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Natalie Babbitt, author of Tuck Everlasting, dies aged 84

Nov 01 2016: Esteemed author and artist Natalie Babbitt, whose 1975 novel Tuck Everlasting remains a lauded work of the modern children’s literature canon, died of lung cancer on October 31 in her home in Hamden, Ct. She was 84.

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    Marlowe to be credited as co-author on Shakespeare's Henry IV trilogy

    Oct 25 2016: Ending years of speculation (or perhaps simply fueling more), Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe is to be credited as co-author on Oxford University Press editions of three of Shakespeare's plays after researchers verified Marlowe's contribution "strongly and ...

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      Paul Beatty becomes the first US winner of the UK's prestigious Man Booker Prize

      Oct 25 2016: Paul Beatty has become the first US winner of the Man Booker Prize for The Sellout.

      Until recently the award was only open to citizens of the Commonwealth of Nations (in essence, the UK and former British colonies), but in 2014 it was opened to authors worldwide so ...

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        Four new Winnie-the-Pooh stories & one new character mark 90th anniversary

        Oct 14 2016: Four new adventures (one for each season of the year) have been published to mark the 90th anniversary of the first Winnie-the-Pooh book, along with the introduction of a new character - Penguin.

        Brian Sibley, who has written the new stories, says, "While pondering ...

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          Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature

          Oct 13 2016: The 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to singer-songwriter Bob Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

          Five days after the award was announced, Dylan still has not commented publicly, or responded to ...

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            National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honorees

            Sep 29 2016: Today, The National Book Foundation named their list of 5 Under 35 honorees:

            Brit Bennett, The Mothers (Riverhead)
            Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing (Knopf)
            Greg Jackson, Prodigals (FSG)
            S. Li, Transoceanic Flights (Harvard Square Editions)
            Thomas Pierce, Hall of Small ...

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              New CA law hinders bookstores from offering author signings

              Sep 28 2016: Two prominent California booksellers have written letters to their representatives in opposition to Assembly Bill 1570 Collectibles: Sale of Autographed Memorabilia, which was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 9 and requires dealers in any autographed...

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                Writers win MacArthur "genius" grants

                Sep 23 2016: The MacArthur Foundation have awarded 23 "genius" grants to people who have shown "exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future". Each award is worth $625,000 to be paid out over five years.

                Seven writers are among the twenty-...

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