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Annalisa Quinn

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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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Book News: Donna Tartt, Jhumpa Lahiri On Baileys Prize Shortlist

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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

  • The shortlist for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, the world's most prestigious literary award for women, is out. Worth £30,000 (about $50,000), the prize "celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women's writing from throughout the ...

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Book News: CIA Tried To Use 'Doctor Zhivago' To Weaken The USSR

Monday, April 07, 2014

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

  • Declassified documents show that the CIA used copies of Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak's epic novel spanning 20th century Russian history, as a tool to try to provoke dissent in the Soviet Union. The book was banned ...

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Book News: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, Hospitalized In Mexico

Friday, April 04, 2014

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

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Latin America's most prominent living novelist, has been hospitalized in Mexico City for a lung and urinary tract infection, Mexican health officials told The Associated Press. Author of masterpieces such as One Hundred ...

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Book News: Ted Cruz's Book Advance Said To Eclipse Sarah Palin's

Thursday, April 03, 2014

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

  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has signed on to write a political memoir with HarperCollins, according to the Washington Examiner. Citing "publishing sources," the newspaper says the Tea Party luminary is expected to get a $1.5 million ...

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Book News: 'Socks, I've Worn A Few?' Flea Is Writing A Memoir

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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

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Book News: Jane Goodall Blames Carelessness For Lifted Passages

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

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

  • Primatologist Jane Goodall blames slapdash note taking and a busy work schedule for the text lifted from other sources in her book Seeds of Hope, co-written with Gail Hudson. Talking at length about the issue ...

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Book News: Stock Market Is 'Rigged,' Author Michael Lewis Says

Monday, March 31, 2014

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

  • A new book by Michael Lewis, the bestselling author of Liar's Poker and Moneyball, says the stock market is "rigged" in favor of high-frequency traders. In Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, which came out Monday after ...

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Book News: Can Mammy Be Rescued From 'Gone With The Wind'?

Friday, March 28, 2014

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

  • Author Donald McCaig is writing a novel that gives a real name and a past to Gone With the Wind's "Mammy" — who for decades has personified an ugly racial caricature: the matronly, obese house slave with ...

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Book News: Shaken, Stirred: Ian Fleming's Racy Love Letters To Be Sold

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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

  • James Bond creator Ian Fleming's ardent and occasionally brutal letters to his Austrian lover are up for sale from a U.K. dealer of rare books. Written in the 1930s, the letters to Edith Morpurgo show a ...

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Book News: Tennessee Williams Tale Of Disappointed Love To Be Published

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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

  • A previously unpublished campus love story by Tennessee Williams called "Crazy Night," will appear in the next issue of Strand magazine. The Prohibition-era tale takes place during on the last night of the semester, known as "crazy ...

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Book News: Authors Rip U.K. Ban On Sending Books To Prisoners

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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

  • Prisons Minister Jeremy Wright is defending the U.K.'s controversial policy that bans people from sending books and some other items to prisoners, following a ferocious backlash sparked by an op-ed published this weekend. "The notion we ...

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Book News: Hitler As A Comedian? Comic Novel Tests Limits Of Humor

Monday, March 24, 2014

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

  • Adolf Hitler wakes from a coma to find himself in modern-day Berlin, where everyone assumes he's a comedian who never breaks character — and so the Führer becomes a novelty act, a YouTube sensation (the "loony YouTube ...

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Book News: Khushwant Singh, Who Wrote Of India's Bloody Partition, Dies

Friday, March 21, 2014

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

  • Indian writer and diplomat Khushwant Singh, who described the violence of the partition of the Indian subcontinent, died Thursday. He was in his late 90s, though as The New York Times points out, his exact date ...

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