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A prisoner got a book deal. Now the state wants him to pay for his imprisonment

Feb 17 2018: In the summer of 2016, Curtis Dawkins, a felon who is serving a life sentence in Michigan for murdering a man during a botched robbery, got some unexpected good news. Scribner, one of the top literary publishing houses in the United States, wanted to publish his debut ...

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The Golden Man Booker Prize

Feb 16 2018: The Booker Prize Foundation has launched the Golden Man Booker Prize to mark the 50th anniversary. This special one-off award will crown the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the prize, as chosen by five judges and then voted for by the public.

Since...

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Barnes & Noble cutting staff due to poor holiday season and declining sales

Feb 13 2018: Barnes & Noble is trimming its staff, laying off lead cashiers, digital leads and other experienced workers in a company-wide clearing, CNBC has learned from sources familiar with the matter.

The news came abruptly for many workers who showed up Monday morning at ...

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Former Causeway Bay Books manager plans to open a book store in Taiwan

Feb 12 2018: Former Hong Kong-based Causeway Bay Books manager Lam Wing-kei said during an interview with a foreign radio station on Tuesday that it is almost certain that he will open a book store in Taiwan and if the operation of the store is smooth, he will consider going back to...

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ALA Awards Winners include Hello, Universe (Newbery); The Hate You Give and Vincent & Theo

Feb 12 2018: The American Library Association presented their annual book awards today.

The Newbery medal went to Erin Entrada Kelly for Hello, Universe (Greenwillow Books) and the Caldecott Medal to Matthew Cordell for Wolf in the Snow (Feiwel & Friends).

Nina Lacour won the ...

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Mansplain and helicopter-parent among 1,100 new words added to Oxford English Dictionary

Feb 02 2018: More than 1,100 new words were included in the latest update to the Oxford English Dictionary's online edition, with more than 100 of them relating to parenting.

"Mansplain" also enters the dictionary for the first time. According to the OED, just 10 years ago the ...

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Missing Hong Kong Bookseller/Publisher Wins Prix Voltaire

Feb 01 2018: Gui Minhai, the Hong Kong bookseller and publisher who has twice been seized by Chinese authorities--most recently on January 20--is being awarded the International Publishers Association's Prix Voltaire for "his bravery in continuing to publish despite the risks ...

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National Book Foundation adds book award for translated literature

Feb 01 2018: The National Book Foundation today announced it will present the National Book Award for Translated Literature, beginning this year at the 69th National Book Awards in November. This prize, which represents a fifth National Book Award category, will honor a work of ...

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