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Annalisa Quinn

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Book News: 'Gravity' Author Sues Warner Bros. Over Movie

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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

  • Tess Gerritsen, author of the astronaut novel Gravity, is suing Warner Bros., claiming the studio's failed to credit her as an inspiration for last year's film starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Warner Bros. bought the film ...

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Book News: Harper Lee Agrees To E-Book Version Of 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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

  • Harper Lee has agreed to release To Kill a Mockingbird, her only published book, as an e-book. "I'm still old-fashioned. I love dusty old books and libraries," the reclusive 88-year-old author said in a statement, adding, "I ...

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Book News: Tilting At Windmills? Radar Used To Search For Cervantes' Remains

Monday, April 28, 2014

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

  • A team of scholars and technicians in Spain are using radar to search for the burial place of Miguel de Cervantes, Spain's most celebrated writer. The author of Don Quixote died in 1616 and was buried at ...

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Book News: Polish Poet With Mission To 'Create Poetry After Auschwitz' Dies

Friday, April 25, 2014

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

  • Polish poet and playwright Tadeusz Różewicz, who was a member of the resistance during Germany's occupation of Poland in World War II, has died, according to reports in the Polish press. He was 92. Writing in ...

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Book News: Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As A Pay Raise

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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

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Book News: Gabriel García Márquez Left An Unpublished Manuscript

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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

  • Gabriel García Márquez left behind an unpublished manuscript when he died last week at age 87, Cristobal Pera, editorial director of Penguin Random House Mexico, told The Associated Press. Pera added that García Marquez's family has ...

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Dirty Money: A Microbial Jungle Thrives In Your Wallet

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

You may have heard that dollar bills harbor trace amounts of drugs.

But those greenbacks in your wallet are hiding far more than cocaine and the flu. They're teeming with life.

Each dollar bill carries about 3,000 types of bacteria on its surface, scientists have found. Most are harmless. But ...

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Book News: Ex-Supreme Court Justice Wants 6 Changes To Constitution

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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

  • In a book out Tuesday, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens proposes six amendments to the U.S. Constitution, including measures aimed at preventing gerrymandering (that is, redrawing district lines for political advantage), abolishing the death penalty ...

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'Chameleon Club' Takes On Too Many Colors

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The narrators of Francine Prose's novel Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 are not to be trusted. In describing the life of Lou Villars, French racecar driver, cross dresser and Gestapo torturer, Prose tells a complex story about the malleability of truth when everybody is a collaborator.

Lou is ...

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Book News: 'Rabbit-Proof Fence' Author Doris Pilkington Garimara Dies

Monday, April 21, 2014

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

• Doris Pilkington Garimara, the aboriginal author who wrote of the forced separation of mixed-race aboriginal children from their families, died on April 10. She was thought to be 76. Garimara's novel Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence was ...

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Book News: The Celebrity Of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Friday, April 18, 2014

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

  • The instantly recognizable man with the immaculate white moustache was a novelist, but he was also a journalist, a political agitator and a celebrity with a reach unlike any writer since Mark Twain. When Gabriel Garcia Marquez ...

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Book News: Did Amazon Unintentionally Create A Drug Dealer Starter Kit?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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

  • At The Atlantic, Alexis Madrigal writes that Amazon's recommendation algorithm has created an accidental starter kit for drug dealers: "One day, some drug dealer bought a particular digital scale — the AWS-100 — on the retail ...

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Book News: J.K. Rowling Gives Glimpse Of Ginny Weasley As An Adult

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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

  • Ginny Weasley, the freckly, flame-haired girl who later marries Harry Potter, grows up to be a sports journalist, according to new writing from J.K. Rowling on the website Pottermore. (Login required.) The stories are Ginny's dispatches ...

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Book News: A Q&A With Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Vijay Seshadri

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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

Of all the winners of the Pulitzer Prizes announced Monday, perhaps the most unexpected was the poetry collection 3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri, which largely passed under the critical radar. (Donna Tartt's brick of a novel, ...

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Horrors Small And Large Haunt 'Birds'

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Suspense and the stink of sheep permeate All the Birds, Singing in equal measure. In Evie Wyld's gloriously gruesome second novel, shepherd Jake lives alone on a chilly, windswept British island, in a cottage "squat and white like a chalk pebble at the black foot of the downs." Something or ...

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Book News: 'Captain Underpants' Is 2013's Most Vilified Book

Monday, April 14, 2014

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

  • In a clear victory for the villainous Dr. Diaper, Captain Underpants -- Dav Pilkey's series about a heartless school principal who when hypnotized becomes a kindly superhero dressed only in a cape and a pair of underpants ...

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Book News: Women Writers Dominate Children's Books, Right? Wrong.

Friday, April 11, 2014

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

  • Children's and Young Adult books have long been thought to be a sphere especially friendly to women, in contrast with the staggering gender bias found in the world of grown-up literature. It turns out that, nope, women ...

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Book News: What Are The World's Best New Novels? Libraries Weigh In

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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

  • The IMPAC Dublin Award — the Dublin-based literary award that asks libraries around the globe to nominate the best new works of fiction — named 10 finalists, with half the books on the list having been ...

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Book News: Archie Comics Is Going To Kill Off Archie

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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

  • Archie Andrews, the freckly, lovelorn comic book star since the 1940s, is going to die in an upcoming issue of the Life With Archie series, which shows Archie's life as an adult. "Archie dies as he lived ...

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'Astonish Me' Is An Artful, Elegant Dance

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

"Etonnez-moi," Sergei Diaghilev, the founder of the Ballets Russes, used to say to his dancers. Astonish me. Maggie Shipstead's book of the same name does not astonish; rather, it charms. It is full of the kind of prose you want to curl up and nest in like a cat: seamless ...

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