Colin Dwyer

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'Gutshot' Is Gloriously Grand Guignol

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Amelia Gray's new story collection is brimming with gore, guts, madness and deviance. Reviewer Colin Dwyer says Gray is reclaiming a place in literature for our bloody, clumsy, inconvenient bodies.


USPS Picks Perfect Line For Maya Angelou Stamp — If Only It Were Hers

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A limited-edition stamp from the U.S. Postal Service, which was intended to honor the late poet, bears a quote that was actually written by a different author.


The 'Netflix Of Books' Hopes To Open Up The E-Book Market

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Oyster, the subscription e-book service, says it is opening up a retail component and has the Big Five publishers on board. The move sets up Oyster to challenge Amazon.


From 'Dragon Tattoo' To The 'Spider's Web': Stieg Larsson's Heroine Returns

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The late novelist's Millennium series is getting an addition, The Girl in the Spider's Web. The book, written by David Lagercrantz, just got its title and a U.S. release date: Sept. 1.


App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

Friday, March 27, 2015

Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.


A Shimmy Into English Shakes The Dirt Off This Irish Classic

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In Máirtín Ó Cadhain's The Dirty Dust, the dead don't just talk. They won't shut up. Yet this inventive novel, first written in Irish, has long been sealed from English-speaking readers — until now.


Terry Pratchett, Prolific Fantasy Author, Dies At 66

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Discworld series author had for years struggled with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Pratchett amassed a devoted following over four decades of writing — and dozens of novels.


'Beholder' Has An Eye For The Absurd, And A Smirk Beneath Its Beard

Monday, March 02, 2015

Francis Falbo, sad sack hero of Know Your Beholder, hasn't shaved in weeks. His wife's left him, his mom's died, his band's fallen apart. Good thing his author, Adam Rapp, has kept his sense of humor.


A Few Wise Moves Lift 'Prudence' From Melodrama To Something More

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

David Treuer's story of death and discord on an Indian reservation could have blundered into melodrama. Instead, the book dodges this fate by retracing its steps, revealing new depths each time.


Harper Lee Plans To Publish A New Novel Featuring 'Mockingbird' Hero

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

More than 50 years after the release of her classic — and only — novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee plans to publish a second. The newly unearthed book, Go Set a Watchman, will be published in July.


Book News: Egypt Bans Ridley Scott's 'Exodus' For 'Historical Inaccuracies'

Friday, December 26, 2014

Censors say the film takes liberties with its source material, the Book of Exodus, especially its depiction of the parting of the Red Sea. Also: American Sniper prepares to return to court.


Book News: It's Snowing Poet Laureates

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

North Carolina named Shelby Stephenson its new poet laureate, just days after Ohio established a post for its own state poet. Massachusetts may not be too far behind.


Book News: For A Deeper Sleep, Forgo The E-Reader Before Bed

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A new study finds that people who read print books at bedtime fall asleep easier — and sleep better — than those who use an e-reader. Also: JRR Tolkien may have survived war due to a timely illness.


Book News: George R.R. Martin Rails Against Sony's 'Corporate Cowardice'

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Game of Thrones author has blasted the studio for canceling its release of The Interview, offering to screen the film himself at his own movie theater.


Book News: Macmillan Inks Deal With Amazon, But Doesn't Sound Happy About It

Friday, December 19, 2014

The publisher makes peace with Amazon — and takes the opportunity to vent some frustration. Also: Paulo Coelho offers to buy The Interview off Sony.


Book News: The Future Of The Public Library May Lie In The Coffee Shop

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A long-awaited review of public libraries in the U.K. calls for them to expand digital services and offer a "retail-standard environment" akin to coffee shops.


Is Your State Ready For The Next Infectious Outbreak? Probably Not

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Public health has a way of slipping off the radar when people aren't scared about Ebola or anthrax. But that doesn't mean the threats go away. And most states aren't prepared for the next one.


Book News: Sci-Fi Writer Signs On As 'Chief Futurist' For Secretive Startup

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Neal Stephenson, author of Snow Crash, said he'll be assuming the role at the augmented reality company Magic Leap, which recently landed $542 million in investments from Google and other tech giants.


Book News: James Patterson Makes Good On $1M Promise To Indies

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

With a final $437,000 push, his plan to donate $1 million of his own money to support independent booksellers is complete. Also: Judy Blume is set to publish her first adult novel in 15 years.


Book News: Apple Enters A New Round In E-Book Price-Fixing Fight

Monday, December 15, 2014

Apple goes before an appeals court in a battle expected to help clarify the legal line between business agreements and outright collusion. Also: Hilary Mantel denounces her critics' "froth and bile."