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Annalisa Quinn

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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.

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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. ...

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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 ...

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'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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Mary Beard 'Confronts' The Classics With Wit And Style

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Early on in Confronting the Classics, Mary Beard tells the story of the Roman Emperor Elagabalus, who "used to seat his dinner guests on cushions that, unbeknownst to them, were full of air. As the meal progressed, a slave secretly let the air out, so Elagabalus could enjoy the sight ...

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Book News: Richard Dawkins Under Fire For Child Abuse Remarks

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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

  • In a controversial interview about his upcoming memoir, the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins called for stronger distinctions to be made between what he called "mild paedophilia" and violent crimes. He told Giles Whittell of The Times ...

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Book News: NoViolet Bulawayo, Jhumpa Lahiri Shortlisted For Booker Prize

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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

  • The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize, Britain's most prestigious literary award, was announced Tuesday morning. Although the prize is limited to writers from the British Commonwealth and the Republic of Ireland, the list skews international, and ...

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