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Lynn Neary

Lynn Neary appears in the following:

Make Way For Celebration: These Ducklings Are Turning 75

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Robert McCloskey was a young artist when he brought a crate of ducks back to his studio apartment. Since then, the plucky Mallard family (Jack, Lack, Mack, et al.) has charmed its way into our hearts.

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'You Cannot Shame Me': 2 New Books Tear Down 'Fat Girl' Stereotypes

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Authors Sarai Walker and Mona Awad were tired of the way fat characters were — and weren't — portrayed in fiction. Dietland and 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl attack a culture of stigmatization.

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For A Young Irish Artist And Author, Words Are Anchored In Images

Thursday, March 17, 2016

"I see the world and then I describe it," says Sara Baume. Her debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither, is a "very atypical love story" between a troubled man and his adopted one-eyed dog.

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'The Martian' Started As A Self-Published Book

Saturday, February 27, 2016

The movie that was nominated for several Oscars began as a self-published book by Andy Weir. NPR's Lynn Neary looks at how an unknown author's book became a hit audio book and major motion picture.

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Written Behind Bars, This 1850s Memoir Links Prisons To Plantations

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict is the earliest known prison memoir by an African-American writer. Written by Austin Reed in the 1850s, it was discovered at an estate sale in 2009.

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The Measure Of Harper Lee: A Life Shaped By A Towering Text

Friday, February 19, 2016

The author, who died Friday at 89, lived for decades in the shadow of her iconic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Yet there was more to Lee than her characters, however beloved they may remain.

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'To Kill A Mockingbird' Author Harper Lee Dies

Friday, February 19, 2016

Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for the novel that was published in 1960 and didn't publish another book for more than 50 years afterward. She avoided the spotlight her entire life. She was 89.

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To Sorkin A Mockingbird: Screenwriter Will Adapt Novel For Broadway

Friday, February 12, 2016

How will Aaron Sorkin's rapid-fire dialogue fit with Harper Lee's tale of racism and justice in the South?

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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 Cal...

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

Monday, January 11, 2016

The most prestigious prizes in American children's books were given out this morning: the John Newbery Medal for literature and the Randolph Caldecott Medal for illustration.

Matt de la Peña becomes the first Hispanic author to win the Newbery, for his book Last Stop on Market Street, illustrated by Christian ...

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

Saturday, January 09, 2016

The Authors Guild has started the new year with a bang. First, the group, which represents the interests of writers, asked the Supreme Court to review an October appeals court ruling, which upheld Google's right to digitize out-of-print books without an author's permission. A few days later, the guild ...

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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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