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A woman won a million-euro Spanish literary prize. It turned out that ‘she’ was actually three men.

Oct 17 2021: The work of one woman was, it turned out, the equivalent of the labors of three men.

That was at least the case for Spain’s top writer of crime thrillers, a professor and mother who wrote under the pseudonym Carmen Mola, supposedly to maintain her anonymity.

But ...

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Gary Paulsen, author of many young adult adventure stories, dies at age 82

Oct 15 2021: Gary Paulsen, the American author of young adult fiction who taught millions of children wilderness skills through novels such as Hatchet, Dogsong and The Winter Room, has died at the age of 82. His publisher said on Thursday his death was “sudden” but did not specify a...

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What It would take to disrupt the publishing industry

Oct 13 2021: Writing in Publishers Weekly, Brooke Warner, publisher of She Writes Press and SparkPress, talks about the problems that the publishing industry faces, and potential solutions:

...A real disruption of the industry would involve accountability, because we are wasteful...

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Missing apostrophe in Facebook post lands a man in defamation court

Oct 11 2021: A missing apostrophe in a Facebook post could cost a real estate agent in Australia tens of thousands of dollars after a court ruled a defamation case against him could proceed.

At issue is the word “employees” in the post, which read: “Oh Stuart Gan!! Selling multi ...

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How Somali women are breaking tradition to write novels

Oct 11 2021: For centuries, Somalia has been known as the "nation of poets" but this tradition has largely been the preserve of men.

It is unusual for Somali women to be the primary storytellers, yet they are now the ones taking on that mantle in the diaspora...

And what is ...

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Melinda French Gates launches imprint with Flatiron

Oct 07 2021: Melinda French Gates will launch Moment of Lift Books, a new nonfiction imprint, with Macmillan's Flatiron Books, the publisher announced. The imprint's first three titles are due in 2023.

The imprint takes its name from Gates's bestselling book The Moment of Lift: ...

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Nobel Literature Prize 2021: Abdulrazak Gurnah named winner

Oct 07 2021: Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has said he was "surprised and humbled" to be awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature.

The Swedish Academy praised Gurnah for his "uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism".

The prize is ...

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Finalists announced for this year’s National Book Awards

Oct 06 2021: The National Book Foundation announced the finalists for this year's National Book Awards. Among the five categories, there are five writers who have been previously honored by the NBF: Hanif Abdurraqib, on the 2019 nonfiction longlist; Anthony Doerr, a 2014 fiction ...

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