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Amos Oz, Israeli author and peace advocate, dies at 79

Jan 02 2019: Amos Oz, the renowned Israeli author whose work captured the characters and landscapes of his young nation, and who matured into a leading moral voice and an insistent advocate for peace with the Palestinians, died on Friday. He was 79.

His death was announced by his...

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Books by Agatha Christie, P.G. Wodehouse, Robert Frost, and many more enter the public domain on Jan 1

Dec 29 2018: This coming year marks the first time in two decades that a large body of copyrighted works will lose their protected status — a shift that will have profound consequences for publishers and literary estates, which stand to lose both money and creative control.

Many ...

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Audrey Geisel, Dr. Seuss' widow and noted philanthropist, dies at 97

Dec 21 2018: Audrey Geisel, 97, philanthropist and wife of the late Theodor Seuss Geisel, died on December 19.

Petite and often understated, she was a fierce protector of her husband’s creations and legacy, and a major donor to institutions he supported and helped to flourish, ...

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Controversy continues over Linda Fairstein's Grand Master Award

Dec 18 2018: Several longtime, well-known members and honorees of the Mystery Writers of America, including two mystery booksellers and a past president, have made public their extreme displeasure with the association's quick retraction of a Grand Master Edgar to Linda Fairstein ...

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Reese Witherspoon to produce 'Where the Crawdads Sing' adaptation for Fox 2000

Dec 12 2018: Fox 2000 has acquired the best-selling novel "Where the Crawdads Sing" and has tapped Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine to produce a feature film adaptation.

Witherspoon’s involvement is not a great surprise. The Oscar winner has been a champion of the book, ...

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Brazilian book trade facing "dark days for books."

Dec 12 2018: An ongoing crisis in the Brazilian publishing market "that combined steady declines in the price of books with rising inflation" is raising concerns about the future of the book trade in the country, the Guardian reported. Book chain Saraiva, which had announced the ...

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Is listening to a book the same thing as reading it?

Dec 09 2018: Daniel T. Willingham, a psychologist at the University of Virginia, compares audio books to print books and concludes that each is best suited to different purposes, and neither is superior:

... listening to a book club selection is not cheating. It’s not even ...

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British authors express concern that Brexit will fatally undermine the UK publishing industry

Dec 06 2018: The UK publishing trade magazine, The Bookseller reports on authors' concerns about the effects of Brexit on the UK publishing industry:

Novelist Joanna Trollope has warned that Theresa May's government will "fatally undermine the whole UK publishing industry" if it ...

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