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Terry Pratchett's unpublished works crushed by steamroller

Sep 01 2017: A hard drive containing unfinished works by author Terry Pratchett has been crushed by a steamroller and then put through a stone crusher, as per instructions left by the novelist before his death in March 2015.

It is thought up to ten incomplete novels were ...

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Book pulled from #1 spot on NY Times young adult bestseller list after listing revealed to be a scam

Aug 25 2017: When the New York Times released its young-adult bestseller list for the week of Sep. 3, it came as a huge surprise. Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give, a story about a young black girl whose friend is killed by the police, had been on the list for 25 weeks - but was knocked...

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Science Fiction author Brian Aldiss dies, age 92

Aug 21 2017: Brian Aldiss, one of the most celebrated authors from the 'Golden Age' of science fiction, died today at his home in Oxfordshire, England. He was the author of more than 80 books and 40 anthologies.

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Netflix acquires comic book publisher Millarworld

Aug 10 2017: Netflix has acquired Millarworld, the comic book publisher founded by Mark Millar, creator of such characters and stories as Kick-Ass, Kingsman and Old Man Logan. This marks the first acquisition by Netflix, which described the deal as "a natural progression in the ...

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Candlewick Press to start publishing Walker Books in USA

Aug 10 2017: Twenty-five years ago, when Walker U.K. opened a U.S. branch, it was forced to take a different name as "Walker” was already in use. Thus Candlewick Press was born. Now Candlewick is poised to begin publishing in the U.S. for the first time under the Walker name having ...

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Jack Rabinovitch, founder of Canada's Giller Prize, dies aged 87

Aug 07 2017: Jack Rabinovitch, 87, founder of Canada's Giller Prize, died on Sunday. Rabinovitch, who worked in commercial real estate, founded the prize in 1994 to honor his second wife, literary journalist Doris Giller.

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J.K. Rowling returns to the top of the highest paid author list after nearly a decade

Aug 04 2017: J.K. Rowling has returned to the top of Forbes magazine's Highest-Paid Authors list for the first time in nearly a decade, displacing James Patterson. The top 11 writers sold nearly 30 million volumes in the U.S. over the past 12 months, logging $312.5 million in pretax...

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YA Author Laura Moser Running for Congress

Aug 04 2017: Young Adult author Laura Moser plans to challenge Republican incumbent Congressman John Culberson for District 7 (Houston, TX) in the 2018 election.

A journalist and a writer, Moser is the co-author (with Lauren Mechling) of the 10th Grade Social Climber novels. She ...

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