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Book News: Outrage After Fox News Interview With 'Zealot' Author

Monday, July 29, 2013

Also: Stephen King on the subtle art of opening lines; the best books coming out this week.

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A World A Few Degrees Of Whimsy Away From Our Own

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Bohumil Hrabal's novel, I Served The King Of England, about a Czech waiter who barely survives World War II, may sound dire but author Anthony Marra says that if you allow yourself to be sucked in, you'll enter a story so ethereal you'll practically float.

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Book News: Amazon Posts Loss As It Focuses On Long Game

Friday, July 26, 2013

Also: A literary magazine's dating service; Neil Gaiman makes a video game; the virtues of Barnes & Noble.

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Book News: Jane Austen To Replace Darwin On The 10-Pound Note

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Also: the history of blurbs; Buzzfeed launches a book section.

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Book News: Chuck Palahniuk Working On 'Fight Club' Sequel

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Also: James Lasdun on turning down Doris Lessing; Stephen Hawking's new memoir; why Barnes & Noble isn't dead yet.

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Book News: Story By 'Catch-22' Author Published For The First Time

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Also: The 2013 Man Booker Prize longlist is out; Junot Diaz annotates his own work; book critic Dwight Garner on the dangers of reading.

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Book News: Scrapbooks Of Hemingway's Childhood Made Public

Monday, July 22, 2013

Also: Sony wins lawsuit brought by owners of Faulkner's works; Kevin Maher on James Joyce's Dubliners.

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In Nairobi, A Maasai Detective Pursues Elusive Justice

Monday, July 22, 2013

Former journalist Richard Crompton set his first novel, a crime thriller, in a city that many still know as "Nairobbery." His protagonist, Detective Mollel, is a warrior for justice in a city that would happily settle for peace.

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A Gut-Punch Of Sadness In James Joyce's 'Dubliners'

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Author Kevin Maher laughed off the Dubliners as a 12-year old, yet one line stayed with him. It was that line that convinced him to go back to the stories, discovering a love of James Joyce in the process.

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For China's Youth, A Life Of 'Darkness Outside The Night'

Saturday, July 20, 2013

In his haunting new graphic novel, cartoonist Xie Peng, 36, captures a psychological journey into the world of young Chinese. He worked for six years on the book, which renders a landscape of competition, anxiety and stress, and where everything, including dignity, is a commodity.

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Professor Helps Reveal J.K. Rowling

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Crime novelist Robert Galbraith was outed as British author J.K. Rowling of the Harry Potter books fame. Reporters were tipped off to Galbraith's true identity by an anonymous tweet, and they turned to an unlikely source to confirm Rowling's authorship: a computer science professor at Pittsburgh's Duquesne University.

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Book News: J.K. Rowling 'Very Angry' That Law Firm Leaked Her Name

Friday, July 19, 2013

Also: Martin Amis talks about the "burden" of his famous surname; a new study says children's books reinforce gender stereotypes.

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London Law Firm Indirectly Leaked J.K. Rowling's Pseudonym

Thursday, July 18, 2013

It was revealed this week that the Harry Potter author wrote a detective novel under the name Robert Galbraith. A law firm she dealt with has come forward to say one of its partners let the secret slip to a friend of his wife's, who then tipped off a newspaper.

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Book News: Hemingway Look-Alike Competition To Crown New 'Papa'

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Also: Jonathan Franzen answers an odd accusation; Zadie Smith's next book will be a "science-fiction romp."

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Book News: Zimmerman Juror Drops Book Plans

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Also: David Carr on why Barnes & Noble is good for Amazon; The Onion wonders whether J.K. Rowling is a pseudonym for Newt Gingrich.

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Use The Books, Fans: 'Star Wars' Franchise Thrives In Print

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

More than 200 novels, the Star Wars' book series spans 25,000 years, from the beginning of the Jedi Order to 40 years beyond where the original trilogy left off. According to The Wall Street Journal's Alexandra Alter, the books help keep fans interested between movies.

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Aparecium! J.K. Rowling Revealed As 'Cuckoo' Mystery Author

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Cuckoo's Calling, a debut mystery supposedly by a former British military man, was in fact written by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, working under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The novel received positive reviews when it came out earlier this year.

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Juror: 'I Think It Was George Zimmerman's Voice' On 911 Tape

Monday, July 15, 2013

"Juror B37," a woman in her 50s from Seminole County, Fla., explains to CNN her thinking about a key piece of evidence in the case. George Zimmerman was acquitted over the weekend of charges in the death of Trayvon Martin.

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Book News: Anonymous Tip Led To Outing Of J.K. Rowling's Alter Ego

Monday, July 15, 2013

Also, Lionsgate on Orson Scott Card; the best books coming out this week.

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'Harry Potter' Author Conjures Pseudonym For Debut Crime Novel

Sunday, July 14, 2013

When J.K. Rowling published The Cuckoo's Calling, her first post-Potter book, she decided to go by the name Robert Galbraith.

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