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John Oliver's children's book about Mike Pence's bunny sells out

Mar 20 2018: John Oliver's parody book about Vice President Mike Pence's family pet has sold out. The "Last Week Tonight" host appeared on "Ellen" on Tuesday to talk about his new children's book, "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo." The ...

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Who should lead American Library Association?

Mar 19 2018: The American Library Association is facing significant financial challenges. The Trump administration wants to gut federal support for libraries. And librarians are fighting over whether its next executive director should be required to have a MLS degree...

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Joan Silber and Caroline Fraser among winners of 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards #awards

Mar 15 2018: The National Book Critics Circle announced the winners of its 2017 awards tonight:

Poetry: Layli Long Soldier, Whereas (Graywolf)

Criticism: Carina Chocano, You Play The Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Trainwrecks, & Other Mixed Messages (...

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Nearly one-in-five Americans now listen to audiobooks

Mar 13 2018: About three-quarters (74%) of Americans have read a book in the past 12 months in any format, a figure that has remained largely unchanged since 2012, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in January. Print books remain the most popular format for reading,...

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Netflix to stream the Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

Mar 13 2018: Netflix will begin streaming the movie adaptation of The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society in North America, Latin America, Italy, Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia on April 20. Studiocanal will release the film in the U.K. on the same day, followed by ...

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Sherman Alexie decides not to accept the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence

Mar 12 2018: Accused by at least 10 women of sexual harassment, author Sherman Alexie has decided not to accept the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction that he won for You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir (Little, Brown). His publisher has also delayed the ...

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Romantic fiction in the age of Trump

Mar 08 2018: The Guardian reports on the quandary facing romance authors--in the wake of #MeToo and Time’s Up, how ‘bad’ should the bad boy be?

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They NY Times publishes overdue obituaries of women they overlooked, including Bronte and Plath

Mar 08 2018: Introducing what will be an ongoing project, The New York Times writes, "Since 1851, obituaries in the New York Times have been dominated by white men. Now we're adding the stories of 15 remarkable women."

The obituaries published today include Sylvia Plath, ...

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    Young Nigerian American writer Uzodinma Iweala is fast becoming known as a powerful chronicler of ...
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    "God was dead; to begin with." This first sentence of Winter perfectly sets up the dreamy journey ...
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    When you're a refugee, everyone has lost, at least for the time being... And the journey ...

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