Streams

Annalisa Quinn

Annalisa Quinn appears in the following:

Book News: James McBride, Surprise National Book Award Winner

Thursday, November 21, 2013

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

  • James McBride won the National Book Award for fiction for The Good Lord Bird, narrated by a disguised child follower of John Brown, who made the famous doomed raid on Harper's Ferry. McBride said Wednesday night that ...

Comment

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

Thursday, November 21, 2013

(This post was updated at 10:30 a.m.)

James McBride won the prestigious National Book Award for fiction on Wednesday for his novel The Good Lord Bird about a young slave who joins the abolitionist John Brown in his anti-slavery mission. Also honored were George Packer, who won in the nonfiction ...

Comment

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

Monday, November 11, 2013

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

  • The U.S. Postal Service has made a deal with Amazon to deliver packages on Sundays. For now, delivery will be limited to Los Angeles and New York, but the service is expected to expand into cities ...

Comment

Book News: Claire Vaye Watkins Wins The Dylan Thomas Prize

Friday, November 08, 2013

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

  • This year's Dylan Thomas Prize has gone to Claire Vaye Watkins for her debut story collection Battleborn. The prize, aimed at encouraging "raw creative talent worldwide," is restricted to writers under 30 and is worth £30,000 (about ...

Comment

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

Thursday, November 07, 2013

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

  • Amazon is asking independent bookstores to sell Kindles in exchange for 10 percent of the revenue from ebooks bought on the devices for two years. But the offer, under a program called Amazon Source, has been ...

Comment

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

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

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

  • Lynn Coady won Canada's most prestigious literary award, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, for her short-story collection Hellgoing. (You know, in case Canadian short story writers haven't had a good enough year.) The jury — writers Margaret Atwood, ...

Comment

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

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

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

Comment

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

Monday, November 04, 2013

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

  • Following allegations that he borrowed passages from Wikipedia, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is now accused of lifting passages from the Heritage Foundation without proper attribution in his book Government Bullies. BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski writes, ...

Comment

Book News: Medical Thriller Writer Michael Palmer Dies At 71

Friday, November 01, 2013

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

  • The bestselling thriller writer Michael Palmer died on Wednesday, according to a statement released by his publisher, St. Martin's Press. He was 71. Perhaps best known for Extreme Measures, which was made into a movie with Hugh ...

Comment

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

Thursday, October 31, 2013

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

  • Jane Austen biographer Paula Byrne isn't a fan of the Jane Austen image featured on the new £10 note, saying, "It's a 19th century airbrushed makeover." But the head of the Jane Austen Society, Elizabeth Proudman, ...

Comment

Book News: Amazon's Kindle MatchBook Is Out — Will Publishers Opt In?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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

  • Amazon launched Kindle MatchBook, a service that lets customers buy steeply discounted ebook versions of books they've already bought in print (from Amazon, of course) on Tuesday. Publishers must opt-in, and as of Wednesday morning, some 75,000 ...

Comment

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

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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

  • The 93-year-old crime novelist P.D. James believes she has solved the 1931 murder of Julia Wallace, the inspiration for her 1982 novel The Skull Beneath the Skin. In an article for The Sunday Times [subscription ...

Comment

Book News: Seamus Heaney Poem Published Posthumously

Monday, October 28, 2013

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

  • The Guardian has published "In a Field," the last known poem by the Irish poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney before his death in August. Inspired by Edward Thomas' 1916 poem, "As ...

Comment

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

Friday, October 25, 2013

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

  • The Tucson Unified School District is reinstating seven books banned after a Mexican-American Studies program was outlawed in Arizona. In 2010, a judge ruled that the program was illegal under a law banning classes that "promote resentment ...

Comment

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

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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

Comment

Book News: Two Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Writing A Book

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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

  • Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, two of the three women kidnapped and held at a Cleveland house for about a decade, are collaborating with Washington Post reporters to write a book about their time in captivity. ...

Comment

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

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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

  • American authors are making the tough decision to allow their books to be censored for sale in China, The New York Times recently reported. According to the paper, "authors of sexually explicit works or those that ...

Comment

'Lady Things': The World According To Jezebel

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The editors of The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things, are carefully unambitious about the aim of the book: "we thought it might be fun to collect our various observations, fascinations, annoyances, and inspirations in one easy-to-use, attractive volume." On the surface, it seems like a cheeky ...

Comment

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

Friday, October 18, 2013

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

  • The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it will allow Special Agent John Dodson, a whistle-blower who testified in front of Congress about the ATF's "Fast and Furious" firearms sting operation, to publish a ...

Comment

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

Thursday, September 12, 2013

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

  • A federal judge has ruled that Lance Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist who admitted to doping earlier this year, is allowed to lie in his memoirs. Earlier this year, a group of readers in California sued Armstrong ...

Comment