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Three authors on Time magazine's most influential people list

Apr 21 2016: Time magazine's latest list of the world's 100 most influential people includes authors Ta-Nehisi Coates, Elena Ferrante and Marilynne Robinson.

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    2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners

    Apr 18 2016: The 2016 Pulitzer Prizes were announced today. Winners in this centennial year include:

    Fiction: Viet Thanh Nguyen for The Sympathizer

    History: T.J. Stiles for Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America

    Biography or Autobiography: William Finnegan...

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      New Kindle with rechargeable protective case coming soon

      Apr 06 2016: Amazon will soon sell a higher-end Kindle with a rechargeable protective case for extended battery life. The removable cover will allow the Kindle to be thinner than earlier devices.

      Also under development is a separate Kindle case with a battery that can be charged ...

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        Perseus Books Group now part of Hachette

        Apr 04 2016: The sales of Perseus Books Group publishing operations to Hachette Book Group and its distribution operations to Ingram Content Group both closed late last week.

        Ingram chairman and CEO John Ingram noted that with the purchase, "Ingram's center of gravity is shifting...

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          Imre Kertesz dies aged 86

          Mar 31 2016: Imre Kertesz, a Hungarian Jewish writer and Nobel laureate acclaimed for his semi-autobiographical novels on surviving the Holocaust and its aftermath, died on Thursday at his home in Budapest. He was 86 years old.

          What set Mr. Kertesz apart from other writers on the...

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            Marilynne Robinson to be awarded Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

            Mar 31 2016: Acting Librarian of Congress David S. Mao has announced that Marilynne Robinson, author of such critically acclaimed novels as "Gilead" and "Home," will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival...

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              Thousands of poor residents banned from Silicon Valley library

              Mar 31 2016: The New York Times reports on the sad state of the public library in San Jose, California where nearly a third of residents in poor neighborhoods are banned from entry to the library due to unpaid fines including what Director of Libraries Jill Bourne describes as "an ...

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                James Patterson to donate a further $1.75m to school libraries

                Mar 30 2016: James Patterson will donate another $1.75 million to school libraries in 2016. The program was launched in 2015 in partnership with Scholastic Reading Club, which administers the grants. Of the nearly 28,000 entries received in 2015, 467 schools were awarded grants ...

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