Annalisa Quinn

Annalisa Quinn appears in the following:

'Lady Things': The World According To Jezebel

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The editors of The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things, are carefully unambitious about the aim of the book: "we thought it might be fun to collect our various observations, fascinations, annoyances, and inspirations in one easy-to-use, attractive volume." On the surface, it seems like a cheeky ...

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Book News: 'Fast And Furious' Whistle-Blower Will Be Allowed To Publish Account

Friday, October 18, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it will allow Special Agent John Dodson, a whistle-blower who testified in front of Congress about the ATF's "Fast and Furious" firearms sting operation, to publish a ...

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

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • A federal judge has ruled that Lance Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist who admitted to doping earlier this year, is allowed to lie in his memoirs. Earlier this year, a group of readers in California sued Armstrong ...

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Mary Beard 'Confronts' The Classics With Wit And Style

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Early on in Confronting the Classics, Mary Beard tells the story of the Roman Emperor Elagabalus, who "used to seat his dinner guests on cushions that, unbeknownst to them, were full of air. As the meal progressed, a slave secretly let the air out, so Elagabalus could enjoy the sight ...

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Book News: Richard Dawkins Under Fire For Child Abuse Remarks

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • In a controversial interview about his upcoming memoir, the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins called for stronger distinctions to be made between what he called "mild paedophilia" and violent crimes. He told Giles Whittell of The Times ...

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Book News: NoViolet Bulawayo, Jhumpa Lahiri Shortlisted For Booker Prize

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize, Britain's most prestigious literary award, was announced Tuesday morning. Although the prize is limited to writers from the British Commonwealth and the Republic of Ireland, the list skews international, and ...

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Book News: Why Batwoman Can't Get Married

Monday, September 09, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Last week, Batwoman writers J.H. Williams and W. Haden Blackman resigned, saying DC Comics forced them to cancel a gay marriage plot in which Batwoman married her girlfriend. But DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio said ...

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

Friday, September 06, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Sushmita Banerjee, an Indian woman who wrote a bestselling memoir about life under the Taliban, was reportedly dragged from her home in Afghanistan's Paktika province this week and shot dead. Her memoir A Kabuliwala's Bengali Wife, which ...

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

Thursday, September 05, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Among the odder "revelations" coming out of a new J.D. Salinger biography is the claim that the author of Catcher in the Rye had only one testicle. According to David Shields and Shane Salerno, the biography's ...

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

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot by the Taliban because she advocated for girls' education, helped open Europe's largest public library on Tuesday with a speech claiming that "pens and books are the weapons ...

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

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The last words of Seamus Heaney, the Nobel laureate and Irish poet who died last week, came in a text message to his wife: "Noli timere," Latin for "Don't be afraid," the poet's son Michael said ...

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Book News: This Town, That Town. A Squabble Worthy Of Washington

Friday, August 23, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

N.B. — Book News is going on vacation next week. Your faithful correspondent will be in California sans laptop and praying that Jonathan Franzen doesn't choose this week to reignite any feuds with daytime talk show hosts. In ...

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Book News: Guantanamo Reading Material Spurs More Controversy

Friday, August 23, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

N.B. — Book News is going on vacation next week. Your faithful correspondent will be in California sans laptop and praying that Jonathan Franzen doesn't choose that week to reignite any feuds with daytime talk show hosts. In ...

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Book News: FBI Suspected William T. Vollmann Was The Unabomber

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The FBI suspected William T. Vollmann of being first the Unabomber and then the anthrax mailer, the award-winning writer revealed in a grimly funny Harper's article [subscription required]. Vollmann's heavily redacted FBI file, which he obtained ...

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Book News: Barnes & Noble Founder Pulls Plug On Buyback Plan

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Barnes & Noble, the bookstore chain nowadays rarely divorced from the word "struggling," reported more bad news Tuesday. Founder Leonard S. Riggio announced he had suspended his plans to buy the company's nearly 680 bookstores — right ...

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Book News: Albert Murray, Opponent Of Black Separatism, Dies At 97

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The black jazz critic, essayist and novelist Albert Murray died on Sunday in Harlem at age 97. As NPR's Joel Rose noted Monday, "Duke Ellington once described him as the 'unsquarest person I know.' " A ...

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Book News: John Hollander, Master Of Poetic Forms, Dies At 83

Monday, August 19, 2013

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  • The poet John Hollander died on Saturday from pulmonary congestion, his daughter told The New York Times. He was 83. A professor at Yale and the author of over a dozen collections of poetry, Hollander had ...

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Book News: English Translation Of New Murakami Novel Expected In 2014

Friday, August 16, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The English translation of Japanese writer Haruki Murakami's newest book (the title literally translates to Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and the Year of His Pilgrimage) won't be out until 2014, Knopf Doubleday publicity director Paul Bogaards tells ...

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Book News: Slam Poet's 'OCD' Love Poem Makes Waves

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • A video of poet Neil Hilborn performing his slam poem "OCD" went viral this week, garnering over 1,800,000 views on YouTube. In the video, Hilborn describes falling in love while battling his obsessive compulsive disorder, movingly ...

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Book News: Handwriting Offers Clues In Shakespeare Debate

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Scholars have speculated for centuries that parts of Thomas Kyd's play The Spanish Tragedy were written by William Shakespeare. Now, Douglas Bruster of the University of Texas at Austin says the handwriting and spelling in the play's ...

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