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"The Clockwork Condition": lost sequel to "A Clockwork Orange" discovered

Apr 25 2019: A lost “sequel” to Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, in which the author explores the moral panic that followed the release of Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of his novel, has been found among papers he abandoned in his home near Rome in the 1970s.

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Tiajuana Anderson Neel, Pulpwood Queens executive director, dies unexpectedly

Apr 24 2019: Tiajuana Anderson Neel, executive director of the Pulpwood Queens Book Club Reading Nation, died April 19. She was 65. The Longview News-Journal reported that Neel "loved to read books and became a loyal member of the Pulpwood Queens Bookclubs.... In 2018 she was the ...

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Tolkien estate disavows forthcoming film starring Nicholas Hoult

Apr 24 2019: The family and estate of JRR Tolkien have fired a broadside against the forthcoming film starring Nicholas Hoult as a young version of the author, saying that they “do not endorse it or its content in any way”.

Out in May, and starring Hoult in the title role and ...

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Mark your calendars for this Saturday, April 27, for the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day

Apr 23 2019: The fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day is this coming Saturday, and the excitement is increasing as stores receive their IBD catalogue orders. IBD is hosting a Twitter party with Bookstore Day ambassador Tayari Jones on Thursday, April 25, at 10 a.m Pacific; join in...

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Warren Adler, who examined family dysfunction in "The War of the Roses", dies aged 91

Apr 23 2019: Warren Adler, a prolific novelist who launched a long and lucrative Hollywood career with his classic story “The War of the Roses” — the story of a hollowed-out marriage that became a runaway movie hit in 1989, has died of complications from liver cancer. He was 91.

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Daphne Du Maurier poems found 90 years on

Apr 16 2019: Thirty years after her death, Daphne du Maurier has not run out of surprises. Undiscovered poems written some 90 years ago when the author of Rebecca was still a literary unknown have been discovered hidden inside a photograph frame.

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Sci-fi and fantasy Grand Master Gene Wolfe has died aged 87

Apr 16 2019: Gene Wolfe, a towering figure in science fiction whose magnum opus The Book of the New Sun was hailed as a masterpiece by Ursula K Le Guin, has died at the age of 87.

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Netflix is on a book acquisition spree

Apr 15 2019: Netflix has been on a book acquisition spree over the past year, developing screen adaptations of dozens of novels, series, short story collections, and graphic novels. About 50 of these literary properties are being turned into series projects, while the screening ...

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