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Sam Savage, author of Firmin, dies aged 78

Jan 23 2019: Author Sam Savage, whose first novel, Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife, was published when he was 65 and went on to become an international bestseller, has died aged 78. His publisher, Coffee House Press, said, "As we celebrate Sam's life and work, the staff...

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Paranormal romance author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, accuses her husband of a ‘Shakespearean plot’ to poison her

Jan 18 2019: ... In late 2014, it became a labor for the author to breathe and walk. Her teeth putrefied. Her hair fell out in clumps. She endured tremors, stomach cramps, facial swelling and vertigo. There was an unmistakable taste of metal in her mouth.

“Again, as many of you ...

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Gov. Ricketts of Nebraska refuses to endorse "This Blessed Earth" for "One Book One Nebraska" literary celebration

Jan 18 2019: Gov. Ricketts has broken with a 15-year tradition and refused to endorse This Blessed Earth by Ted Genoways (who went to high school and college in Nebraska) for an annual statewide literary celebration called One Book One Nebraska. Gov. Ricketts admits that he made ...

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Mary Oliver, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who found solace in nature, dies at 83

Jan 18 2019: Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose lyrical descriptions of the lamp-eyed owl, the white-toothed bear and the lilies by the pond evoked natural wonders with a startling clarity of vision, while suggesting that life was a matter of learning to love the ...

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The terrible celebrity biographies of Amazon, not explained

Jan 18 2019: Writing in Vox, Kaitlyn Tiffany dives deep into Amazon Publishing, focusing on "the terrible celebrity biographies of Amazon, not explained"...

It’s a unique sort of suffering to be enamored of a celebrity — particularly if that celebrity has had no books written by ...

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Stephen King persuades newspaper not to scrap its book reviews

Jan 16 2019: The Portland Press Herald, based in Stephen King's home state of Maine, had decided to stop running reviews of local books. Then King expressed dismay, and the paper challenged him to get 100 followers to buy digital subscriptions. His fans did not disappoint him, ...

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Francine du Plessix Gray, searching novelist and journalist, Is dead at 88

Jan 15 2019: Francine du Plessix Gray, a French-American writer who, in her novels and journalism, explored the complexities of cultural identity, the obstacles confronting women seeking their place in the world and her own privileged but anguished early life, died on Sunday in ...

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Authors Guild report finds author earnings continue to decline

Jan 09 2019: In what the Authors Guild is calling the “largest survey of U.S. professional writers ever conducted,” the organization reports the median income published American authors received for all writing-related activity in 2017 was $6,080 in 2017, down from $10,500 in the ...

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