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Don DeLilo wins inaugural Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

Apr 26 2013: Don DeLillo has been named the first recipient of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, which honors "an American literary writer whose body of work is distinguished not only for its mastery of the art but for its originality of thought and imagination. ...

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    Marketplace Fairness Act moves towards approval

    Apr 23 2013: By a 74-20 margin yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to move forward with the Marketplace Fairness Act (S. 743), which would empower states to collect online sales taxes. The Hill reported that the "strong vote to end debate suggests supporters of the bill are likely to ...

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      Canada joins US, EU, Australia and New Zealand in clearing Random House, Penguin Group merger

      Apr 22 2013: The Canadian Competition Bureau and the Department of Canadian Heritage have approved the merger of Penguin Group and Random House without conditions, joining the U.S., E.U., Australia and New Zealand in clearing the deal. Regulatory authorities in China and several ...

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        Senate may vote on sales tax fairness bill next week

        Apr 19 2013: The U.S. Senate may vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 (S.336) as early as next week. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) plans to bring the bill directly to the floor for a vote without first referring it to the Senate Finance Committee, as reported by ...

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          Pulitzer for Fiction goes to The Orphan Master's Son

          Apr 15 2013: After failing to declare a fiction winner in 2012, the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction has been awarded to Adam Johnson for The Orphan Master's Son. Finalists in fiction included The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey and Nathan Englander's What We Talk About When We Talk About...

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            Granta announces 20 Best Young British Novelists

            Apr 15 2013: The London-based literary journal Granta has announced its new list of Best Young British Novelists (including Zadie Smith and Adam Thirlwell who were on the 2003 list.)

            Naomi Alderman
            Tahmima Anam
            Ned Beauman
            Jenni Fagan
            Adam Foulds
            Xiaolu Guo
            ...

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              Kobo introduces new high res eInk eReader cheaper than Kindle Paperwhite 3G

              Apr 15 2013: Kobo has introduced a new high resolution eInk eReader called the Kobo Aura HD, offering a $169.99 answer to Amazon’s $179.99 Kindle Paperwhite 3G. Like other Kobo devices, the new device lets readers access ePUB titles a format not available on Kindles.

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                Top 10 most challenged books in American libraries

                Apr 15 2013: The American Library Association's list of most challenged books for 2012, based on "464 reports of attempts to remove or restrict materials from school curricula and library bookshelves" includes:

                1. Captain Underpants series, by Dav Pilkey
                2. The Absolutely True ...

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