‘Harry Potter’ books get new jackets by Brian Selznick on 20th U.S. anniversary

Jocelyn McClurg | USA Today

This year is the 20th anniversary of the American publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and to mark the occasion, Scholastic has tapped children’s book author/illustrator Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret) to design new jackets for J.K. Rowling’s blockbuster series.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2018/04/10/harry-potter-series-new-jackets-illustrator-brian-selznick/500741002/

Philippine literature in the age of Tokhang or the function of writing in trying times

Karlo V. Guerrero | Manila Bulletin

With all of these in regard, the function therefore of writing in the age of Tokhang, or in these trying times, is to be for and one with the toiling masses and, as such, expose everyday exploitations and oppressions. Our writers therefore must ultimately choose their sides, and either be one in service of the people, or in service of the self.

Read more: https://newsbits.mb.com.ph/2018/04/15/philippine-literature-in-the-age-of-tokhang-or-the-function-of-writing-in-trying-times/

The cure for writer’s block is to write

Natalie Davis | The Daily Star

I know that writing can be a challenging task, but it’s also the most incredible feeling in the entire world every time you finish a piece, knowing that you accomplished something.

Read more: http://www.thedailystar.com/news/lifestyles/teen-talk-the-cure-for-writer-s-block-is-to/article_7909018d-ca78-5411-87f4-8b48b721851d.html