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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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Nobel Prize in Literature postponed until 2019

May 04 2018: The Swedish Academy has postponed the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, with the intention of awarding it in 2019. This decision was prompted by a crisis involving accusations of assault by 18 women against French photographer Jean-Claude Arnault, who is married to an ...

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Writer Zinzi Clemmons accuses Junot Díaz of forcibly kissing her

May 04 2018: The novelist Junot Díaz was in a relaxed and playful mood on a panel at a writers festival in Australia on Friday, until he received an unexpected question near the end of the session.

The writer Zinzi Clemmons stood up. Without identifying herself by name, she asked...

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Reading aloud to young children has benefits for behavior and attention

May 02 2018: It’s a truism in child development that the very young learn through relationships and back-and-forth interactions, including the interactions that occur when parents read to their children. A new study provides evidence of just how sustained an impact reading and ...

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After 17 years of litigation, 'freelance' writers finally collect

May 01 2018: The checks are in the mail—finally. Administrators have confirmed that payments were issued last week to thousands of freelance writers following a 2014 settlement in the long-running class action case In Re: Literary Works in Electronic Databases, the culmination of ...

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7th member of Nobel Literature awarding body steps down, 2018 award may be cancelled

Apr 28 2018: The Swedish Academy says a seventh board member has decided to step down amid a crisis at the prestigious institution that awards the Nobel Prize in literature. The secretive 18-member body has been roiled by an internal feud triggered by a sex-abuse scandal linked to ...

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An interview with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Apr 28 2018: In a wide ranging interview Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about motherhood, #MeToo, and causing controversy...

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    Sarah Bird's historical novel, Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen, imagines, with a grand flourish, ...

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