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Granta announces its once in a decade Best Young American Novelists list

Apr 29 2017: Once every 10 years Granta issues a special issue focused on new American fiction, "showcasing the young novelists deemed to be the best of their generation--writers of remarkable achievement and promise, still in their twenties and thirties."

It's Best of Young ...

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    Robert Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, dies aged 88

    Apr 25 2017: Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values, died yesterday at age 88.

    First published in 1974 by William Morrow, the book was a spectacularly popular philosophy book that was loosely autobiographical, tracing a ...

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      First John Grisham bookstore tour for 25 years

      Apr 19 2017: Bestselling author John Grisham will celebrate the publication of his 30th novel, Camino Island ( June 6), with his first bookstore tour in 25 years. On his website, Grisham shares the schedule and event guidelines for the tour, which will feature a book signing and ...

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        Mark your calendars for Independent Bookstore Day!

        Apr 18 2017: Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the USA on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger ...

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          US bookstore sales down 3% year on year in February

          Apr 18 2017: February bookstore sales fell 3%, to $744 million, compared to February 2016, according to preliminary estimates from the Census Bureau. This is the third monthly drop in a row. For the first two months of the year, bookstore sales have fallen 3.6%, to $2.3 billion, ...

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            Colson Whitehead wins Pulitzer

            Apr 10 2017: Colson Whitehead has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Underground Railroad. The General Nonfiction prize went to Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.

            Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by ...

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              Richard Bolles, author of "What Color is Your Parachute" dies aged 90

              Apr 03 2017: Richard N. Bolles, a former Harvard physics major, Episcopal minister and career counselor whose own twisting vocational path led to his writing "What Color Is Your Parachute?" — the most popular job-hunter's manual of the 1970s and beyond — died on Friday in San Ramon,...

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                AP style for first time allows use of they as singular pronoun

                Mar 29 2017: The Associated Press Stylebook says it is "opening the door" to use of the singular they. A new stylebook entry, which was announced last week as part of the AP’s session at the 21st national conference of ACES: The Society for Editing in St. Petersburg, Fla., for the ...

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