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Lynn Neary

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Herman Wouk Says He's A 'Happy Gent' At 100

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of beloved blockbusters like The Winds of War is celebrating his milestone with a new memoir, Sailor and Fiddler, that sums up his thoughts on what it means to write.

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'Last Stop On Market Street,' 'Finding Winnie,' Win U.S. Children's Book Prizes

Monday, January 11, 2016

Matt de la Pena's Last Stop on Market Street won the Newbery Medal for the best children's book of 2015. Finding Winnie, the story behind A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh, has won the Caldecott Medal for the top illustrated book.

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'Last Stop On Market Street' Wins Newbery Medal, 'Finding Winnie' Takes Caldecott

Monday, January 11, 2016

Matt de la Peña becomes the first Hispanic author to win the Newbery award for children's literature, while the Caldecott picture-book prize went to a book about the real-life Winnie the Pooh.

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As Writers' Wages Wane In Digital Chapter, Authors Pen Demands

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Numbers show more authors are finding it hard to make a living income. Fresh off of fighting the Google Books case, the Authors Guild is now taking on author contracts in an open letter to publishers.

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What Exactly Does An Editor Do? The Role Has Changed Over Time

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Earlier this year it became clear that Harper Lee had extensively revised To Kill a Mockingbird on the advice of her editor. That made us wonder: How much do editors shape the books we read?

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Best-Selling Author James Patterson To Award $1.75 Million In Literary Grants

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

James Patterson has donated hundreds of thousands of books and millions of dollars to promote reading. In partnership with Scholastic, this year he is giving nearly $2 million to school libraries.

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Obama To Deliver Speech On Terrorism And San Bernardino Attacks

Sunday, December 06, 2015

President Obama will address the nation Sunday night on the threat of terrorism in the wake of the attacks in California and Paris. It will be a rare prime-time speech from the Oval Office.

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Restrictions In Travel Leave Cuban Migrants Stranded On The Way

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Thousands of Cuban migrants are stuck at the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border. Nicaragua, a close ally of Cuba, won't let the migrants enter into its country to continue north to the United States.

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National Book Awards Handed Out In New York City

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The winners announced Wednesday night included Adam Johnson in fiction, Ta-Nehisi Coates in nonfiction, Robin Coste Lewis in poetry and Neal Shusterman in young people's literature.

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Hemingway, Mailer, PewDiePie? YouTube Stars Hit The Best-Seller Lists

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Books by three YouTube stars are on The New York Times best-seller list right now. That's not an anomaly — NPR's Lynn Neary reports it's a trend that more and more publishers are starting to embrace.

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Amazon Opens First Permanent Brick And Mortar Bookstore In Seattle

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Amazon is opening its first permanent brick and mortar bookstore in Seattle. The company often tries out new products and ideas in its hometown, and if this does well, it could be a harbinger of things to come.

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John Irving Always Knows Where He's Going

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Irving's latest novel is Avenue of Mysteries. He tells NPR's Lynn Neary that he thinks about each book for a long time — and he doesn't start writing until he knows what the ending will be.

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Orhan Pamuk Takes A Fresh Look At His Beloved Istanbul In 'Strangeness'

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Nobel Prize laureate has written about his city before, but from the perspective of his affluent childhood. His new book captures Istanbul's growth and change through the eyes of a street peddler.

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Why The Battle Between E-Books And Print May Be Over

Monday, October 19, 2015

It's safe to say that e-books disrupted the publishing industry. But sales have leveled off and not entirely for the reasons some have reported.

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Belarusian Journalist Wins Literature Nobel

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Journalist Svetlana Alexievich is known for her in-depth exposes of the former Soviet Union, letting eyewitness accounts shed an unsettling light on tragedies such as Chernobyl nuclear meltdown.

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Nobel Prize In Literature Is Out Of Reach For Most Authors

Thursday, October 08, 2015

The Nobel Prize for literature is revealed Thursday. While it would be nice to win, most writers realize they don't stand a chance. (This piece initially aired Oct. 10, 2013 on Morning Edition.)

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How 'The Martian' Became A Science Love Story

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The movie about a stranded astronaut is being hailed for its scientific realism. Andy Weir, who wrote the book the film is based on, is a longtime computer programmer who sees romance in numbers.

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Now Is Not The Time For Realistic Fiction, Says Margaret Atwood

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The celebrated Canadian author has a new book out, The Heart Goes Last, that began as an experimental digital serial. It's a wacky dystopian satire on economic decline and the private prison industry.

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Willie Mae Seaton's Legacy: A Restaurant That Defines New Orleans

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Seaton won a James Beard award for her cooking, and her restaurant, Scotch House, became internationally famous. It wasn't about scotch; it was about fried chicken. Seaton died Saturday at 99.

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When It Comes To Book Sales, What Counts As Success Might Surprise You

Saturday, September 19, 2015

A survey from the Authors Guild reveals a 30 percent decline in author income since 2009. "You used to be able to make an absolutely living wage as a writer," says Guild President Roxana Robinson.

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