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Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks has died aged 82

Aug 30 2015: British neurologist and author Oliver Sacks has died at the age of 82 in New York.

Dr Sacks earned a medical degree at Queen's College, Oxford University, and later began working as a consulting neurologist for Beth Abraham Hospital, in the Bronx, New York, in 1966....

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    Drama at this year's Hugo Awards as factions that played dirty to swing the vote to white male authors get voted down.

    Aug 24 2015: Wired reports on this year's Hugo Awards, the highest honors in science fiction and fantasy writing, which were announced at the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention in Spokane, Washington.

    The awards took on an unusual level of drama this year:
    "... But in ...

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      Jeff Bezos rebuts NY Times article with an open letter to employees #amazon

      Aug 17 2015: In response to Sunday's New York Times article that describes Amazon as a cruel and back-stabbing environment, Jeff Bezos sent a company wide memo to employees which has been posted on GeekWire:

      "...The NYT article prominently features anecdotes describing ...

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        NY Times article reveals dog eat dog culture among Amazon white collar workers

        Aug 15 2015: In an extensive article The New York Times looks at how Amazon is conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions. Written by Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld the piece paints a picture of a harsh ...

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          Alan Cheuse, novelist, teacher and longtime literary commentator for NPR has died aged 75

          Aug 03 2015: Alan Cheuse, the novelist, teacher and longtime literary commentator for NPR, died on Friday from injuries sustained in a car accident in California two weeks ago. He was 75.

          "On behalf of the family, we are in deep grief at the loss of our beloved father, husband ...

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            Man Booker Longlist Announced

            Jul 29 2015: The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize is announced and includes A Brief History of Seven Killings, A Spool of Blue Thread and A Little Life, among others.

            This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges chaired...

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              BookBrowse Publishes White Paper: Book Clubs in The USA

              Jul 28 2015: Based on recent research, in-depth interviews and extensive experience, BookBrowse's just published white paper provides an intriguing and insightful look at Book Clubs.

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              • The two life stages when book...

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                Author and NPR reporter Alan Cheuse in coma after serious car accident

                Jul 22 2015: As reported by Shelf Awareness, author and NPR book reviewer Alan Cheuse remains in a coma after having been seriously injured in a car accident as he was driving from the annual conference of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley to Santa Cruz, Calif., last week. He...

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