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Annalisa Quinn

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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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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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