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Four movies based on books nominated for best picture Oscar

Jan 25 2017: Four of the nine best picture nominations for this year's Academy Awards, which will be presented February 26, are based on books:

  • Lion, adapted from Saroo Brierley's memoir A Long Way Home
  • Arrival, based on Ted Chiang's short story, "Story of Your Life"
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Ebook sales fall 16% year on year

Jan 24 2017: Unit sales of ebooks were down 16% in 2016 compared to 2015 according to recently released figures from Nielsen. Possible contributing factors include rising prices since (the typical price for an ebook from one of the "big 5" publishers is now about $8 per book) and ...

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Kelly Barnhill wins Newbery

Jan 23 2017: The American Library Association (ALA) today announced their annual awards for the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults - including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards - at its Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Author sued for publishing unauthorized children's versions of classic works

Jan 20 2017: Fredrik Colting, who was sued by J. D. Salinger’s estate several years ago for publishing an unauthorized sequel to "The Catcher in the Rye," is now being sued by four literary estates, representing Arthur C. Clarke, Jack Kerouac, Truman Capote and Ernest Hemingway. In ...

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Every book Barack Obama has recommended during his presidency

Jan 18 2017: Entertainment Weekly have collated a list of all the books Barack Obama has publicly recommended these past eight years.

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President Obama talks about what books mean to him

Jan 16 2017: In a wide ranging interview with Michiko Kakutani, the chief book critic for The New York Times, Barack Obama talks about books and what they mean to him.

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'Exorcist' author William Peter Blatty dies at 89

Jan 13 2017: Novelist and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, a former Jesuit school valedictorian who conjured a tale of demonic possession and gave millions the fright of their lives with the bestselling novel and Oscar-winning movie "The Exorcist," has died. He was 89.

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Amazon confirms plans to open store in Manhattan

Jan 05 2017: Amazon has confirmed plans to open its first New York City bookstore this spring in Manhattan's Time Warner Center. The Wall Street Journal reported that the 4,000-square-foot operation will be in the Shops at Columbus Circle on the edge of Central Park.

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Editor's Choice

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    Many glowing adjectives can be used to describe a novel by Richard Powers: brilliant, moving, ...
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    American Histories
    by John E. Wideman
    In American Histories, a collection of 21 short stories, John Edgar Wideman draws America's present ...
  • Book Jacket: I Found My Tribe
    I Found My Tribe
    by Ruth Fitzmaurice
    Ruth O'Neill was only 28 when she married film director Simon Fitzmaurice in 2004. Changing her...
  • Book Jacket: The Art of the Wasted Day
    The Art of the Wasted Day
    by Patricia Hampl
    Patricia Hampl wants you to know that daydreaming is not a waste of a day. Nor is spending time ...

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