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Annalisa Quinn

Annalisa Quinn appears in the following:

'Good Lord Bird,' 'The Unwinding' Win National Book Awards

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A visibly shocked James McBride picked up the fiction prize for his novel The Good Lord Bird about a young slave who joins up with abolitionist John Brown. The nonfiction award was won by George Packer for The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America.

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Book News: Postal Service Strikes Sunday-Delivery Deal With Amazon

Monday, November 11, 2013

Also: Malala Yousafzai's book is banned in Pakistan's private schools; Jonathan Franzen on Harriet the Spy; the best books coming out this week.

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Book News: Claire Vaye Watkins Wins The Dylan Thomas Prize

Friday, November 08, 2013

Also: the shortlist for the Bad Sex in Fiction Award; Antarctica's new writer in residence; Buzzfeed won't "talk smack" about books.

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Book News: Indie Bookstores Don't Take Kindly To Amazon's Kindle Offer

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Also: Nuyorican poet Tato Laviera dies at age 63; Alexis Madrigal on the new Dave Eggers novel; an interview with Graywolf Press.

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Book News: Lynn Coady Takes Canada's Top Literary Honor

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Also: John Freeman on interviewing novelists; The Washington Times ends Rand Paul's column; the state of British publishing.

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Book News: Mozambican Writer Wins Neustadt Prize, 'America's Nobel'

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Also: Catherine Chung on being an "Asian-American writer;" Lucy Hughes-Hallett wins the Samuel Johnson Prize; new poems from Diana Chien.

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Book News: Rand Paul To Plagiarism Accusers: 'If Dueling Were Legal In Kentucky ...'

Monday, November 04, 2013

Also: Claire Messud on Albert Camus' stance on Algerian independence; a twist on Pottery Barn catalog descriptions; the best books coming out this week.

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Book News: Medical Thriller Writer Michael Palmer Dies At 71

Friday, November 01, 2013

Also: the saddest article you'll ever read about a Waffle House; two-sentence horror stories; and Ann Patchett on Edwidge Danticat.

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Book News: Jane Austen Bank Note Dinged As 'Airbrushed Makeover'

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Also: Attica Locke wins the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence; Neil Gaiman on the job of an author; Zadie Smith on British and American takeout.

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Book News: Amazon's Kindle MatchBook Is Out โ€” Will Publishers Opt In?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Also: Hyperbole and a Half creator Allie Brosh talks about her struggles with depression; Barnes & Noble launches a new Nook; Anna Holmes writes about the value of Twitter in literary discourse.

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Book News: P.D. James Says She's Solved A Real Murder

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Also: Morissey's autobiography is coming to the U.S.; a bill is introduced to get rid of the Irish censorship board; and thoughts about the uses of fiction and nonfiction.

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Book News: Seamus Heaney Poem Published Posthumously

Monday, October 28, 2013

Also: Rita Mae Brown on Suetonius; Tim Kreider on writers being asked to work for free; new R.L. Stein books; the best books coming out this week.

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Book News: Arizona Lifts Ban On 7 Mexican-American Studies Books

Friday, October 25, 2013

Also: Iran's culture minister hints that bans on certain books may be reconsidered; The New York Times is profiling small poetry presses; Jonathan Franzen on why making money is a double-edged sword.

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Book News: Emily Dickinson Papers Go Online, Deepening Harvard-Amherst Feud

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Also: a new story by Haruki Murakami; Alice Munro might not retire after all; and World Book Night announces its titles.

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Book News: Two Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Writing A Book

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Also: Shakespeare manuscripts going digital; authors protest standardized testing; and "The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Young-Adult Fiction Authors."

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Book News: U.S. Authors Face Hard Choice When Publishing In China

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Also: the winners of the Whiting Awards were announced; Cheryl Strayed's memoir inspires other women to take to the Wild; and Dwight Garner on what makes a critic.

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'Lady Things': The World According To Jezebel

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The women of Jezebel.com have released a new illustrated encyclopedia of "lady things" from Clueless to Clytemnestra. Reviewer Annalisa Quinn says that although The Book of Jezebel is positioned as lighthearted and unambitious, it has a serious aim โ€” which it does not quite achieve.

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Book News: 'Fast And Furious' Whistle-Blower Will Be Allowed To Publish Account

Friday, October 18, 2013

Also: Morrissey's autobiography; a rare interview from Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson; Zadie Smith takes a garden tour.

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Book News: Lance Armstrong's Lies Are Protected, Judge Says

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Also: Annie Proulx wrote the libretto for an opera based on "Brokeback Mountain"; Jesmyn Ward on losing her brother; Isabel Allende recalls Pablo Neruda's funeral.

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Mary Beard 'Confronts' The Classics With Wit And Style

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Cambridge classics professor Mary Beard's latest book, Confronting the Classics, takes a gleefully contrarian approach to marble-bust greats like Homer and Thucydides. Reviewer Annalisa Quinn says the work "expertly straddles the line between scholarly and accessible."

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