Annalisa Quinn

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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Book News: Museum, Kelly Clarkson Vie For Jane Austen's Ring

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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  • An anonymous donor has given £100,000 (about $155,000) to Jane Austen's House Museum in its effort to buy back the author's gold and turquoise ring from American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, who got it at auction ...

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Book News: Does Lance Armstrong Have The Right To Lie In His Memoirs?

Monday, August 12, 2013

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  • Lance Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist who admitted to doping earlier this year, is being sued for more than $5 million over false claims in his memoirs, It's Not About the Bike and Every Second Counts. A ...

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Book News: Barbara Mertz, Mystery Novelist Of Many Names, Dies

Friday, August 09, 2013

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  • The Egyptologist and wildly prolific writer Barbara Mertz died Thursday morning, her publisher tells NPR. She was 85. A formidable scholar with a PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago, she wrote works of ...

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Book News: Publishers Object To Proposed Punishments For Apple

Thursday, August 08, 2013

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  • Five major publishers are objecting to restrictions the Justice Department wants to place on Apple for colluding with them to fix ebook prices. The proposal, which has not yet been approved by the judge in ...

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Book News: 'Hunger Games'-Themed Camp Opens In Florida

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

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  • A Hunger Games-themed summer camp that culminates in a tournament at which children fight to the "death" (not literally, of course) has opened in Florida. The camp hosted by the Country Day School in Largo is inspired ...

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Myths, Legends And Too Much Exposition In 'Goddess Chronicle'

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

At its best, Natsuo Kirino's The Goddess Chronicle is a dark and lovely feminist retelling of the Japanese creation myth. At worst, it's a stiff, repetitive exercise in telling, not showing.

On an island shaped like a teardrop, two sisters are born. Pretty Kamikuu ("Child of Gods") is chosen as ...

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Book News: Crime Writer Elmore Leonard Recovering From Stroke

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

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  • The crime author Elmore Leonard had a stroke last week and is recovering in the hospital, Gregg Sutter, his researcher, told The Detroit News on Monday. Sutter added that the hugely prolific author of Out ...

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Book News: Justice Department Proposes Punishments For Apple

Monday, August 05, 2013

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

  • Following its successful antitrust lawsuit against Apple, the Justice Department is ready to mete out punishment. It has asked a court to force Apple to end existing deals with five publishers and submit to broad ...

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Book News: Battle Rages On In Amazon Vs. Overstock Price War

Friday, August 02, 2013

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  • A price war between Amazon.com and Overstock.com will stretch into a second week, Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne told Publisher's Weekly. Overstock started it last week when it priced 360,000 books 10 percent lower than what Amazon ...

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Book News: The Smell Of Chocolate Boosts Book Sales, Study Says

Thursday, August 01, 2013

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  • The smell of chocolate boosts book sales, according to a study by Belgian researchers published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology. The researchers, led by Lieve Douce of Belgium's Hasselt University, spent 10 days observing ...

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Book News: Booksellers Irate Over Obama's Amazon Visit

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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

  • President Obama's Tuesday trip to an Amazon distribution center in Chattanooga, Tenn., has raised eyebrows (and hackles) in the bookselling community. Publisher's Weekly ran a provocative story titled "Does President Obama Hate Indie Bookstores?" that called Obama's ...

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Book News: Campaigner For Jane Austen Banknote Deluged With Threats

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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

  • Caroline Criado-Perez, the feminist activist who successfully campaigned to make Jane Austen the new face of Britain's 10-pound note, has been inundated with hundreds of death and rape threats on Twitter after the banknote news broke last ...

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

Monday, July 29, 2013

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  • Charges of anti-Muslim prejudice flew thick and fast following Fox News anchor Lauren Green's interview with Reza Aslan, a religious scholar and the author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Green repeatedly asked ...

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