, you could have read Adam Johnson’s story “Nirvana” in Esquire magazine for the price of a fancy latte (or for free online). If you’re hip enough, you’ve already read several...

Short and steady off the tees could win the day at Whistling Straits

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-12

The man who brought two U.S. Open titles to his native Wisconsin stood at the Whistling Straits practice range Tuesday, observing the modern representative of Wisconsin golf.

Gillian Flynn short story to be published

The Bookseller – 2015-08-13

Weidenfeld & Nicolson is to publish Gillian Flynn’s short story The Grownup as a standalone book for the first time. The Grownup first appeared under the title What Do You Do? in Rogues (Titan...

Galley Beggar launches short story comp

The Bookseller – 2015-08-13

Independent publisher Galley Beggar Press is launching a short story competition this weekend. The Norwich-based publisher, which originally published Eimear McBride’s Baileys Women’s Prize for...

10 Great Comics Short Story Collections

Publishers Weekly – 2015-09-16

While many cartoonists can be defined by a singular book or series, collections of their shorter, sometimes lesser-known works can more intimately reflect their artistic sensibilities.

Call Me Dave is nothing short of a Jacobean revenge biography

The Guardian – 2015-09-22

Lord Ashcroft practically admits book is hit job on PM, yet many who complain of press intrusion gleefully gobble up and share flimsy, salacious talesSo we all now know about David Cameron and the...

The Subprime Mortgage Crisis Movie Trailer: The Big Short

Wired – 2015-09-23

The latest adaptation of a Michael Lewis book gets its first trailer. And it's first chance to become Oscar bait. The post The Subprime Mortgage Crisis Movie Trailer: The Big Short appeared first on...

Microsoft's Office 2016 intro guides are here, a week late and short on useful details

PC World – 2015-09-29

We concluded our Office 2016 review by noting how poorly Microsoft was promoting the new features of the suite. A new series of Office 2016 guides, published Monday, help rectify that...

Sports radio host Jim Rome comes up short in Laguna Beach home sale

Los Angeles Times – 2015-09-29

Jim Rome, host of the sports radio talk show "The Jim Rome Show," has sold his home in Laguna Beach for $4.95 million.

Where content and commerce falls short

Digiday – 2015-10-03

Advertising-reliant publishers and platforms are all rushing to commerce as a new potential revenue stream. Publishers are adopting affiliate linking deals, while the likes of Instagram and Twitter...

Dodgers give rookie Corey Seager short notice he's a starter

Los Angeles Times – 2015-10-03

The Dodgers' youth movement continued Friday night when Corey Seager started at shortstop, and that doesn't figure to change for a long time. There has been no official announcement that Seager has...

Mets announce NLDS rotation vs Dodgers; de Grom could go on short rest

Los Angeles Times – 2015-10-05

Jacob deGrom will start against the Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Division Series -- and he could start Game 4 on short rest as well, New York Mets Manager Terry Collins said Sunday....

Buckley wins BBC Short Story prize

The Bookseller – 2015-10-07

Jonathan Buckley has won the  £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award for ‘Briar Road’.   This evening (6th October) he was presented with the prize of £15,000 by this year’s Chair of...

'100 Years of Best American Short Stories' is vital yet flawed for loading the canon

Los Angeles Times – 2015-10-10

When sickly Bostonian Edward J. O'Brien put together the first "Best American Short Stories" anthology in 1915, short stories were considered junky pop culture. He was hoping that his project would...

Unseen Aleister Crowley writings reveal 'short-story writer of the highest order'

The Guardian – 2015-10-15

Anthology of uncollected writings should secure a reappraisal of notorious occultist, says publisherAleister Crowley, the occultist once dubbed the “wickedest man in the world”, is due for a...

Tesla, other tech-heavy cars fall short on reliability: Consumer Reports

Reuters – 2015-10-20

DETROIT (Reuters) - Advanced fuel-saving technology and digital multimedia systems in vehicles, including the Tesla Model S sedan, are hurting reliability, Consumer Reports magazine found on Tuesday...

UPDATE 1-Tesla, other tech-heavy cars fall short on reliability -Consumer Reports

Reuters – 2015-10-20

DETROIT, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Advanced fuel-saving technology and digital multimedia systems in vehicles, including the Tesla Model S sedan, are hurting reliability, Consumer Reports magazine found on...

Short story vending machine promises old-school distractions

Engadget – 2015-10-24

In the French city of Grenoble, there are unusual vending machines that don't dispense soda or snacks -- they print out short stories that look like paper receipts instead. These machines were...

Forget Short Attention Spans, The Economist is Going Long on Digital Video

Editor & Publisher – 2015-10-28

While most publishers are trying to figure out how to get video shorter to distribute on platforms like Facebook and Snapchat, The Economist is betting on a long-form approach.   Its...

New short-form subscription service to launch next year

The Bookseller – 2015-11-03

German publisher Bastei Lübbe has revealed it is to launch an e-book subscription service targeting the mobile market called oolipo. The subscription service will first soft-launch in the UK, USA,...

LeBron James says he 'loves' the short-sleeve jersey he tore up Wednesday night

Los Angeles Times – 2015-11-06

LeBron James couldn't take it anymore. Midway through the second quarter against New York, the Cleveland Cavaliers star missed a three-point attempt to go 0 for 3 from behind the arc and decided...

New French Vending Machines Dispense Free Short Stories

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-11-13

Eight Short Edition vending machines are being set up throughout Grenoble, France to dispense free short stories to the reading public. The post New French Vending Machines Dispense Free Short...

Microsoft gets into sci-fi publishing with research-inspired short stories

PC World – 2015-11-18

Microsoft is taking a novel approach to marketing its research projects with a series of free sci-fi short stories.The “Future Visions” anthology, available as a free ebook, includes stories from...

Tom Gauld on short story collections – cartoon

The Guardian – 2015-11-20

Tom Gauld rings the changes for short fiction, following Philip Hensher’s article on creating an anthology of British short stories Continue reading...

Short Story Vending Machine Solves All Fiction-On-The-Go Problems

The Huffington Post – 2015-11-24

It's a familiar scene: You're waiting for a train, or for a chronically late friend. Bored, you reach for your phone to pull up Twitter -- but you left your phone at home, or the battery's dead. You...

Lunch with Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling at The Four Seasons: The Big Short

The Huffington Post – 2015-11-28

If you are going to celebrate a movie following a group of guys who make a lot of money, The Four Seasons is a good place to be. So it seemed as director Adam McKay, his stars Brad Pitt and Ryan ...

Senate OKs short-term spending bill

Los Angeles Times – 2015-12-11

The Senate has passed a short-term spending bill to keep the government open until Wednesday and give negotiators more time to work out a longer-term measure. The Senate approved the bill Thursday by...

The Big Short: Sound and Fury on Wall Street

The Atlantic Wire – 2015-12-11

Adam McKay’s adaptation of Michael Lewis’s book on the 2008 financial crisis is a work of entertaining horror.

Dark Horse to Publish Graphic Versions of Neil Gaiman Short Stories

Publishers Weekly – 2015-12-14

The graphic adaptations of 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties,' with art by Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon, and 'Troll Bridge,' with art by Colleen Doran, will be released in 2016.

Oscar Watch: 'The Big Short' holds an early lead over its December rivals

Los Angeles Times – 2015-12-15

Oscar Watch, charting the smiles, the frowns, the ups and downs of the awards season, comes to you every Monday from now through the end of February. LIKE MEH DISLIKE "Joy," "The Hateful Eight" and...

The Big Short is a Feverish Account of Ethical, and Literal, Bankruptcy

The Huffington Post – 2015-12-18

If collateralized debt obligations, mortgage-backed securities and credit-default swaps are your thing, then Adam McKay's The Big Short is for you. If they're not, the film is still for you. That is...

10 Short Books You Can Read Before The End Of The Year

The Huffington Post – 2015-12-22

According to a recent survey conducted on FlipSnack, popular books are getting longer and longer. A few of this past year’s weighty tomes serve as hard evidence. Whether the trend can be...

The Big Short

The Huffington Post – 2015-12-31

Adam McKay's The Big Short is based on Michael Lewis' book about the 2007 financial crisis. It's what's usually termed a docudrama (a category that also applies to Spotlight, the recently released...

'Big Short,' 'Bridge of Spies,' 'Straight Outta Compton' are among Zanuck Award nominees

Los Angeles Times – 2016-01-06

The producers of "The Big Short," "Bridge of Spies," "The Martian" and "Spotlight" earned nominations Tuesday morning for the Producers Guild of America's Darryl F. Zanuck Award for outstanding...

Lakers' youthful rally falls short against Kings

Los Angeles Times – 2016-01-08

SACRAMENTO — Kobe Bryant gave his fans what they wanted, a sublime 28-point effort in his final appearance here. Then the young Lakers gave their followers something too, overcoming a 27-point...

Lakers' furious rally falls short at finish in loss to Sacramento Kings

Los Angeles Times – 2016-01-08

For most of the night, the Lakers looked completely outmatched by the Sacramento Kings. A furious rally, led by the team's young prospects, gave the Lakers a chance in the final minute, only to fall...

Identities of Costa Short Story authors revealed

The Bookseller – 2016-01-19

The anonymity of six finalists in the running for the Costa Short Story Award has been lifted, revealing a novelist who made it into David Bowie's "Top 100...

Is the Eros Whistleblower the Harry Markopolos of Bollywood or Just Another Short Selling Fraudster?

The Huffington Post – 2016-01-23

By Tim McCormack and Molly Knobler Eros International, the so-called Netflix of Bollywood, is deep in the throes of either an Enron-type accounting scandal or a vicious smear campaign by an...

McKay seeks to keep financial misdeeds topical in 'The Big Short'

Yahoo! News – 2016-01-22

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian LONDON (Reuters) - As turmoil in world markets revives memories of the 2007-2009 financial crisis, "The Big Short" director Adam McKay says he wanted to tackle the...

'The Big Short,' 'Inside Out,' 'Amy' win film prizes at Producers Guild Awards

Los Angeles Times – 2016-01-24

“The Big Short” took the top prize at the Producers Guild of America Awards on Saturday night. By taking home the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures,...

On short flights, Americans are tight-fisted on airline food, drinks and roomy seats

Los Angeles Times – 2016-01-24

Americans are ready to tough it out on a cramped flight without food or drinks.But if the flight stretches to seven to 12 hours, Americans start to crack open their wallets for food, extra legroom...

Henry Worsley dies at 55; British adventurer crossing Antarctic alone perishes just short of goal

Los Angeles Times – 2016-01-26

British adventurer Henry Worsley has died after collapsing from exhaustion within miles of his goal of becoming the first person to cross the Antarctic alone and unsupported. Worsley, a former army...

Gold Standard: 'Big Short' cements front-runner status with PGA win

Los Angeles Times – 2016-01-30

Welcome to the Gold Standard, the newsletter from the Los Angeles Times that helps guide you through the ins and outs of the awards season, leading up to the Oscars. I’m Glenn Whipp, The Times’...

'Mad Max: Fury Road' and 'The Big Short' among the ACE Eddie Awards winners

Los Angeles Times – 2016-01-30

The feature films "Mad Max: Fury Road," "The Big Short," "Inside Out" and "Amy" were winners Friday evening at the American Cinema Editors' Eddie Awards at the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom...

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016: 'Spotlight' vs. 'The Big Short'

Los Angeles Times – 2016-01-31

Though they both were shut out of any Golden Globe wins three weeks ago, "The Big Short" and "Spotlight" have gained momentum in the race for Oscar gold. Last week, "The Big Short" won the the...

Short story collection smuggled out of North Korea sparks global interest

The Guardian – 2016-02-12

Dissident tales from pseudonymous author Bandi, still living in the country, are very rare fiction to emerge from the secretive dictatorshipA collection of short stories written under a pseudonym and...

'Spotlight' and 'The Big Short' take top honors at the 2016 Writers Guild Awards

Los Angeles Times – 2016-02-14

One of the final bellwethers before the Academy Awards, the Writers Guild of America Awards honored Tom McCarthy's newsroom drama "Spotlight," which chronicles the Boston Globe's investigation into...

Clippers are running short on time trying to make their adjustments

Los Angeles Times – 2016-02-25

Blame him for the failure of two major off-season moves or credit him with a good recovery but either way, Clippers Coach and de facto general manager Doc Rivers is learning how to change on the fly....

VIDEO: A short history of odd book titles

BBC World – 2016-02-26

The nominees for the year's oddest book title have been announced.

The FT’s head of video goes long and short: ‘either is where we’ll win’

Digiday – 2016-02-28

The Financial Times is focussing on long-form documentary style video content, and short-form platform specific clips, according to Kayode Josiah, head of commercial development, video and audio. The...

'Girl in the River' from Pakistan wins documentary short subject Oscar

Los Angeles Times – 2016-02-29

Documentary Short Subject "A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness" Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy "A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness" director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who won Pakistan's...

'Bear Story' from Chile wins Oscar for animated short at Academy Awards

Los Angeles Times – 2016-02-29

Animated short "Bear Story" Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala "Bear Story," a beautifully rendered tale of a Papa Bear longing to be reunited with his family, told as a presentation in a mechanical...

Terry Pratchett short story collection coming this summer

The Bookseller – 2016-03-02

Penguin Random House Children’s will this summer publish a second collection of short stories from Terry Pratchett.

Fairfax's warm glow short-lived amid cuts, strike and Sheehan debacle | Amanda Meade

The Guardian – 2016-03-17

With the SMH brand celebrating its 185th year, record readership figures and even a $27m profit, further cuts have provoked anger among Fairfax staff As the Sydney Morning Herald looks forward to its...

DVDs: "The Tribe," One of the Best Movies of 2015; Plus "Carol," "Creed," The Big Short" And More

The Huffington Post – 2016-03-18

The Oscars are over, but you still don't know what the best movies of 2015 really are. Why? One, you probably haven't watched a lot of the smaller, critically acclaimed films yet that are vying for...

Clippers suffer a dispiriting loss to struggling, short-handed New Orleans Pelicans, 109-105

Los Angeles Times – 2016-03-21

The directives were spelled out in red and black on a whiteboard inside the Clippers' locker room before the game. Have a defense-first mind-set. Hold the New Orleans Pelicans to under 100 points....

Audible UK sponsors short story salon

The Bookseller – 2016-03-24

Audible UK has signed a deal to sponsor events organised by Pin Drop, the short story salon founded by curator Simon Oldfield and writer Elizabeth Day.

France’s Short Édition Lengthens Its Reach

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-03-24

French publisher Short Édition is quickly capitalizing on the popularity of its short-story dispensers, more than doubling the number since their November debut and getting one into one of...

Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Short Story: Long on African Translations

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-03-30

A short story, Ngugi wa Thiong'o's "The Upright Revolution," is said to have been translated into more than 30 African languages. The post Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Short Story: Long on African...

Clippers are short-handed but game in 119-117 loss to the Thunder

Los Angeles Times – 2016-04-01

The Clippers came to play the game and to win even if they were depleted. So it didn't matter that Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and DeAndre Jordan were home in Los Angeles resting. The rest of the...

The Case for Very Short Novels

Publishers Weekly – 2016-04-01

"I've never met a reader who doesn't like short novels. Most people don't buy books by weight. If you do, you're reading the wrong article."

Berkshire operating profit falls short, book value rises

Reuters – 2016-05-07

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday confirmed that its first-quarter profit rose 8 percent, while operating results fell short of analyst forecasts as falling oil prices and...

African Short Stories: Shortlist for 17th Caine Prize Announced

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-05-13

The winner of the £10,000 Caine Prize will be announced at an award ceremony and dinner at the Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, on July 4. The post African Short Stories: Shortlist for...

BookCon 2016: Too Short for Readers, Just Right for Publishers

Publishers Weekly – 2016-05-15

Publishers and attendees were pleased with the venue and the programming for BookCon 2016. While attendees were disappointed that the show was for only one day this year, publishers expressed relief.

Bath Spa graduate wins Stripes YA short story prize

The Bookseller – 2016-05-18

Tracy Darnton, a graduate of the Bath Spa MA in writing for young people, has won this year’s Stripes YA Short Story Prize, run in partnership with The Bookseller’s YA Book Prize.

Influx to publish debut short story collection

The Bookseller – 2016-05-21

Influx Press has acquired Attrib. and other stories, the debut short story collection from Eley Williams.

Stevenson to narrate winning Royal Academy & Pin Drop short story

The Bookseller – 2016-06-16

Actress Juliet Stevenson is to announce and narrate this year’s winning story at the RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award on 24th June.

Dodgers' late rally falls short in 8-6 loss to the Brewers

Los Angeles Times – 2016-06-17

The Dodgers had so many aspirations for this season. They would win the National League West for the fourth consecutive year, for the first time in franchise history. They would advance to the World...

Julio Urias' time with Dodgers might be short, as in two more starts

Los Angeles Times – 2016-06-17

The first Julio Urias Era at Dodger Stadium is rapidly coming to a close. Urias is scheduled to make two more starts for the Dodgers, Friday against the Milwaukee Brewers and Wednesday against the...

New York Times Commissions Literary Short Fiction Based On The Election

The Huffington Post – 2016-06-30

In the literary field, there's been no shortage of Donald Trump material this election season -- of course, it's been in the form of erotic romance spoofs, doggerel poetry, and parodic picture books,...

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