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Annalisa Quinn

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Book News: Singapore Pulls 2 Children's Books With Gay Couples From Libraries

Friday, July 11, 2014

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

  • Authorities in Singapore, where gay sex is illegal, have withdrawn two children's books about gay couples from libraries. In a statement, the National Library Board suggested that gayness and family values are incompatible: "Young children ...

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Book News: Co-Author Of Book On How Not To Be Gored By A Bull Gets Gored

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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

  • A Chicago man who co-authored a book about how not to be gored by bulls in the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, has been gored by a bull. On Wednesday, Bill Hillmann, one ...

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Book News: Amazon Makes Direct Offer To Hachette Authors

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

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

  • The intrigue continues in the publishing dispute between Amazon and Hachette Book Group. On Tuesday, the retailer wrote directly to a handful of Hachette authors, asking for thoughts on a proposal that would give 100 percent of ...

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Israel Continues Gaza Offensive, Hints At Ground Operation

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Update at 2:42 p.m. ET

Israeli leaders are signaling that a ground invasion might be imminent as the offensive on Gaza intensifies, killing at least 53 people and wounding 465 others.

The toll comes from the Palestinian Authority's Health Ministry.

Reporter Daniel Estrin tells NPR's Newscast unit that Israel's military ...

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Book News: J.K. Rowling Writes A New 'Harry Potter' Story

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

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

  • J.K. Rowling has a new short story about the adult Harry Potter, written in the form of a gossip column by Rita Skeeter, the ruthless and fact-bending journalist of the Potter series. Harry, who is attending the ...

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Book News: Does Anyone Actually Finish Thomas Piketty's 'Capital'?

Monday, July 07, 2014

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

  • In The Wall Street Journal, Jordan Ellenberg examines which bestsellers people aren't really reading. The math professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, uses the (unscientific but clever) method of looking at where the most highlighted ...

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Roxane Gay: 'Bad Feminist,' Real Person

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Roxane Gay's new collection of essays, Bad Feminist, is littered with defiant, regal I's. "I do not care for epigraphs." "I was not impressed."

Gay — novelist, essayist and relentless documenter of her own life — proclaims her I-ness everywhere she goes: on her blog, she describes what she ate ...

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Book News: Children's Author Walter Dean Myers Dies At 76

Thursday, July 03, 2014

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

  • Celebrated children's and YA author Walter Dean Myers, whose motto was "Reading is not optional," died Tuesday at age 76, his literary agent said in a phone interview. He died from complications from pneumonia. Myers wrote more ...

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Book News: Amazon Defends Negotiating Tactics In Hachette Fight

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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

  • After many months of silence, Amazon has come out in defense of its tactics in an ongoing dispute with the publisher Hachette. Amazon executive Russ Grandinetti told The Wall Street Journal [subscription required] that the ...

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An Exploration Of 'Friendship' That's Full Of <3

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The last word in Emily Gould's new book is not a word. It's a <3, which is pretty brave, if you think about it. But with her <3, Gould isn't trying to make some point about Our Changing Digital World — instead, she's unselfconsciously representing the way people talk to ...

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Book News: Chinese Importer Talks About Why Clinton's Book Was Dropped

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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

  • An employee of the importer Shanghai Book Traders spoke to The Associated Press about the reasons Hillary Clinton's book Hard Choices was blocked in China, a country Clinton refers to in the book as the ...

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Book News: Irish Writer Dermot Healy Dies

Monday, June 30, 2014

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

  • Irish poet and novelist Dermot Healy has died at the age of 66. Although Healy kept a low profile and was not well known outside of Ireland, he counted among his admirers Seamus Heaney and Roddy ...

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Book News: Irish Writer Dermot Healy Dies

Monday, June 30, 2014

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

  • Irish poet and novelist Dermot Healy has died at the age of 66. Although Healy kept a low profile and was not well known outside of Ireland, he counted among his admirers Seamus Heaney and Roddy ...

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Book News: Evie Wyld Wins Yet Another Award For 'All The Birds, Singing'

Friday, June 27, 2014

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

  • Evie Wyld's novel All the Birds, Singing has won the 2014 Miles Franklin award, Australia's most important literary prize, worth 60,000 Australian dollars. This is Wyld's third major win in a period of two weeks – the ...

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Book News: Ana Maria Matute, Who Wrote Of War-Torn Spain, Dies

Thursday, June 26, 2014

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

  • The great Spanish writer Ana Maria Matute died Wednesday following a heart attack, her son told Reuters. She was 88. Matute was 10 when the Spanish Civil War broke out, and her novels return, again and again, ...

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Book News: Deal To Buy Perseus May Boost Hachette's Hand In Amazon Fight

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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

  • Hachette Book Group has agreed to buy the Perseus Books Group, continuing a wave of consolidation in the publishing world that includes HarperCollins' acquisition of Harlequin earlier this year and the Penguin-Random House merger last year. Perseus' ...

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Book News: James Patterson Wants To Give Books To New York City Kids

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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

  • James Patterson, king of the mass-market paperback, is offering to donate a book to every sixth grader in public school in New York City. He plans to give out nearly 45,000 copies of his book Middle ...

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Book News: Prominent Middle East Scholar Fouad Ajami Dies

Monday, June 23, 2014

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

  • Historian and political commentator Fouad Ajami, who was a prominent advocate for the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, died Sunday. He was 68. A MacArthur Fellow and the author of several books about the Middle East, Ajami was ...

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Book News: Salman Rushdie Wins PEN/Pinter Prize For 'Unflinching' Gaze

Friday, June 20, 2014

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

  • Salman Rushdie, novelist and target of a fatwa that forced him into hiding for years, has won the 2014 PEN/Pinter Prize. The award is given every year to a British writer who, in the words of ...

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Book News: Cache Of Unpublished Pablo Neruda Poems Found In Chile

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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

  • A trove of 20 unpublished poems by the Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda has been discovered among his papers in Chile. The poems were found as the Pablo Neruda Foundation was cataloging manuscripts by the writer who ...

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