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Philip Kerr, author of the Bernie Gunther crime novels and many other works, dies aged 62

Mar 26 2018: Philip Kerr, 62, author of the Bernie Gunther crime novels and many other works of fiction for adults and children, died Friday of cancer. Putnam will publish his newest series novel, Greeks Bearing Gifts, on April 3, and Kerr had finished a draft of the next Gunther ...

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Lawyer representing Harper Lee's estate sues screenwriter tasked with adapting "To Kill a Mockingbird" for the stage.

Mar 25 2018: Harper Lee was a literary celebrity. Aaron Sorkin is a screenwriting superstar. And now the two - by proxy - are locked in a battle over who should shape the content in Mr. Sorkin’s stage adaptation of Ms. Lee's famous novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Ms. Lee, before ...

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John Oliver's children's book about Mike Pence's bunny sells out. Second printing due soon

Mar 20 2018: John Oliver's parody book about Vice President Mike Pence's family pet rabbit, "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo," has sold out. The book, which Oliver is using to troll Pence, coincides with the Pence family's release of ...

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Who should lead American Library Association?

Mar 19 2018: The American Library Association is facing significant financial challenges. The Trump administration wants to gut federal support for libraries. And librarians are fighting over whether its next executive director should be required to have a MLS degree...

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Joan Silber and Caroline Fraser among winners of 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards #awards

Mar 15 2018: The National Book Critics Circle announced the winners of its 2017 awards tonight:

Poetry: Layli Long Soldier, Whereas (Graywolf)

Criticism: Carina Chocano, You Play The Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Trainwrecks, & Other Mixed Messages (...

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Nearly one-in-five Americans now listen to audiobooks

Mar 13 2018: About three-quarters (74%) of Americans have read a book in the past 12 months in any format, a figure that has remained largely unchanged since 2012, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in January. Print books remain the most popular format for reading,...

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Netflix to stream the Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

Mar 13 2018: Netflix will begin streaming the movie adaptation of The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society in North America, Latin America, Italy, Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia on April 20. Studiocanal will release the film in the U.K. on the same day, followed by ...

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Sherman Alexie decides not to accept the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence

Mar 12 2018: Accused by at least 10 women of sexual harassment, author Sherman Alexie has decided not to accept the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction that he won for You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir (Little, Brown). His publisher has also delayed the ...

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    by John E. Wideman
    In American Histories, a collection of 21 short stories, John Edgar Wideman draws America's present ...
  • Book Jacket: I Found My Tribe
    I Found My Tribe
    by Ruth Fitzmaurice
    Ruth O'Neill was only 28 when she married film director Simon Fitzmaurice in 2004. Changing her...
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    The Art of the Wasted Day
    by Patricia Hampl
    Patricia Hampl wants you to know that daydreaming is not a waste of a day. Nor is spending time ...

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Music of the Ghosts by Vaddey Ratner

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