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Annalisa Quinn

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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Book News: Slam Poet Maggie Estep Dies

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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  • The slam poet and novelist Maggie Estep died Wednesday, days after having a heart attack, The New York Times reports. She was 50. Estep helped to popularize slam poetry through appearances on MTV and HBO in ...

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Book News: Gabrielle Giffords Writing Book About Gun Control

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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

  • Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head in 2011, is writing a book about gun control. She plans to collaborate with her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, on Enough: Our Fight to ...

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Book News: Poet Hashem Shaabani Reportedly Executed In Iran

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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  • The Iranian poet Hashem Shaabani was reportedly executed last month as an "enemy of God," according to human rights groups. Shaabani was a founder of the Dialogue Institute, which promoted Arab culture in Iran. In a ...

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Book News: Contenders Revealed For First Folio Prize For Fiction

Monday, February 10, 2014

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  • The shortlist of the Folio Prize, which is open to writers of any genre or nationality, is due to be announced later today — but has already been leaked via social media. The prize, worth ...

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Book News: It's The End Of The Story For Sony's E-Bookstore

Friday, February 07, 2014

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

  • Sony is closing its e-bookstore, the Reader Store, and transferring the accounts of American and Canadian customers to e-reading company Kobo. In a press release, Ken Orii, Sony's vice president of Digital Reading Business Division said, ...

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Book News: Hundreds Of Writers Denounce 'Chokehold' Russian Laws

Thursday, February 06, 2014

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

  • A group of more than 200 authors, including Salman Rushdie, Wole Soyinka, Jonathan Franzen, Günter Grass and Margaret Atwood, have signed an open letter criticizing recent Russian laws that "that place a chokehold on the right ...

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Book News: Charlie Chaplin's Only Known Novel Is Unveiled

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

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

  • A novella by the late movie star Charlie Chaplin has been published for the first time. The 34,000-word novella Footlights, which was the basis for his 1952 film Limelight, was found in the Cineteca di Bologna's ...

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