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Sherman Alexie decides not to accept the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence

Mar 12 2018: Accused by at least 10 women of sexual harassment, author Sherman Alexie has decided not to accept the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction that he won for You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir (Little, Brown). His publisher has also delayed the ...

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Romantic fiction in the age of Trump

Mar 08 2018: The Guardian reports on the quandary facing romance authors--in the wake of #MeToo and Time’s Up, how ‘bad’ should the bad boy be?

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They NY Times publishes overdue obituaries of women they overlooked, including Bronte and Plath

Mar 08 2018: Introducing what will be an ongoing project, The New York Times writes, "Since 1851, obituaries in the New York Times have been dominated by white men. Now we're adding the stories of 15 remarkable women."

The obituaries published today include Sylvia Plath, ...

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Reese Witherspoon & Kerry Washington to star in Little Fires Everywhere TV series

Mar 07 2018: Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington will star in and executive produce the TV series Little Fires Everywhere, based on Celeste Ng's book.

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Sherman Alexie accusers co on the record with NPR

Mar 06 2018: Three women have gone on the record with NPR's All Things Considered--and at least seven others have spoken off the record with the show--about author Sherman Alexie's abusive treatment of them, confirming the anonymous and somewhat vague allegations that have been made...

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Fifteen remarkable books by women

Mar 06 2018: New York Times critics chose 15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century...

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B&N to open five new design concept stores

Mar 05 2018: Later this year, Barnes & Noble will open five stores featuring a new, smaller-format design in which "front and center will be our new books," according to CEO Demos Parneros. The stores, which will ideally be 14,000 square feet--much smaller than the company's ...

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Five Oscar wins for movies based on books

Mar 05 2018: Although many movies based on books were nominated for Oscars this year, only three won with a total of five awards between them:

Darkest Hour, based on the book Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink by Anthony McCarten: Two wins: Best Actor...

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