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Tom Wolfe, author of The Bonfire of the Vanities, dies aged 88.

May 15 2018: Tom Wolfe, author of notable works such as The Right Stuff and The Bonfire of the Vanities, has died aged 88. In addition to his books, he was a pioneer of New Journalism, which developed in the 1960s and 1970s and involved writing from a subjective perspective as ...

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Barnes & Noble: why it could soon be the bookshop's final chapter

May 13 2018: Last week, Barnes & Noble, the largest book retailer in the US, saw its stock price plunge nearly 8% just days after the New York Times published an editorial calling for the chain to be saved. “It’s depressing to imagine that more than 600 Barnes & Noble stores might ...

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Jojo Moyes pledges funds to save British adult literacy program, Quick Reads

May 10 2018: Author Jojo Moyes has pledged to save the British adult literacy program Quick Reads from closure by funding it for the next three years. She says she was "completely dumbfounded" on learning of the scheme's closure and is believed to have donated around £360,000 (well ...

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Junot Díaz Steps Down as Pulitzer Chairman Amid Review of Misconduct Allegations

May 10 2018: The Pulitzer Prize board has opened an independent review of sexual misconduct allegations against the award-winning novelist Junot Díaz, who is stepping down as chairman, the board said on Thursday.

"Mr. Díaz said he welcomed the review and would cooperate fully ...

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Books by immigrants, foreigners and minorities don’t diminish the ‘classic’ curriculum. They enhance it

May 07 2018: Viet Thanh Nguyen argues that books by immigrants, foreigners and minorities don’t diminish the ‘classic’ curriculum. They enhance it....

...We must read Shakespeare and authors who are women, Arab, Muslim, queer. Most of the world is neither white nor European, and ...

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Are two spaces better than one between sentences?

May 07 2018: Researchers Rebecca L. Johnson, Becky Bui and Lindsay L. Schmitt carried out research with students and eye-tracking technology to attempt to ascertain whether it is easier to read with one space or two between paragraphs. The conclusion was that two spaces is easier--...

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Audible finishes third but America still gets a free audio book

May 07 2018: Audible, the audio book distributor, threw its lot behind Audible, the 3-year-old colt, in the Kentucky Derby. The company sponsored the horse, which walked around in an ebook-themed blanket.

Audible promised that if the horse won, the company would give away free ...

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Annie Proulx wins 2018 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

May 04 2018: Annie Proulx has won the 2018 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. The prize honors an American literary writer "whose body of work is distinguished not only for its mastery of the art but also for its originality of thought and imagination. The award seeks ...

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