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Long-Lost Letter That Inspired 'On The Road' Style Has Been Found

Monday, November 24, 2014

Known as the "Joan Anderson Letter," the 18-page, single-spaced, stream of consciousness note from Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac was found amid the dusty papers of a now-closed publishing house.

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Amazon, Hachette Reach Agreement Over E-Book Prices

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The agreement in the months-long dispute was announced today and the two former adversaries will resume normal business "immediately," according to a press release.

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Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host Of NPR's 'Car Talk,' Dies At 77

Monday, November 03, 2014

Tom Magliozzi bantered weekly with his brother on the public radio show. They joked and sometimes even gave good advice to listeners with car troubles. Tom Magliozzi was 77 years old.

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Amazon Deal With Simon & Schuster Raises Questions For Other Publishers

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Amazon has received a fair amount of bad press lately over its long-running dispute with the Hachette publishing house. So Monday's announcement of a deal with Simon & Schuster took some industry watchers by surprise.

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French Novelist Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

Thursday, October 09, 2014

French novelist Patrick Modiano is this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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French Novelist Patrick Modiano Wins Literature Nobel

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."

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Nobel Literature Judge Disparages Western Writers - Again

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Nobel Prize for literature is announced Thursday. This year, as the usual speculation about who might win heated up, a Nobel judge, known for his outspokenness, stirred up a little controversy.

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In 'Lila,' A Nomad Finds Solace And Love In The Arms Of A Preacher

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Marilynne Robinson's fourth novel is a prequel to 2004's Gilead: That book told the Rev. John Ames' family story and this book tells the story of his wife.

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For Her First Trilogy, Jane Smiley Returns To Iowa, 'Where The Roots Are'

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Smiley used to live in Iowa and says something about the place still pulls on her imagination. Her new book, Some Luck, begins on a family farm in 1920.

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Too Graphic? 2014 Banned Books Week Celebrates Challenged Comics

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Captain Underpants has once again topped the list of most-challenged books. Author Dav Pilkey says his tighty-whities-clad hero teaches kids a healthy lesson about questioning authority.

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Legendary Vermont Bakers May Stop Selling Beloved Sourdough Bread

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The bread that Jules and Helen Rabin have made in their fieldstone oven for four decades has a cult following in central Vermont. But this may be the last summer they sell it at the farmers market.

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To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The American publishing industry has long been the realm of the privileged few. Lately, though, some writers of color are making their voices heard — and starting some uncomfortable conversations.

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In Elite MFA Programs, The Challenge Of Writing While 'Other'

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Budding writers often turn to graduate workshops for lessons on the craft and as a gateway to publishers. But in classes filled with middle-class white people, many writers of color feel typecast.

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Over 900 Authors Lend Their Names To A Letter Backing Hachette

Friday, August 08, 2014

Douglas Preston wrote an open letter supporting book publisher Hachette in its dispute with Amazon, which has since spread among his readers and throughout the literary community. More than 900 other writers have signed on, including John Grisham and Stephen King.

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Travel Disasters Bring Out The Best, The Worst ... And The Cannibalism

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tales about travel don't always end well: Planes crash into jungles and ships run aground. For NPR's "Book Your Trip" series, Lynn Neary considers the rich genre of travel disaster literature.

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Writer Nadine Gordimer Captured Apartheid's Contradictions

Monday, July 14, 2014

The South African Nobel laureate was an associate of Nelson Mandela's, and while she was never imprisoned, several of her books were banned by the government. She died Sunday at the age of 90.

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In Dispute With Hachette, Amazon Aims New Volley At Authors

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Amazon fired the latest salvo in its ongoing dispute with the publisher Hachette over e-book rates, suggesting authors get all of the revenue from e-book sales. Hachette was measured in its response.

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Authors Take Opposite Sides On Hachette, Amazon Spat

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Bestsellers published by traditional means accused Amazon of "unfair pricing." Self-published authors penned a stinging critique of traditional publishing.

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Award-Winning Children's Book Author Walter Dean Myers Dies

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Myers captured what it was like to be young and black while growing up in the city. As he often said, he wrote books he would have wanted to read as a kid. Myers died after a brief illness. He was 76.

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Almost Intermediate: Adults Learn Lessons In 'Late Starters Orchestra'

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Ari Goldman is a member of the Late Starters Orchestra for adults who want to take up a musical instrument. The musicians play in a strictly enforced egalitarian and non-judgmental environment.

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