Colin Dwyer

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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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.