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Annalisa Quinn

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Book News: Former Factory Worker Wins $100,000 Poetry Prize

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Afaa Michael Weaver's poetry collection The Government of Nature has won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. The prize, based at Claremont Graduate University, is awarded to a mid-career poet "to both honor the poet and provide ...

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Book News: It's True, Keith Richards Is Writing A Children's Book

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is writing a children's book. Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar is about Richard's grandfather, Theodore Augustus Dupree, who encouraged Richards' musical aspirations. Richards plans ...

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Book News: 'Fatal Vision' Author Joe McGinniss Dies

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Joe McGinniss, author of the true crime book Fatal Vision and the titular "journalist" of Janet Malcolm's scathing study The Journalist and the Murderer, died on Monday, his attorney told The Associated Press. He was 71. ...

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Book News: Ned O'Gorman, Poet And Founder Of Harlem School, Dies

Monday, March 10, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Ned O'Gorman, poet and founder of the Children's Storefront, a tuition-free school in Harlem created to combat what he saw as "the pervasive lack of imagination" in children's education, died Friday at age 84. "These children ...

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Book News: @GSElevator Author Loses Book Deal

Friday, March 07, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Simon & Schuster is canceling publication of a book by John Lefevre, the man behind the @GSElevator twitter account, which supposedly repeated things overheard in the elevator at Goldman Sachs. It emerged that Lefevre has never worked ...

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The Professionally Haunted Life Of Helen Oyeyemi

Friday, March 07, 2014

Being haunted seems like it might be an occupational hazard for Helen Oyeyemi. Her books are re-worked fairy tales, the gruesome kind, with beheadings and wicked stepmothers and ghosts and death, death, and more death (though, once dead, her characters don't always stay that way).

The first time I met ...

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Book News: George Saunders Wins The Story Prize

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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Book News: Sherwin B. Nuland, Author Of 'How We Die,' Dies At 83

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Sherwin B. Nuland, the author of How We Die, died on Monday at the age of 83. The book, which won a National Book Award in 1994 and spurred debate about assisted suicide, sought to "demythologize ...

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Book News: 'Goodnight Moon' Author's Lullabies See The Light After 60 Years

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • A collection of lullaby poems from Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Goodnight Moon who died in 1952, is being published on Tuesday by Sterling Children's Books. The works were discovered in a trunk in her ...

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Book News: Phyllis Krasilovsky, Author Of 'The Very Little Girl,' Dies

Monday, March 03, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Phyllis Krasilovsky, author of sweet, simple children's books such as The Very Little Girl and The First Tulips in Holland, died Wednesday of complications following a stroke, her daughter told The New York Times. She was ...

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Book News: Author Criticizes S.C. School Funding Cuts Over Gay-Themed Books

Friday, February 28, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Alison Bechdel, author of the graphic memoir Fun Home, has responded to this week's vote by South Carolina's House of Representatives to cut a combined total of $70,000 in funding to the College of Charleston and the ...

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Book News: 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Sales Top 100 Million

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey series has now sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, Vintage Books announced on Wednesday. The erotica series, which began as Twilight fanfiction, features shy Anastasia Steele, her handcuff-happy lover, ...

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Book News: Apple Appeals Ruling In E-Book Price-Fixing Case

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Apple is appealing a judge's ruling last year that it broke antitrust laws by conspiring with publishers to fix e-book prices. The appeal, filed Tuesday, called U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote's decision "a radical departure ...

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Book News: Bernanke Writing A Book On The Fed And The Great Recession

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, says he is planning a book that will span his eight years helming the Fed, with a special focus on the ...

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Book News: Byline Tally Shows There's Still Gender Bias In Book Reviewing

Monday, February 24, 2014

This post was updated at 9:45 a.m. ET

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The annual VIDA count tracking gender inequality in literary publications is out, and the numbers don't look good for women. VIDA counted the numbers of female authors ...

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Book News: Year's Oddest Title? 'Pie-ography,' 'Working Class Cats' In Running

Friday, February 21, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The shortlist for the Diagram Prize for the year's oddest book title is out and includes Pie-ography: Where Pie Meets Biography by Jo Packham, Working Class Cats: The Bodega Cats of New York City by Chris Balsinger ...

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Book News: James Patterson Is Giving $1 Million To Indie Bookstores

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Novelist James Patterson, whose mysteries, thrillers, children's books and romances have sold hundreds of millions of copies, is donating $1 million of his personal fortune to independent bookstores across the country. In a statement released by his ...

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Book News: Mavis Gallant, Master Of The Short Story, Dies At 91

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Short story author Mavis Gallant died Tuesday in Paris. She was 91. Born in Montreal, she spent most of her life in Paris. More than 100 of Gallant's short stories were published in The New Yorker. ...

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Book News: J.K. Rowling's Second Crime Novel Coming Out In June

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • J.K. Rowling is publishing a second crime novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith in June. Rowling quietly released the mystery novel The Cuckoo's Calling last year as Galbraith, but her identity was leaked to Britain's Sunday Times. ...

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Book News: Penguin India Defends Decision To Yank 'The Hindus'

Friday, February 14, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Penguin Books India is defending its decision to settle a lawsuit over Wendy Doniger's The Hindus: An Alternative History and withdraw the book from sale in India. The publisher says it has become "increasingly difficult for any ...

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