How London Beat BEA's Pants Off

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By Porter Ander­son | @Porter_Anderson
Ether for Authors: How London Book Fair Beat BEA’s Pants Off

What became clearer than ever this year is that BookExpo America positions authors primarily as creatures of the publishers.

I’d like to see #BEA13 be the last hashtag we assign to such a retrograde concept.

It’s past time to create the same AuthorLounge-style central focus at New York’s BEA that I saw in rollicking sway when London Book Fair provided it.

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Friend Grief and AIDSFriend Grief and AIDS: Thirty Years of Burying Our Friends by Victoria Noe

It’s been likened to a plague, but AIDS was never just a health crisis. The second of a series on grieving the death of a friend, Friend Grief and AIDS: Thirty Years of Burying Our Friends, revisits a time when people with AIDS were also targets of bigotry and discrimination. In stories about Ryan White, ACT UP, the Names Project, red ribbons and more, you’ll learn why friends made all the difference: not just caregiving or memorializing, but changing the way society confronts the medical establishment and government to demand action.

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