Tuesday, December 13, 2011

On the fourth day of Christmas, Overlook Press gave to me...

Hello Overlook Press fans! Welcome to Day 4 of our 12 Days of Christmas book giveaway extravaganza! We'd like to congratulate yesterday's winner, Laura Royal, who snagged three incredible books and an Overlook original t-shirt.

Here at Overlook Press, we pride ourselves on being an eclectic press with varied interests and exceptional taste. In the last three days of prize packs, our books have appealed to Charles Portis fans, design lovers, and mystery and true crime aficionados. Journalists, wordsmiths, newspaper buffs: today is your lucky day, so read on! Today's giveaway includes three books ensconced in the world of journalism--deadlines, feisty foreign correspondents, legendary columnists, ethics, and propaganda--each with its own unique approach to honoring the printed word.

Deadline Artists edited by John Avlon, Jesse Angelo, and Errol Louis is an essential anthology celebrating journalism as a true art form. Including columns written by pioneers of the industry, public figures, and modern day masters of the craft, Deadline Artists assembles America's greatest newspaper columns into one well-honed collection. Organized by topic, the columns cover war and foreign affairs, crime, humor, sports, politics, and more. In a world saturated with digital headlines and online outlets, this beautiful compendium is a testament that the tradition and influence of newspapers lives on.

The Piano Player in the Brothel written (and signed) by Juan Luis Cebrián, is a stunning reflection on the practice of journalism and the responsibility it entails. Cebrián, the first director of Spain's leading newspaper El País, discusses both high and low points for newswriters and champions the true role of journalism as an instrument of cultural diffusion, a guarantor of freedom of speech, and a protector of democracy.

The Paris Correspondent written (and signed) by Alan S. Cowell is an intriguing novel that captures the intensity and absurdity of living life as a foreign correspondent during the heyday of print news. The story follows Ed Clancy and Joe Shelby, journalists for an English-language newspaper in Paris, as they face new and unfamiliar challenges posed by the internet age and the twenty-four-hour news cycle. Cowell, an award-winning correspondent for the New York Times, crafts an epic story infused with jealousy, passionate affairs, and legendary adventure.

Good Luck!

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Anonymous said...

I'd love to receive these books! Christmas is the perfect time to get some good reading in and these look fabulous!

traveler said...

These fascinating books would interest me for hours on end. many thanks.

petite said...

All of these wonderful books look captivating and special.

Amy said...

I really like this theme and would love the chance to win these books!