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Lin-Manuel Miranda & partners buy NYC's Drama Book Shop

Jan 09 2019: Lin-Manuel Miranda and three of his Hamilton collaborators have purchased New York City's beloved Drama Book Shop, which had celebrated its 100th birthday last year but announced in the fall it would close this month because of a large rent increase...

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Sally Rooney, 27, becomes youngest author to win the Costa Novel Award

Jan 08 2019: Irish novelist Sally Rooney, 27, has become the youngest author ever to win the Costa Novel Award, triumphing for her second novel Normal People, a coming-of-age love story the judges said "will electrify any reader."

Celebrating "the most enjoyable books" across ...

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Brian Garfield, award-winning author of more than 70 books, screenwriter and film producer dies aged 79

Jan 04 2019: Brian Garfield, award-winning author, screenwriter and film producer, died December 29. He was 79. After publishing his first title, Range Justice, when he was 18, Garfield went on to write more than 70 books--westerns, mysteries and nonfiction. Nineteen films are based...

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Publishers Weekly buys TheMillions.com for an undisclosed sum

Jan 03 2019: PWxyz, parent company of Publishers Weekly, has acquired the online magazine the Millions, plus its website TheMillions.com, for an undisclosed price.

The Millions was founded in 2003 by Max Magee and offers coverage of books, arts, and culture aimed at a consumer ...

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Amos Oz, Israeli author and peace advocate, dies at 79

Jan 02 2019: Amos Oz, the renowned Israeli author whose work captured the characters and landscapes of his young nation, and who matured into a leading moral voice and an insistent advocate for peace with the Palestinians, died on Friday. He was 79.

His death was announced by his...

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Books by Agatha Christie, P.G. Wodehouse, Robert Frost, and many more enter the public domain on Jan 1

Dec 29 2018: This coming year marks the first time in two decades that a large body of copyrighted works will lose their protected status — a shift that will have profound consequences for publishers and literary estates, which stand to lose both money and creative control.

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Audrey Geisel, Dr. Seuss' widow and noted philanthropist, dies at 97

Dec 21 2018: Audrey Geisel, 97, philanthropist and wife of the late Theodor Seuss Geisel, died on December 19.

Petite and often understated, she was a fierce protector of her husband’s creations and legacy, and a major donor to institutions he supported and helped to flourish, ...

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Controversy continues over Linda Fairstein's Grand Master Award

Dec 18 2018: Several longtime, well-known members and honorees of the Mystery Writers of America, including two mystery booksellers and a past president, have made public their extreme displeasure with the association's quick retraction of a Grand Master Edgar to Linda Fairstein ...

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