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Penny Vincenzi dies aged 78

Feb 27 2018: Bestselling author Penny Vincenzi, whose novels have sold more than 7m copies worldwide, has died aged 78.

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Children's literature community rallies behind The March For Our Lives

Feb 27 2018: Last Friday, young adult authors Jenny Han and Raina Telgemeier e-mailed their kidlit community to say they would organize kidlit groups to march together in New York City and in the Bay Area for The March For Our Lives. The authors created the hashtag #...

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Icelandic language battles threat of 'digital extinction'

Feb 26 2018: In an age of Facebook, YouTube and Netflix, smartphones, voice recognition and digital personal assistants, the language of the Icelandic sagas--written on calfskin between AD1200 and 1300--is sinking in an ocean of English...

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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 its 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.

The ...

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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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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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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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