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Annalisa Quinn

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Book News: Mexican Poet Jose Emilio Pacheco Dies At 74

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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

  • Mexican poet, translator and essayist Jose Emilio Pacheco died on Sunday at age 74, Mexico's National Council for Culture and Arts announced. Pacheco won the 2009 Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious Spanish-language literary award. Jose Antonio Pascual ...

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Book News: Caldecott For 'Locomotive'; Newbery For 'Flora & Ulysses'

Monday, January 27, 2014

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  • The Newbery medal for "the most distinguished American children's book" of 2013 was awarded Monday to Flora & Ulysses, written by Kate DiCamillo, the new ambassador for young people's literature, and illustrated in black ...

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Book News: Amazon Says It Hopes Polish, Czech Workers Won't Unionize

Friday, January 24, 2014

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  • As Amazon expands into Poland and the Czech Republic, it says it hopes its workers won't unionize. "In terms of unions themselves, we don't see a need for that," Tim Collins, director of Amazon's EU logistics operations, ...

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Book News: Maker Of 3-D Printed Guns Has A Book Deal

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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  • Simon & Schuster will publish Cody Wilson's story of making guns from a 3-D printer, Negative Liberty: A Gun Printer's Guide to the Apocalypse. Wilson's organization Defense Distributed is famous for publishing designs for 3-D printable guns ...

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Book News: Kenyan Writer Comes Out In Defiance Of Anti-Gay Laws

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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  • Celebrated Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina comes out as gay in a new essay that he refers to as a "lost chapter" of his 2011 memoir One Day I Will Write About This Place. In Kenya, sex between ...

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Book News: Billy Collins' Papers Sold To The University Of Texas

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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

  • Former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins has sold his papers to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. According to The New York Times, his archives include "dozens of notebooks containing observations, ...

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Book News: Amazon Wants To Ship Products Before You Even Buy Them

Monday, January 20, 2014

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  • Amazon has patented "anticipatory package shipping," a system that ships products before customers have actually bought them — based on what it predicts they will buy. The Verge explains: "Amazon plans to box and ship ...

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Book News: Hilary Mantel's New Book Reportedly Will Star Margaret Thatcher

Friday, January 17, 2014

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  • English novelist Hilary Mantel, who has twice won the Booker Prize, is said to be taking a break from writing about Tudors to publish a short-story collection titled The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher. The Guardian notes, ...

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Book News: World War I Diaries Of British Soldiers Digitized

Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Book News: Argentine Poet Juan Gelman Dies At 83

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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  • Argentine poet Juan Gelman, who denounced the country's "dirty war" of the '70s and '80s, died Tuesday in Mexico City, according to a statement from the Mexican government's arts council. He was 83. The author of ...

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Book News: Prize-Winning Mystery Writer Is Also A Murderer

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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  • When Alaric Hunt was chosen as the winner of a mystery-writing contest that comes with a publishing contract and a $10,000 advance, the judges didn't realize he was serving a life sentence for murder. Hunt wrote ...

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Book News: Adichie, Tartt Are Finalists For National Book Critic's Circle Awards

Monday, January 13, 2014

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  • Donna Tartt's expansive third novel The Goldfinch and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel of race, love and power Americanah were among the fiction finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Also nominated were Alice McDermott's Someone, Javier ...

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Book News: Will Your Book Sell? There's An Algorithm For That

Friday, January 10, 2014

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Book News: Cache Of Letters From 'Frankenstein' Author Found

Thursday, January 09, 2014

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Book News: Biography Of Fox's Roger Ailes Alleges Sexism, Anti-Semitism

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

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  • A new biography of Fox News Channel President Roger Ailes presents him as ambitious and combative (though brilliant), and claims that he used an anti-Semitic remark about a rival in 1995 and made comments critical of Fox ...

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Book News: Scores Of Books Burned In Lebanese Library Torching

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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  • A library belonging to a Greek Orthodox priest was torched in Tripoli, Lebanon, last week, according to Agence France-Press. Around two-thirds of the 80,000 books reportedly were destroyed. An unnamed "security source" told the news agency ...

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Book News: Steve Jobs Biographer Asks Internet To Help Edit New Book

Monday, January 06, 2014

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  • Walter Isaacson, the author of a bestselling biography of Steve Jobs, is posting chapters of his next book online for crowdsourced edits. The as-yet-untitled book, which he describes as "a narrative about the people who helped to ...

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Book News: 'Cazalet' Author Elizabeth Jane Howard Dies

Friday, January 03, 2014

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  • English novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard died Thursday afternoon at age 90. Her publicist told the BBC that Howard died "peacefully — after a short illness." Howard's best-known works were The Cazalet Chronicles, a saga of English ...

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Book News: Efforts To Ban Books On The Rise

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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Book News: 'It's Kind Of A Funny Story' Author Mourned

Monday, December 23, 2013

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  • Ned Vizzini, the author of It's Kind of a Funny Story, died last week at the age of 32. "The manner of death was suicide," the New York City medical examiner's office tells CNN. According to ...

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