Colin Dwyer

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Book News: Amazon Inks A Deal With A Publisher Not Named Hachette

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Amazon has reached a multiyear agreement with Simon & Schuster over the pricing of the publisher's print and digital books. Simon & Schuster, one of the "Big Five" U.S. publishing houses and a division of CBS Corp., agreed ...

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Book News: Toni Morrison's Collection Finds A Permanent Home At Princeton

Monday, October 20, 2014

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The collected papers of Toni Morrison will be housed in the permanent library of Princeton University, the school announced Friday. Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber broke the news to attendees at a recent conference for the school's ...

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Amid The Chaos Of Debt Collection, 'Bad Paper' Offers A Riveting Roadmap

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Outside a corner storefront in Buffalo, six men tumble from a parked Mercedes. Most of them are ex-cons, some of them are armed and one of them — the polygamist — is packing his machete, to be ready, in his words, "when I run out of bullets." Not one of ...

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Book News: John Grisham Backs Down From Comments On Child Pornography

Friday, October 17, 2014

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John Grisham has backpedaled from his recent comments regarding child pornography, which were made in an interview published Thursday. The best-selling writer apologized in a statement posted on his Facebook and on his personal website, saying ...

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Book News: The 'Dickens Of Detroit' Leaves His Collection To South Carolina

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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In a bit of a twist, the archives of the late, great crime novelist Elmore Leonard have come to rest at the University of South Carolina, the school announced Wednesday. Leonard, long known as the "Dickens of ...

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Book News: Big Names And A Few Surprises Among National Book Award Finalists

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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With the stroke of a press release, the National Book Award nominees have been whittled to half their original number. Mitchell Kaplan, a recipient of the National Book Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award, took to NPR's Morning Edition

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When Good Kids Go Feral, Bloody 'Brood' Hits Its Stride

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

This book really could have used some more cannibalism.

Strange to say it, I realize — especially about a novel that contains no fewer than three scenes of graphic dismemberment. Teeming as it is with hordes of rats, winged infants and sex scenes that rage and roil with all the ...

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Book News: China Said To Blacklist Authors In Response To Hong Kong Unrest

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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In a move seeming designed to ramp up pressure on Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters, Chinese authorities have detained one scholar and banned the books of eight writers, according to Reuters.

Guo Yushan, a think-tank founder known in ...

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Book News: Get To Know Patrick Modiano, The Newly Minted Nobel Laureate

Friday, October 10, 2014

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As you may have heard by now, French novelist Patrick Modiano has taken home this year's Nobel Prize in Literature. To some, this announcement comes as no surprise. In France, especially, Modiano has managed that rarest of ...

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Literature Nobel Goes to French Novelist Patrick Modiano

Thursday, October 09, 2014

This year's Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to French author Patrick Modiano, the Swedish Academy announced this morning. Something of a surprise selection, Modiano is the second French writer in less than a decade to have won the award.

In a citation read by Permanent Secretary Peter Englund, ...

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Book News: Bob Dylan's Lyrics Get Their Own Book — And It's Massive

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

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The words that so many ears know so well will soon be getting a place on the printed page — 1,034 pages, as a matter of fact. The songs of Bob Dylan have been compiled, annotated and illustrated ...

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Book News: Agatha Christie And The Secret Of The Lost Lockbox Jewels

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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In a twist fit for Hercule Poirot, a heavy traveling trunk once owned by Agatha Christie's mother was heavy for quite a good reason. Nested within it, a locked metal strongbox contained something other than old clothes: a ...

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Book News: Murakami Drops A New Story, Just As Nobel Week Begins

Monday, October 06, 2014

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Reacquaint yourself with Haruki Murakami — again the odds-on favorite to win the Nobel Prize in Literature this week — by reading "Scheherazade," a story of his just released in The New Yorker. "Each time they ...

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Book News: Nicholas Sparks Is Accused Of Racism And Homophobia

Friday, October 03, 2014

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Novelist Nicholas Sparks has been accused of racial and religious discrimination, in a federal lawsuit brought by a former employee on Thursday.

Saul Hillel Benjamin, the ex-headmaster of the Epiphany School of Global Studies, a North Carolina private ...

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Book News: National Book Foundation Fills Out Its '5 Under 35' List

Thursday, October 02, 2014

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Earlier this week, the National Book Foundation named the authors included on this year's "5 under 35" list. The young authors are occasional NPR contributor Alex Gilvarry, Yelena Akhtiorskaya, Valeria Luiselli, Kirstin Valdez Quade and Iraq ...

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Book News: Roxane Gay's Got A Brand-New Bag — The Butter

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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Come Oct. 15, author Roxane Gay will be adding a bit of flavor to The Toast. The website, co-founded by Nicole Cliffe and Mallory Ortberg, announced Tuesday that it has brought Gay on board to head up ...

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Book News: First-Ever Kirkus Prize Picks 18 Finalists

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Clear some space at this season's awards festivities: It's time to make room for 18 more writers. This morning, Kirkus Reviews shared with NPR the finalists for its first annual writing award, the Kirkus Prize — six writers ...

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Book News: Listen To The First-Timers Nominated For PEN Prize

Monday, September 29, 2014

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On Sunday night, the finalists for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize got together in an intimate Manhattan bar to read the books for which they were nominated. The winner of the annual prize, which recognizes one outstanding ...

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Book News: A Prize In Memory Of Peace Picks Its Winners

Friday, September 26, 2014

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The Dayton Literary Peace Prize this year will be going to Bob Shacochis, for fiction, and Karima Bennoune, for nonfiction. The international award, which brings with it a $10,000 purse per winner, recognizes writers "whose work uses the ...

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Book News: Amtrak Unveils Writers Picked For A Residency On The Rails

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Amtrak has announced the inaugural class of its brand-new writers residency program. Out of a crop of some 16,000 applications, the railroad service has picked just 24 writers to ride the rails on a long-distance train — and ...

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