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DOJ v. PRH: "ending where we started"

Aug 22 2022: Closing arguments for the Department of Justice’s antitrust case aiming to block Penguin Random House’s purchase of Simon & Schuster were offered on Friday in Washington D.C. First up was the Department of Justice’s John Read who reiterated many of the same points that ...

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Writers Gather to Read Salman Rushdie and Support Free Speech

Aug 20 2022: Authors including Paul Auster, Gay Talese and Kiran Desai reminded the Midtown New York crowd that without free expression, “literature is nothing but an echo chamber.”

Perhaps the most appreciative response from the crowd gathered at the New York Public Library in ...

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Nicholas Evans, author of ‘The Horse Whisperer,’ dies at 72

Aug 17 2022: Nicholas Evans, the British journalist turned author whose novel-turned-film, “The Horse Whisperer,” broke publishing and movie records, along with the hearts of readers who made the book a best seller in 20 countries, died on Aug. 9 at his home in London. He was 72.

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The UK's eccentric book-loving 'kingdom'

Aug 17 2022: In 1977, Richard Booth declared himself "king" of Hay-on-Wye in order to save the Welsh border town from economic ruin. Now, the famed spot is celebrating his legacy.

The bookseller's bold bid for independence revived the fortunes of an ailing town. "A lot of small ...

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DOJ v. PRH: Judge tosses PRH exec testimony

Aug 17 2022: In a ruling that was not totally unexpected, Judge Florence Pan chose to exclude the testimony from Manuel Sansigre, senior v-p and global head of mergers and acquisitions for Penguin Random House, ruling that his numbers were not independently verified as required by ...

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Republicans’ classroom gagging bills are ‘attack on education’, PEN report says

Aug 17 2022: Republicans have mounted an “attack on education” in 2022, according to a report, as lawmakers have introduced a soaring number of bills aimed at limiting classroom discussion of race and LGBTQ+ issues.

The number of “educational gag orders” introduced has increased ...

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UK bookseller Christopher Foyle dies aged 79

Aug 16 2022: Christopher Foyle, former chairman of Foyles bookshops in the UK, has died aged 79

The book chain said in a statement: “We are very sad to hear that Christopher Foyle, our former chairman, and member of the founding Foyle family, has passed away aged 79. Christopher’...

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Agents have their say in DOJ v PRH

Aug 12 2022: Thursday’s proceedings in the Department of Justice's efforts to block Penguin Random House's acquisition of Simon & Schuster started with the remainder of testimony from Norton’s John Glusman and ended with the testimony of literary agent Gail Ross of Ross/Yoon. In ...

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