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Poetry Foundation announces 2019 awards winners

May 08 2019: The Poetry Foundation has announced Marilyn Nelson as the winner of the 2019 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, Naomi Shihab Nye the 2019–2021 Young People’s Poet Laureate, and Terrance Hayes winner of the 2019 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism. The awards are sponsored and ...

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Why you should start binge-reading right now

May 04 2019: Novelist Ben Dolnick waxes lyrical on the benefits or ditching Netflix for a novel. And not just because a novelist is telling you to:

One night a couple of summers ago, the power went out and, unable to watch Netflix or engage in my customary internet fugue, I lit a...

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Academic publishers Cengage and McGraw-Hill to merge

May 02 2019: Cengage and McGraw-Hill, two of the largest academic publishers remaining, have agreed to a merger on equal terms that is expected to close by early 2020, the companies announced yesterday.

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Wholesaler Baker & Taylor dropping bookstores; Indies unhappy

May 02 2019: Baker & Taylor has made it official: it is leaving the wholesale retail book market. The move was hinted at when it became public late last year that the company was in talks to sell its retail operations to Ingram and then in the departure over the last few months of ...

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She pulled her debut book when critics found it racist. Now she plans to publish

May 02 2019: The New York Times takes on the tricky topic of YA authors being censored by readers within their own communities--focusing in particular on 26 year-old Amélie Wen Zhao who asked her publisher, Delacorte, to withdraw her debut novel, Blood Heir, six months before ...

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James Holzhauer's winning Jeopardy strategy: The children's section at the library!

Apr 30 2019: "I have a strategy of reading children’s books to gain knowledge. I’ve found that in an adult reference book, if it’s not a subject I’m interested in, I just can’t get into it. I was thinking, what is the place in the library I can go to to get books tailored to make ...

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How the mayor’s children’s books set off a scandal in Baltimore

Apr 28 2019: The political corruption scandal roiling Baltimore, leading to an FBI raid of Mayor Catherine Pugh’s house Thursday morning, all began with a children’s book.

Pugh, who has been serving as the city’s mayor since 2016, is at the center of a controversy that started ...

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Mueller Report books start hitting stores

Apr 26 2019: Despite the widespread availability of digital copies of the Mueller report, the three publishers that have announced plans for print editions remain convinced that there will be robust demand for both their physical copies as well as e-books...

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