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Annalisa Quinn

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'Ugly Girls' Is, Well ... Not A Pretty Read

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Perry, with her blond hair and long legs, is pretty. Baby Girl, with her shaved head and overdrawn lips, is ugly. Together they steal cars, shoplift, and ditch school — not knowing they are being watched by Jamey, an ex-felon posing as a teenage boy online. The girls begin to ...

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Lena Dunham Really Isn't 'That Kind Of Girl'

Saturday, October 04, 2014

What kind of girl is Lena Dunham? Is she Hannah Horvath, narcissistic Girls character? Is she Your Friend Lena, the charming, bumbling author of her new book, Not That Kind of Girl? Is she a celebrity? An artist? A media mogul?

Her memoir persona — Your Friend Lena — is ...

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Book News: National Book Longlists Contain Some Surprises, Many Subtitles

Friday, September 19, 2014

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

The four longlists for the National Book Awards — in the categories Young People's Literature, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction — were announced this week, and mostly eschewed big names in favor of authors not well-known outside of literary ...

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Book News: Fiction Longlist Is Out For The National Book Awards

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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

  • The fiction longlist for the National Book Awards was released Wednesday evening, and includes Richard Powers, who won the award in 2006; Mountain Goats vocalist John Darnielle; and Molly Antopol and Phil Klay, who were both nominated ...

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Book News: A Q&A With Alison Bechdel, Cartoonist And MacArthur Winner

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The winners of the MacArthur "Genius Grant" awards were announced Wednesday morning, and include poet Terrance Hayes, playwright Samuel D. Hunter, poet and Arabic translator Khaled Mattawa and cartoonist and memoirist Alison Bechdel. Bechdel is the creator of the cartoon strip Dykes to Watch Out For and author of ...

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Book News: Rankine, Glück On National Book Awards Longlist For Poetry

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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

  • The poetry longlist for the 2014 National Book Awards includes collections from Claudia Rankine, Fanny Howe, Edward Hirsch and former U.S. Poet Laureates Louise Glück and Mark Strand. The National Book Foundation said in a press release: ...

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Book News: Agent Denies That Oscar Pistorius Is Writing A Memoir

Monday, September 15, 2014

Updated at 9:45 a.m. ET.

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

  • Oscar Pistorius' manager, Peet van Zyl, is walking back suggestions that Pistorius was planning to write a memoir about his shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. In an earlier version ...

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Book News: Wendy Davis' Book Tour Violates Ethics Code, Opponent Says

Friday, September 12, 2014

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

  • Book tours have become a staple of many political campaigns, from Michele Bachmann's Core of Conviction to Hillary Clinton's new memoir (though, of course, she hasn't formally announced her candidacy). Wendy Davis, the besneakered Democratic candidate who ...

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The Ecstatic Blankness Of Poet Louise Glück

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Louise Glück is in love with silence — her poems strain towards nothingness. "The unsaid, for me, exerts great power: often I wish an entire poem could be made in this vocabulary," she once wrote in an essay. In her new collection, Faithful and Virtuous Night, one poem features a ...

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Book News: Millennials Reading More Than Older Americans, Study Finds

Thursday, September 11, 2014

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

  • Young Americans are more likely to have read a book in the past year than their older counterparts, a new study finds. According to data from the Pew Research Center, "88% of Americans under 30 read ...

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Book News: Fantasy Novelist Graham Joyce Dies

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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

  • Graham Joyce, the author of dark, uncanny fantasy novels, has died, according to his publisher. He was 59. Although his novels often dealt with the fantastical, they also had a strong element of the psychological thriller:

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Book News: Ex-Companion Of French President Publishes Memoir

Monday, September 08, 2014

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

Valérie Trierweiler, the former companion of French President François Hollande, last week published a book in France detailing her relationship with the head of state. In Merci pour ce moment ("Thanks for this moment"), she writes that she ...

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Book News: Catton, McBride Featured On Dylan Thomas Prize Shortlist

Friday, September 05, 2014

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

  • The shortlist for the £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize, which "is awarded to the best published or produced literary work in the English language, written by an author aged 39 or under," is out. Critical favorites such as ...

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Book News: Unfinished Tennessee Williams Play Found

Thursday, September 04, 2014

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

  • The first 10 pages of an unpublished and untitled Tennessee Williams play about D. H. Lawrence; his wife, Frieda; Katherine Mansfield (spelled Katharine in the draft); and her husband, John Middleton Murr, were found in an archive ...

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Book News: Floating Library To Open On New York's Hudson River

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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

  • A floating pop-up library is opening on New York's Hudson River this fall. The creation of the artist Beatrice Glow, The Floating Library will appear "aboard the historic Lilac Museum Steamship berthed at Pier 25 on ...

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Book News: New Haruki Murakami Book Coming Out In December

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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

  • A new Haruki Murakami book is coming out in English in December. Murakami's just-released Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage has topped The New York Times' hardcover fiction bestseller lists and reportedly inspired ...

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Book News: Born to Write? Bruce Springsteen To Publish A Children's Book

Friday, August 29, 2014

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

  • Bruce Springsteen is writing a children's book about a bank-robbing baby called Outlaw Pete, based on his song of the same name. "Outlaw Pete is essentially the story of a man trying to outlive and outrun his ...

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Book News: Former Poet Laureate Robert Hass Wins $100,000 Poetry Prize

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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

  • Former U.S. poet laureate Robert Hass has won the $100,000 Wallace Stevens prize for "outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry" from the Academy of American Poets. Hass is much-lauded: he was a MacArthur Fellow, ...

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Book News: Calif. Law Calls For Textbooks To Teach Significance Of Obama's Election

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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

  • California history textbooks will now be asked to cover "the significance of President Barack Obama's election," under a law signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown. The new law requires California's Instructional Quality Commission "to consider ...

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Book News: Desmond O'Grady, Irish Poet (And Fellini Bit Actor), Dies

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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

  • The nomadic Irish poet Desmond O'Grady, who had a bit part in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita, has died, The Irish Times reports. O'Grady lived much of his life abroad, in Paris, Italy (where he met ...

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