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National Book Foundation name their 5 Under 35 honorees

Sep 29 2016: Today, The National Book Foundation named their list of 5 Under 35 honorees:

Brit Bennett, The Mothers (Riverhead) Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing (Knopf) Greg Jackson, Prodigals (FSG) S. Li, Transoceanic Flights (Harvard Square Editions) Thomas Pierce, Hall of Small ...

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    New California law severely hinders bookstores from offering book fairs and author signings

    Sep 28 2016: Two prominent California booksellers have written letters to their representatives in opposition to Assembly Bill 1570 Collectibles: Sale of Autographed Memorabilia, which was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 9 and requires dealers in any autographed...

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      Writers win MacArthur "genius" grants

      Sep 23 2016: The MacArthur Foundation have awarded 23 "genius" grants to people who have shown "exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future". Each award is worth $625,000 to be paid out over five years.

      Seven writers are among the twenty-...

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        National Book Awards longlists announced

        Sep 16 2016: All the National Book Awards longlists have now been announced, including ten nominees each for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature.

        The finalists will be announced October 13 and the winners will be awarded on November 16.

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          Man Booker Prize Shortlist is Announced

          Sep 13 2016: LONDON — The shortlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction, among the most prestigious literary honors in the world, includes six books by authors from Britain, Canada, South Africa and the United States, the prize committee said on Tuesday.

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            Store sales at Barnes & Noble fall nearly 7% year on year.

            Sep 08 2016: In the first quarter ended July 30, total sales at Barnes & Noble fell 6.6%, to $913.9 million, and the net loss was $14.4 million, compared to a net loss of $7.8 million in the same period a year earlier. Wall Street analysts had expected total sales of about $958 ...

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              New Beatrix Potter tale published today

              Sep 06 2016: A new Beatrix Potter tale was published today, two years after the manuscript was unearthed following a clue discovered by Jo Hanks, publisher at Penguin Random House Children's Books, in an out-of-print 1970s literary history of the author.

              Hanks found a reference to...

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                Elechi Amadi dies aged 82

                Aug 25 2016: Elechi Amadi, "one of the founding generation of African novelists in English," died June 29 aged 82. The Guardian reports that his work "was greatly admired by his fellow writers in Nigeria, and he had a large readership throughout Africa, but undeservedly he did not ...

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