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Annalisa Quinn

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Book News: Translators Of Dan Brown Novel Toiled In 'Bunker'

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

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

  • The 11 people who worked on translating Inferno, the latest Robert Langdon novel from Dan Brown, toiled for two months in near-isolation in a heavily-guarded underground complex in Milan, according to Sorrisi e Canzoni, an Italian ...

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Book News: Freud's Couch Succumbs To Despair, Ennui

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

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

  • According to a report in The Guardian, Sigmund Freud's famous couch has fallen into disrepair, and the Freud Museum in London has issued a plea for donations to finance the restorations. A gift from one of ...

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Book News: Harper Lee Says Literary Agent Exploited Her Health

Monday, May 06, 2013

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

  • Harper Lee is suing to recover royalties from her former literary agent, Samuel Pinkus, who she claims tricked her into signing over the copyright to her novel To Kill A Mockingbird while she was recovering from ...

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Book News: Navajo Nation Names Its First Poet Laureate

Friday, May 03, 2013

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

  • Luci Tapahonso has been named the Navajo Nation's first poet laureate. Elmer Guy, president of Navajo Technical College in New Mexico, announced the news and said Tapahonso will be officially introduced to the public May 17. ...

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Book News: Putin Biographer To Write Book On Tsarnaev Brothers

Thursday, May 02, 2013

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

  • Riverhead Books has announced a deal for a book about Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It will be written by Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen, author of the biography The Man Without a Face: ...

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Book News: Andrew Cuomo Signs Book Deal With HarperCollins

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sold the rights to his memoir to HarperCollins, the publishing house announced Tuesday. The book will be "a full and frank look at his public and private life โ€” from his formative ...

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Book News: 'Winnie-The-Pooh' Author Wrote WWI Propaganda

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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

  • Winnie-the-Pooh author and prominent pacifist A.A. Milne secretly wrote propaganda during World War I for MI7b, a now-defunct arm of British military intelligence services, according to recently discovered documents. Evidence of MI7b's activities was largely destroyed, ...

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Book News: Feminist Icon Mary Thom Dies In Motorcycle Crash

Monday, April 29, 2013

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

  • Journalist and feminist Mary Thom, a former executive editor of Ms. magazine, was killed Friday in a motorcycle accident in Yonkers, N.Y. She was 68. Thom, who was editor-in-chief of the nonprofit Women's Media Center, wrote ...

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Book News: DeLillo Wins First Library Of Congress Fiction Prize

Friday, April 26, 2013

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

  • Don DeLillo is going to be awarded the first Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced Thursday. DeLillo, who was famously called "chief shaman of the paranoid school ...

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Book News: Maya Angelou Out Of Hospital, Recovering At Home

Thursday, April 25, 2013

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

  • One of Maya Angelou's doctors said she is recovering at home in North Carolina after being hospitalized, according to The Associated Press. Angelou, a writer and poet best known for her 1969 memoir I Know Why ...

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Book News: Letters Reveal A Caustic But Affectionate Salinger

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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

  • A 95-year-old woman donated nine letters that J.D. Salinger wrote her in the early 1940s to the Morgan Library & Museum. One of the letters, obtained by The New York Times, reads, "Let's have no more ...

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Book News: Bush Library Exhibit Puts You In President's Shoes

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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

  • The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which will be officially dedicated Thursday at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, features an exhibit intended to mimic the hard decisions the former president made during his eight-year tenure. ...

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Book News: E.L. Konigsburg, 'Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler' Author, Dies

Monday, April 22, 2013

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

  • E.L. Konigsburg, the author of the 1967 children's book From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, about two children who run away from home to live secretly in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, died ...

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Book News: Two Authors Make 'Time' List Of '100 Most Influential People'

Friday, April 19, 2013

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

  • Two major authors were included in Time magazine's annual list of the "100 Most Influential People" โ€” Tenth of December writer George Saunders and Hilary Mantel, the novelist behind Wolf Hall and Bring Up the ...

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Book News: Vast 'Digital Public Library Of America' Opens Today

Thursday, April 18, 2013

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

  • The Digital Public Library of America, intended to provide free open access to materials from libraries, museums, universities and archives across the country, launches at noon ET on Thursday. The project began as an initiative at ...

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Book News: Pulitzer 'Winner' Takes on A Whole New Meaning

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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

  • Monday's Pulitzer awards news has led to an immediate sales spike for the winners. Sharon Olds' poetry collection Stag's Leap is already sold out on Amazon, and Adam Johnson's The Orphan Master's Son was at Amazon's ...

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Vivid Novel About North Korea Wins Pulitzer Honor

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Adam Johnson's The Orphan Master's Son, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction Monday, captures the privation and absurdity of life in North Korea in one sentence: "For breakfast, she murdered an onion and served it raw."

The novel is a surreal, feverish look at North Korea under Kim Jong ...

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Book News: Pulitzer Fiction-Prize Watchers Can Rest Easy This Year

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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

  • After last year's no-Pulitzer debacle, there was a general sigh of relief when a fiction winner was announced Monday. Adam Johnson's The Orphan Master's Son, a surreal novel of life in North Korea under Kim ...

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Granta's 'Best Of Young British Novelists' Shows A 'Disunited Kingdom'

Monday, April 15, 2013

Once every decade, the literary magazine Granta publishes an issue called "Best of Young British Novelists," with short excerpts from the novels of 20 emerging authors. In the past, the list of names has proved unusually prescient, with authors such as Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis and Zadie Smith featured before ...

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Book News: Yoko Ono Is Writing A Book Of 'Instructional Poetry'

Monday, April 15, 2013

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

  • Yoko Ono, the artist and former wife of John Lennon, is coming out with a book of "instructional poetry," according to OR Books. She explains, kind of: "It's something I originally created for the internet. For ...

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