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Kent Haruf dies aged 71

Dec 01 2014: Novelist Kent Haruf has died aged 71. The new issue of Granta has an autobiographical essay by Haruf, and his last novel Our Souls at Night is due to be published next year.

His 1999 novel, Plainsong, won the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Award and was a finalist ...

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    PD James dies aged 94

    Nov 27 2014: Crime novelist PD James has died aged 94. Her agent said she died "peacefully at her home in Oxford" on Thursday morning.

    James penned more than 20 books, The author's books, many featuring sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions of books around the world, with various ...

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      S&S Expands e-book Availability to Libraries

      Nov 21 2014: Effective immediately, Simon & Schuster is making its e-books available to libraries across the country and no longer requiring libraries to participate in the "Buy It Now" program, under which patrons can purchase copies of S&S e-books through the library's online ...

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        2014 National Book Awards Presented

        Nov 20 2014: The National Book Foundation has announced the 2014 winners of the National Book Awards:

        Fiction: Phil Klay, Redeployment (The Penguin Press/ Penguin Group (USA))

        Non-Fiction: Evan Osnos, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China (Farrar...

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          Alice Lee, trail blazing female lawyer and sister of Harper Lee dies aged 103

          Nov 19 2014: Alice Lee, sister of, and gatekeeper for her sister Harper Lee (aged 88), died Monday. She was 103. According to AL.com Lee "was also celebrated as a trailblazer, one of the few women who practiced law in Alabama before World War II, and a church leader.... In 2012, at ...

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            Amazon and Hachette Book Group reach agreement

            Nov 13 2014: Hachette Book Group and Amazon jointly announced today that "the companies have reached a new, multi-year agreement for ebook and print sales in the US." Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch said, "This is great news for writers. The new agreement will benefit Hachette ...

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              Latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid tops bestseller list in all English speaking markets

              Nov 13 2014: We don't normally report on the bestseller lists but this story seemed a reason to make an exception....

              Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, the ninth book in Jeff Kinney's series, is the top selling title in all English-language territories globally, including the ...

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                Speaker of the House refuses to pass e-fairness legislation in lame-duck session.

                Nov 13 2014: After Speaker of the House John Boehner said Monday he would block any attempt to pass e-fairness legislation in the lame-duck session of Congress, the Marketplace Fairness Coalition sent a letter signed by more than 320 organizations urging him to reconsider. In ...

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