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Margarita Engle named Young People's Poet Laureate

May 15 2017: Margarita Engle has been named the Young People's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. Awarded every two years, the $25,000 laureate title is given to a living writer in recognition of a career devoted to writing exceptional poetry for young readers. The laureate ...

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Suite Francaise, adapted from Irene Nemirovsky, will premiere on Lifetime May 22

May 15 2017: Suite Fran├žaise, adapted from the bestselling book by Irene Nemirovsky will premiere on the Lifetime network May 22.

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California bookstore files suit against a state law preventing stores selling autographed books or hosting author events

May 13 2017: Represented by the Pacific Legal Foundation, Book Passage--with stores in Corte Madera, Sausalito and San Francisco, Calif.--and co-owner Bill Petrocelli have filed suit against a state law that, the plaintiffs say, "will make it extremely risky, if not impossible, for ...

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Publisher and author organizations join the many others criticizing Amazon's new policy

May 10 2017: Several publishers and authors organizations have officially joined the many book world people criticizing Amazon's new policy allowing third-party booksellers to "bid" for the primary spot in buy buttons.

A statement from the Authors Guild called the move "deeply ...

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Amazon allows third-party book re-sellers to "win" buy buttons on book pages

May 09 2017: A new program from Amazon is drawing a range of reactions from those across the publishing industry, from fear to downright anger. The e-tailer has started allowing third-party book re-sellers to "win" buy buttons on book pages. The program, publishers, agents, and ...

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Granta announces its once in a decade Best Young American Novelists list

Apr 29 2017: Once every 10 years Granta issues a special issue focused on new American fiction, "showcasing the young novelists deemed to be the best of their generation--writers of remarkable achievement and promise, still in their twenties and thirties."

It's Best of Young ...

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Robert Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, dies aged 88

Apr 25 2017: Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values, died yesterday at age 88.

First published in 1974 by William Morrow, the book was a spectacularly popular philosophy book that was loosely autobiographical, tracing a ...

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First John Grisham bookstore tour for 25 years

Apr 19 2017: Bestselling author John Grisham will celebrate the publication of his 30th novel, Camino Island ( June 6), with his first bookstore tour in 25 years. On his website, Grisham shares the schedule and event guidelines for the tour, which will feature a book signing and ...

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