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Colin Dwyer

Colin Dwyer appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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Book News: J.K. Rowling's Crime Novels To Step Onto The Small Screen

Friday, December 12, 2014

The BBC has TV adaptations in the works for The Silkworm and The Cuckoo's Calling, both written under Rowling's pen name, Robert Galbraith. Also: BookCon steps up its focus on writers of color.

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Book News: Australian Prime Minister's 'Nasty' Move Sparks Lit-Prize Furor

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tony Abbott reportedly overruled a panel judging Australia's top fiction award, picking Richard Flanagan to share the prize. And one judge — famed poet Les Murray — isn't happy.

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Book News: The Elusive Elena Ferrante Finally Speaks — Sort Of

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Not much is known about the acclaimed Italian novelist besides her pen name and her books. But she sat for a recent interview — conducted in writing, with her publisher as intermediary.

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Book News: Random House Promises Changes To Lena Dunham Book

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham accuses a man she identifies as Barry of sexual assault. Yet "Barry" is a pseudonym — and the ensuing confusion has prompted her publisher to clarify matters.

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Book News: Doris Lessing's Personal Library Returns Home — To Zimbabwe

Monday, December 08, 2014

More than 3,000 books from the British Nobel laureate's collection have been donated to a library in Zimbabwe, where Lessing lived for 25 years. Also: J.K. Rowling promises 12 days of Harry Potter.

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Book News: Barnes & Noble, Microsoft Part Ways Over The Nook

Friday, December 05, 2014

A two-year partnership in the bookseller's troubled e-reader has ended, as Barnes & Noble buys out Microsoft's share. Also: Upset brews in India over the president's exclusive deal with Amazon.

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Book News: Booker Winner Ben Okri Nabs Bad Sex Prize

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The 2014 Bad Sex in Fiction award has picked its winner: Okri's novel The Age of Magic, which not so subtly features a skyrocket in flight. Also: Raymond Chandler's lost comic opera is discovered.

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Book News: New Toni Morrison Novel Slated For An April Release

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The novel, Morrison's 11th, will be titled God Help the Child. J.K. Also: Rowling has plans for a new book of her own. And a book has been returned to a Washington state library — 65 years overdue.

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Book News: Files Said To Contradict 'In Cold Blood' May See Light Of Day

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The son of an officer who investigated the murders central to Truman Capote's true-crime classic just won a bid in court to publish his father's findings, which he says contradict Capote's account.

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Book News: Jacqueline Woodson Addresses Lemony Snicket's Watermelon Joke

Monday, December 01, 2014

"His historical context, unlike my own, came from a place of ignorance," writes the National Book Award-winning Woodson, responding to racially charged comments delivered after she won her prize.

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Book News: Despite The Tumult, Ferguson Library Keeps Its Doors Open

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Even as public schools in the area closed amid protests, the Ferguson Public Library stayed open for local students and readers. Onlookers have responded with an outpouring of donations.

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Book News: Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Collection Gets A Texas Welcome

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The University of Texas, Austin nabbed the rights to preserve and present the late Nobel winner's collected writings. Also: HBO takes on Scientology, and Aretha Franklin decries her new biography.

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Book News: Note That Helped Put Kerouac 'On The Road' Is Now On The Block

Monday, November 24, 2014

Once thought lost to a watery grave, Neal Cassady's letter to Jack Kerouac, which inspired On the Road, has resurfaced and will be sold Dec. 17. Also: Daniel Handler delivers on his $110,000 apology.

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