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Richard Wilbur, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer winner, dies at 96

Oct 16 2017: Richard Wilbur, whose meticulous, urbane poems earned him two Pulitzer Prizes and selection as U.S. poet laureate, died on Saturday in Belmont, Mass. He was 96.

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Tom Hanks on Weinstein, Trump, history, and his just published book

Oct 12 2017: In an extensive interview with Maureen Dowd, Tom Hanks talks about many topics including his just published short story collection, Uncommon Type.

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Publishing tastemakers bet on readers wanting escapism and connection

Oct 12 2017: Escapism and connection–this is what buyers at the Frankfurt Book Fair are betting readers want. Descending on Germany against the backdrop of a tumultuous and disheartening news cycle, the tastemakers in the publishing industry spent big on a handful of women's fiction...

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Follett Settles Counterfeiting Suit with Publishers

Oct 11 2017: A little over three months after it was sued by three major educational publishers charging it with selling counterfeit textbooks, Follett Corp. has agreed to adopt the anti-counterfeiting best practices program developed by a new publishers' group. In exchange for ...

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Viet Thanh Nguyen and Jesmyn Ward named MacArthur Fellows

Oct 11 2017: Among the just announced 24 MacArthur Fellows are novelist and critic Viet Thanh Nguyen, and novelist and memoirist Jesmyn Ward. Also honored are playwright Annie Baker, who won the Pulitzer in 2014 for The Flick; New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones (...

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The convoluted world of best-seller lists, explained

Oct 09 2017: Vox explores the mysteries of how books get on to bestseller lists, how the many different lists are formulated, and how the system was gamed by author Lani Sarem for her novel, Handbook for Mortals which rocketed to first place on the NY Times's young adult hardcover ...

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23 movies based on books releasing soon, and a further 45+ in development

Oct 06 2017: BookBrowse's annual roundup of movies based on books is possibly the most comprehensive list of its kind. This year's report covers 23 films releasing soon, and a further 45+ in development.

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Kazuo Ishiguro talks to the BBC about his first response to winning the Nobel Prize for Literature

Oct 05 2017: British writer Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature.

The novelist was praised by the Swedish Academy as a writer "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world".

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    When we think about the founding of America, we typically envision Pilgrims in black garb and boxy ...
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    New World, Inc.
    by Simon Targett, John Butman
    When we think about the founding of America, we typically envision Pilgrims in black garb and boxy ...
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    The Ensemble
    by Aja Gabel
    In May 1994, the members of the Van Ness String Quartet are completing their final graduate recital ...
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    The Electric Woman
    by Tessa Fontaine
    In 2010, author Tessa Fontaine's mother had a near-fatal hemorrhagic stroke, leaving her with a...

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