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Sexual assault allegations against biographer halt shipping of his Roth book

Apr 21 2021: Earlier this month, the biographer Blake Bailey was approaching what seemed like the apex of his literary career. Reviews of his highly anticipated Philip Roth biography appeared before the book came out, with major stories in magazines and literary publications. It ...

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Children's author Constance C. Greene dies aged 96

Apr 16 2021: Constance C. Greene, the prolific author of children's books, died on April 7. She was 96. Among her many books, she is best known for A Girl Called Al, an ALA Notable Book that reviewers called "a warm, funny, utterly real" story about the friendship between two girls...

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The surge of print books sales continues

Apr 12 2021: Unit sales of print books rose a remarkable 29.2% in the first quarter of 2021 over the same period in 2020 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Though some of that gain was due to the slump in sales that occurred in mid-March last year, most of the increase was due ...

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A guide to neopronouns

Apr 09 2021: A personal pronoun is a form of speech that stands in for a person or group of people. She is having opinions online; they are fighting in the comments; and, of course, as in the Prince song made famous by Sinead O’Connor, “Nothing Compares 2 U.”

Nonbinary pronouns, ...

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It's a no: Amazon warehouse workers vote against unionizing in historic election

Apr 09 2021: Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama will not be forming a union. The vast majority of votes cast by Amazon's workers in Bessemer, Ala., were against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union in a stinging defeat of the union drive. The final tally showed ...

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The rise and rise of Amanda Gorman

Apr 09 2021: On Wednesday, Penguin Random House announced that the hardcover version of Gorman’s poem, "The Hill We Climb," with a foreword by Oprah Winfrey, enjoyed the highest first-week sales of any poetry book ever published. She is also on the cover of the May edition of Vogue ...

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The battle for Tribune: Inside the campaign to find new owners for a legendary group of newspapers

Apr 05 2021: A coalition of wealthy business executives has put together an 11th-hour offer to buy the entire Tribune Publishing chain (including the Baltimore Sun and the Chicago Tribune) that a special committee of the Tribune’s board said Monday “would reasonably be expected” to ...

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Scholastic halts distribution of book by ‘Captain Underpants’ author

Mar 29 2021: A children’s graphic novel by the creator of the popular “Captain Underpants” series was pulled from circulation last week by its publisher, which said that it “perpetuates passive racism.”

Scholastic said last week that it had halted distribution of the book, “The ...

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