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Annalisa Quinn

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Book News: Cache Of Unpublished Pablo Neruda Poems Found In Chile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  • A trove of 20 unpublished poems by the Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda has been discovered among his papers in Chile.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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Book News: Author Of Sci-Fi Classic 'Flowers For Algernon' Dies

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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

  • Daniel Keyes, the author of the high-school staple "Flowers for Algernon," died on Sunday, according to his publisher. He was 86. Keyes' short story "Flowers for Algernon," which he eventually turned into a novel, is narrated by ...

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Weiner Takes A Tumble With 'All Fall Down'

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Allison Weiss has a handsome husband, a big house, a successful career and a worsening prescription pill addiction.

At first, Allison's pill habit is decidedly well-mannered: She takes an Oxy before dealing with the snobby parents from her daughter's private school or mean comments on a newspaper feature about her. ...

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Book News: Apple Settles In E-Book Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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

  • Apple has agreed to settle with U.S. states and consumers in a class action brought against the company for conspiring with publishers to fix the prices of e-books. The trial was set for July, and the company ...

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Book News: Labor Department Investigating Deaths At Amazon Warehouses

Monday, June 16, 2014

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

  • The U.S. Department of Labor says it is looking into the deaths of two temporary workers in incidents at Amazon warehouses since December 2013. One man was crushed after being caught in a conveyor system at a ...

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Book News: A Q&A With IMPAC Award Winner Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Friday, June 13, 2014

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

On Thursday, Juan Gabriel Vásquez became the first Latin American writer to win the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, one of the world's most valuable literary prizes. Worth €100,000 (about $135,700), 75 percent of the prize money ...

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Book News: Charles Wright, Who Writes Of God And Nature, To Be Poet Laureate

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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

  • The Library of Congress says the next U.S. poet laureate will be Charles Wright, a 78-year-old retired University of Virginia professor who has said he believes "the true purpose of poetry to be a contemplation ...

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Book News: Appeals Court Rules Digital Library Doesn't Violate Copyright Law

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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

  • A U.S. appeals court says a digital library of more than 10 million scanned and searchable texts amounts to "fair use," ruling against a group of authors who claimed copyright infringement. The HathiTrust Digital Library is ...

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Book News: 'Calvin And Hobbes' Creator Returns (For A Little While)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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

  • Bill Watterson, the reclusive creator of Calvin and Hobbes, briefly returned to comics last week when he ghostwrote parts of Stephan Pastis' Pearls Before Swine. Watterson retired in 1995, saying he felt he had "done what [he] ...

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Book News: Maya Angelou Remembered As Having 'The Voice Of God'

Monday, June 09, 2014

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

  • At a memorial service for Maya Angelou this weekend at Wake Forest University, first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and talk show host Oprah Winfrey eulogized the poet and activist who died last month at ...

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Book News: Hachette Announces Layoffs Amid Amazon Dispute

Friday, June 06, 2014

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

  • Hachette Book Group says it is cutting 28 positions, about 3 percent of its U.S. staff, as a "cost-savings initiative." The news comes as the publisher is embroiled in a high-profile dispute with Amazon, which has

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Book News: Experimental Debut Novel Wins Prestigious Baileys Prize

Thursday, June 05, 2014

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

  • With her first novel, Eimear McBride has won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize), one of the U.K.'s most prominent literary awards. A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is a gorgeously odd novel ...

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Book News: Amazon Defends Tough Negotiating Tactics

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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

Note: This post was written before news of writer Maya Angelou's death emerged. Annalisa will be away until early next week, but feel free to send her your bookish thoughts and questions on Twitter at @annalisa_quinn.

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Book News: U.K. Plan To Cut American Lit From Tests Prompts Fierce Backlash

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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

American classics like To Kill A Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men will likely be cut from a major British standardized test, the GCSE, or General Certificate of Secondary Education. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports from London: "British ...

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Book News: NASA Has Free E-Book On Decoding Extraterrestrial Messages

Friday, May 23, 2014

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

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Book News: Sam Greenlee, Author Of 'The Spook Who Sat By The Door,' Dies

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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

  • Sam Greenlee, a novelist and poet who was one of the first black Americans go to abroad with the Foreign Service, died Monday, according to The Associated Press. He was 83. In his most famous book, 1969's ...

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Book News: Ray Bradbury's House Is Up For Sale

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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

Ray Bradbury's Los Angeles house is for sale. The bright yellow three-bedroom house where the author of Fahrenheit 451 lived with his wife costs $1.495 million. As The Los Angeles Times' Carolyn Kellogg notes, Bradbury wrote ...

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Book News: Politician's Story Of Growing Up Poor Wins Ondaatje Prize

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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

  • Former U.K. Home Secretary Alan Johnson has won the Ondaatje prize, an annual £10,000 award for "a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place." His memoir This Boy: A Memoir ...

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Book News: Novel Mocking Literary Prizes Wins Literary Prize

Monday, May 19, 2014

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  • Edward St. Aubyn's new novel Lost For Words (reviewed below), an acid satire of literary prizes, has won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction. St. Aubyn's brutal portrait of the book-award scene features, among other ...

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Book News: If Jesus Dictates A Book To You, Who Holds The Copyright?

Friday, May 16, 2014

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

  • In an unusually metaphysical copyright case, a German court has ruled that an American psychologist — and not Jesus Christ — is the author of a book that she said Christ dictated to her in a ...

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