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Book News: Claire Vaye Watkins Wins The Dylan Thomas Prize

Friday, November 08, 2013

Also: the shortlist for the Bad Sex in Fiction Award; Antarctica's new writer in residence; Buzzfeed won't "talk smack" about books.

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Book News: Indie Bookstores Don't Take Kindly To Amazon's Kindle Offer

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Also: Nuyorican poet Tato Laviera dies at age 63; Alexis Madrigal on the new Dave Eggers novel; an interview with Graywolf Press.

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Book News: Lynn Coady Takes Canada's Top Literary Honor

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Also: John Freeman on interviewing novelists; The Washington Times ends Rand Paul's column; the state of British publishing.

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Book News: Mozambican Writer Wins Neustadt Prize, 'America's Nobel'

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Also: Catherine Chung on being an "Asian-American writer;" Lucy Hughes-Hallett wins the Samuel Johnson Prize; new poems from Diana Chien.

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Book News: Rand Paul To Plagiarism Accusers: 'If Dueling Were Legal In Kentucky ...'

Monday, November 04, 2013

Also: Claire Messud on Albert Camus' stance on Algerian independence; a twist on Pottery Barn catalog descriptions; the best books coming out this week.

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Book News: Medical Thriller Writer Michael Palmer Dies At 71

Friday, November 01, 2013

Also: the saddest article you'll ever read about a Waffle House; two-sentence horror stories; and Ann Patchett on Edwidge Danticat.

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Brick-And-Mortar Bookstores Play The Print Card Against Amazon

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

When Amazon revamped its publishing wing, a lot of booksellers said enough is enough: They refused to stock Amazon Publishing's books, and Barnes & Noble followed suit. Now, with the departure of a star talent and some book releases that fell flat, many say Amazon Publishing may in trouble.

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How Do Book Covers Tell Their Own Stories?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Chip Kidd doesn't judge a book by its cover — he creates covers that embody the books. Kidd's book covers are visual haikus that instantly convey the heart of the story inside. In his TEDTalk, he shows the art and deep thought of his cover designs.

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J.K. Rowling To Write Screenplay For 'Harry Potter' Spinoff

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The author of the incredibly successful Harry Potter books, which went on to be incredibly successful movies, has made a deal with Warner Bros. The plan is for a series of movies based on "Newt Scamander," writer of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them textbook in the Potter stories.

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Book News: Lance Armstrong's Lies Are Protected, Judge Says

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Also: Annie Proulx wrote the libretto for an opera based on "Brokeback Mountain"; Jesmyn Ward on losing her brother; Isabel Allende recalls Pablo Neruda's funeral.

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Book News: Richard Dawkins Under Fire For Child Abuse Remarks

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Also: Jennifer Weiner (kind of) apologizes to The New York Times; Edwidge Danticat on the Haitian earthquake.

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Book News: Why Batwoman Can't Get Married

Monday, September 09, 2013

Also: What "immigrant fiction" means; Wild author Cheryl Strayed on finding her half-sister; the best books coming out this week.

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Antitrust Monitor Ordered For Apple Over E-Book Price Fixing

Friday, September 06, 2013

The order, issued two months after Apple was found to be fixing prices, would force the company to submit to oversight for a period of two years.

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Book News: Sushmita Banerjee, Indian Author Who Fled Taliban, Shot Dead

Friday, September 06, 2013

Also: Rush Limbaugh is coming out with a childrens' book; T.C. Boyle on writing; Batwoman authors plan to quit the series.

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Lions, Leaders And Lingerie: 5 Great Reads From Syria

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Do recent events have you wishing for more insight into Syria? critic Marcela Valdes — with some help from experts on the region — recommends five great reads. From the diaries of a threatened novelist to a study of Syrian lingerie, these books reveal new facets of a complex country.

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Book News: Did A Missing Testicle Make J.D. Salinger A Recluse?

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Also: Ladbrokes breaks down the favorites to win the Nobel Prize; Edward Albee on character; poet Natasha Trethewey on meeting Seamus Heaney.

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Tina Brown: Women Are Terrifyingly Vulnerable In Many Places

Thursday, September 05, 2013

For our regular feature "Word of Mouth," Renee Montagne talks with Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast and founder of the annual Women in the World summit. She has three must-reads on women whose lives were changed by kidnapping and captivity.

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Book News: Malala, Girl Shot By Taliban, Calls Books 'Weapons That Defeat Terrorism'

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Also: Lemony Snicket on poetry and playground slides; tiny secret paintings on the sides of books; Lorin Stein on John Hollander.

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For Biographers, The Past Is An Open (Electronic) Book

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Biographers of Gandhi or Catherine the Great could rely on paper archives, but those days are fading fast. WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports that that old ways of digging up the past are changing as people rely more and more on electronic communication.

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Book News: Seamus Heaney's Last Words Were 'Don't Be Afraid'

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Also: The Hugo Awards; a push to ban a Toni Morrison book from Alabama school reading lists, the best book coming out this week.

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