Colin Dwyer

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Book News: Just Months In, A Publisher That Promised Innovation Ends Its Run

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Atavist Books launched with aims of upending the print-first publishing model. Now it's announcing its plans to close. Meanwhile, partnerships between public libraries and airports are taking off.


Book News: Amazon Inks A Deal With A Publisher Not Named Hachette

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The online retailer has reached a multiyear deal with Simon & Schuster, one of the "Big Five" U.S. publishers. Meanwhile, Amazon's pricing dispute with Hachette Book Group persists.


Book News: Toni Morrison's Collection Finds A Permanent Home At Princeton

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Nobel laureate taught at Princeton University for 17 years. Now, her papers — some 180 linear feet of them — are returning to be housed in the school's library. Also: a roundup of new releases.


Amid The Chaos Of Debt Collection, 'Bad Paper' Offers A Riveting Roadmap

Sunday, October 19, 2014

It's not often that a book can mix machetes with hedge funds. Then again, few industries are as chaotic, and compelling, as debt collection — which Jake Halpern's book reveals in alarming detail.


Book News: John Grisham Backs Down From Comments On Child Pornography

Friday, October 17, 2014

After meeting backlash, the author apologized for lamenting the long prison sentences handed to some users of child pornography. Also: Stirrings are afoot in the worlds of Harry Potter and Twin Peaks.


Book News: The 'Dickens Of Detroit' Leaves His Collection To South Carolina

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Before his death, crime novelist Elmore Leonard chose to host his archives at the University of South Carolina. Now, the school is unveiling the first of these items. Also: McSweeney's goes nonprofit.


Book News: Big Names And A Few Surprises Among National Book Award Finalists

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The prominent literary prize narrowed its nominees to 20 writers — a mix of heavyweights and many new ones. And across the Atlantic, Richard Flanagan won Britain's biggest award, the Man Booker Prize.


When Good Kids Go Feral, Bloody 'Brood' Hits Its Stride

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Gratuitous, gore-soaked and reveling in poor taste, Chase Novak's Brood is a true B-movie sequel — and just as fun. But despite its body count, the book still could have used a little more blood.


Book News: China Said To Blacklist Authors In Response To Hong Kong Unrest

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

News reports say books by several writers have been banned by Chinese authorities, in apparent censorship orders now circulating online.


Book News: Get To Know Patrick Modiano, The Newly Minted Nobel Laureate

Friday, October 10, 2014

The French novelist may enjoy a vast audience in his own country, but for most English-only speakers, Modiano is still a mystery. Read a few profiles of the man — and excerpts of his actual writing.


Literature Nobel Goes to French Novelist Patrick Modiano

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Swedish Academy lauded Modiano "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation."


Book News: Bob Dylan's Lyrics Get Their Own Book — And It's Massive

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The 1,034-page collection sets out to annotate, illustrate and track the changes of Dylan's myriad songs. Also, after a decade on trial, Superman won't be reaching the Supreme Court.


Book News: Agatha Christie And The Secret Of The Lost Lockbox Jewels

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Long hidden in a common trunk, Christie's family jewelry is now heading to auction. And the day's secrets don't end there: J.K. Rowling also stirred Twitter with a cryptic hint about her new book.


Book News: Murakami Drops A New Story, Just As Nobel Week Begins

Monday, October 06, 2014

In "Scheherazade," he tells the tale of a captive listener — in more ways than one. Also: A big week to come includes the Nobel Prize announcement, "Super Thursday" and several notable books.


Book News: Nicholas Sparks Is Accused Of Racism And Homophobia

Friday, October 03, 2014

The allegations come in a lawsuit filed by the ex-headmaster at a school that the best-selling writer founded. Also: The Authors Guild reveals it's requested a Justice Department probe of Amazon.


Book News: National Book Foundation Fills Out Its '5 Under 35' List

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The list, which picks five promising writers under 35 years old, includes Phil Klay, an Iraq War veteran longlisted for this year's National Book Award. Also: An unpublished Bond story gets new life.


Book News: Roxane Gay's Got A Brand-New Bag — The Butter

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The author is topping her big year with The Butter, a new sister site to The Toast that she'll helm starting in mid-October. Also: Kei Miller wins the Forward Prize, and Wolf Hall goes Broadway.


Book News: First-Ever Kirkus Prize Picks 18 Finalists

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kirkus Reviews has been around, in varying forms, for over 80 years — but it's the new kid in town this awards season. Today, the publication announced the finalists for its inaugural Kirkus Prize.


Book News: Listen To The First-Timers Nominated For PEN Prize

Monday, September 29, 2014

A night before the winner's declared, the writers shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize read their works. Listen here first. Also: Thomas Pynchon might soon be coming to the big screen.


Book News: A Prize In Memory Of Peace Picks Its Winners

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize, honoring writers who use literature to further social justice, has recognized Bob Shacochis and Karima Bennoune. Also: Sub Pop has published some grunge-worthy haiku.