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"There There" by Tommy Orange wins Best First Book Award from NBCC

Jan 25 2019: “There There,” by Tommy Orange, has won the John Leonard Award for Best First Book from the National Book Critics Circle.

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Penguin Random House closing Spiegel & Grau imprint

Jan 25 2019: After nearly 14 years of publishing, Spiegel & Grau, the celebrated imprint launched by successful editors Cindy Spiegel & Julie Grau, is being shuttered. With the closure, the imprint's eponymous founders are leaving Penguin Random House.

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A miracle in action: Diana Athill's editorial genius

Jan 24 2019: Writing in The Guardian, Christobel Kent eulogizes writer and memoirist, Diana Athill, who died this week aged 101, while also giving insight into the vital role that editors play in book publishing, and the challenges faced by women entering this world in the 1940s:


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Russell Baker, Pulitzer-winning NY Times columnist and humorist, dies at 93

Jan 23 2019: Russell Baker, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose whimsical, irreverent “Observer” column appeared in The New York Times and hundreds of other newspapers for 36 years and turned a backwoods-born Virginian into one of America’s most celebrated writers, died...

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Sam Savage, author of Firmin, dies aged 78

Jan 23 2019: Author Sam Savage, whose first novel, Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife, was published when he was 65 and went on to become an international bestseller, has died aged 78. His publisher, Coffee House Press, said, "As we celebrate Sam's life and work, the staff...

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Paranormal romance author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, accuses her husband of a ‘Shakespearean plot’ to poison her

Jan 18 2019: ... In late 2014, it became a labor for the author to breathe and walk. Her teeth putrefied. Her hair fell out in clumps. She endured tremors, stomach cramps, facial swelling and vertigo. There was an unmistakable taste of metal in her mouth.

“Again, as many of you ...

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Gov. Ricketts of Nebraska refuses to endorse "This Blessed Earth" for "One Book One Nebraska" literary celebration

Jan 18 2019: Gov. Ricketts has broken with a 15-year tradition and refused to endorse This Blessed Earth by Ted Genoways (who went to high school and college in Nebraska) for an annual statewide literary celebration called One Book One Nebraska. Gov. Ricketts admits that he made ...

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Mary Oliver, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who found solace in nature, dies at 83

Jan 18 2019: Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose lyrical descriptions of the lamp-eyed owl, the white-toothed bear and the lilies by the pond evoked natural wonders with a startling clarity of vision, while suggesting that life was a matter of learning to love the ...

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