Annalisa Quinn

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Book News: Pulitzer 'Winner' Takes on A Whole New Meaning

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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

  • Monday's Pulitzer awards news has led to an immediate sales spike for the winners. Sharon Olds' poetry collection Stag's Leap is already sold out on Amazon, and Adam Johnson's The Orphan Master's Son was at Amazon's ...

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Vivid Novel About North Korea Wins Pulitzer Honor

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Adam Johnson's The Orphan Master's Son, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction Monday, captures the privation and absurdity of life in North Korea in one sentence: "For breakfast, she murdered an onion and served it raw."

The novel is a surreal, feverish look at North Korea under Kim Jong ...

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Book News: Pulitzer Fiction-Prize Watchers Can Rest Easy This Year

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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

  • After last year's no-Pulitzer debacle, there was a general sigh of relief when a fiction winner was announced Monday. Adam Johnson's The Orphan Master's Son, a surreal novel of life in North Korea under Kim ...

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Granta's 'Best Of Young British Novelists' Shows A 'Disunited Kingdom'

Monday, April 15, 2013

Once every decade, the literary magazine Granta publishes an issue called "Best of Young British Novelists," with short excerpts from the novels of 20 emerging authors. In the past, the list of names has proved unusually prescient, with authors such as Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis and Zadie Smith featured before ...

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Book News: Yoko Ono Is Writing A Book Of 'Instructional Poetry'

Monday, April 15, 2013

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

  • Yoko Ono, the artist and former wife of John Lennon, is coming out with a book of "instructional poetry," according to OR Books. She explains, kind of: "It's something I originally created for the internet. For ...

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Book News: DC Comics Introduces First Transgender Character

Friday, April 12, 2013

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

  • Wednesday's issue of "Batgirl" introduced the first transgender character in a mainstream comic series: Batgirl's roommate, Alysia Yeoh. Speaking with Wired, "Batgirl" writer Gail Simone said the choice was inspired by the diversity of comics fans ...

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Book News: NYC To Pay Occupy Wall Street For Destroyed Books

Thursday, April 11, 2013

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

  • New York City agreed to pay Occupy Wall Street for the destruction of books during a November 2011 police raid on Zuccotti Park. In a settlement Tuesday, the city agreed to pay the protesters and their ...

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Book News: New Editor Named At 'New York Times Book Review'

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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

  • Pamela Paul has been named editor of The New York Times Book Review. She'll replace Sam Tanenhaus, who is "taking on a new assignment as a writer at large," according to a Times memo. Paul began ...

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Book News: Margaret Thatcher Authorized A Posthumous Biography

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

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

  • Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minster and "Iron Lady" who died on Monday, authorized a biography to be published after her death. Written by Charles Moore, it will be published by Allen Lane, an imprint ...

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Book News: Chile Prepares To Exhume Pablo Neruda's Remains

Monday, April 08, 2013

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

  • The body of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda is scheduled to be exhumed Monday morning. He died days after the 1973 coup that killed his friend President Salvador Allende and ushered Gen. Augusto Pinochet to power. Neruda's ...

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Book News: Forgotten Young Adult Novels From 1930s Onward To Get New Life

Friday, April 05, 2013

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

  • Ig Publishing's new imprint, Lizzie Skurnick Books, will publish forgotten young adult novels, beginning with Debutante Hill by Lois Duncan, which was originally published in 1958. Publisher's Weekly quotes Ig co-founder Robert Lasner as saying the ...

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Book News: Hillary Clinton's New Memoir To Cover Arab Spring, Killing Of Bin Laden

Thursday, April 04, 2013

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

  • Simon & Schuster announced in a press release on Thursday morning that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is coming out with a memoir in 2014. According to the release, the book will "use a number of ...

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Book News: Author And Wife Of Amazon CEO Defends Online Retailer

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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

  • Mackenzie Bezos, the author of the novel Traps and the wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, defended the company publicly for the first time to The Times [paywall protected], calling it "great for authors and books." ...

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Book News: American Library Association, Barnes & Noble Called 'Facilitators Of Porn'

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

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

  • The American Library Association and Barnes & Noble were among the groups named by conservative group Morality in Media in its "Dirty Dozen List" of "the top 12 facilitators of porn." The list states that the ...

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Book News: Shakespeare Was A Tax Evader And Food Hoarder, Researchers Say

Monday, April 01, 2013

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

  • Research from scholars at Aberystwyth University in the U.K. suggests that William Shakespeare was prosecuted for evading taxes and for hoarding grain during a famine and then reselling it at inflated prices. Jayne Archer, A co-author ...

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Book News: New Book To Feature Unseen Works Of Art By Jean-Michel Basquiat

Friday, March 29, 2013

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

  • The former girlfriend of the late, iconoclastic artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is reportedly planning to write a book that will include previously unseen works of art — including murals he painted on the walls of her apartment ...

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Book News: Taliban Shooting Victim Is Publishing A Memoir: 'I Am Malala'

Thursday, March 28, 2013

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

  • Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage girl shot in the head by a Taliban gunman last fall for advocating girls' right to an education, plans to publish a memoir this fall titled, I Am Malala. "I want ...

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Book News: Fifty Shades Of Greenbacks: Random House Profits Jump

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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

  • Profits at Random House shot up 75.6 percent last year because of Fifty Shades of Grey sales, according to Publisher's Weekly. The Fifty Shades trilogy has been so successful that CEO Markus Dohle announced ...

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Book News: Wis. Governor Takes Heat Over His Choice Of Ghostwriter

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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

  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is being criticized for hiring Marc Thiessen, a journalist and vocal supporter of "enhanced interrogation techniques," to ghostwrite his book. The National Review, citing anonymous sources, broke the news of the ...

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Book News: Willa Cather's Letters To Be Published Against Her Wishes

Monday, March 25, 2013

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

  • Willa Cather's letters are being published next month (never mind that the author of My Antonia was militantly opposed to her letters being made public), and The New York Times has excerpts: "In other matters ...

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