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Annalisa Quinn

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Book News: Turkish Protesters Form 'Taksim Square Book Club'

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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

  • Erdem Gunduz, the protester known as "The Standing Man" who held a six-hour silent vigil in Instanbul's Taksim Square in response to clashes between Turkish police and demonstrators, has inspired protesters to form "The Taksim Square Book ...

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Book News: Author Of Controversial 'Seduction Guide' Apologizes

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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

  • Last week, Kickstarter apologized for featuring a book proposal by pickup artist Ken Hoinsky that critics say promotes sexual assault with tips such as "Don't ask for permission" and "Force her to rebuff your advances." ...

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Making Art From Art: 5 Nonfiction Reads For Summer

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

An elaborate cake exactingly modeled from the work of a Dutch minimalist painter. A piece of literary criticism as interesting and expansive as its subject. A photograph of an eerie, antlered hat sculpted from feathers and tulle. Art criticism, written with a novelist's eye. Here are five books that traverse ...

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Book News: The FBI Monitored Mexican Writer Carlos Fuentes

Monday, June 24, 2013

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

  • A recently released FBI file calls legendary Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes a "communist writer" and refers to a "long history of subversive connections." The dossier, which starts in the 1960s and spans decades, also reveals ...

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Book News: Alice Munro, Author Of Pensive Short Stories, May Retire

Thursday, June 20, 2013

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

  • Canadian author Alice Munro says her writing days may be over. In an interview after winning the Trillium Book Award, Munro told the National Post that she was glad to get the award because she's "probably ...

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Charles Moore's 'Margaret Thatcher' Is A Softer Iron Lady

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Early on in Charles Moore's biography of Margaret Thatcher, he describes a birthday party at which a school friend tells the future prime minister, "If you don't stop bossing us, I shall stamp on your foot."

It's not hard to imagine that a great many people have wished they could ...

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Book News: Kim Jong Un Reportedly Gave 'Mein Kampf' As Gifts

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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

  • Kim Jong Un gave top officials in North Korea copies of Adolf Hitler's autobiography, Mein Kampf, as gifts on his birthday last January, according to a report in New Focus International, a newspaper written largely by North ...

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Book News: VICE Draws Ire By Staging Female Author Suicides

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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

  • VICE magazine has a reputation for using provocative content to draw an audience — Dennis Rodman's North Korean tour comes to mind — but a spread in the magazine's recent fiction issue has sparked particular fury. ...

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Book News: 'Tweet,' 'Geekery' Make The Oxford English Dictionary

Monday, June 17, 2013

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

  • The word "tweet" (in the featherless sense) has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, together with a batch of other tech-y words such as "geekery," "crowdsourcing" and "e-reader." OED chief editor John Simpson writes that ...

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Book News: CIA Nominee Catches Grief Over Bookstore Erotica Readings

Friday, June 14, 2013

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

  • A breathless Daily Beast report that the woman nominated to be the CIA deputy director, Avril D. Haines, owned a small bookstore in the '90s and would occasionally host erotica readings has sparked accusations of sexism. ...

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Book News: Inmate Fights For His Right To Read Werewolf Erotica

Thursday, June 13, 2013

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

  • A San Francisco appeals court has ruled that a werewolf erotica novel must be returned to Andres Martinez, an inmate of Pelican Bay State Prison, after prison guards took it away from him on the grounds ...

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Book News: Illinois School Board Restores 'Perks Of Being A Wallflower'

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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

  • A school board in Glen Ellyn, Ill., has voted to restore Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being A Wallflower to shelves, after a parent's complaint led to its removal from Hadley Junior High School earlier this ...

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Book News: Sales Of Orwell's '1984' Spike After NSA Revelations

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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

  • As of this morning, Amazon sales of George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 had jumped 6,021 percent in just 24 hours, to No. 213 on Amazon's bestseller list. As NPR's Alan Greenblatt recently pointed out, many people ...

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'Taipei' Is Lifelike — But That's Not Necessarily A Compliment

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The novelist Tao Lin, because he is young, narcissistic and computer literate, gets the "voice of Generation Y" treatment a lot. It's a safe way of pinning down the uncontainable paradox that is Tao Lin: On the one hand, he's meek, cripplingly shy and unusually talented. But on the other, ...

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Book News: Iain Banks, Genre-Defying Author, Dies

Monday, June 10, 2013

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

  • The Scottish novelist Iain Banks died on Sunday, according to his publisher. He wrote science fiction under the name Iain M. Banks, and mainstream fiction under the name Iain Banks, prompting The Telegraph to name him ...

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Book News: The Bible An Unexpected Best-Seller In Norway

Friday, June 07, 2013

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

  • A new Norwegian language translation of the Bible was the secular country's best-selling book of 2012. (By comparison, the Bible didn't even break the top 100 in the U.S. last year). The Associated Press credits ...

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Book News: A.M. Homes Takes Women's Prize For Fiction

Thursday, June 06, 2013

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

  • A.M. Homes won the prestigious Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize, soon to be the Baileys prize) for her novel May We Be Forgiven. It follows Nixon historian Harold Silver as he begins an ...

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Book News: Germany's Longest Word Gets The Ax

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

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

  • Until recently, the German language's longest "authentic" word was the 63-letter Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz, meaning "the law for the delegation of monitoring beef labeling," according to The Telegraph. But the law was recently repealed, leaving Germans with no ...

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Book News: Neruda's Death? Experts Say The Assassin Didn't Do It

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

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

  • An investigation into the death of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda took a strange turn this week as investigators' focus shifted to an American named Michael Townley, who was an assassin for Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and a ...

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Book News: Apple Vs. DOJ As Ebook Price-Fixing Trial Begins

Monday, June 03, 2013

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

  • All eyes are on Apple as it heads to court Monday for the start of its ebook price-fixing trial. Last year, the Justice Department accused Apple of conspiring with five major publishing companies to set prices on ...

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