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Meet the folk hero of Davos: the writer who told the rich to stop dodging taxes

Jan 31 2019: One of the biggest stars to come out of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week wasn’t a CEO or a head of state or a venture capitalist. It was Rutger Bregman, a Dutch journalist and historian, who used his speaking time at the conference to lambaste ...

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Detained asylum seeker wins Australia's richest literary prize

Jan 31 2019: The winner of Australia’s richest literary prize did not attend the ceremony. His absence was not by choice.

Behrouz Boochani, whose debut book won both the Aus$25,000 non-fiction prize at the Victorian premier’s literary awards and the Aus$100,000 Victorian prize ...

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"The Cut Out Girl" wins Costa Book of the Year Award

Jan 30 2019: The Cut Out Girl by Bart van Es has won the overall Costa Book Award, with the judges declaring it, "the hidden gem of the year."

This biography tells the true story of a young Jewish girl in Holland during World War II, who hides from the Nazis in the homes of an ...

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A new model for local news reporting?

Jan 28 2019: Steve Cavendish, a former editor of the Nashville Scene and Washington City Paper, writes about the dire state of local newspapers, and his hopes that his new venture, to relaunch the Nashville Banner online as a nonprofit, will provide a model that will revitalize ...

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Booker prize trustees search for new sponsor after Man Group exit

Jan 28 2019: The Booker prize is searching for a new sponsor after the hedge fund company Man Group announced it was ending its 18-year relationship with Britain’s most prestigious literary award.

The Booker Prize Foundation said its trustees were already in discussion with a new...

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Min Jin Lee's "Pachinko" was the longest-running bestseller of 2018

Jan 25 2019: “Pachinko,” by Min Jin Lee, was the longest-running bestseller of 2018, according to Publishers Weekly, which is particularly extraordinary given that it released in early 2017: It was on PW’s 2018 list for 47 weeks.

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"There There" by Tommy Orange wins Best First Book Award from NBCC

Jan 25 2019: “There There,” by Tommy Orange, has won the John Leonard Award for Best First Book from the National Book Critics Circle.

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Penguin Random House closing Spiegel & Grau imprint

Jan 25 2019: After nearly 14 years of publishing, Spiegel & Grau, the celebrated imprint launched by successful editors Cindy Spiegel & Julie Grau, is being shuttered. With the closure, the imprint's eponymous founders are leaving Penguin Random House.

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