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Annalisa Quinn

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Book News: Contenders Revealed For First Folio Prize For Fiction

Monday, February 10, 2014

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

  • 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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Book News: Fragment Of Jane Austen's Handwriting Found

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

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

  • A small but rare sample of Jane Austen's handwriting has been found tucked into another book at the Jane Austen's House Museum. The scrap reads, "Men may get into a habit of repeating the words of our ...

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Book News: J.K. Rowling Says She Regrets Matching Ron And Hermione

Monday, February 03, 2014

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

  • J.K. Rowling says she regrets pairing Ron and Hermione in the Harry Potter books. In an interview to be published in Wonderland and excerpted in the U.K.'s Sunday Times, she said, "I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship ...

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Book News: U.N.-Backed Report Finds 'Shocking' Levels of Youth Illiteracy

Friday, January 31, 2014

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

  • An education report commissioned by UNESCO found "shocking levels of youth illiteracy" around the world. At least 250 million of the 650 million primary school age children globally aren't learning basic skills in reading ...

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Book News: Two Poems By Greek Poet Sappho Discovered

Thursday, January 30, 2014

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  • Parts of two previously unknown poems by the Greek lyric poet Sappho have been discovered on an ancient papyrus. An anonymous collector happened to show the papyrus to the Oxford University classicist Dirk Obbink, who realized ...

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Book News: Nurse's Debut Novel Wins Prestigious Costa Award

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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

  • Nurse Nathan Filer's debut novel, Where the Moon Isn't (called The Shock of the Fall in the U.K.), has won the prestigious Costa Book of the Year award. Filer beat out Kate Atkinson, who was widely regarded ...

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Book News: Mexican Poet Jose Emilio Pacheco Dies At 74

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

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Book News: Argentine Poet Juan Gelman Dies At 83

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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

  • 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

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

  • 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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