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Book News: Judge's Comments Bruising To Apple's Price-Fixing Case

Friday, May 24, 2013

Also: Mary Karr on addiction and David Foster Wallace; Maria Semple calls Jonathan Franzen her "big daddy."


Book News: Lydia Davis Wins Man Booker International Prize

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Also: Amazon to begin publishing fan fiction; Paul Ryan and Elizabeth Warren are writing books; Keith Richards' exorbitant library fines.


Book News: Newly Found Pearl Buck Novel To Be Published This Fall

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Also: shameless book blurbs; new plays from Ayad Ahktar; and a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone draws a record price at auction.


Book News: Stephen King's New Bogeyman? Digital Publishing

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Also: the legacy of Kierkegaard; the creator of Lyle Crocodile has died; Aussie airliner Qantas commissions flight-length books.


Exclusive First Read: 'Big Brother' By Lionel Shriver

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Read an exclusive excerpt of Lionel Shriver's latest, Big Brother. Shriver is no stranger to controversial topics, from school massacres to the American health care system. Big Brother is a comedic take on obesity and its effect on an Iowa family.


Book News: J.K. Rowling Tells 'Harry Potter' Backstories

Monday, May 20, 2013

Quidditch was invented "in a small hotel in Manchester after a row with my then boyfriend," writes the Harry Potter creator. Other book news: Ireland puts an entire short story on a postage stamp; Daniel Handler on Midwestern literature; and the best books coming out this week.


Ghost Ships, Murders, Bird Attacks: Stories To Keep You Awake

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Author Ethan Rutherford started reading Daphne du Maurier's collection of stories, Don't Look Now, while it was still light out and didn't move from his chair until dark. Each one features characters who endure the strange and the extreme, and who are forever changed by the events that befall them.


Author Elliott Holt Says: 'Go West, Young Woman'

Saturday, May 18, 2013

In this Q&A, author Elliott Holt discusses her six favorite novels about expatriates. She also talks about what it's like to be in your 20s, and the importance of travel and exploration.


Book News: Amazon May Be Called Before Parliament Over Taxes

Friday, May 17, 2013

Also: AARP and The Nation join a growing list of ebook publishers; Hilary Mantel on Jane Austen; Anne Applebaum on Sheryl Sandberg.


Book News: Amazon's Tiny Tax Payment Draws Fresh Scrutiny

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Also: Afaa Michael Weaver on being a black poet abroad; ebook sales jumped 44 percent last year; Cormac McCarthy's beach body.


Book News: Justice Department Says Apple Led Price-Fixing Ring

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Also: George Orwell's rules for making tea; what Antigone can teach us about the burial of Tamerlan Tsarnaev.


Book News: Amazon Debuts Its Virtual Currency

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Also: Illinois school district bans The Perks of Being a Wallflower; W.H. Auden's 1939 journal discovered; Bret Easton Ellis on gay stereotypes.


Book News: Mich. School System Won't Ban Anne Frank's 'Pornographic' Diary

Monday, May 13, 2013

Also: Behind the Beautiful Forevers will be adapted for the stage; Lionel Shriver attacks the media focus on weight; the best books coming out this week.


Questions For Eduardo Halfon, Author Of 'The Polish Boxer'

Friday, May 10, 2013 guest DJ Eduardo Halfon, author of The Polish Boxer, answers a few questions about literature and the important books in his life. Halfon, who is Guatemalan, recommends Time Commences in Xibalba by Mayan author Luis de Lion for readers looking for a better understanding of his country.


Book News: Microsoft Rumored To Be Interested In Buying Nook

Friday, May 10, 2013

Also: rare footage of William Faulkner; drag and Virginia Woolf; and the art of translation.


Book News: Hacker Leaks Part Of 'Sex And The City' Author's New Book

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Also: poems by New York City taxi drivers; Imelda Marcos and the power of spectacle; and USA Today is losing books staffers.


Book News: Translators Of Dan Brown Novel Toiled In 'Bunker'

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Also: Lyndon Johnson biographer Robert Caro is put on the spot; a short film inspired by David Foster Wallace; the legacy of Samuel Johnson.


Book News: Freud's Couch Succumbs To Despair, Ennui

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Also: Margaret Atwood on dreams; Martin Amis and Brooklyn hipsters; and previously unseen Hemingway papers.


From A Debut Writer, A Polished, Passionate, Must-Read Book

Monday, May 06, 2013

Anthony Marra's debut novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, takes place in war-torn Chechnya — a world of perpetual violence, fear and exploding land mines. But reviewer Meg Wolitzer says the characters are so vivid and the language so brilliant you want to stay there.


Book News: Harper Lee Says Literary Agent Exploited Her Health

Monday, May 06, 2013

Also: Historian Niall Ferguson apologizes for John Maynard Keynes comments; the best books coming out this week.