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Oprah Winfrey has had an enormous impact on the publishing industry through her book club. Author Billie Letts describes what's it is like to receive the call from Oprah in her article, "The Call That Changed My Life."

Here are the latest posts about Oprah on Writers Write:

  • Oprah Selects The Covenant of Water as 101st Book Club Pick (2023-05-10): Oprah Winfrey selected The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese as the 101st for her book club, Oprah's Book Club.

  • Oprah Named 2022 PEN/Faulkner Literary Champion (2022-03-30): Oprah Winfrey has been named the Literary Champion of 2022 by PEN/Faulkner. They say she is a literary force field.

  • Hearst Evaluating Plans for O, The Oprah Magazine Print Edition (2020-07-28): Hearst says it is evaluating plans for the frequency of the print version of O, The Oprah Magazine for 2021. It denies the print version is ending this year.

  • Oprah's Book Imprint to Publish Alicia Keys' Autobiography (2019-04-10): Alicia Keys has written an autobiography and it will be published by Oprah's new book imprint. She also reads from her new book More Myself in a clip.

  • Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue is Latest Oprah's Book Club Pick (2017-06-26): Oprah has selected Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue as her latest Oprah's Book Club selection. This is Imbolo's debut novel.

  • Oprah Winfrey's New Book Imprint Will Publish The Black Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis (2016-12-15): Oprah Winfrey's new book imprint, An Oprah Book, will publish The Black Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis in 2018

  • Oprah Winfrey Writing Memoir, Launching Book Imprint (2015-12-03): Oprah Winfrey will publish her memoir in January, 2017. She will also launch a new book imprint in conjunction with MacMillan.

  • Oprah's New Book Club Pick is Ruby by Cynthia Bond (2015-02-10): Oprah Winfrey is super excited about her first book pick in a year. Her choice is the novel Ruby by Cynthia Bond.

  • Oprah Nearly Duped By Fake Holocaust Memoir (2008-12-29): It's time for another fake memoir scandal.

  • Oprah Gives Books to Stanford Grads (2008-06-21): Oprah Winfrey recently was the speaker at Stanford University's commencement.

  • Oprah Blogs About New Diet (2008-05-27): Talk show sensation Oprah Winfrey is blogging about a strict new vegan diet she has embarked on.

  • Oprah's Latest Pick Has Astounding Book Sales (2008-03-12): Oprah Winfrey's book picks are always bestsellers.

  • Oprah Boosts Eckhart Tolle's Book Sales With Joint Seminar (2008-02-29): Oprah Winfrey latest book pick - Eckhart Tolle's self-help title A New Earth - has now sold 3.

  • Oprah and Discovery to Launch OWN (2008-01-16): Oprah Winfrey is getting her own television network in a partnership with Discovery Communications.

  • Oprah Chooses Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (2007-10-05): Oprah has chosen her next book pick: it's Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

  • Oprah Won't Read If I Did It (2007-09-17): Oprah has spoken: she will not buy or read If I Did It, the O.

  • Denise Brown Refuses to Go On Oprah Winfrey Show With Goldmans (2007-08-29): Denise Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, is now refusing to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show with the Goldman family.

  • Oprah to Weigh In on If I Did It Debate (2007-08-24): Oprah Winfrey will be hosting an O.

  • Nan Talese Talks Oprah and James Frey (2007-07-31): Legendary publisher and editor Nan Talese, who is the Senior Vice President of Doubleday and the Publisher and Editorial Director of Nan A.

  • Cormac McCarthy Talks to Oprah (2007-06-06): Reclusive, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy has never done a television interview in his life.