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Annalisa Quinn

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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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Book News: Meg Wolitzer To Publish A YA Novel Inspired By Sylvia Plath

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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

Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings, is coming out with a young adult novel called Belzhar (a play on Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar). It's set to be published by Dutton Children's Books, an imprint of Penguin, on ...

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Book News: Notorious TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau Gets 10 Years In Prison

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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

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Book News: U.K. Campaign Wants To Slay Pretty Princesses, Valiant Knights

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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

  • A weeks-old campaign to get U.K. publishers to stop labeling children's books by gender is garnering support from members of Parliament, authors and booksellers, including the major retailer Waterstones. The literary editor of The Independent on ...

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Book News: Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Travel Journals Will Be Published

Monday, March 17, 2014

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

  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the 94-year-old poet and founder of San Francisco's City Lights bookstore, sold his travel journals to the W.W. Norton imprint Liveright. Ferlinghetti, best known for his collection A Coney Island of the Mind, was ...

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Book News: Children's Books From North Korean Dictators?

Friday, March 14, 2014

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

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Book News: Former Factory Worker Wins $100,000 Poetry Prize

Thursday, March 13, 2014

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

  • Afaa Michael Weaver's poetry collection The Government of Nature has won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. The prize, based at Claremont Graduate University, is awarded to a mid-career poet "to both honor the poet and provide ...

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Book News: It's True, Keith Richards Is Writing A Children's Book

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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

  • Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is writing a children's book. Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar is about Richard's grandfather, Theodore Augustus Dupree, who encouraged Richards' musical aspirations. Richards plans ...

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Book News: 'Fatal Vision' Author Joe McGinniss Dies

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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

  • Joe McGinniss, author of the true crime book Fatal Vision and the titular "journalist" of Janet Malcolm's scathing study The Journalist and the Murderer, died on Monday, his attorney told The Associated Press. He was 71. ...

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Book News: Ned O'Gorman, Poet And Founder Of Harlem School, Dies

Monday, March 10, 2014

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

  • Ned O'Gorman, poet and founder of the Children's Storefront, a tuition-free school in Harlem created to combat what he saw as "the pervasive lack of imagination" in children's education, died Friday at age 84. "These children ...

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Book News: @GSElevator Author Loses Book Deal

Friday, March 07, 2014

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

  • Simon & Schuster is canceling publication of a book by John Lefevre, the man behind the @GSElevator twitter account, which supposedly repeated things overheard in the elevator at Goldman Sachs. It emerged that Lefevre has never worked ...

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The Professionally Haunted Life Of Helen Oyeyemi

Friday, March 07, 2014

Being haunted seems like it might be an occupational hazard for Helen Oyeyemi. Her books are re-worked fairy tales, the gruesome kind, with beheadings and wicked stepmothers and ghosts and death, death, and more death (though, once dead, her characters don't always stay that way).

The first time I met ...

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Book News: George Saunders Wins The Story Prize

Thursday, March 06, 2014

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

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Book News: Sherwin B. Nuland, Author Of 'How We Die,' Dies At 83

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

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

  • Sherwin B. Nuland, the author of How We Die, died on Monday at the age of 83. The book, which won a National Book Award in 1994 and spurred debate about assisted suicide, sought to "demythologize ...

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Book News: 'Goodnight Moon' Author's Lullabies See The Light After 60 Years

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

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

  • A collection of lullaby poems from Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Goodnight Moon who died in 1952, is being published on Tuesday by Sterling Children's Books. The works were discovered in a trunk in her ...

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Book News: Phyllis Krasilovsky, Author Of 'The Very Little Girl,' Dies

Monday, March 03, 2014

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

  • Phyllis Krasilovsky, author of sweet, simple children's books such as The Very Little Girl and The First Tulips in Holland, died Wednesday of complications following a stroke, her daughter told The New York Times. She was ...

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Book News: Author Criticizes S.C. School Funding Cuts Over Gay-Themed Books

Friday, February 28, 2014

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

  • Alison Bechdel, author of the graphic memoir Fun Home, has responded to this week's vote by South Carolina's House of Representatives to cut a combined total of $70,000 in funding to the College of Charleston and the ...

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Book News: 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Sales Top 100 Million

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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

  • E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey series has now sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, Vintage Books announced on Wednesday. The erotica series, which began as Twilight fanfiction, features shy Anastasia Steele, her handcuff-happy lover, ...

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