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5 Under 35 Honorees announced

Sep 30 2015: The National Book Foundation announced the 5 Under 35 honorees today:

Angela Flournoy, The Turner House (HMH)
Colin Barrett, Young Skins (Black Cat)
Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, Fra Keeler (Dorothy Project)
Tracy O'Neill, The Hopeful (Ig Publishing)
Megan Kruse, ...

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    Ta-Nehisi Coates among 2015 MacArthur Geniuses

    Sep 29 2015: Authors Ta-Nehisi Coates and Ben Lerner and poet Ellen Bryant Voigt are among the twenty-four 2015 MacArthur fellows. Each receives a no-strings attached stipend of $625,000 over five years.

    "These 24 delightfully diverse MacArthur Fellows are shedding light and ...

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      What happened to the e-book apocalypse?

      Sep 23 2015: The New York Times reports on the "digital apocalypse that never arrived or at least not on schedule."

      Between 2008 and 2010 e-book sales soared by 1,260 percent. Print sales fell and bookstores struggled - culminating in Borders declaring bankruptcy in 2011.

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        Book subscription service Oyster to close

        Sep 22 2015: After two years of operation, Oyster, which offered unlimited access to a million titles for US$9.95 a month Oyster, is shutting down, and it would seem that most of the staff will be employed by Google Play Books, including the CEO and two cofounders.

        Tech news ...

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          Novelist Jackie Collins dies aged 77

          Sep 20 2015: Novelist Jackie Collins has died of breast cancer at the age of 77, her family said in a statement.

          The British-born writer, sister of actress Joan Collins, died in Los Angeles, her spokeswoman said. Collins's career spanned four decades during which she sold more ...

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            National Book Awards Longlist Announced

            Sep 17 2015: The last of the National Book Award longlists was announced Thursday, with Hanya Yanagihara's Booker-shortlisted A Little Life joining the Booker-longlisted Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg, Edith Pearlman's short-story collection Honeydew (following up on the ...

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              Man Booker Shortlist Announced

              Sep 15 2015: Marlon James, Tom McCarthy, Chigozie Obioma, Sunjeev Sahota, Anne Tyler and Hanya Yanagihara are the shortlisted authors for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

              Their books are:

              Marlon James (Jamaica), A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead Books (USA))

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                Henrietta Lacks biographer Rebecca Skloot responds to US parent over 'porn' allegation

                Sep 09 2015: Writer Rebecca Skloot has hit back at a Tennessee parent who is trying to have her acclaimed biography of Henrietta Lacks removed from local schools, saying the complainant is confusing “gynaecology with pornography”.

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