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'Shattering' novel wins $25k South Asian Literature Prize

Nov 20 2017: Anuk Arudpragasam has won the prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017 for his novel, The Story of a Brief Marriage, published by Granta in the UK, and by Flatiron in the USA

Arudpragasam was awarded the $25,000 (£18,830) prize along with a unique trophy...

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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Laura Ingalls Wilder

Nov 17 2017: Little House on the Prairie Fans will likely enjoy Publishers Weekly's article, "10 Things You Probably Didn't Know about Laura Ingalls Wilder."

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National Book Awards announced

Nov 16 2017: The national book awards for 2017 have been announced.
The winners are:
Fiction: Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing
Nonfiction: Masha Gessen, The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
Poetry: Frank Bidart, Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016
Young ...

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Indie bookstores make plans for Indies First/Small Business Saturday

Nov 15 2017: Indies First/Small Business Saturday 2017 and the start of the holiday shopping season are just a week and a half away (Nov 25), and more independent bookstores around the United States are finalizing their plans for the annual celebration of bookselling and small ...

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Bookstores sales decline for the second month in a row

Nov 15 2017: Bookstore sales declined 6.5% this September, compared to September 2016, according to preliminary figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau Wednesday morning. Sales in September were $1.01 billion, down from $1.8 billion a year ago.

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Top hundred nonfiction books of all time

Nov 12 2017: The Observer newspaper continues its 2+ year project to review what it deems to be the top 100 nonfiction books of all time. The series began in February 2016 with their No. 1 pick, Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction and is on track to complete by the turn of the ...

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Pirated ebooks threaten the future of book series

Nov 12 2017: With 4 million or 17% of all online ebooks being pirated, novelists including Maggie Stiefvater and Samantha Shannon say theft by fans puts their books at risk.

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Playwright Tom Stoppard wins lifetime achievement award

Nov 12 2017: The playwright Tom Stoppard has won the David Cohen prize for a lifetime’s achievement in literature, hailed as a "giant of 20th-century British drama" with an "outstanding and enduring body of unfailingly creative, innovative and brilliant work."

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