Politics to the fore at BookExpo 2018

Politics to the fore at BookExpo 2018

Lots of authors, lots of politics, lots of attempts at luring more booksellers—these characterised BookExpo 2018, held in New York last week.

Former secretary of state John Kerry, who lost out in the race for the presidency in 2004, promoted his June memoir Every Day is Extra (S&S). "I’m deeply, deeply, deeply concerned, but we’ve been through difficulties before," he told a large crowd, referring to the current US political situation. "We need to have confidence in the country, but that doesn’t come by being a bystander."

Senator Bernie Sanders (below) gave a campaign speech to another l...

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