Sarah Harrison Smith
Sarah Harrison Smith
Editorial Director, Amazon.com Books and Kindle: Sarah Harrison Smith spent her childhood with her nose in a book and not much has changed. Happy to read almost anything, she’s especially drawn to literary fiction and biographies of artists, writers and politicians, with a particular soft spot for 19th century oddballs. Other interests: the visual arts, architecture, and children’s books.

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The PEN Literary Awards

"...In a world where coverage of the arts is an endangered species, this is vital.”

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“The Books Do Absolutely Operate out of a Sense of Fragmentation”: Rachel Cusk on Her New Novel, "Transit"

Rachel Cusk speaks with us about the crumbling of reality, the selectivity of memory, and how reading and writing drama has impacted her own novels.

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Big Prizes for Two Innovative Picture Books

This April, thousands of book lovers and international publishing professionals will travel to Bologna, Italy, to admire the best of children’s books and book art. You could call it a kid lit love fest.

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Bharati Mukherjee (1940 - 2017)

Bharati Mukherjee, the author of several acclaimed short stories and novels, including Desirable Daughters and Jasmine, has died at the age of 76.

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Forget Your New Year's Resolutions. Do These Instead.

How’s it going with those New Year’s Resolutions now that we’re a few weeks into January? If your sparkly initial enthusiasm has fallen as flat as old Champagne, or you’re looking to establish new goals, our editors have just the books for you.

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Richard Adams (1920 - 2016)

Richard Adams, the author of Watership Down, died on December 24, at the age of 96.

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