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Guilty verdict for man at center of Nobel Prize in Literature scandal

Oct 02 2018: Jean-Claude Arnault, the man at the center of a scandal that led to the cancellation of this year's Nobel Prize in Literature, has been found guilty of rape and sentenced to two years in prison by a Swedish court, the New York Times reported. The Swedish Academy ...

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7 characters that didn't make it into the Harry Potter books

Sep 28 2018: Harry Potter fans will enjoy Mental Floss' "7 Characters That Didn’t Make It Into the Harry Potter Books," including a Weasley cousin in Slytherin; a younger sister for Hermione; and an eccentric witch, Mopsy who takes in Padfoot--all characters that were included in J....

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Do we still need Banned Books Week?

Sep 26 2018: Writing in The Washington Post, Ron Charles asks if we still need Banned Books Week? He concludes:

Far from it being dated, James LaRue (from the Office for Intellectual Freedom at the American Library Association) believes that Banned Books Week may be more relevant...

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5 Under 35 honorees announced

Sep 24 2018: 5 Under 35 is an annual prize that honors five young and promising fiction writers, each selected by a National Book Award Winner or Finalist. This year's honorees are:

Hannah Lillith Assadi, Sonora
Akwaeke Emezi, Freshwater
Lydia Kiesling, The Golden State
Nana ...

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Crazy Rich Asians trilogy dominates charts. Doubleday goes back to press 54 times since January

Sep 21 2018: The recent movie adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians has driven sales of all three books in the trilogy which also includes China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems. Doubleday have gone back to press 54 times since January and the "Crazy" trilogy now has over 3 ...

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Amazon may open up to 3,000 AmazonGo stores in next few years

Sep 20 2018: Amazon is considering opening as many as 3,000 AmazonGo cashierless stores over the next few years, Bloomberg reported yesterday, calling it "an aggressive and costly expansion that would threaten convenience chains like 7-Eleven Inc., quick-service sandwich shops like ...

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Man Booker Prize shortlist announced

Sep 20 2018: Judges have unveiled their finalists for the 2018 Man Booker Prize on Thursday, whittling the prestigious fiction award's possible winners to a shortlist of just half a dozen novels: Anna Burns' Milkman, Esi Edugyan's Washington Black, Daisy Johnson's Everything Under, ...

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New York Review of Books editor is out amid uproar over #MeToo essay

Sep 20 2018: Ian Buruma, the editor of The New York Review of Books, left his position on Wednesday amid an uproar over the magazine’s publication of an essay by a disgraced Canadian radio broadcaster who had been accused of sexually assaulting women.

The essay’s author, Jian ...

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    Let It Bang
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    Every interracial love story is an exercise in complications. R.J. Young and Lizzie Stafford's ...
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    by Jodi Picoult
    The central premise of A Spark of Light involves a gunman holding hostages within the confines of a ...
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    by Hank Green
    As one half of the extremely popular YouTube duo "Vlogbrothers" (the other half being his brother ...
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    by Elliot Ackerman
    Elliot Ackerman's latest novel, Waiting for Eden, follows Marine Eden Malcom as his death ...

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