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Does Harper Lee endorse publication of "Go Set a Watchman"? - State of Alabama investigates #harperlee

Mar 12 2015: From the moment it was announced that a second novel by Harper Lee was to be published people have raised doubts as to whether this was something that the famously publicity-shy author, now aged 88 - wanted.

Despite reassurances from her publisher, lawyer and ...

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Terry Pratchett, author of Discworld, dies aged 66

Mar 12 2015: Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, has died aged 66, having had Alzheimer's disease for eight years. "The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds," said Larry Finlay of his publishing company, Transworld. Pratchett, who wrote more than 70...

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James Patterson giving away $1.25m to school libraries

Mar 09 2015: After giving away $1 million to independent bookstores last year, author James Patterson is giving $1.25 million to school libraries this year. Donations will range from $1,000 to $10,000 per school. Anyone can nominate a school library, click below for application

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Elizabeth McCracken wins $20,000 Story Prize for Thunderstruck

Mar 05 2015: Elizabeth McCracken has won The Story Prize for her collection Thunderstruck. The prize is worth $20,000

The other finalists for The Story Prize for books published in 2014 were authors Francesca Marciano for The Other Language (Pantheon) and Lorrie Moore for Bark (...

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Yasar Kemal, Turkish novelist and outspoken political critic, dies aged 91

Mar 03 2015: Yasar Kemal, the master storyteller who repeatedly clashed with the Turkish state while emerging as his country’s first novelist of global stature, died on Saturday in Istanbul aged 91.

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B&N to separate its college business from retail & Nook

Feb 26 2015: In a move that has surprised some in the industry, Barnes & Noble announced today that it plans to separate its college business from its retail stores and Nook digital units.

While a split has been on the cards for about a year, it was generally thought that the ...

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Maya Angelou to be honored with postage stamp

Feb 24 2015: Poet and bestselling author Maya Angelou will be honored with a Forever Stamp, the U.S. Postal Service announced Monday.

Angelou, best known for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, her searing memoir about life in the Jim Crow South, died May 28, 2014, at age 86.

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Today's students still prefer print

Feb 24 2015: Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all say millennials still strongly prefer print when studying - but also for personal reading. A University of Washington pilot study of digital textbooks found that a quarter of students still bought print ...

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