Annalisa Quinn

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Book News: Maya Angelou Out Of Hospital, Recovering At Home

Thursday, April 25, 2013

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

  • One of Maya Angelou's doctors said she is recovering at home in North Carolina after being hospitalized, according to The Associated Press. Angelou, a writer and poet best known for her 1969 memoir I Know Why ...

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Book News: Letters Reveal A Caustic But Affectionate Salinger

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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  • A 95-year-old woman donated nine letters that J.D. Salinger wrote her in the early 1940s to the Morgan Library & Museum. One of the letters, obtained by The New York Times, reads, "Let's have no more ...

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Book News: Bush Library Exhibit Puts You In President's Shoes

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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  • The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which will be officially dedicated Thursday at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, features an exhibit intended to mimic the hard decisions the former president made during his eight-year tenure. ...

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Book News: E.L. Konigsburg, 'Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler' Author, Dies

Monday, April 22, 2013

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  • E.L. Konigsburg, the author of the 1967 children's book From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, about two children who run away from home to live secretly in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, died ...

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Book News: Two Authors Make 'Time' List Of '100 Most Influential People'

Friday, April 19, 2013

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  • Two major authors were included in Time magazine's annual list of the "100 Most Influential People" — Tenth of December writer George Saunders and Hilary Mantel, the novelist behind Wolf Hall and Bring Up the ...

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Book News: Vast 'Digital Public Library Of America' Opens Today

Thursday, April 18, 2013

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  • The Digital Public Library of America, intended to provide free open access to materials from libraries, museums, universities and archives across the country, launches at noon ET on Thursday. The project began as an initiative at ...

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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