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Issue 50 / December 2012

October 2009

In China, Objections to Google’s Book Scans

Two Chinese writers’ groups claim that Google has scanned Chinese works into an electronic database in violation of international copyright standards.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 31 October, 2009

Benjamin Britten's diaries reveal boys, bitching and brilliance

Writings show composer as lonely but driven and with low opinions of his rivalsBenjamin Britten's early years are often ignored, overshadowed by the spectacular success of his opera Peter Grimes in 1945, when he was 31.... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Saturday, 31 October, 2009

Ayn Rand’s Revenge

Anne C. Heller’s biography conveys the conviction and odd charisma of Ayn Rand, whose individualist message is still resonant for American conservatives.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Raising the Dead

This novel’s Frankenstein hobnobs with Byron and the Shelleys.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

The Dossier

Kati Marton read her parents’ secret police files to research this powerful narrative of their imprisonment in Stalinist Hungary.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

In the Long Run

Brief introductions to the life and theories of the economist John Maynard Keynes from Peter Clarke and Robert Skidelsky.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

One for the Good Guys

It’s hard to say why these early stories — polished, fun to read, neatly ended — went unpublished in the age of the “slicks.”... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Armchair Traveler: Book Review: The Way of the World by Nicolas Bouvier

A writer recounts an improbable journey across Eastern Europe and Asia with a friend.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

A New York Forkful

A former Times restaurant critic offers a vivid, entertaining culinary history of New York City.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Essay: What to Write Next

If you’re anything like me, figuring out what to write next can be a real hassle. Here’s a guide to picking a genre for your next novel.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

TS Eliot broke and exhausted one year after Waste Land

TS Eliot's poem The Waste Land may have made him an international literary star but 12 months after it was published he was penniless exhausted and on the verge of a breakdown.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Wilderness Warriors

Theodore Roosevelt and his eccentric chief forester make a very odd couple in this account of the founding of the United States Forest Service.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

The Objects of the Exercise

Which came first — Orhan Pamuk’s museum or his new novel, “The Museum of Innocence”?... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Lolita on the Bosporus

The city of Istanbul is on exhibit in this novel of first love painfully sustained over a lifetime.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Brutal Terrain

This military history of the Civil War emphasizes geography’s role in shaping strategy.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

I, Banker

An admiring biography of Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, who the author believes can point Wall Street in a new direction.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Closed Circles

In this novel, a loner obsessed with ancient Sparta is drawn to a mysterious clique at an archaeological dig.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Renaissance Men

Tolerant, passionate and humane, Thomas Cromwell is cast as the picaresque hero of this Man Booker Prize-winning novel of Henry VIII’s turbulent court.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Crime: Death Unleashed

Mystery novels by Ruth Rendell, Michael Connelly, Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom, and Archer Mayor.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Paperback Row

Paperback books of particular interest.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Editors’ Choice

Recently reviewed books of particular interest.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

TBR: Inside the List

Malcolm Gladwell’s “What the Dog Saw” enters at No. 3, while Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner land at No. 2 with “SuperFreakonomics.”... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Paperback Trade Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. PUSH, by Sapphire2. THE SHACK, by William P. Young3. OLIVE KITTERIDGE, by Elizabeth Strout4. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson5. SAY YOU'RE ONE OF THEM, by Uwem Akpan... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Story featuring gay parents excluded from US school book fairs

Lauren Myracle told she must rewrite Luv Ya Bunches before it could be included in educational eventsUS publishing giant Scholastic has insisted that it "does not censor books" in the wake of a fierce row over US children's author Lauren... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Borders in talks over website

Borders is reported to have entered...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Cultured Traveler: Rare Books Don’t Always Live in Glass Cases

Dozens of libraries across the United States house dazzling collections, but largely remain unfamiliar to the public.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Move quick on apps or lose out, warning to publishers

Slow-moving publishers risk being left out of...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Friday, 30 October, 2009

The new thing in romantic fiction: zombie love

Anthology of undead romance is next stage in vogue for 'demon lovers'Romance readers have been getting their kicks from vampiric lovers for years but more unlikely breeds of supernatural heroes are set to hit bookshelves : zombies, demons – and... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Dugdall wins the 2009 Bitmead bursary

Unpublished author Ruth Dugdall has won the...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Friday, 30 October, 2009

CUP pulls book over anti-Semitism claims

Cambridge University Press has pulled a...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Top Christmas titles ‘selling less’ in 2009

The threshold for publishers to get their...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Bertrams looks for 'acquisition opportunities'

Wholesaler Bertrams is looking at...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Reps 'locked out' at Waterstone's

Waterstone’s shop-floor staff are too busy to...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Fiction resurgent in Guardian First Book award shortlist

Powerful fictional storytelling dominates the shortlist of this year's Guardian First Book award, announced today, which includes works that range from a portrayal of Alzheimer's to a novel that was the subject of a bidding war between 10 publishers.Three novels,... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Friday, 30 October, 2009

Books of The Times: The Meals of His Life

The publishing impresario Jason Epstein’s slim memoir is delicious, in its minimalist, essayistic way. But it sends you out the door a bit hungry, and stone sober.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 29 October, 2009

20 of the most shameless cultural franchises

If the actor dies the singer quits or the writer can't work fast enough that's no reason to stop churning out culture. Here are 20 triumphs of money or stubborn longevity over art.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 29 October, 2009

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL, by Tucker Max2. FREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner3. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin4. THE GLASS CASTLE, by Jeannette... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 29 October, 2009

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE ASSOCIATE, by John Grisham2. CROSS COUNTRY, by James Patterson3. HEAT LIGHTNING, by John Sandford4. TRUE DETECTIVES, by Jonathan Kellerman5. SCARPETTA, by Patricia Cornwell... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 29 October, 2009

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH, by Mitch Albom2. SUPERFREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner3. WHAT THE DOG SAW, by Malcolm Gladwell4. TOO BIG TO FAIL, by Andrew Ross Sorkin5. ARGUING WITH IDIOTS, written... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 29 October, 2009

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown2. THE SCARPETTA FACTOR, by Patricia Cornwell3. PURSUIT OF HONOR, by Vince Flynn4. NINE DRAGONS, by Michael Connelly5. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 29 October, 2009

Muirden leaves APA after 11 years at the helm

Ali Muirden has resigned as the chair of the...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Thursday, 29 October, 2009

PA backs Mandelson's plan to combat piracy

The Publishers Association has said it...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Thursday, 29 October, 2009

Children's publishers question value of book festivals

Children’s publishers are evaluating their...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Thursday, 29 October, 2009

Fantasy author to write new 'Isaac Asimov' novels

Mickey Zucker Reichert signed to produce new series of Dr Susan Calvin storiesPublishing's enthusiasm for the undead – which has already this autumn seen posthumous sequels published to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Dracula, Winnie the Pooh and Noddy... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 29 October, 2009

Asterix and the golden jubilee

As the perennially plucky Gaul turns 50, Michelle Pauli travels to France to meet his co-creator and the translator who helped him conquer an English readershipAsterix fever is hitting the French capital this week. As the doughty little Gaul and... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 29 October, 2009

Retailers plan for further postal strikes

Amazon.co.uk has said that only a "limited"...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Thursday, 29 October, 2009

Analysis: As in His Play, Agassi Pushes the Limit in His Book

The eight-time Grand Slam singles champion has taken a soul-stripping approach, including an admission he used crystal meth.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 29 October, 2009

Muirden leaves APA after 11 years at the he

Ali Muirden has resigned as the chair of the...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Thursday, 29 October, 2009

Mandelson wants to curb piracy, and update copyright law

Lord Mandelson has confirmed that persistent...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Thursday, 29 October, 2009

Macmillan US opens up new front in battle over e-book royalty rates

Macmillan US has introduced a news standard...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Thursday, 29 October, 2009

Kennedy Library Gets Hemingway Papers From Cuba

Cuba's Ministry of Culture has given the John F. Kennedy Library copies of letters and documents Hemingway amassed during his years in Cuba, including corrected proofs of "The Old Man and the Sea'' and an alternate ending to "For Whom... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 29 October, 2009

Astérix conquers Paris with 50th birthday exhibit

For half a century they have been fending off Roman attacks from their village, armed only with fearlessness, flying menhirs and a cauldron of magic potion. But now Astérix and his band of indomitable Gauls are invading Lutetia – modern-day... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Books of The Times: Gumshoes, Sleuths and Cops, Squealed on by Scribblers

Some of the most famous mystery novelists around riff about their best-known characters in this exciting omnibus volume of essays.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Keats-Shelley prize goes to Buddhist poet

DH Maitreyabandhu takes £3,000 award for 'a wonderful evocation of the nature of childhood'The Keats-Shelley prize, an annual award for the best poem on a Romantic theme, has for the first time this year gone to an explicitly Buddhist poet,... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Ahern to appear on 'virtual' world tour

HarperCollins has teamed up with Skype to...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

The battle for Jack Kerouac's estate

The daughter that Jack Kerouac disowned and an apparently forged will ignite the dispute over ownership of his estate.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Foyles to stock e-readers, launches e-book store

London independent Foyles is to stock...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Spiritual press Fitzrovia launches

A new press, publishing spiritual books aimed...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Ang Lee to deliver Life of Pi adaptation

Ang Lee is "delivering the first draft" of...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Chambers Harrap to close on 31st December

Hachette UK has finally reached an agreement...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Hodder to sponsor Nickelodeon's Halloween

Hodder Children¹s Books is to sponsor...... More...

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Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Ang Lee boards Life of Pi film

Director says he has cracked the structure of Yann Martel's allegorical novel about a boy adrift at sea with a tigerIt has been stuck in development hell for much of the past decade, but the big-screen version of Yann Martel's... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Mark Gatiss to star in The First Men in the Moon

League of Gentlemen actor plays Professor Cavor in his own BBC4 adaptation of HG Wells's science fiction comedy thriller... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

VS Naipaul 'killed off by FBI in court footnote'

The novelist VS Naipaul has been "killed off" by the FBI in court documents filed in a case against suspected Islamist terrorists.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

VS Naipual 'killed off by FBI in court footnote'

The novelist VS Naipual has been "killed off" by the FBI in court documents filed in a case against suspected Islamist terrorists.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Sky1 unveils new book show

Sky is to introduce a book section that will...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Old Street gets talking Utter Zebu

Old Street has launched a "guerilla"...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Lonely Planet not for sale, says BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide has said it has no plans to...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

London MP to highlight 'dire situation' for booksellers

A London MP will today highlight the "dire...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Indie bookshops defying 'boarded up Britain' label

More than 25,000 shops have closed on the...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

'Zeitoun' As Cartoon: Demme Plans Animated Film of Eggers Book

Jonathan Demme, whose films include "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Rachel Getting Married," said that he had acquired the film rights to "Zeitoun," whose cover had inspired him to make it into a cartoon.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Books of The Times: Rosenquist Writ Large, by Himself

The painter James Rosenquist’s new memoir is an unexpected treat: a ruddy and humble book, lighted from within by the author’s plainspoken, blue-collar charm.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Kindle bestsellers: 'The Lost Symbol' back in the lead

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From: The Independent - News RSS Feed

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Serving Literature by the Tweet

Readers can enjoy Electric Literature, a new quarterly literary magazine, any way they like: on paper, Kindle, e-book, iPhone and, starting next month, as an audiobook.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Sarah Palin earned $1.25m advance for Going Rogue memoir

• HarperCollins has planned initial print run of 1.5m copies• Book penned with conservative writer Lynn VincentFor a politician known more for her folksy expressions than her literary prowess, Sarah Palin has made enough money on her yet unpublished first... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Books: The Tools of Doctors, and a Price for Patients

Two adventures into areas of medicine that aren’t necessarily about the doctors or the diseases.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Jordan is just 'two bags of silicone' says Martin Amis

Martin Amis the author has become the latest literary heavyweight to attack celebrity novelists dismissing the modelturnedwriter Jordan as merely "two bags of silicone".... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Stephen King writes debut comic book

Novelist sinks teeth into graphic storytelling with American Vampire seriesStephen King is the latest mainstream author to turn to comics with a new series about a distinctly American vampire, powered by the sun, set to launch next spring.... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

MP warns that rate rises could wipe out historic London booksellers

Mark Field highlights plight of Cecil Court, where business-rate rises are driving shops 'to the edge'The "dire situation" for the booksellers of London's Cecil Court will be highlighted today by local MP Mark Field as he calls on the government... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Dan Brown holds top spot as non-fiction bears the cost

Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol (Bantam Press)...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Balding bikes around Britain for Batsford

TV presenter and sports journalist Clare...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Steve Rubin joins Macmillan's Henry Holt

Steve Rubin has joined Macmillan US imprint...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Virgin buys Branson's story of flight

Virgin has bought the rights to Richard...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Transworld acquires "phenomenal" history series

Transworld has bought the rights to three...... More...

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Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Doctor's notes in running for John Llewellyn Rhys prize

Book that grew out of blog by Canadian doctor James Maskalyk shortlisted for award alongside Booker and Orange winnersA memoir by Canadian doctor James Maskalyk about the six months he spent working in a contested Sudanese border town is competing... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Don Ivan Punchatz, Artist for Fantasy Book Covers, Dies at 73

Mr. Punchatz’s surreal art was splashed on popular horror and science-fiction paperbacks, magazines and the first “Star Wars” film poster, influencing a generation of illustrators.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Gerry Johnson denies hub 'backlog' at Waterstone's

Waterstone's managing director Gerry Johnson...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Speculation mounts over future of Lonely Planet

Speculation is mounting into the BBC's sale...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Hachette offers enhanced settlement for Chambers staff

Chambers Harrap remaining in Edinburgh as...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

HC acquires "luminous" series from illustrator Percival

HarperCollins has bought world-wide rights...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Midson leaves Bloomsbury for S&S

Bloomsbury publicity director Colin Midson is...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Stephen Rubin Takes Over at Henry Holt & Co.

Stephen Rubin, the former publisher of Doubleday Publishing Group who worked closely with authors including Dan Brown, John Grisham, Pat Conroy and Bill Moyers, is the new president and publisher of Henry Holt & Company.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Plaster Problems in Emily Dickinson's Parlor

Part of the ceiling at the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst. Mass., collapsed on Sunday afternoon while the house was open for tours.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Prix Goncourt book prize to be awarded November 2

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Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Mock Palin memoir to coincide with book's release

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Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Books of The Times: Father and Son in a Vortex of Chaos

“Last Night in Twisted River” showcases all of John Irving’s biggest liabilities, but evolves into a deeply felt and moving story.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Monday, 26 October, 2009

Doctor's mistakes to blame for Keats's agonising end, says new biography

Dr James Clark's series of misdiagnoses left poet starving and in agony, argues study of Joseph SevernThe agonies of John Keats's final months in Rome were partly the result of his doctor's misdiagnoses, according to a new biography.... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Monday, 26 October, 2009

Angels are the new vampires, says Anne Rice

Vampire Chronicler shifts supernatural gear with new novel, joining a host of similar books due out this autumnAngels are the new vampires of the literary world, according to the doyenne of vampire fiction Anne Rice, who is about to launch... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Monday, 26 October, 2009

Mitterrand calls for common stance over digitisation in the EU

French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Monday, 26 October, 2009

Philip Roth predicts novel will be minority cult within 25 years

'The book can't compete with the screen,' says veteran American author as his latest novel is publishedPhilip Roth's late run of productivity has long been a source of wonder in the literary world, with his latest novel coming out this... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Monday, 26 October, 2009

Amazon launches iPhone App in UK

Amazon.co.uk has soft-launched an application...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Monday, 26 October, 2009

Retailers reroute orders during postal strike

Waterstone's is encouraging customers to have...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Monday, 26 October, 2009

Fidel Castro's sister reveals CIA collaboration in new book

Juanita Castro broke with Cuban revolution and collaborated with US intelligence in 1960s, she tells television interviewerJuanita Castro, sister of Cuban leaders Fidel and Raúl Castro, co-operated with the CIA in the 1960s when the US agency was plotting to... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Monday, 26 October, 2009

Le Carré leaves Hodder for Penguin after 38 years

John le Carré is moving from Hodder &...... More...

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Monday, 26 October, 2009

Square Peg acquires Texts From Last Night

Square Peg has bought the rights to a...... More...

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Monday, 26 October, 2009

Amazon working on 'Kindle app for Mac'

Amazon is "working on a Kindle app for Mac",...... More...

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Monday, 26 October, 2009

Critics want longer to consider new Google Settlement

Critics of the Google Settlement have asked...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Monday, 26 October, 2009

Reviewer quits over 'sadistic misogyny'

Award-winning crime novelist and Literary...... More...

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Monday, 26 October, 2009

Four percent of British have read an e-book

Four percent of British people have read an...... More...

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Monday, 26 October, 2009

Books of The Times: For Starters, a Satanic Svengali

Piers Dudgeon’s “Neverland,” a crowded and frustrating book about the life and work of J. M. Barrie, blends scholarship, name-dropping and scandal-seeking heavy breathing.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Monday, 26 October, 2009

Uncovered: unfinished play that had Lord Edward Herbert tied up in knots

Rediscovered manuscript shows why James I never got to see boastful playwright's The Amazon... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Sunday, 25 October, 2009

Poet John Keats suffered agonising death at hands of bungling doctor new book claims

The Romantic poet suffered an agonising death due to the bungling doctor's misdiagnosis the new biography claimed.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Sunday, 25 October, 2009

Giving Voice to Stories From the Printed Page

Listen Here, presented by an alliance of New Haven arts groups, presents short story readings in a coffeehouse setting.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Sunday, 25 October, 2009

Israel's National Library adds a final twist to Franz Kafka's Trial

German museum asked to hand back author's disputed manuscript to correct 'historical error'Israel's National Library is calling on a German museum to hand over the original manuscript of Franz Kafka's novel The Trial to correct a "historical error", in the... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Sunday, 25 October, 2009

Suez just as ordinary Britons saw it: no wonder this is history that sells

The second volume of David Kynaston's chronicle of postwar Britain has the virtues of the first – insight into the concerns of everyday people as well as those of their rulersOn 30 October 1956, Britain teetered on the brink of... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Sunday, 25 October, 2009

First black woman tipped for top French book prize

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Sunday, 25 October, 2009

Celebrity novels: why it's a boom time for ghostwriters

From Katie Price and Kerry Katona to Fern Britton and Ulrika Jonsson it seems every celebrity has a novel in them. Which is where ghostwriters like myself come in...... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Saturday, 24 October, 2009

Celebrity novels? I'm lost for words

Last week Lynda La Plante bitterly attacked novels 'written' by celebrities. Nigel Farndale reports on a trend that could soon see Cheryl Cole and Sharon Osbourne join Katie Price and Kerry Katona on the bestseller lists... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Saturday, 24 October, 2009

Europe's earliest road atlas - from 1675

The first road atlas of its kind in western Europe a 17th century book showing a highway network in England and Wales of just 73 roads is to be sold at auction for up to £9000.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Saturday, 24 October, 2009

Norma Fox Mazer, Novelist for Young Adults, Dies at 78

Ms. Mazer was an award-winning novelist for young people whose work helped illuminate many dark corners of adolescence.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 24 October, 2009

Funny You Should Ask

This novel is a courageous and entertaining meditation on the sublime and the trivial, written in an all-question format.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 24 October, 2009

The War at Home

This historical novel’s lustful, murderous protagonist has a tie to the author.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 24 October, 2009

Paperback Row

Paperback books of particular interest.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 24 October, 2009

Unplugged

In this novel of obsessive fandom, a reclusive singer-songwriter’s new album upends several lives.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 24 October, 2009

Editors’ Choice

Recently reviewed books of particular interest.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 24 October, 2009

Fiction Chronicle

Story collections by Lydia Davis and Sherman Alexie; novels by Anita Shreve, Michael Mewshaw, and Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt.... More...

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Saturday, 24 October, 2009

You Gotta Have Clutch

A dialogue between two World Series stars, Reggie Jackson and Bob Gibson, about their glory days.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 24 October, 2009

Song of India

A comedy of manners about a musician coming of age in status-conscious 1980s Bombay.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 24 October, 2009

God Gets Graphic

In his serious graphic rendering of the Bible’s first book, R. Crumb resists the temptation to exaggerate the text’s most strange or sordid aspects.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 24 October, 2009

The Army You Have

The story of the critical transformation of the Army in Iraq, told through profiles of four generals.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 24 October, 2009

Picturing the Depression

A highly political biography of a transformative figure in modern photojournalism, the documentary photographer Dorothea Lange.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 24 October, 2009

Night Visions

These dystopic Stalin-era stories, which read like dream diaries, went unpublished for decades.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 24 October, 2009

Generations A Through L

A family’s fortunes rise and fall over the 300 years of Hungarian history that gracefully unfold in this novel.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 24 October, 2009

Slow Down, Sign Off, Tune Out

John Freeman urges compulsive e-mail users to step away from the in-box.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 24 October, 2009

To Glamour Born

This biography of Elizabeth Taylor keeps the spotlight trained on her most glorious, and most fiery, years.... More...

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Saturday, 24 October, 2009

The Longest Fjord

This concluding volume to a sprawling Norwegian trilogy is less a great novel than an overextended riff on greatness’s trimmings and one itinerant soul’s hunger for them.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 24 October, 2009

Another World

This exuberant novel set in a drug-addled, alternate-reality Manhattan is at its heart a traditional story of moral and intellectual development.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 24 October, 2009

Crossroads: Where Is U.S. Foreign Policy Headed?

Virtually all thinkers about foreign policy today are proposing a return to something old.... More...

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Saturday, 24 October, 2009

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL, by Tucker Max2. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin3. GLENN BECK’S ‘COMMON SENSE’, by Glenn Beck4. THE GLASS CASTLE, by Jeannette Walls5. THE... More...

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Saturday, 24 October, 2009

Paperback Trade Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. SAY YOU'RE ONE OF THEM, by Uwem Akpan2. THE SHACK, by William P. Young3. THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE, by Audrey Niffenegger4. OLIVE KITTERIDGE, by Elizabeth Strout5. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson... More...

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Saturday, 24 October, 2009

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH, by Mitch Albom2. ARGUING WITH IDIOTS, written and edited by Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe and others3. HIGHEST DUTY, by Chesley B. Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow4. TRUE COMPASS, by Edward M. Kennedy5.... More...

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Saturday, 24 October, 2009

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown2. PURSUIT OF HONOR, by Vince Flynn3. NINE DRAGONS, by Michael Connelly4. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett5. THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks... More...

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Saturday, 24 October, 2009

Hungarian writer wins Manes-Sperber prize

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Saturday, 24 October, 2009

US bookshops urge regulator to investigate online price war

Wal-Mart, Amazon and Target are making loss leaders out of bestsellers, say US booksellers... More...

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Friday, 23 October, 2009

Second series for Bookaboo likely

A second series of the children’s picture...... More...

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Friday, 23 October, 2009

Authors experiment with Twitterfiction

Neil Gaiman and Melvin Burgess are the latest authors to explore the potential of storytelling in 140-word burstsFor Neil Gaiman, it began with a disconcerting image of a girl spoken to by her reflection in a mirror. For Melvin Burgess,... More...

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Friday, 23 October, 2009

Mark Booth acquires art history for Hodder

Mark Booth has made his first acquisition...... More...

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Friday, 23 October, 2009

C&R launches fiction list with a free spirit

The latest book by the author of mash-up hit...... More...

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Friday, 23 October, 2009

Twitter lacks noise with serious readers

Social networking sites like Facebook and...... More...

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Friday, 23 October, 2009

ABA calls for investigation into discounting

The American Booksellers Association has...... More...

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Friday, 23 October, 2009

Amazon profits swell 68%, int sales up 33%

Amazon has continued to fight off the...... More...

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Friday, 23 October, 2009

Edinburgh's librarians "completely demoralised" after service restructure

Librarians across Edinburgh are said to be...... More...

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Friday, 23 October, 2009

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE ASSOCIATE, by John Grisham2. CROSS COUNTRY, by James Patterson3. HEAT LIGHTNING, by John Sandford4. TRUE DETECTIVES, by Jonathan Kellerman5. JUST AFTER SUNSET, by Stephen King... More...

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Friday, 23 October, 2009

TBR: Inside the List

The family of Bram Stoker is trying to get back in on the vampire action with “Dracula: The Un-Dead,” co-written by Stoker’s great-grandnephew Dacre Stoker.... More...

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Friday, 23 October, 2009

Japanese university plans huge 'manga' library

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Friday, 23 October, 2009

Publishers delaying e-book releases to force print sales this Christmas

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Friday, 23 October, 2009

Book Association Challenges Retailers’ Price Plan

A trade group for independently owned bookstores has asked the Justice Department to investigate what it describes as “predatory pricing” by Amazon, Wal-Mart and Target.... More...

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Thursday, 22 October, 2009

Books of The Times: Two Storytellers, Singing the Blues

Kazuo Ishiguro’s story collection, “Nocturnes,” chronicles the gentle regrets of middle age; Philip Roth’s new novella, “The Humbling,” the ragings of old age.... More...

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Thursday, 22 October, 2009

Jordan is prime suspect in death of publishing says Lynda La Plante

Lynda La Plante the doyenne of crime fiction has just subjected Katie Price the model better known as Jordan to what counts in literary circles as grievous bodily harm.... More...

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Thursday, 22 October, 2009

Hatchards latest to sell Sony Readers

London bookshop Hatchards has begun selling...... More...

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Thursday, 22 October, 2009

Publishers canvassed over digital innovation funding

The Technology Strategy Board is calling on...... More...

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Thursday, 22 October, 2009

Virgin acquires personal Battle of Britain tales

Virgin Books has acquired a new book of...... More...

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Thursday, 22 October, 2009

Four Burton thrillers to Michael Joseph

Michael Joseph has bought the rights for four...... More...

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Thursday, 22 October, 2009

TS Eliot prize shortlists poets 'who have dreamed and who have dared'

Chair of judges Simon Armitage says writers 'in a holding pattern' have been passed overDon Paterson's Forward prize-winning collection Rain has been overlooked for this year's TS Eliot prize, which has selected a shortlist of 10 poets "who have dreamed... More...

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Thursday, 22 October, 2009

British readers vote Harlan Coben their favourite crime writer

US author wins Bestseller Dagger award by popular vote ahead of homegrown talentBritish readers have shown that they prefer the slick fiction of US author Harlan Coben to the home-grown talents of Alexander McCall Smith, Nicci French, Dick Francis and... More...

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Thursday, 22 October, 2009

Library Review out 'in November'

The delayed Library Service Modernisation...... More...

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Thursday, 22 October, 2009

Carcanet catches three on Eliot shortlist

Carcanet has picked up three nominations for...... More...

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Thursday, 22 October, 2009

Coben picks up crime award, La Plante slates celeb authors

US crime writer Harlan Coben was named this...... More...

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Thursday, 22 October, 2009

Bertrams books a profit after five months with Smiths News

Wholesaler Bertrams reported underlying...... More...

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Thursday, 22 October, 2009

Book Fair Fires Official for Approach to Chinese

The Frankfurt Book Fair blamed its project manager for “persistent coordination problems” with China, the fair’s “guest of honor.”... More...

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Thursday, 22 October, 2009

British Journalist, Ludovic Kennedy, Dies at 89

Mr. Kennedy campaigned against miscarriages of justice and religious dogmatism and in support of euthanasia and independence for his native Scotland.... More...

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Thursday, 22 October, 2009

Kindle bestsellers: 'Lost Symbol' knocked from its perch

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Thursday, 22 October, 2009

Comic book releases (North America): The Avengers continue the hunt for Captain America

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Thursday, 22 October, 2009

Books of The Times: Twin Biographies of a Singular Woman, Ayn Rand

“Ayn Rand and the World She Made” and “Goddess of the Market” are being published a week apart.... More...

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

To Honor a Battler, Literary Peace Breaks Out

New York’s literary elite gathered on Tuesday night for an awards dinner to support the newly created Norman Mailer Writers Colony.... More...

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

Coben picks up ITV3 viewers award

US crime writer Harlan Coben was named this...... More...

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

A New Electronic Reader, the Nook, Enters the Market

The publishing community had generally positive views of the device and was relieved that the popular Kindle would have a competitor.... More...

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

NUJ calls in lawyer over Chambers Harrap

The consultation into the closure of the...... More...

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

Márquez targeted by Mexican intelligence agency, files show

Defunct DFS service bugged Colombian author's phone and tracked his movements, starting in 1967Mexico's intelligence service spied on the writer Gabriel García Márquez for decades and considered him a Cuban agent, it emerged this week.... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

Spoof biographies look to spoil Sarah Palin's book launch

Going Rouge, a parody of the former vice-presidential candidate's 'mom's eye view' of US politics, Going Rogue, will hit stores next month on the same day as its targetFor those unable to stomach Sarah Palin's forthcoming "mom's-eye view of high-stakes... More...

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

Frankfurt wrap: Mood turns positive at the fair

Publishers have talked of a "purposeful" and...... More...

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

Indian subcontinent dominates Man Asian literary prize shortlist

Two Indian and one Kashmiri-born novelists compete against Chinese and Filipino authors for $10,000 prizeThe final for this year's Man Asian literary prize is dominated by writers from the Indian subcontinent. Of the five shortlisted authors, two are Indian and... More...

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

Egmont looking to grow young adult publishing

Egmont is looking to beef up its fiction and...... More...

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

Graham joins Enhanced Editions

Former Granta Publications m.d. David Graham...... More...

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

Google Book 'finger condoms' cause mirth

Sheathed fingers of scanners at Google Book provoking mirth online.... More...

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

A bit foreword! Nelson Mandela plans legal action over 'fake endorsement'

Nelson Mandela denies writing introduction praising Congo-Brazzaville's president as a 'great African leader'... More...

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

'Comic' retells Honduran coup and Manuel Zelaya arrest

Graphic history frames overthrow of president in relation to century of US skullduggery in central AmericaAt first glance it could be a children's comic – but in fact it's a journalistic take on the Honduran crisis with an attention to... More...

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

Porter latest to leave Granta

In further upheaval at literary magazine...... More...

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

Literary Life

Mark Sanderson discovers bookworld quirks including odd titles story downloads literary pets and a woman who reads a book a day... More...

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

Barnes & Noble's 'nook' e-book reader takes on Kindle

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

Barnes & Noble unveils its nook

US bookseller Barnes & Noble has launched its...... More...

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

Waterstone's tells staff to use Gardners for delayed customer orders

Waterstone's stores have begun receiving...... More...

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

Oz booksellers look for compromise over imports

Australian booksellers are pushing for a...... More...

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

Winged Chariot achieves high sales of app

Winged Chariot Press, which last month...... More...

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

E-Book Fans Keep Format in Spotlight

Book sellers are making the case that people are reading more because of e-books.... More...

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

Google Books project draws fire in China

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

Kindle bestsellers: 'Lost Symbol' knocked from its perch

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

Comic book releases (North America): The Avengers continue the hunt for Captain America

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Wednesday, 21 October, 2009

In Book-Pricing Battle, How Low Can They Go?

Target has entered the battle to bring down the price of some of the holiday season’s biggest anticipated hardcover books. And Wal-Mart, which started it all, immediately fired back.... More...

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

Books of The Times: Giant Steps for Womankind, but Still Miles to Go

Gail Collins’s “When Everything Changed” is an informative, panoramic survey of the progress women have made toward gender equality since 1960.... More...

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

In His Own Literary World, a Native Son Without Borders

Sherman Alexie has followed the success of his young-adult novel, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” with a volume of short stories and poetry.... More...

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

Nelson Mandela Foundation accuses Congo president over fake foreword

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has threatened legal action against the president of CongoBrazzaville after he claimed the foreword of his new book had been penned by the antiapartheid leader.... More...

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

Frankfurt sacks official over China fall-out

The Frankfurt Book Fair has fired project...... More...

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

Lonely Planet developing trip tool for Google Wave

Lonely Planet is developing its digital...... More...

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

Brown continues to lead fiction charge

Dan Brown has notched up his fifth successive...... More...

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

Nordic writers sweep the board in US crime awards

The Icelandic author Arnaldur Indridason and the late Swedish journalist Stieg Larsson were honoured at the major US mystery convention BoucherconAmerica's reputed long-standing indifference towards literature in translation was thrown in doubt this weekend when Icelandic author Arnaldur Indridason and... More...

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

NUJ keeps pressure on Hachette over Chambers Harrap

The National Union of Journalists, backed by...... More...

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

Canongate puts Obama on the App

US president Barack Obama's bestselling...... More...

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

Maurice Sendak tells parents worried by Wild Things to 'go to hell'

Children's author gives short shrift to concerns that Where the Wild Things Are is too frightening for childrenParents who think the new film of Maurice Sendak's picture book Where the Wild Things Are is too frightening for children can "go... More...

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

Philip Roth joins his own tribute bus tour in Newark

Author accompanies fans visiting the landmarks fictionalised in his novelsTaking in the landmarks of his novels, from Weequahic Park in The Plot Against America to Goodbye, Columbus's Newark Museum, the Philip Roth bus tour is a must for fans visiting... More...

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

Real authors 'dispirited' by celeb-lit, says Mail

"Author anger as stars stampede to write a...... More...

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

Roald Dahl characters still dominate children's favourites

Booktrust poll of 5 to 12-year-olds, topped by Harry Potter, finds four Dahl inventions among the top 20 best lovedRoald Dahl's tales of the unexpected continue to exert a magical pull on children's imaginations almost 20 years after he died,... More...

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

Alex and Que to face off against Kindle

Two new e-book reading devices have been...... More...

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

Agent Lorella Belli inks four new deals

Agent Lorella Belli has made four new...... More...

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

Education and 'good publishing' at Penguin drive Pearson

Penguin has seen double-digit growth in the...... More...

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

DK launches e-guides for Kindle and iPhone

DK Eyewitness Travel has broadened its...... More...

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

Live Blog: Barnes & Noble Unveils E-Reader

Barnes & Noble introduced its own electronic reader on Tuesday.... More...

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

Church attacks Portuguese Nobel Prize-winner over new book

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

More Chinese titles set to hit world market after Frankfurt book fair

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Tuesday, 20 October, 2009

Books of The Times: Changing the Subject, Maintaining the Tone

This book full of short conversation pieces is a collection that plays to the author’s strengths.... More...

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

Field Study: Just How Relevant Is Political Science?

Even some of the most vehement critics of Senator Tom Coburn’s proposal to prohibit federal funding of political science projects acknowledge that scholars themselves are vigorously debating the field’s direction.... More...

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

Theater Review | 'Good Bobby': A Kennedy, From Shy Kid to Politician

There’s a lot to like in “Good Bobby,” a biographical play about Robert F. Kennedy. Yet only occasionally is there something to love.... More...

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

Theater Review | 'Hansel and Gretel': Makeover for a Brother-and-Sister Act

At its best, this wild production embraces the dark undercurrents of “Hansel and Gretel.”... More...

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

A Raconteur of Nature’s Back Story

If there were a celebrity of the evolutionary world, Richard Dawkins would certainly be it.... More...

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

Art Review: Books Read and Unread Are Turned Into Totems, With Every Scuff Intact

The painter and sculptor Steve Wolfe has taken his bibliophilia to unrivaled extremes.... More...

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

EU launches new consultation into digital copyright

The European Commission is increasing its...... More...

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

Publishers on starting grid with Button

Haynes Publishing is rush releasing a...... More...

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

Faber launches POD store with Amazon.co.uk

Faber has teamed up with Amazon to create a...... More...

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

Profile to publish Blair memoirs

Profile will publish the memoir of former...... More...

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

Frankfurt 'concentrated and quiet', says Boos

This year's Frankfurt Book Fair was the...... More...

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

Agatha Christie's picnic basket – junk or artefact? You decide

University College London has a jumbled collection of objects and is asking visitors to vote on what deserves to be keptAgatha Christie's picnic basket – a wonderfully Miss Marple-ish object holding a bizarre assemblage including fragments of 4,000-year-old pottery, a... More...

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

EU books could be removed from Google deal

European books could be removed from a...... More...

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

Trewin succeeds Bragg at writing academy

Ion Trewin, literary director of the Man...... More...

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

W H Smith to expand into offices

W H Smith plans to open around 10 shops in...... More...

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

EU launches digital library at Frankfurt

The European Union used the world's biggest...... More...

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

Uneasy Engagement: At Book Fair, a Subplot About Chinese Rights

At the Frankfurt Book Fair, what Beijing hoped would be a celebration of cultural achievements became a tug of war between control and free speech.... More...

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

Books of The Times: Boy to Man: Amazing Adventures

Michael Chabon demonstrates once again his ability to write about the big subjects of love and memory and regret.... More...

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

Dracula revived by Bram Stoker descendant

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

Frankfurt Book Fair suffers slight drop in attendance: official

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

Vargas Llosa completes new Belgian Congo novel

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

Fury in Frankfurt at Google's global library project

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

EU launches digital library at Frankfut Book Fair

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

Fury in Frankfurt at 's global library project

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Monday, 19 October, 2009

Media Cache: France Moves to Win Back Control of Content

French publishers and news providers are cooking up original ways to fight the perceived threat of cultural domination by U.S. giants like Google and Amazon.... More...

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Sunday, 18 October, 2009

Storm erupts over Edinburgh International Book Festival's new director

Facebook campaign to rescind appointment of Nick BarleyThe Edinburgh International Book Festival, once described as " a cosy tea party in Charlotte Square", has been stirred by furious opposition to its new director, Nick Barley. Within hours of being appointed... More...

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Sunday, 18 October, 2009

New film Where the Wild Things Are sends parents into a 'rumpus'

The screen adaptation of Maurice Sendak's 1963 morality tale has sparked a debate about the merits of frightening our childrenWhen Jess Hyde picked a copy of Where the Wild Things Are from the bedroom shelf last week, her seven-year-old son,... More...

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Sunday, 18 October, 2009

Italian writer wins prestigious German literary prize

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Sunday, 18 October, 2009

American Literature: Words Without Borders

This year’s National Book Award nominations suggest that the American idea not only translates, it disregards national boundaries.... More...

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Saturday, 17 October, 2009

Off the Shelf: The Hunger of the Media Empire

Media executives’ desire for acquisitions has led to $200 billion in write-offs since 2000, write the authors of “The Curse of the Mogul.”... More...

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Saturday, 17 October, 2009

Biblical sex row over explicit illustrated Book of Genesis

A sexually explicit illustrated Book of Genesis by controversial artist Robert Crumb which features Bible characters having intercourse has been condemned by religious groups.... More...

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Saturday, 17 October, 2009

In Praise of Amy Tan and San Francisco's Literary Life

An event to honor the novelist Amy Tan captured San Francisco literary life in a nutshell, especially its sense of community and school spirit.... More...

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Saturday, 17 October, 2009

Found: Dorothy Parker poem reveals pain of rejection

Dorothy Parker had much to say about the romantic misfortunes of others but was curiously silent about her own doomed love affair.... More...

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Saturday, 17 October, 2009

Southern Discomfort

Padgett Powell’s fiction has grown more and more experimental — but no less darkly humorous and strangely true.... More...

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Saturday, 17 October, 2009

Music: Misterioso No More: Book Debunks Image of a Jazz Giant

Robin D. G. Kelley’s biography, “Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original,” just published by Free Press, is an omnibus of myth-busting.... More...

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Saturday, 17 October, 2009

Price War Over Books Worries Industry

Publishers, booksellers, agents and authors are fretting that a pricing battle between Wal-Mart and Amazon is taking prices for some titles so low that it could damage the industry.... More...

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Saturday, 17 October, 2009

First-Person Masculine

In this essay collection, Michael Chabon reflects on the various states of maleness.... More...

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Saturday, 17 October, 2009

Parents Burning to Write It All Down

In recent months both the novelist Michael Chabon and his wife, Ayelet Waldman, have published nonfiction books that deal with what it means to be a family.... More...

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Saturday, 17 October, 2009

Half a century on, Asterix still holding out

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Saturday, 17 October, 2009

Style and Alchemy

A history of Strunk, White and their influential “little” book, “The Elements of Style.”... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Where Men Won Glory

This spirited and provocative rereading of Homer’s “Iliad” sees the Trojan war as a symbol of slaughter throughout the ages.... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Lord Archer the winner

After a writing career spanning 33 years Jeffrey Archer has achieved a first.... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Fiction Chronicle

Novels by Brigid Pasulka, Elliot Krieger, Dai Sijie and Michelle Wildgen.... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Coffee, Tea, Then Equality

A Times columnist’s thorough, smart and often wry account of American women’s strides and the hurdles they still face.... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Patterns of Genocide

A magisterial and profoundly disturbing “natural history” of mass murder.... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Monk’s Moods

This superbly textured, compassionate biography of Thelonious Monk charts his triumphs and his struggles, his roots and his artistic vision.... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Green Life

A New York family tries to reduce its carbon footprint.... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

The Terroirist

Jonathan Nossiter makes the case for wines that express “a place and its history.”... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Paperback Row

Paperback books of particular interest.... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Editors’ Choice

Recently reviewed books of particular interest.... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Crime: Tales From the Cryptic

Mystery novels by Karen Maitland, Reginald Hill, Emily Arsenault and Patricia Cornwell.... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Crossroads: The State of Families, Class and Culture

Americans step into and out of relationships faster than couples in Europe, Japan and Australia.... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Encyclopaedia Britannica launches hunt through nation's attics

The 241-year-old reference authority is looking for the oldest complete set in private handsIt tells us that flatulence can be cured by blowing smoke through the anus, devotes 40 pages to the diseases of horses and informs the reader that... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Asterix turns 50 as French villages squabble over inspiration for Gaul

Celebrations marred by French villages squabbling over inspiration.... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Book on Marc Rich Details His Iran Oil Deals

In a new biography, the former fugitive oil trader recounts working with Iran, Cuba and the apartheid regime of South Africa.... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

William Hill unveils shortlist for Sports Book of Year awards

• Motorsport, racing, rugby, cricket and football on the list• Winner to be announced on 26 NovemberWilliam Hill has announced a six-strong shortlist for its Sports Book of the Year award. The award has been given every year since its... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Savikas responds to TOC criticism

Tools of Change's Andrew Savikas has...... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Industry thinks ahead to cope with postal strikes

Booksellers are putting contingency plans in...... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Frankfurt traffic down 4% on day two

Visitor numbers were down again on the second...... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Rights dominate quiet fair

Rights trading at this year's Frankfurt Book...... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Closing down sale begins at Books Etc

Books Etc is likely to vanish from the...... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Untamed Heart

Assuming her maternal grandmother’s voice, the author of “The Glass Castle” recreates an adrenaline-charged existence on the rough-and-tumble Southwest frontier.... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

White-Tails in Love

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas studies the local deer.... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

New York State of Mind

Colin Harrison’s average-guy protagonist investigates the derailed life and untimely death of a striving New Yorker.... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Heart of the Matter

Two decades of articles chronicling the ways in which atrocities expose the balance of power within societies.... More...

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Planeta Prize winner tough to find in English translation

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Angeles Caso wins Premio Planeta, the top Spanish book award

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Chinese comics strip sex to reach readers

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Friday, 16 October, 2009

Borderlands

A novel of drugs, desperation and illegal immigration, set in the New Mexico-Arizona-Mexico borderlands.... More...

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Thursday, 15 October, 2009

Books of The Times: America’s War, British View

John Keegan, who is British, puts the Civil War into broad historical context amid history’s great conflicts, from the Napoleonic wars and World War I to Vietnam.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 15 October, 2009

Google takes on Amazon with book downloads

It already dominates the world of internet search and has plans to open the biggest digital library ever seen - but Google today took another step towards becoming the planet's most powerful information provider by announcing its plan to sell... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 15 October, 2009

TBR: Inside the List

Madeleine Albright’s “Read My Pins” is an extensively illustrated memoir about her jewelry collection and its role in global politics.... More...

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Thursday, 15 October, 2009

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL, by Tucker Max2. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin3. GLENN BECK’S ‘COMMON SENSE’, by Glenn Beck4. THE GLASS CASTLE, by Jeannette Walls5. THE... More...

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Thursday, 15 October, 2009

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE ASSOCIATE, by John Grisham2. CROSS COUNTRY, by James Patterson3. COVET, by J. R. Ward4. HEAT LIGHTNING, by John Sandford5. TRUE DETECTIVES, by Jonathan Kellerman... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 15 October, 2009

Paperback Trade Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. SAY YOU'RE ONE OF THEM, by Uwem Akpan2. THE SHACK, by William P. Young3. THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE, by Audrey Niffenegger4. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson5. THE ART OF RACING IN... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 15 October, 2009

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH, by Mitch Albom2. ARGUING WITH IDIOTS, written and edited by Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe and others3. TRUE COMPASS, by Edward M. Kennedy4. WHERE MEN WIN GLORY, by Jon Krakauer5. THE MURDER... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 15 October, 2009

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown2. A TOUCH OF DEAD, by Charlaine Harris3. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett4. THE PROFESSIONAL, by Robert B. Parker5. THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 15 October, 2009

Random House dominates William Hill shortlist

Former Bookseller editor Nicholas Clee is...... More...

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Thursday, 15 October, 2009

Harper US strips with Dita

Burlesque fans will be able to get their...... More...

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Thursday, 15 October, 2009

TRA to extend reading partners project after first-year success

The Reading Agency (TRA) is exploring how its...... More...

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Thursday, 15 October, 2009

PA calls for collaboration

The UK Publishers Association is looking to...... More...

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Thursday, 15 October, 2009

Shadowmancer author Graham Taylor stops writing to care for sick daughter

Graham Taylor one of Britain's bestselling international authors is ending his career prematurely to look after his daughter who has developed an incurable disease.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 15 October, 2009

Enid Blyton keeps in touch with her readers from beyond the grave

Sales boom, helped by late children's author's continuing responsiveness to fans' wishesWhile JK Rowling remains immune to her fans' calls for more Harry Potter, Enid Blyton is currently enjoying a small boom, thanks partly to remaining highly responsive to the... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 15 October, 2009

SoA to recommend authors seek higher digital royalties

The Society of Authors' plans to increase its...... More...

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Thursday, 15 October, 2009

"Improved" TOC to return to fair in 2010

The Frankfurt Book Fair has committed itself...... More...

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Thursday, 15 October, 2009

Book sales drop 4% at WHS, but profits increase

Book sales dropped 4% at W H Smith, despite a...... More...

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Thursday, 15 October, 2009

TOC to return in 2010

The Frankfurt Book Fair has committed itself...... More...

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Thursday, 15 October, 2009

Mr Nice, and his début, to Frankfurt

Patrick Walsh of Conville and Walsh is doing...... More...

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Thursday, 15 October, 2009

Visitor numbers down 0.8% at subdued Frankfurt

Publishers have talked of a quiet and subdued...... More...

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Thursday, 15 October, 2009

Bloomsbury's Arabian Gruffalo

An Arabic translation of the bestselling...... More...

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Thursday, 15 October, 2009

Kindle bestsellers: No slowing 'The Lost Symbol'

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Thursday, 15 October, 2009

Comic book releases (North America): Dark Wolverine discovers superheroics aren't easy

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Thursday, 15 October, 2009

Books of The Times: Ornery Glory of a Hollywood Iconoclast

This big, comprehensive, flesh-and-blood account of Robert Altman’s persona and exploits draws on the voices of the filmmaker’s collaborators, critics and camp followers.... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Newly Released Books

New fiction from Kurt Vonnegut, Philip Caputo, Emily Arsenault, William Styron, Lou Manfredo and Joshua Gaylord.... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Nan Robertson, Who Chronicled Discrimination Suit at The Times, Is Dead at 83

Ms. Robertson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times, was widely known for her book “The Girls in the Balcony.”... More...

From: NYT > Books

Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Vaclav Klaus: How Czech president is fighting on to stop Europe in its tracks

Lisbon treaty has been eight years in making and is on brink of coming into force, but not if Klaus gets his way... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Libraries and Readers Wade Into Digital Lending

Electronic book borrowing is a convenient way for libraries to remain relevant, but publishers are worried.... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Romantic heroes: here's to you Mr Rochester

Mills and Boon readers have voted Charlotte Bronte's unloveable Mr Rochester the most romantic character in literature. Novelist Penny Vincenzi is also taken by his "savage complexity".... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Frankfurt falls at Mandela's feet, US rights sold

"Virtually every major territory" was bidding...... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Indies set to take advantage from subdued Frankfurt

Publishers have talked of a quiet and subdued...... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Follett's new Century to begin next year

The first book in Ken Follett's Century...... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Non-fiction dominates Frankfurt

Publishers heading to Frankfurt should...... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

PA rights portal targets retailers

The Publishers Association’s Copyright Portal...... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Penguin looks to business abroad

Penguin has given extra responsibility to its...... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Polanski completing The Ghost from jail

Author Robert Harris, who co-wrote the film, says the director is working to complete the film in time for the Berlin film festival in FebruaryRoman Polanski is putting the finishing touches to The Ghost from his jail cell to ensure... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Literary Life

Bookfree libraries nursery rhymes Scottish greats revenge poetry Mark Sanderson surveys the literary world... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Penguin launches China list

Penguin today (14th October) announced the...... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Roman Polanski 'still working on film from his prison cell' says Robert Harris

Roman Polanski is still working on his latest film The Ghost from inside a prison cell in Switzerland his friend and colleague Robert Harris said.... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Thompson writes Nanny McPhee novel

Sarah Odedina at Bloomsbury has bought...... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Google plans 'buy anywhere, read anywhere' offer

Google is poised to launch its "buy anywhere,...... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

TOC: E-book sales predictions too optimistic

Forecasts that the UK's e-book market will...... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

John Blake is the latest to join the IPG

The Independent Publishers Guild has...... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

HC acquires David Mitchell memoir and novel

HarperCollins has acquired a memoir and novel...... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

McSweeney's Next Incarnation: An Old-Fashioned Broadsheet

Next month McSweeney's will publish, of all things, a newspaper: McSweeney's 33 is to be in the form of a daily broadsheet -- a big, old-fashioned broadsheet.... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

National Book Awards Finalists Are Announced

The National Book Foundation named the finalists for its National Book Awards on Wednesday.... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Stuart M. Kaminsky, Mystery Writer, Dies at 75

Mr. Kaminsky was a novelist who was widely known for his prodigious output, complex characters and rich evocations of time and place, including Hollywood in its Golden Age.... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Average selling prices hit five-year high

Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol (Bantam Press)...... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Books of The Times: Beneath a Sheen of Glory, the Ugly Horror of War

Caroline Alexander’s book is not a new translation of “The Iliad” but an attempt at a fresh reading of it, one that focuses on what it has to say about the conduct and meaning of war.... More...

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Bidding war begins for Nelson Mandela's astonishing archive

• Papers to take Frankfurt book fair by storm• Collection affords glimpse into 'my mind and past'... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Kindle bestsellers: No slowing 'The Lost Symbol'

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

Comic book releases (North America): Dark Wolverine discovers superheroics aren't easy

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Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

So You Think You Know Pasta

Through hundreds of descriptions of pasta styles, the Italian food historian Oretta Zanini De Vita’s “Encyclopedia of Pasta” places pasta in its social and historical context.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Tuesday, 13 October, 2009

Write What You Know: Reflections of a Wayward Soul

Pete Dexter returns with an autobiographical novel, “Spooner,” a cradle-to-grave yarn about a well-meaning but wayward soul and his saintly stepfather.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Tuesday, 13 October, 2009

Adam Haslett wows Frankfurt book fair | Arts diary

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Tuesday, 13 October, 2009

Old-Timer, Still Telling Mountain Tales

Ralph Stanley, 82, is one of the last, and surely the purest, of the traditional country musicians and only just got around to writing his autobiography.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Tuesday, 13 October, 2009

New E-Book Company to Focus on Older Titles

Jane Friedman has formed a new company that will republish old titles by big-name authors in electronic form.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Tuesday, 13 October, 2009

Edinburgh book festival turns over a new leaf | Arts diary

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From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, 13 October, 2009

When the Icing on the Cake Spells Disaster

Cake Wrecks, the popular blog and new book of the same name, celebrates the folly of professional confections gone horribly, horribly wrong.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Tuesday, 13 October, 2009

Geller brings Mandela diaries to Frankfurt 'auction'

Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown is bringing the...... More...

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Tuesday, 13 October, 2009

No 'taboos' as Merkel opens the Frankfurt Book Fair

German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised that...... More...

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Tuesday, 13 October, 2009

ArtsBeat: Another ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’ Sequel Lands in Britain

At Hitchcon 09 in London, fans paid tribute to Douglas Adams, the author of the original "Hitchhiker's" radio plays and books, and a new "Hitchhiker's" novel by the "Artemis Fowl" author Eoin Colfer was released.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Tuesday, 13 October, 2009

ASP hits five-year high

Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol (Bantam Press)...... More...

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Tuesday, 13 October, 2009

BA accuses Hodge of promoting "unfair competition"

The Booksellers Association has accused...... More...

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Tuesday, 13 October, 2009

Exhibitors down for Frankfurt launch

The Frankfurt Book Fair officially opens for...... More...

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Tuesday, 13 October, 2009

Malory Towers and Wishing Chair boost Blyton

A raft of new publishing has helped grow Enid...... More...

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Tuesday, 13 October, 2009

TOC: Piracy may boost sales, research suggests

A year-long study has revealed that...... More...

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Tuesday, 13 October, 2009

Brontë's Mr Rochester named most romantic literary character

Charlotte Brontë's brooding Byronic hero Mr Rochester has been named the most romantic literary character in a poll.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Tuesday, 13 October, 2009

TOC Frankfurt: Sara Lloyd digital world is 'the present'

Publishers must establish good trading...... More...

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Tuesday, 13 October, 2009

Raymond Federman, Avant-Garde Novelist and Beckett Scholar, Dies at 81

Mr. Federman’s work sought to straddle the boundary between fiction and reality.... More...

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Tuesday, 13 October, 2009

Books of The Times: They’ll Take Manhattan, Isle of Whimsy and Virtual Reality

This new novel pretentiously — and clumsily — tries to create a kind of virtual-reality game version of Manhattan.... More...

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Monday, 12 October, 2009

Like Author, Like Heroine: Blazing a Trail Into the World of Elite Education

It required an almost 40-year labor, but Angela Jackson’s first novel, “Where I Must Go,” seems to have been born at the right time.... More...

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Monday, 12 October, 2009

ArtsBeat: Poe Finally Gets the Burials He Deserves

The ceremonies held on Sunday were to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Poe, the morbidly fixated man of letters, and drew 700 ticket holders as well as many other curious observers.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Monday, 12 October, 2009

ArtsBeat: Did Shakespeare Write This? Computer Says Yes

When it is not being used to catch cheating college students, a computer program used to detect plagiarism may have helped show that Shakespeare was an author of an unattributed play about Edward III.... More...

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Monday, 12 October, 2009

Georgia May Jagger doesn't want to be famous

Georgia May Jagger the youngest daughter of Sir Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall may have recently won a lucrative advertising contract with a designer jeans firm but she insists that she is at heart a shrinking violet.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Monday, 12 October, 2009

Keith Waterhouse's former lover Jean Leyland threatens to publish his love letters

Keith Waterhouse the author and playwright was lionised when he died last month at the age of 80 but a very different picture may be about to emerge if Jean Leyland his former girlfriend publishes a cache of love letters... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Monday, 12 October, 2009

Edinburgh book festival gets new director

Edinburgh international book festival will have more themes, more performances, and better online presence, says new director Nick Barley... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Monday, 12 October, 2009

Yellow-Lighted Bookshop to open another branch

Independent The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop is to...... More...

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Monday, 12 October, 2009

New director for Edinburgh book festival

Nick Barley has been appointed the new director of the Edinburgh international book festivalEdinburgh international book festival, one of Britain's most respected and venerable literary festivals, has appointed Nick Barley as its new director.... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Monday, 12 October, 2009

Nasa's LCROSS lunar mission uses Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Twitter feed from LCROSS quotes final thoughts of missile turned into whaleIn one of its less-reported actions last week, Nasa's LCROSS lunar mission last week gave Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy the extra-planetary exposure it has always deserved.... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Monday, 12 October, 2009

Freeman named Granta editor on permanent basis

John Freeman, former president of the...... More...

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Monday, 12 October, 2009

Rily Publications to publish US authors

Welsh publishing house, Rily Publications, is...... More...

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Monday, 12 October, 2009

Greig buys a double

Charlotte Greig at Picador has bought The...... More...

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Monday, 12 October, 2009

Four more Flynn for Arrow

Random House imprint Arrow has acquired four...... More...

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Monday, 12 October, 2009

Vermilion acquires celeb personal trainer title

Vermillion has bought the rights to a book by...... More...

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Monday, 12 October, 2009

Frankfurt prepares for China protests

Frankfurt is putting extra security measures...... More...

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Monday, 12 October, 2009

Hot deals for psychoanalyst

Clara Farmer at Chatto & Windus has bought...... More...

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Monday, 12 October, 2009

Brits bigger book buyers than Americans

A report into consumer book buying has found...... More...

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Monday, 12 October, 2009

Doyle buys painterly debut

Virago editorial director Ursula Doyle has...... More...

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Monday, 12 October, 2009

Books of The Times: Up to Her Neck in Pink Ribbons and Smiley Faces

Barbara Ehrenreich thinks the prevalence of bogus optimism has weakened America, and she is willing to shoot fish in barrels to make that case.... More...

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Monday, 12 October, 2009

Arts, Briefly: Rare Chinese Books

Harvard College Library and the National Library of China have agreed to digitize one of the largest collections of rare Chinese books outside of China, according to The Associated Press.... More...

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Monday, 12 October, 2009

Bill Hicok: "A History of Origami"

two women in three days cried on the green bench in the park where i found a dollar folded into a boat. i thought it was the crying bench and cried on the crying bench when it became available. <!--TAB . . .... More...

From: Fiction & Poetry

Monday, 12 October, 2009

Julian Barnes: "Complicity"

When I was a hiccupping boy, my mother would fetch the back-door key, pull my collar away from my neck, and slip the cold metal down my back. At the time, I took this to be a normal medical—or maternal—procedure.... More...

From: Fiction & Poetry

Monday, 12 October, 2009

Will Eaves: "From Weymouth"

What made you wake me so early And with a look of mischief say, A start this fine’s surely a sign The sea is calling us today? The train was blue, the water green: A tinted postcard sent in May.... More...

From: Fiction & Poetry

Monday, 12 October, 2009

Edgar Allan Poe given funeral 160 years after his mysterious death

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Monday, 12 October, 2009

Hitchhiker's guide returns to the Galaxy

Arthur Dent is back as Eoin Colfer publishes novel based on Douglas Adams's booksHundreds of people gathered at London's South Bank today dressed in differing hues of dressing gown and carrying towels to mark the resurrection of a fondly remembered... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Sunday, 11 October, 2009

The Clinton Tapes by Taylor Branch

Taylor Branch's account of his secret conversations with the US president raises fascinating questions about how history is made, writes Gaby WoodOn 14 October 1993, nine months into Bill Clinton's presidency, roughly where we are now in Obama's, historian Taylor... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Sunday, 11 October, 2009

Off the Shelf: During Retirement, You Can’t Afford to Coast

The second phase of your investing life — retirement — is just as important as the years you spent working, Daniel R. Solin says in a new book.... More...

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Sunday, 11 October, 2009

Essay: Something From Nothing: My Madoff Fantasy

For one would-be author, some inconvenient facts could get in the way of an imaginary tale.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Sunday, 11 October, 2009

Google digital library plan opposed by Angela Merkel

German chancellor opposes the internet firm's attempt to put every book ever written online... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Sunday, 11 October, 2009

Angela Merkel attacks Google's plans to create a global online library

German chancellor expresses fears for copyright in run-up to the Frankfurt Book FairGerman chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday waded into the row over Google's plans to build a massive digital library. In her weekly video podcast, before the opening of the... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Sunday, 11 October, 2009

Defence of the Realm by Christopher Andrew

From Blackadder to Burgess and Maclean, this history of MI5 is a scholarly and hugely entertaining account, says Robert McCrumAn authorised centenary history of MI5, the mysterious organisation whose existence was not even officially acknowledged until 1989, was bound to... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Sunday, 11 October, 2009

Lustrum by Robert Harris

The second volume of Robert Harris's Cicero trilogy finds a master storyteller on top form, says Dominic SandbrookThe second volume of Robert Harris's Cicero trilogy starts in familiar detective-thriller fashion. Two days before his hero's inauguration as consul of Rome,... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Sunday, 11 October, 2009

Don't panic! Hitchhikers are back

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Sunday, 11 October, 2009

How Iago Explains the World

“Othello” speaks to one of the most salient confusions of our time: the conflict between transparency and secrecy.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 10 October, 2009

The Saturday Profile: A Novelist Whose Fiction Comes From Real Lives

A. S. Byatt’s latest novel, “The Children’s Book,” is full of characters and takes readers from 1895 until after World War I.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 10 October, 2009

Penny Pincher

A combination of personal memoir, social history and political manifesto for extreme frugality.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 10 October, 2009

Mott Haven Journal: Revisiting the Neighborhood He Escaped From

Allen Jones, who dealt drugs when he was a teenager in the Patterson Houses, was back in the Bronx to promote his new book, “The Rat That Got Away: A Bronx Memoir.”... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 10 October, 2009

Paperback Row

Paperback books of particular interest.... More...

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Saturday, 10 October, 2009

Capturing a Nation’s Thirst for Energy

The photographer Mitch Epstein routinely came under suspicion while taking pictures of dams and power plants for his new book, “American Power.”... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 10 October, 2009

Author’s Personal Forecast: Not Always Sunny, but Pleasantly Skeptical

“Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America,” the new book by Barbara Ehrenreich, is based on her experience as a cancer patient.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 10 October, 2009

Footsteps | Fall In Europe: Edith Wharton Always Had Paris

Wharton, the leading American female writer of the early 20th century, had a relationship with Paris that began early and ran deep.... More...

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Saturday, 10 October, 2009

The Defence of the Realm by Christopher Andrew

An official history of MI5 can't bury the truth about the plot against Harold WilsonThe Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Saturday, 10 October, 2009

Charles Dickens by Michael Slater

Simon Callow welcomes an incomparable portrait of an awesome writerCharles Dickens: A Life Defined by Writing... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Saturday, 10 October, 2009

The heart fails without warning

An exclusive short story by Hilary Mantel, winner of the Man Booker prize 2009September: when she began to lose weight at first, her sister had said, I don't mind; the less of her the better, she said. It was only... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Saturday, 10 October, 2009

The Dogs and the Wolves by Irène Némirovsky

Irène Némirovsky's late novel shows her at her shimmering bestThe Dogs and the Wolves... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Saturday, 10 October, 2009

Memoirs of a Geezer: Music, Life, Mayhem by Jah Wobble

Alan Warner is delighted by the memoirs of one of the post-punk era's true musical innovatorsMemoirs of a Geezer: Music, Life, Mayhem... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Saturday, 10 October, 2009

Dark Entries by Ian Rankin and Werther Dell'edera

Pithy dialogue, lots of action and energetic artwork fail to mask a slack plotDark Entries... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Saturday, 10 October, 2009

Serena by Ron Rash

Jay Parini is impressed by a bloodthirsty tale of greed and the ruthless pursuit of powerSerena... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Saturday, 10 October, 2009

Mal Peet on winning the Guardian children's fiction prize

Alison Flood talks to Mal Peet about his prizewinning novel, ExposureGrumpy at not making the cut for the Guardian children's fiction prize with his previous novel, Mal Peet let off a little steam by inserting a mischievous reference into his... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Saturday, 10 October, 2009

'You'll be sorry'

Herta Müller on the legacy of the Ceausescu regimeFor me each journey to Romania is also a journey into another time, in which I never knew which events in my life were coincidence and which were staged. This is why... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Saturday, 10 October, 2009

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Sarah Churchwell finds it hard to sympathise with Audrey Niffenegger's haunted protagonistsHer Fearful Symmetry... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Saturday, 10 October, 2009

The Years of Magical Thinking

The Times’s Peter S. Goodman shows how economists and plutocrats fell dangerously in love with free markets.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 9 October, 2009

Marine Dreams

These newly collected stories, written over a span of decades, concentrate on what happens to men damaged by battles they did not fight and by combat they never faced.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 9 October, 2009

Dangerous Fancies

Set between 1895 and the Somme offensive, A. S. Byatt’s intricate novel tracks several British households joined by an ardent belief in art and social reform.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 9 October, 2009

Evolution All Around

Richard Dawkins draws from an abundance of scientific sources to explain evolution and condemn its doubters.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 9 October, 2009

Meet the Mayor

This biography finds the mayor profane, cranky and highly effective.... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

The Girl in the Attic

In examining Anne Frank’s powerful global legacy, Francine Prose makes a persuasive argument for her literary genius.... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

Scoop

A history of Ramparts magazine, which in the 1960s revived muckraking, put showmanship back into journalism and exposed C.I.A. excesses.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 9 October, 2009

Essay: Where the Wild Things Weren’t

Maurice Sendak’s classic may be one of those books that are appreciated more in theory, or by adults, than by actual kids.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 9 October, 2009

Children’s Books: Once Upon a Broomstick

Three books by Tom Brenner, Emily Gravett and Alison McGhee rescue the holiday’s quiet magic from adult dreariness.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 9 October, 2009

Young Adult: Constant Craving

A delightfully ruthless sequel to Suzanne Collins’s totalitarian-dystopic “Hunger Games.”... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 9 October, 2009

Children’s Books: Children’s Bookshelf

More children’s books reviewed.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 9 October, 2009

Amazon admits: international Kindle users will pay more

• International buyers to be charged 40% more per book• Admission contrasts with company's earlier commentsAmazon has admitted that international users of its Kindle book reader will be paying significantly more to buy books than their American counterparts.... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Friday, 9 October, 2009

Their Corner of the War

David Finkel’s harrowing chronicle of modern combat is based on the eight months he spent with an Army battalion in Iraq.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 9 October, 2009

Editors’ Choice

Recently reviewed books of particular interest.... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

TBR: Inside the List

Paulo Coelho’s novel “The Alchemist” has sold more than 65 million copies since it was published in Brazil in 1988.... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

Simon's Cat: the book

When Simon Tolfield made a short flash animation starring a wily feline who knows how to get what he wants, he had no idea it would turn into an internet phenomenon. As Simon's Cat makes it between hard covers, we... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

Booksellers hit back at plans for libraries to sell books

Culture minister Margaret Hodge's suggestion that libraries should link up with internet bookseller Amazon greeted with outrageThe culture minister Margaret Hodge's suggestion that libraries should start selling books as well as lending them has been greeted with outrage by embattled... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

Waterstone's denies staff access to The Bookseller's website

Waterstone's has removed access to the website of industry journal The Bookseller in the wake of a negative story on the chain's distribution systemWaterstone's has prevented its staff from accessing book trade magazine The Bookseller's website after it ran a... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

Google founder hits out at critics of its book plan

Google co-founder Sergey Brin has hit out at...... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

Lady Colin Campbell offers lesson in social skills

Lady Colin Campbell the socialite and author who appeared on Ladette to Lady is to write a book promoting the need for good manners.... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

Camilla Rutherford's latest big production

Mandrake congratulates Camilla Rutherford. The 33yearold Gosford Park actress has given birth to an 8 lbs 4 oz baby girl named Nancy.... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

Wirral campaigners demand inquiry publication

Library campaigners have expressed strong...... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

Penguin wins new Almond titles in six-figure deal

Penguin has won the auction for two new...... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

Michael Palin on his diaries; our critics discuss a week of literary prizes

Today's podcast comes at the end of a big week in literature: Hilary Mantel's Booker-win on Tuesday was followed by the announcement of the Forward prizes for poetry on Wednesday and the crowning of the 2009 Nobel laureate on Thursday.... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Friday, 9 October, 2009

Electronic Book Tokens delayed until 2010

The Booksellers Association has postponed the...... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

Google's Sergey Brin lashes out at critics of $125m book deal

Google co-founder Sergey Brin has hit out at critics who derailed the company's $125m deal with American publishers to give it the right to digitise millions of books.The proposal, which promised to create a huge library of material available through... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Friday, 9 October, 2009

Charlotte S. Turgeon, Who Popularized French Cuisine, Is Dead at 97

Ms. Turgeon wrote cookbooks that helped popularize French cuisine in the United States, and she did it before her friend Julia Child.... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

Record year for female Nobel laureates

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. GLENN BECK’S ‘COMMON SENSE’, by Glenn Beck2. I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL, by Tucker Max3. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin4. MY LIFE IN FRANCE, by Julia Child... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE ASSOCIATE, by John Grisham2. COVET, by J. R. Ward3. CROSS COUNTRY, by James Patterson4. BORN OF NIGHT, by Sherrilyn Kenyon5. THE RENEGADE HUNTER, by Lynsay Sands... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

Paperback Trade Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. SAY YOU'RE ONE OF THEM, by Uwem Akpan2. THE SHACK, by William P. Young3. THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE, by Audrey Niffenegger4. THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH, by Mitch Albom2. ARGUING WITH IDIOTS, written and edited by Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe and others3. TRUE COMPASS, by Edward M. Kennedy4. THE TIME OF MY LIFE, by Patrick Swayze and... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown2. AN ECHO IN THE BONE, by Diana Gabaldon3. ROUGH COUNTRY, by John Sandford4. THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks5. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

Books of The Times: The Kingdom and the Power, All Self-Made

Joyce Purnick gives us the basics of Bloomberg the mogul and Bloomberg the mayor in a straightforward, biographical chronicle.... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

Books: A Prize That Shies From Predictability

The winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature isn’t always a bolt-out-of-the-blue surprise, a writer whose work is known only to an elite fraction of American readers. It only seems that way.... More...

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

German writer wins Nobel literature prize

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Friday, 9 October, 2009

Why men write short email and women write emotional messages

Women tend to write long email messages that express support and are more personal and emotive while men are to the point with precise orders according to a new book.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Mal Peet wins Guardian children's fiction prize

A version of Othello which casts the Moor of Venice as a South American football star wins Mal Peet the 2009 Guardian children's fiction prizeA modern retelling of Othello, in which the Moor of Venice and his wife Desdemona are... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Edgar Allan Poe gets proper funeral - 160 years on

• City of Baltimore to host two cermonies with 700 guests• Ceremony part of series of events marking anniversaryBy the standards of any age, it was a miserable way to go. Edgar Allan Poe, dark romantic writer and poet credited... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Publishers prepared for scaled-back Frankfurt

The UK editorial presence at the Frankfurt...... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Trade divided over Waterstone’s hub

Publishers and agents are divided over the...... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

‘Robust' Faber moves back into profit

Faber has recorded a pretax profit of £1.08m...... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Internet lending could help libraries survive

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

The Highway Code: 1930

'If the road suddenly forks to the left or the right, it does not mean that the road has disappeared. You have just come to a corner'PART ONE... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Nobel prize for literature: Herta Muller 'stunned' at winning

Herta Muller the Romanianborn author said she was 'stunned' after she was awarded the 2009 Nobel literature prize.... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Profile: Herta Muller winner 2009 Nobel prize for literature

Herta Muller the winner of the 2009 Nobel literature prize used her upbringing under Nicolae Ceausescu's oppressive regime in Romania as her main source of inspiration.... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Nobel prize for literature: recent winners

Herta Muller has won the 2009 Nobel literature prize. Here is a list of recent winners.... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

L, B to expand Atom imprint

Little Brown's young adult imprint Atom is to...... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Almond moves into adult fiction

An auction is being held for two books by...... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Serpent's Tail and Granta to reissue Nobel winner

Serpent's Tail is to reissue Herta Müller's...... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

New roles for Helen Fraser

Penguin m.d. Helen Fraser is to become chief...... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Herta Müller Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

The Romanian-born German writer has written widely about dictatorship in her native country and life as an exile.... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Amazon tie-up considered in library service revamp

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Nobel prize for literature: German writer Herta Muller wins 2009 award

German novelist poet and essayist receives 2009 award for literature.... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Title Deed: How the book got its name

Gary Dexter explains the origins of Tom Stoppard's Dogg's Hamlet... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Herta Mueller wins 2009 Nobel literature prize

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Literary Life

Mark Sanderson reports on books and murder nudity and parties literary prescience and more... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Herta Müller takes Nobel prize for literature

The 2009 Nobel prize has been awarded to Herta Müller, for depicting the 'landscape of the dispossessed' with 'the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose'Romanian-born German novelist, essayist and poet Herta Müller has been named winner of the... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 8 October, 2009

What's your favourite poem?

Let's celebrate National Poetry Day by confessing to our fondest poetical loves. But here's the tricky part – just one poem eachThe discussions on Poem of the week often veer towards the what-is-a-poem question. Of course the answer changes, to... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Herta Müller awarded Nobel Prize

Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller has...... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Hodge delays DCMS Library Review

Culture minister Margaret Hodge has said that...... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

TS Eliot named the nation's favourite poet

TS Eliot is given the title of 'nation's favourite poet' by an online poll hosted by the BBC to mark National Poetry DayThe rousing strains of Rudyard Kipling's "If" might have catapulted him to a landslide victory in the vote... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Children's sector beats market

The children's book market will benefit from...... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Google Settlement to be revised by 9th November

Judge Denny Chin has called for a new Google...... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Poetry workshop: heroes and heroines

Glyn Maxwell is impressed by the praise poems submitted for his National Poetry Day-themed workshopThese are the seven most praiseworthy praise poems: they celebrate prime minister Balfour, J Robert Oppenheimer, a henchman, a baby, green leaves, depression, and someone called... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 8 October, 2009

UK publishers assured over territoriality following Kindle launch

Publishers have been assured by Amazon.com...... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

ArtsBeat: Harvard Gets Updike Archives

John Updike, a member of Harvard’s Class of 1954, retained a Harvard library card after graduating and continued to visit its campus to research his writing.... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Currents | Books: Rising Right Before Your Eyes

“Wendy Evans Joseph Pop Up Architecture” may be one of the very few architectural monographs in the form of a pop-up book.... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Book Sales Are Down, Despite Push

After strong starts and huge marketing campaigns, some of the biggest books of the fall season are losing a little steam.... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Books of The Times: Grandmother With a Heap of Gumption

Jeannette Walls returns to the family she chronicled in her memoir, “The Glass Castle,” in this “true-life novel” about her grandmother.... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

New Amazon Kindle to Download Books Beyond U.S.

The updated e-book reader will wirelessly download books in the United States and more than 100 other countries.... More...

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Thursday, 8 October, 2009

Royal Mail loses Amazon contract as postal strikes loom

Threat to deliveries forces major client to pull plug on £25m dealRoyal Mail has lost a crucial contract with its second largest customer, the online retailer Amazon, as a wave of strikes threaten parcel deliveries in the busy pre-Christmas sales... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 7 October, 2009

Nursery rhymes could die out survey suggests

Traditional rhymes becoming unpopular with parents.... More...

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Wednesday, 7 October, 2009

In E-Books, It’s an Army vs. Google

A broad array of authors, academics, librarians and public interest groups are fighting Google’s plan to create a huge digital library and bookstore.... More...

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Wednesday, 7 October, 2009

Don Paterson wins the Forward poetry prize with 'masterful' collection

Scottish poet Don Paterson has triumphed over one of the strongest poetry shortlists in years to take the Forward prize for best collection with RainSixteen years after he debuted on the poetry scene with the acclaimed collection Nil Nil, Don... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 7 October, 2009

Who will win the Nobel prize for literature?

Roth, Murakami, Doctorow: we've placed our bets on the Nobel prize for literature, but who do you think will – or should – win tomorrow?The Nobel prize for literature is announced tomorrow lunchtime so it's time for the usual annual... More...

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Wednesday, 7 October, 2009

Literary Nobel is blowin’ in the wind

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Wednesday, 7 October, 2009

Hilary Mantel's Booker prize-winning novel sees off Dan Brown

Hilary Mantel's Booker-winner Wolf Hall has pushed Dan Brown's new novel into second place on Amazon's sales chartsThomas Cromwell has seen off Robert Langdon after Hilary Mantel's Booker prize win on Tuesday night sent her novel Wolf Hall soaring ahead... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 7 October, 2009

Filming of García Márquez novel delayed by anti-prostitution group

Lawsuit filed claiming that film of Memories of My Melancholy Whores would promote paedophiliaFilming of the latest novel by Gabriel García Márquez has been delayed by an anti-prostitution group that claims the movie would promote child prostitution.Memories of My Melancholy... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 7 October, 2009

Librarians fight back against cuts with 'good library guidelines'

New guidelines say that a good library should be accessible, with opening hours which suit local needs, and with regularly refreshed print, audio-visual and online resourcesWith the prospect of closure threatening up to a third of the UK's libraries, a... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 7 October, 2009

Novel About Henry VIII Wins Booker Prize

Hilary Mantel won the 41st annual Man Booker Prize on Tuesday night for “Wolf Hall,” a historical novel about Henry VIII’s court.... More...

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Wednesday, 7 October, 2009

Josef Burg, Who Wrote About Jewish Life, Dies at 97

Mr. Burg, one of the last Yiddish authors in Eastern Europe, preserved vestiges of a once-vibrant culture in fictional reflections on Jewish life.... More...

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Wednesday, 7 October, 2009

Amazon launches Kindle book reader worldwide

• Popular gizmo goes on sale internationally on October 19• Orders through US store will cost up to £200British book fanatics will soon be able to get their hands on Amazon's popular Kindle electronic book reader, after the company unveiled... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 7 October, 2009

Writing Booker history

Watch this year's Man Booker prizewinner, Hilary Mantel, talk about her triumphant novel, Wolf Hall, how she came to admire her scheming hero Thomas Cromwell, and why she writes historical fictionSarah CrownAndy Gallagher... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 7 October, 2009

Books of The Times: Back When Ramparts Did the Storming

Peter Richardson, in his appealing if choppy new book, looks back at a magazine that was gleefully incendiary.... More...

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Wednesday, 7 October, 2009

Tale of Henry's favourite is a winner with the bookies – and the Booker

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Wednesday, 7 October, 2009

Hilary Mantel wins Man Booker 'confidence oozes off each page'

So after all the speculation about whether Hilary Mantel would actually land the Man Booker prize on the night we now know. She has done it and for that we should raise a glass.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Tuesday, 6 October, 2009

Hilary Mantel wins Man Booker Prize for Wolf Hall

Denselyplotted tale of Thomas Cromwell's rise to power in the court of Henry VIII chosen 2009 winner.... More...

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Tuesday, 6 October, 2009

Books of The Times: Ground War: The Iraq Surge Grunts Knew

The Iraq war in Mr. Finkel’s heart-stopping new book is something immediate and visceral.... More...

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Tuesday, 6 October, 2009

Archie’s Destiny, as Shaped by Robert Frost

A new twist in Archie’s romantic triangle has thrust this nearly 70-year-old character into the media spotlight.... More...

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Tuesday, 6 October, 2009

Vincent Van Gogh's letters

Van Gogh's letters give the lie to the idea that the painter was a reckless and unreflective genius.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Tuesday, 6 October, 2009

Stieg Larsson sees off celebrity biographies on Super Thursday

Larsson's The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest is beaten only by Dan Brown after Super Thursday's 800 hardbacks hit the shelvesA deluge of 800 new hardbacks hit bookshops last Thursday but it was a translated crime novel by the... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, 6 October, 2009

On the trail of the great unwrecked

Charles Moore reviews Unwrecked England a tribute to the enduring pleasures of villages cathedrals and abbeys.... More...

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Tuesday, 6 October, 2009

Kate Duffy, Book Editor, Is Dead at 56

Ms. Duffy was one of the foremost editors of romance novels in the United States, and helped usher into print a new kind of romance novel featuring strong, capable women.... More...

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Tuesday, 6 October, 2009

Booker Prize: the shortlist

Here are the six books shortlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction:... More...

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Tuesday, 6 October, 2009

Booker Prize: Hilary Mantel favourite to win

Hilary Mantel is the favourite to walk away with the Man Booker Prize for Fiction today for her novel about Henry VIII's adviser Thomas Cromwell.... More...

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Tuesday, 6 October, 2009

Digital Domain: Will Books Be Napsterized?

As the hardware for electronic books moves closer to the mainstream, publishers wonder whether their industry can be spared the potential problems of piracy.... More...

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Monday, 5 October, 2009

Essay: Advantage Google

Nothing in the history of copyright permits the treatment of “orphan” works spelled out in the proposed settlement between Google and the Authors Guild.... More...

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Monday, 5 October, 2009

Perpetual Revelations

Karen Armstrong, a former nun, wants to rescue the idea of the Deity from its cultured despisers and its more literal-minded adherents alike.... More...

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Monday, 5 October, 2009

Winnie the Pooh: Return to the Hundred Acre Wood review

Winnie the Pooh in its initial guise made the acidtongued Dorothy Parker in her review 'thwow up'.... More...

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Monday, 5 October, 2009

Crime: Maternal Instinct

Mystery novels by Sophie Hannah, Nancy Mauro, Robert B. Parker and Dick and Felix Francis.... More...

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Monday, 5 October, 2009

Who will win the Booker Prize?

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Monday, 5 October, 2009

Travel book reviews: Blue Skies and Black Olives and The Lore of Scotland

The latest travel books reviewed. This week: a father and son's escape to the Aegean and a history of Scottish folklore.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Monday, 5 October, 2009

The Same Pooh Bear, but an Otter Has Arrived

“Return to the Hundred Acre Wood” is the first authorized sequel to the A. A. Milne classic Winnie-the-Pooh books in more than 80 years.... More...

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Monday, 5 October, 2009

Books of The Times: Cromwell Unshadowed, Razor Sharp

Hilary Mantel has written an arch, elegant, richly detailed biographical novel centered on Thomas Cromwell.... More...

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Monday, 5 October, 2009

Art: All the Books You’ll Never Catch on a Kindle

The New York Art Book Fair, with thousands of smart, weird, engrossing and beautiful books, fills three floors of P.S. 1 with plenty of breathing room.... More...

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Monday, 5 October, 2009

Bookshops 'will not stock Jordan's latest book'

Book chains have suggested they will not stock Katie Price's latest autobiography because it is her fourth in five years according to reports.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Monday, 5 October, 2009

First new WinniethePooh book in 80 years goes on sale

The first new WinniethePooh book in more than 80 years has hit the shops.... More...

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Monday, 5 October, 2009

John Ashbery: "Lost Sonnet"

They grow up too fast these days. Unassumingness becomes unwieldy, the woods a place to walk from briskly. You say your cunning comportment is artless? Well then so am I for containing you, champ. Your tracks are alive with new... More...

From: Fiction & Poetry

Monday, 5 October, 2009

Kay Ryan: "The Paw of a Cat"

The first trickle of water down a dry ditch stretches like the paw of a cat, slightly tucked at the front, unambitious about auguring wet. It may sink later but it hasn’t yet . . .... More...

From: Fiction & Poetry

Monday, 5 October, 2009

Tessa Hadley: "The Godchildren"

The three heirs, in three separate taxis, converged on 33 Everdene Walk on a fine afternoon in late May. They were in their early fifties, and had not met since they were sixteen or seventeen. Amanda, who had been officious... More...

From: Fiction & Poetry

Monday, 5 October, 2009

Vijay Seshadri: ZZDOUBLESTRAIGHTQUOTEZZThought ProblemZZDOUBLESTRAIGHTQUOTEZZ

How strange would it be if you met yourself on the street? How strange if you liked yourself, took yourself in your arms, married your own self, propagated by techniques known only to you, and then populated the world? Replicas... More...

From: Fiction & Poetry

Monday, 5 October, 2009

Tony Blair's chief of staff to write about Machiavelli

In a move which suggests that he has an unexpected capacity for selfparody Jonathan Powell the former chief of staff to Tony Blair tells me that he is putting the finishing touches to a modern version of Machiavelli's The Prince.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Sunday, 4 October, 2009

Sarah E. Wright, Novelist of Black Experience in the Depression, Dies at 80

Ms. Wright’s first and only published novel, “This Child’s Gonna Live,” was among the first to explore the black experience from a woman’s perspective.... More...

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Sunday, 4 October, 2009

Off the Shelf: Recession, You Look Familiar

Two professors make the case that similar events almost always lead to recessions, including the most recent one.... More...

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Sunday, 4 October, 2009

Welcome to positive living

The 2009 Conservative party conference attracted not only the usual lobbyists, toffs and captains of industry but lesbians, gays and environmentalists too. Have David Cameron's Tories really changed their tune?This is what everyone tells me about this year's Conservative party... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Sunday, 4 October, 2009

Proving his literary worth: The return of the adventurer

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Sunday, 4 October, 2009

Frank Johnson: why being clasped by Maria Callas was my finest hour

Renowned as a peerless parliamentary sketchwriter the Telegraph's Frank Johnson also had a passion for opera. In an extract from a new collection edited by his widow he recalls the thrill of performing at Covent Garden aged 14 with the... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Saturday, 3 October, 2009

Why Winnie the Pooh turns me into Eeyore

The 'feisty' Lottie the Otter can't be any duller than AA Milne's other characters argues Jemima Lewis.... More...

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Saturday, 3 October, 2009

Louis de Bernieres: 'These are my stories of a vanished England'

The countryside is dying part of the reason is that too many of the people living there have the attitudes of 'townies' the author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin tells Roya Nikkhah... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Saturday, 3 October, 2009

Confessions of Booker Prize judge Michael Prodger

Michael Prodger has learned from his time on the judging panel that there is nothing more dispiriting than a mediocre literary novel.... More...

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Saturday, 3 October, 2009

Why Is She Smiling?

In Richard Powers’s latest novel, characters obsess over a woman ostensibly afflicted with hyperthymia — an excess of happiness.... More...

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Saturday, 3 October, 2009

Athanasius Kircher's Theatre of the World by Joscelyn Godwin

An enchanting compendium of curiositiesAthanasius Kircher's Theatre of the World by Joscelyn Godwin 304pp, Thames & Hudson, £40Athanasius Kircher (1602-80), having been neglected for centuries, has become something of a fashionable figure in recent times. Joscelyn Godwin, the author of... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Saturday, 3 October, 2009

Climbing the Bookshelves by Shirley Williams | Book review

Polly Toynbee enjoys the clear-eyed political analysis and honesty of a might-have-beenClimbing the Bookshelves: The Autobiographyby Shirley Williams 432pp, Virago, £20Few politicians are loved or even liked, and even fewer of those are women, who are subjected to quite disproportionate venom.... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Saturday, 3 October, 2009

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest by Stieg Larsson, translated by Reg Keeland

Does the Millennium trilogy end as well as it begins? Kate Mosse finds outA couple of years ago I was in a supermarket in Carcassonne, looking for a book to read on holiday. I noticed that something called Millennium seemed to... More...

From: Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

Saturday, 3 October, 2009

Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H Papadimitriou

Mathematics has never been so excitingLogicomixby Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H Papadimitriou, art by Alecos Papadatos and Annie di Donna 347pp, Bloomsbury, £16.99Bertrand Russell's Principia Mathematica (which he co-wrote with Alfred North Whitehead) is probably the most impenetrable book ever written by... More...

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Saturday, 3 October, 2009

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. ARGUING WITH IDIOTS, written and edited by Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe and others2. TRUE COMPASS, by Edward M. Kennedy3. HIGH ON ARRIVAL, by Mackenzie Phillips with Hilary Liftin4. AMERICAN ON PURPOSE, by Craig Ferguson5. THE... More...

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Friday, 2 October, 2009

Talk to the Newsroom: Book Review Editor Sam Tanenhaus

Sam Tanenhaus has been editor of the Book Review since April 2004.... More...

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Friday, 2 October, 2009

The Book Thief

A story of fraud provides an opportunity to recall instances of book-driven madness through the ages.... More...

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Friday, 2 October, 2009

You and Your Friend’s Friend’s Friends

Two scholars argue that our actions and emotions are affected not only by those close to us, but by people we may not even know.... More...

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Friday, 2 October, 2009

Glory Days

Edmund White recalls gay life in New York in the 1960s and ’70s, when friends and sheer perseverance got him through his years of desire, poverty and thwarted ambition.... More...

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Friday, 2 October, 2009

Kid Stuff

The authors urge parents to ignore common assumptions about children in favor of the latest social science, much of it counterintuitive.... More...

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Friday, 2 October, 2009

Katherine Jenkins refuses to sing for Gordon Brown

Katherine Jenkins rejected approaches by Labour about her singing at its party conference.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Friday, 2 October, 2009

Nonfiction Chronicle

Books by Paul Collins, Kaylie Jones, Wilborn Hampton and Leonard Michaels.... More...

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Friday, 2 October, 2009

Fantasy Baseball

Two books, one for Red Sox fans and one for followers of the Yankees, on crucial games in the 1975 and 1956 World Series.... More...

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Friday, 2 October, 2009

The King James Version

LeBron James describes growing up and playing basketball with his friends.... More...

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Friday, 2 October, 2009

The Scotsman

The Scottish-born comedian tells his story without jokes getting in the way.... More...

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Friday, 2 October, 2009

Missile Defense

The cold war era is mainly important for the nuclear war that never happened. Neil Sheehan succesfully dramatizes this nonevent through the story of Gen. Bernard Schriever, a crucial figure behind the creation of America’s ICBM force.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 2 October, 2009

Frank Johnson: a fearless observer of our times

Frank Johnson was master of the parliamentary sketch. His work collected by his widow Virginia Fraser enriched The Daily Telegraph for more than 30 years and reads as freshly today as it when he wrote it.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Friday, 2 October, 2009

Animal Magnetism

These tales center on the interaction of celebrities and animals.... More...

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Friday, 2 October, 2009

Top 10 Facts About a Sidekick

Paul Shaffer’s memoir includes brushes with Andy Kaufman and Jerry Lewis.... More...

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Friday, 2 October, 2009

Fade to Black

Five first-person tales of human emotion in the waning hours of light.... More...

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Friday, 2 October, 2009

Paperback Row

Paperback books of particular interest.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 2 October, 2009

Editors’ Choice

Recently reviewed books of particular interest.... More...

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Friday, 2 October, 2009

The darkhorse bestseller of Christmas

A compendium of curiosities from an obscure Victorian publication makes the perfect Christmas gift.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Friday, 2 October, 2009

TBR: Inside the List

Richard Dawkins’s “Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution” enters the hardcover non­fiction list at No. 5, while Karen Armstrong’s “Case for God” lands at No. 10.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 2 October, 2009

10 of the best: Secondhand bookshops

From Somerset to Northumberland, the best places to browse for books in BritainAnna Tims... More...

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Friday, 2 October, 2009

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. GLENN BECK’S ‘COMMON SENSE’, by Glenn Beck2. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin3. I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL, by Tucker Max4. MY LIFE IN FRANCE, by Julia Child... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 1 October, 2009

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE ASSOCIATE, by John Grisham2. TEMPT ME AT TWILIGHT, by Lisa Kleypas3. SCARPETTA, by Patricia Cornwell4. WICKED ALL DAY, by Liz Carlyle5. DIVINE JUSTICE, by David Baldacci... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 1 October, 2009

Paperback Trade Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. SAY YOU'RE ONE OF THEM, by Uwem Akpan2. THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE, by Audrey Niffenegger3. THE SHACK, by William P. Young4. THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 1 October, 2009

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown2. AN ECHO IN THE BONE, by Diana Gabaldon3. THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks4. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett5. HOTHOUSE ORCHID, by Stuart Woods... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 1 October, 2009

Capital Secrets

The scariest thing about “The Lost Symbol” is that Dan Brown, who took on the Vatican in his previous novels, seems so desperate to ingratiate himself to the ancient sect at the center of this one: the Masons.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 1 October, 2009

Pick of the Paperbacks

Why is everyone so aggressive behind the wheel? And who exactly was Cleopatra? Find out the answers to these and many more questions as our reviewers take on the latest batch of paperbacks including Traffic by Tom Vanderbilt and Cleopatra... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 1 October, 2009

Science Fiction roundup: review

Peter Ingham assesses a clutch of apocalyptic science fiction novels including The Sign by Raymond Khoury in which a sphere of light appears over the Antarctic and Tide of Souls by Simon Bestwick which contains flesheating zombies with greenglowing eyes... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 1 October, 2009

Keynes: the Return of the Master by Robert Skidelsky: review

Edmund Conway examines Robert Skidelsky's book on the economist John Maynard Keynes... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 1 October, 2009

The People's Train by Thomas Keneally: review

This fictionalised account of a young communist from Thomas Keneally the author of Schindler's Ark is a formidable achievement says Edward McGown... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 1 October, 2009

Diary: the week's literary gossip

Our literary insider Joe Allston on Stieg Larsson's original titles Sarah Palin's memoir and hold your horses a novel by Tara PalmerTomkinson... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 1 October, 2009

My Book Club by Genevieve Fox

Don't take your book club on holiday with you there'll be fighting over Albert Camus and friendships lost before you know it says Genevieve Fox... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 1 October, 2009

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe: review

Christopher Silvester examines a portrait of Marilyn Monroe that sheds new light on her fractured family relationships... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 1 October, 2009

The Dogs and the Wolves by Irène Némirovksy: review

Lorna Bradbury enjoys a sharply observed depiction of a doomed love affair The Dogs and the Wolves by Irène Némirovsky... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 1 October, 2009

Carol Ann Duffy: Interview

Interview with the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and a new poem... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 1 October, 2009

Princeton students dislike Amazon Kindle

Amazon's Kindle ebook reader designed to cutdown on the number of text books and files students need to carry around has failed to win over scholars at Princeton University... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 1 October, 2009

Title Deed: How the Book got its Name

Gary Dexter explains the story behind Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 1 October, 2009

Lustrum by Robert Harris: review

Modern political shenanigans are at work in ancient Rome in Robert Harris Lustrum finds Harry Mount... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 1 October, 2009

My Paper Chase by Harold Evans

Brian MacArthur enjoys Harold Evans's My Paper Chase the memoirs of a newspaperman who decreed that even hard news should be delivered with fizz... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 1 October, 2009

Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard Wrangham: review

Richard Wrangham's Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human is no halfbaked theory of evolution finds Simon Ings... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 1 October, 2009

A Gambling Man: Charles II and the Restoration by Jenny Uglow: review

Jenny Uglow's A Gambling Man shows that if Charles II's public face was that of the 'merry monarch' his private face was anything but says Malcolm Gaskill... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 1 October, 2009

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