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Annalisa Quinn

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Book News: 'Cazalet' Author Elizabeth Jane Howard Dies

Friday, January 03, 2014

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

  • 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

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

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

Monday, December 23, 2013

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

  • 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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Book News: 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' Author Dies

Friday, December 20, 2013

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

  • Paul Torday, the author of the 2007 novel Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, died Wednesday at the age of 67. After many years as a businessman, he came out with his first novel, Salmon Fishing, when ...

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Book News: New 'Dragon Tattoo' Novel Coming From New Author

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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

  • Stieg Larsson, the author of the bestselling Millennium novels, died almost a decade ago. Now his Swedish publisher has asked another writer to pick up where Larsson left off. Swedish author David Lagercrantz will write a ...

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Book News: Was Gollum Done In By Vitamin D Deficiency?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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

  • A paper in the Christmas edition of the Medical Journal of Australia posits a new theory of why, in fantasy novels, the bad guys tend to lose: Vitamin D deficiency. The authors write, "Systematic textual ...

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Book News: Trayvon Martin's Parents Talking To Publishers

Monday, December 16, 2013

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

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Book News: Publisher's Charity To Pay $7.7 Million Settlement In For-Profit Case

Friday, December 13, 2013

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

  • The Pearson Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the educational publisher, will pay $7.7 million to settle allegations that the charity was used to advance the for-profit parent company. New York State's attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, ...

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Book News: Americans Love Their Public Libraries (But Will It Matter?)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

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

  • A new Pew survey has found that Americans overwhelmingly support public libraries. More than 6,200 people ages 16 and older were interviewed by phone for the study, which was released Wednesday. It found that 90 percent ...

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Book News: Booksellers' Lawsuit Against Amazon, Publishers Dismissed

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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

  • Federal Judge Jed Rakoff has dismissed an antitrust class-action against Amazon and six major publishing houses. The suit brought by independent booksellers claimed the companies conspired to restrict trade through the use of DRM (or digital ...

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Book News: 500 Authors Demand International Bill Of Digital Rights

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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

  • More than 500 authors from around the world, including five Nobel Prize winners, have asked the United Nations for an international bill of digital rights. In a joint statement, Don DeLillo, Ian McEwan, Tom Stoppard, Margaret ...

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Book News: 'Stoner' Created Little Buzz In 1965, But Ignites In 2013

Monday, December 09, 2013

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

  • John Williams' novel Stoner sold a scant 2,000 copies when it was released almost 50 years ago. An understated novel about a Missouri academic named William Stoner, it went out of print the following year. But through ...

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Book News: Remembering Nelson Mandela, The Author

Friday, December 06, 2013

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

  • Nelson Mandela, political leader and international icon of liberation, was also a wordsmith, an orator and writer whose eloquence was one of his most valuable tools in the fight for freedom in South Africa. In his elegant ...

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Book News: Amazon Launches An Imprint For Short Fiction

Thursday, December 05, 2013

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

  • Amazon Publishing has launched a new imprint, StoryFront, that aims to publish "high-quality short fiction across genres." Amazon has already been experimenting with short fiction through Kindle Singles and Day One, a weekly literary magazine that launched ...

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Book News: Manil Suri Takes Bad Sex In Fiction Award

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

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

  • Manil Suri has won the Literary Review's annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award for his novel The City of Devi. The award, whose distinguished honorees include Tom Wolfe and John Updike (the winner of a lifetime ...

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Book News: Ancient Texts From Vatican And Bodleian Libraries Digitized

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

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

  • A Gutenberg Bible from 1455, an autographed and annotated manuscript of Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, and the oldest surviving Hebrew codex are among the ancient texts included in a new digitization project by the University of Oxford's ...

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Book News: Leaked Salinger Stories Pose An Ethical Dilemma

Monday, December 02, 2013

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

  • Three unpublished stories by J.D. Salinger have been leaked online, seemingly from the eBay auction of a rare and unauthorized volume called Three Stories. The stories have previously been available only for viewing in research libraries. ...

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Book News: Secret Video Documents Conditions In Amazon Warehouse

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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

  • Amazon's labor practices have come under fresh scrutiny after BBC reporter Adam Littler went undercover as a worker at an Amazon warehouse in the U.K. Wearing a hidden camera, Littler worked at a warehouse in Swansea, ...

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Book News: Psychic And Author Sylvia Browne Dies

Friday, November 22, 2013

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

  • Sylvia Browne, the bestselling author of dozens of books about the paranormal, died Wednesday in San Jose, Calif. She was 77. Browne, who claimed to be psychic, said she frequently worked with police on missing persons ...

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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 ...

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