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La télé-réalité américaine ne l’avait pas encore tenté: un The Voice pour les écrivains. Avec, à la clé, un gros contrat de publication, et la gloire. Initiative grotesque ou occasion unique de faire émerger des voix écartées des canons traditionnels de l’édition?

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Publishers Weekly logoSeventy-five emerging authors from around the country gathered on October 30 and 31 in Newark, N.J., to tape the pilot for a reality show called America’s Next Great Author.Thursday, November 10, 2022People magazine logo

There's long been reality shows for singers, dancers, entrepreneurs and bakers. Now aspiring writers can join the fray of this competitive TV genre.

Friday, September 9, 2022
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Eckstut says the series will have a nice Great British Baking Show vibe, “where you see how heartwarming and exciting it is to watch ordinary people pursuing their dreams.”

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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Writing as reality show? Kwame Alexander pitches "America's Next Great Author."

Saturday, July 23, 2022
Smithsonian Magazine logoHosted by Newbery Medal winner Kwame Alexander, the show will put an American Idol-esque spin on the publishing process.Monday, July 18, 2022The Sunday Times logoContestants will be given expert guidance not only on how to write but also how to build a career, including advice on refining their pitches and constructing a book tour.Friday, July 15, 2022the washington post logo

“It’s a show whose mission is to elevate writers, not use them," Eckstut tells me. "We want it to be a supportive environment without the ‘Survivor’ element.”

Friday, July 15, 2022
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“Right from the beginning, there were certain people in the television—and publishing—world whose eyes just lit up when they heard about America’s Next Great Author,” Sterry said. “They understand just how many Americans want to write books.”

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
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”The series will feature writers from communities and cultures all across America who bring their unique voices to readers and the world of literature.”

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
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Kwame Alexander will host the pilot of a new literary reality show “geared toward anyone who loves drama on or off the page”...

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
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…ANGA will give its contestants one minute to pitch their novels to a panel of judges that includes New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds, Fox5 TV presenter Angie Goff, and stage writer and comedian Marga Gomez.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
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In the pilot episode, writers will pitch their book to a panel of judges, including Jason Reynolds. The most promising writer in this pilot episode will win $2,500.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
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Jokes aside, if this show makes it to air, I will obviously be watching. In the meantime, I will be workshopping elimination catchphrases…

Friday, July 8, 2022

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