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Australian Author Wins Man Booker Prize

Oct 14 2014: Australian author Richard Flanagan has won the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for his wartime novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Flanagan's novel is set during the construction of the Thailand-Burma Death Railway in World War Two. This was the first year that the Man ...

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    Amazon to open store near Empire State Building in New York, also in San Francisco and Sacramento

    Oct 13 2014: Amazon will soon open small warehouse/stores in Manhattan, San Francisco and Sacramento.

    According to the Wall Street Journal, which reported on the New York store, apparently, the stores will function as "mini warehouse, with limited inventory for same-day delivery...

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      Patrick Modiano Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

      Oct 09 2014: Patrick Modiano, the French novelist whose works often explore the traumas of the Nazi occupation of France and hinge on the themes of memory, alienation and the puzzle of identity, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday.

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        HarperCollins expands into Germany, its first foray into foreign-language publishing

        Oct 08 2014: In its first foray into foreign-language publishing, HarperCollins is creating HarperCollins Germany with a first list of 50 titles. The new operation is an expansion of the Harlequin publishing program in Hamburg, which will provide the resources to support the ...

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          More than 450,000 self published books released in 2013 - and that's just in the USA

          Oct 08 2014: Bowker's latest report on the number of self-published titles rose again in 2013, increasing 16.5%, to 458,564. The increase was due to an increase in new print books which rose 28.8% to 302,622 offsetting a decline in self-published e-books which fell 1.6%, to 155,942....

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            5 Under 35 honorees are Yelena Akhtiorskaya, Alex Gilvarry, Phil Klay, Valeria Luiselli and Kirstin Valdez Quade

            Oct 01 2014: The National Book Foundation has announced the 2014 "5 Under 35" honorees, recognizing five young fiction writers. The honorees are all chosen by previous National Book Award winners and finalists:

            Yelena Akhtiorskaya, Panic in a Suitcase (Riverhead, ...

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              Ralph Cosham, voice of Armand Gamache in Louise Penny's books, has died

              Oct 01 2014: Ralph Cosham, the narrator of Louise Penny's Armand Gamache series and many other audio books has died suddenly. Louise Penny posted the following on her Facebook page this morning:

              "Just received the desperately sad news that Ralph Cosham passed away yesterday. I'm so...

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                Penguin Random House agree first look deal with Universal Pictures

                Sep 24 2014: Penguin Random House is deepening its commitment to bringing more of its books to movie screens. Through a two-year first-look agreement with Universal Pictures, which will be overseen by Random House Studios head Peter Gethers, PRH will be a producer on projects ...

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