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Mar 13 2017: The British Library published an article last week suggesting that Jane Austen, who died in 1817 aged 41 in 1817, was killed by arsenic poisoning.
Previous causes of her death have thought to have been either cancer or an adrenal disorder but an article published on...
Mar 07 2017: HarperCollins is launching a global campaign to celebrate the company's 200th anniversary. Robert Thomson, CEO of parent company News Corp., says: "We're excited to celebrate this milestone anniversary and give thanks to the employees, authors, librarians, booksellers, ...
Mar 05 2017: Ali Cobby Eckermann, an Aboriginal poet, forcibly taken from her mother when she was a young child, is one of eight writers to win a $162,000 Windham-Campbell prize from Yale University. The committee commended her for confronting "the violent history of Australia's ...
Mar 01 2017: Penguin Random House has acquired the rights for two books, to be written by former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle respectively. Details of the deal have not been announced but it is rumored that the deal cost Random House between $30-$60 million.
Feb 27 2017: Shelf Awareness reports that five of the nine best picture nominees at this year's Academy Awards were book related and there were plentiful book related nominations in other categories. But few award winners, particularly compared with recent years.
The winners were...
Feb 24 2017: Irish-born author Frank Delaney, 74, died on February 21 after a stroke. His books include the novel Ireland, the nonfiction book Simple Courage, and an ongoing podcast on James Joyce's Ulysses. A new novel is forthcoming from Putnam.
Feb 21 2017: Author Louise Penny has been appointed to the Order of Canada which is one of the country's highest civilian honors, recognizing "outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation."
Feb 20 2017: Simon & Schuster has cancelled the publication of Milo Yiannopoulos’ book, and his fellow Breitbart employees have reportedly threatened to quit if he is not fired.
Simon & Schuster’s decision follows outrage over a recording that appeared to show Yiannopoulos ...
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