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Sep 29 2015: Authors Ta-Nehisi Coates and Ben Lerner and poet Ellen Bryant Voigt are among the twenty-four 2015 MacArthur fellows. Each receives a no-strings attached stipend of $625,000 over five years.
"These 24 delightfully diverse MacArthur Fellows are shedding light and ...
Sep 23 2015: The New York Times reports on the "digital apocalypse that never arrived or at least not on schedule."
Between 2008 and 2010 e-book sales soared by 1,260 percent. Print sales fell and bookstores struggled - culminating in Borders declaring bankruptcy in 2011.
Sep 22 2015: After two years of operation, Oyster, which offered unlimited access to a million titles for US$9.95 a month Oyster, is shutting down, and it would seem that most of the staff will be employed by Google Play Books, including the CEO and two cofounders.
Tech news ...
Sep 20 2015: Novelist Jackie Collins has died of breast cancer at the age of 77, her family said in a statement.
The British-born writer, sister of actress Joan Collins, died in Los Angeles, her spokeswoman said. Collins's career spanned four decades during which she sold more ...
Sep 17 2015: The last of the National Book Award longlists was announced Thursday, with Hanya Yanagihara's Booker-shortlisted A Little Life joining the Booker-longlisted Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg, Edith Pearlman's short-story collection Honeydew (following up on the ...
Sep 15 2015: Marlon James, Tom McCarthy, Chigozie Obioma, Sunjeev Sahota, Anne Tyler and Hanya Yanagihara are the shortlisted authors for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Their books are:
Marlon James (Jamaica), A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead Books (USA))
Sep 09 2015: Writer Rebecca Skloot has hit back at a Tennessee parent who is trying to have her acclaimed biography of Henrietta Lacks removed from local schools, saying the complainant is confusing “gynaecology with pornography”.
Sep 04 2015: Yesterday, Patrick Ness launched a fundraising page for Save the Children, with the money going "to help with the Syrian refugee crisis because I can no longer stand to just tweet about it." He offered to match GBP100,000 in donations (about US$150,000). Within hours, ...
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