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Yasar Kemal, Turkish novelist and outspoken political critic, dies aged 91

Mar 03 2015: Yasar Kemal, the master storyteller who repeatedly clashed with the Turkish state while emerging as his country’s first novelist of global stature, died on Saturday in Istanbul aged 91.

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    B&N to separate its college business from retail & Nook

    Feb 26 2015: In a move that has surprised some in the industry, Barnes & Noble announced today that it plans to separate its college business from its retail stores and Nook digital units.

    While a split has been on the cards for about a year, it was generally thought that the ...

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      Maya Angelou to be honored with postage stamp

      Feb 24 2015: Poet and bestselling author Maya Angelou will be honored with a Forever Stamp, the U.S. Postal Service announced Monday.

      Angelou, best known for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, her searing memoir about life in the Jim Crow South, died May 28, 2014, at age 86.

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        Today's students still prefer print

        Feb 24 2015: Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all say millennials still strongly prefer print when studying - but also for personal reading. A University of Washington pilot study of digital textbooks found that a quarter of students still bought print ...

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          Oscar winners based on books

          Feb 23 2015: Five of the eight best picture nominees at last night's Oscars were based on books or book related and a number were also winners, including:

          Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), which centers on a Broadway stage adaptation of Raymond Carver's story "What...

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            New Dr. Seuss book to publish late July

            Feb 18 2015: Random House have announced that a new Dr. Seuss book will be published on July 28 - after the full text and illustrations of What Pet Should I Get? was found in the office of Ted Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss). It is believed to have been written in the late '50s/early '60s ...

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              Faber & Faber and Farrar, Straus and Giroux terminate 17 year partnership in USA

              Feb 17 2015: Publishers Lunch report that Faber and Faber and FSG announced jointly on Tuesday that they will terminate their 17-year partnership in the American-based Faber and Faber, Inc. effective immediately. Farrar will retain the rights to all of the titles published through ...

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                Former US poet laureate Philip Levine dies aged 87

                Feb 17 2015: Poet Philip Levine has died aged 87. The Former U.S. poet laureate won a Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for The Simple Truth. He also won two National Book Awards and two National Book Critics Circle Awards for other works.

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