Lynn Neary

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Tracy K. Smith Named U.S. Poet Laureate

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Library of Congress has named Tracy K. Smith as the the country's new poet laureate. She's the author of three collections of poetry and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2012.

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What Makes A Good Whodunit? 'Magpie Murders' Author Spells It Out

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Anthony Horowitz's latest novel is a whodunit about whodunits. He says, "I wanted it to be ... a sort of a treatise on the whole genre of murder mystery writing."

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Denis Johnson, Author Who Wrote 'Jesus' Son,' Dies At 67

Friday, May 26, 2017

Denis Johnson was best known for his 1992 short story collection Jesus' Son. He won the 2007 National Book Award for the novel, Tree of Smoke. Johnson died Thursday at age 67.

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A Publisher Tries Podcasts As A Gateway To Audiobooks

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry, while podcasts are also finding new audiences. One science fiction publisher is experimenting with a new path to the market.

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Joshua Ferris On The 'Lack Of Self-Awareness' Of His Characters

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Joshua Ferris is best known for his book Then We Came To An End, a satirical depiction of office life. In The Dinner Party, he turns to short stories that take aim at the inner lives of clueless guys.

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Trombone Shorty Pushes Tradition Forward

Sunday, April 23, 2017

On his new album, Parking Lot Symphony, Troy Andrews keeps New Orleans' brass-band sound up-to-date. Thanks to a new generation of musicians, he says, "the future of the music is in good hands."

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'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Among A Resurgence Of Dystopian Literature

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood was a best-seller list after the 2016 election. We reread the dystopian classic to prep for a new TV miniseries that begins next week.

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In Ann Brashare's Latest, Two Kids From A Fractured Family Meet At Last

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The author behind the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series writes from experience — her parents divorced when she was young, and she says the divisions remain "to this day."

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New Film Celebrates Emily Dickinson's Poetry And 'Quiet Passion'

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Many people find fascination in Dickinson's mysterious, reclusive life. But British film director Terence Davies says it was her poetry, more than her personal life, that drew him in.

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Trump's Win Changed The Game For Publishers On The Left And The Right

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

For years, conservative publishers thrived as their readers flocked to books aimed directly at taking down the party in power. Now, with Republicans in control, they have to rethink their strategy.

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New York Daily News And ProPublica Win Pulitzer For Public Service Journalism

Monday, April 10, 2017

Writers, editors and artists took home Pulitzer Prizes across 21 categories on Monday. Among the winners was author Colson Whitehead for his novel, The Underground Railroad.

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'Beauty And The Beast' Follows A Tradition Of Animal-Human Love Stories

Sunday, March 19, 2017

All over the world there is folklore about animals and humans falling in love. Some think it could represent how people could value character more than appearance.

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What's Inside 'The Hearts Of Men'? A New Novel Forages For Answers

Friday, March 10, 2017

Nickolas Butler's second novel unfolds over three generations at a Wisconsin Boy Scout camp. The story echoes Butler's own experience both at camp and learning about his father's affair.

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Experts Or Censors? The Debate Over Authors' Use Of Sensitivity Readers

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

One author sees them as an extension of the research she does for all her books; another worries they're being used as a risk management tool.

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'The Poky Little Puppy' And His Fellow Little Golden Books Are Turning 75

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sold in supermarkets for just 25 cents, these inexpensive picture books — with cheerful illustrations and golden spines — were designed to democratize the children's book market.

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'Pachinko' Is A Family Saga Of Exile, Discrimination ... And Japanese Pinball

Monday, February 06, 2017

The multibillion-dollar pinball industry is dominated by Korean Japanese, an immigrant community that has been ill-treated for generations. Author Min Jin Lee explores that history in a new novel.

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What's Life Like For Immigrant Kids? 2 Teen Novels Paint A Sober Picture

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The Radius of Us is about a young asylum seeker from El Salvador, and Something in Between follows a high schooler who's devastated after learning she and her family are living in the U.S. illegally.

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Classic Novel '1984' Sales Are Up In The Era Of 'Alternative Facts'

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

George Orwell's warning against regimes that create their own realities, published in 1948, is enjoying resurgent interest, hitting number one on the Amazon bestseller list.

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'1984' Tops Amazon Bestseller List After Trump Aide's 'Alternative Facts'

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

George Orwell's 1949 novel, 1984, was a hit when it came out, slipped into obscurity, and then was reborn after the BBC adapted it. It's remained popular ever since, but the Trump administration's "alternative facts" have pushed it to the top of the Amazon bestseller list.

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John Lewis' Graphic Memoir Wins 4 American Library Association Awards

Monday, January 23, 2017

March: Book Three, the third installment in the civil rights leader's memoir, won the Coretta Scott King Award for best African-American author. The Caldecott and Newbery medals also were announced.

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