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Cokie Roberts, pioneering journalist who helped shape NPR, dies at 75

Sep 18 2019: Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts, who joined an upstart NPR in 1978 and left an indelible imprint on the growing network with her coverage of Washington politics before later going to ABC News, has died. She was 75.

Roberts died Tuesday because of complications from ...

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No-deal Brexit could put indie publishers out of business

Sep 16 2019: Indie press Galley Beggar has warned of the impact a no-deal Brexit could have on publishing after learning of “crazy” government requirements on distribution and warned it could put smaller publishers out of business.

The Norwich-based independent, which recently ...

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Publishers announce new Elena Ferrante novel out in November

Sep 10 2019: Elena Ferrante, the Italian author whose Neapolitan novels became a global phenomenon, is to publish a new book in Italy on 7 November – her first novel in four years.

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Jojo Moyes: UK government must tackle ‘shameful’ adult literacy levels

Sep 07 2019: Bestselling author Jojo Moyes has called on the government and the publishing industry to do more about the UK’s “shameful” adult literacy record. In 2018, Moyes, writer of global hits including Me Before You and The Girl You Left Behind, donated three years of funding ...

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Dorothea Benton Frank, beloved Lowcountry author, dies

Sep 05 2019: Dorothea Benton Frank, author of 20 novels set in the Charleston area and a beloved figure who for years split her time between Sullivan’s Island and the New York City area, died Monday evening after a brief illness. She was 67.

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Indie booksellers express fury at Amazon's early release of Atwood's The Testaments

Sep 05 2019: Amazon has broken the worldwide embargo on Margaret Atwood's The Testaments (Nan A. Talese), which isn't supposed to go on sale until next Tuesday, September 10, inadvertently shipping about 800 copies to customers. This has infuriated indies, led to early reviews of ...

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Stanford sexual assault survivor identifies herself before release of memoir

Sep 04 2019: Chanel Miller was known by the pseudonym Emily Doe at the trial of Stanford student Brock Turner, who was sentenced to six months in county jail for the assault. The sentence caused widespread anger given that Turner could have been jailed for up to 14 years for the ...

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Margaret Atwood’s book released in error to 800 Amazon shoppers

Sep 04 2019: Hundreds of readers in the US have received early copies of Margaret Atwood’s heavily embargoed follow-up to The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments, after copies were shipped out early by Amazon.

Security around the novel had been as tight as anything mounted for JK ...

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