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Annalisa Quinn

Annalisa Quinn appears in the following:

Book News: Was A Belgian Policeman The Real-Life Hercule Poirot?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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

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Book News: Each Page Of 'A Drinkable Book' Kills Bacteria In Drinking Water

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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

  • The organization WaterisLife is developing a "Drinkable Book" that not only teaches water safety but can actually be used to treat drinking water. Each page, coated in bacteria-killing silver nanoparticles, can be torn out and used as ...

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Campy, Sweet Love Letters, Straight From The Kitten Basket

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The writer Christopher Isherwood met teenage Don Bachardy on a beach in Southern California when Isherwood was in his late 40s. For the next 30 years, until Isherwood's death in 1986, they were partners, collaborators and creators of a tender storybook world entirely their own.

Their collected love letters, edited ...

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Book News: Author Of Invented Holocaust Memoir Ordered To Return $22.5 Million

Monday, May 12, 2014

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

  • Misha Defonseca, the author of a fabricated Holocaust memoir that describes her hunt for her missing parents, her adoption by wolves, and her killing of a Nazi soldier, has been ordered to pay back $22.5 million ...

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Separatists Vote To Split From Ukraine; Russia 'Respects' Decision

Monday, May 12, 2014

A referendum on independence from Ukraine shows strong support for secession, according to separatist leaders in the districts where Sunday's vote was held. Kiev and Western governments say the vote is illegitimate.

Russia, which has been accused of orchestrating the unrest in eastern Ukraine, says it "respects the expression of ...

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Book News: Was Hong Kong Publisher's 10-Year Sentence Political Payback?

Friday, May 09, 2014

Also: Amazon is reportedly delaying the shipment of Hachette books for periods of several weeks; Oyster has partnered with 500 new publishers.

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Drum Fill Friday, For May 9

Friday, May 09, 2014

After a few weeks of guest Quizmasters, I'm back with one of my own special blends. I'd call this a top-40 mix or, as some might say, some pretty low-hanging fruit in the world of drum fills and intros. I'm expecting a lot of 5 out of 5 scores, so ...

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Book News: New York Public Library Scraps Controversial Renovation

Thursday, May 08, 2014

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

  • The New York Public Library has abandoned a controversial plan to renovate its 42nd Street flagship building. The Central Library Plan, as it was called, would have turned the research institution into a circulating library, moving the ...

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Book News: Putin Clamps Down On Cursing In Books, Movies

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law this week that requires books containing obscenities to come in sealed packages with warning labels and that bans cursing in movies and the performing arts. The law is set to ...

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Book News: Gay Bookstore Said To Be The Nation's Oldest Is Closing

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

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

  • Philadelphia bookstore Giovanni's Room, thought to be the oldest gay bookstore in the country, will close on May 17, the Philadelphia Gay News reported last week. In the time since the announcement, Victoria A. Brownworth wrote ...

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Book News: Iranian Author Of 'Pomegranate Soup' Found Dead In Ireland

Monday, May 05, 2014

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

  • Iranian-born novelist Marsha Mehran, author of the bestselling Pomegranate Soup, was found dead Wednesday at her home in Lecanvey, Ireland. She was 36. In Pomegranate Soup and its sequel, Rosewater and Soda Bread, Marjan Aminpour and her ...

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Book News: New 'Princess Diaries' Books Coming Out — One For Adults

Friday, May 02, 2014

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

  • Meg Cabot says she is releasing two new books — one for younger readers and one for adults — starring the gloriously frizzy-haired, flat-chested Princess Mia Thermopolis of the Princess Diaries series. The Wall Street Journal ...

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Book News: Newly Found Stories By Celebrated Sci-Fi Author To Be Published

Thursday, May 01, 2014

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

  • Two recently discovered stories by the great Octavia Butler will be published as an e-book this June by Open Road Integrated Media. Butler, who died in 2006, wrote genre-breaking science fiction at a time when it was ...

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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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