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Issue 50 / December 2012

January 2010

Melvyn Bragg gives archive of life's work to Leeds University

Material saved from attic reveals a prolific, driven and organised writer, says head of special collections at Brotherton LibraryHe is already a byword for unremitting graft, with 21 novels, 13 historical studies and a couple of children's books to his... More...

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

Sunday, 31 January, 2010

Why danger can be good for children

Children should be allowed to climb trees and glue their fingers together so that they learn to distinguish between risk and danger, according to a new book.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Sunday, 31 January, 2010

Authors vie for 'lost Booker' prize

Lord Melvyn Bragg, Ruth Rendell, Joe Orton, Iris Murdoch and HE Bates are among the novelists in the running for a special Lost Man Booker Prize - for works published in 1970 which "fell through the net".... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Sunday, 31 January, 2010

Amazon.com pulls titles from Macmillan US over new e-book terms

Macmillan has set out new terms for the sale...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Sunday, 31 January, 2010

Kids learn to love living on the edge

A risk-embracing children's book initially rejected by US publishers is poised to be a UK bestsellerIt is a book that some parents would not want in the house, but a thesis that was rejected by at least 16 publishers is... More...

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

Sunday, 31 January, 2010

Tutu presses Libya on jailed activist

Prominent dissident Jaballa Matar has been missing for nearly two decadesOne of the world's most respected clerics is to put pressure on the Libyan government to reveal what it knows about a political activist who has been missing for almost... More...

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

Sunday, 31 January, 2010

Uncovered: the man behind Coleridge's Ancient Mariner

Biographer reveals extraordinary life of Simon Hatley, the sailor who inspired Samuel Taylor Coleridge's famous poem... More...

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

Sunday, 31 January, 2010

Off the Shelf: What Happened to Regulatory Reform?

In a new book, Joseph E. Stiglitz writes that President Obama’s policies have mostly benefited Wall Street because they are too much like those of George W. Bush.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 30 January, 2010

Reaching Holden Caulfield's Grandchildren

Does J.D. Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye" resonate with teenagers in the digital age?... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 30 January, 2010

Revealed: the racy novel written by the world's most powerful climate scientist

The chair of the UN's panel on climate change Dr Rajendra Pachauri has taken a break from writing academic papers on global warming to pen a racey romantic novel.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Saturday, 30 January, 2010

Review: Alastair Campbell's novel Maya

Alastair Campbell's new novel Maya is littered with his anger with the media.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Saturday, 30 January, 2010

Louis R. Harlan, Historian of Booker T. Washington, Dies at 87

Mr. Harlan’s definitive two-volume biography of Booker T. Washington convincingly embraced its subject’s daunting complexities and ambiguities and won the Pulitzer Prize.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 30 January, 2010

Arts Westchester: Asking the Whole County to Embrace a War Story

The Big Read program, prompted by research showing a decline in reading for pleasure, will begin this year with “The Things They Carried.”... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 30 January, 2010

Postcolonial Everyman

Chinua Achebe’s essays on colonial and post-colonial Africa juxtapose ostensibly mild personal anecdotes with serious political reflection.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 30 January, 2010

Amazon Removes Macmillan Books

The move is one result of the strong disagreement between the Internet company and the publisher over the pricing of e-books.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 30 January, 2010

Salinger’s Last Known Manhattan Home

The high-rise at 300 East 57th Street is the last known Manhattan home of J. D. Salinger, who fled fame and the city at age 34.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 30 January, 2010

Bookshelf: The City, From Wartime Grit to Modern Soullessness

New works examine the history of New York during World War II, the real-life events behind the movie “On the Waterfront” and the city’s future as an “authentic urban place.”.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 30 January, 2010

Après le Déluge

In this history of the 1910 flood of Paris, Jeffrey H. Jackson describes notable cases of heroism, but also the violence and the treachery.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Tom, Dick and Carlin

A posthumous autobiography from George Carlin and a chronicle of the rise and fall of “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.”... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Shifting Gears

A paean to the wonders of foreign investment from The Times’s Micheline Maynard; and an account of the American auto industry’s decline from the journalist Paul Ingrassia.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Smiley’s People

This authorized history of MI5 shines a penetrating light into some of the darkest corners of the domestic arm of British intelligence.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Glory Days

Memoirs by Stewart Copeland, the drummer from the Police, and Clarence Clemons, the E Street Band’s saxophonist.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

The Way We Learn

Rigorous essays on American higher education, by a Harvard English professor.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Prove It

A Ph.D. candidate watches his professor throw over Matthew Arnold for Yahweh in this novel about the conflict between faith and reason.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Wrestling With Nature

In these tales, T. C. Boyle continues his career-long interest in man’s vexed tussles with nature.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

The Night Belongs to Us

The downtown rocker Patti Smith’s memoir of her early career and her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe is a spellbinding, diverting portrait of funky-but-chic New York in the late ’60s and early ’70s.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Film: Giving Serial Killings Serial Treatment

The Red Riding trilogy takes an epic look at a grim place and time.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Teacher Q | What Are Your Favorite and Least Favorite Books to Teach?

Tell us about the books you love -or hate- to read with students, and why.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Holden Caulfield would be disgusted: the exploitation of Salinger has begun

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Friday, 29 January, 2010

Cast Away

Without demonizing Christian or Muslim, Matthew Carr depicts the events that culminated in mass purges in 17th century Spain.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Bad Choices

Our enduring central struggle — the battle between the head and the heart — is enacted again and again in Robert Stone’s new story collection.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Paperback Row

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

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Editors’ Choice

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

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Essay: The Rap on Happiness

The fashion is to bemoan happiness books and positive psychology as the work of morons.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Faithless Love

The author of “The Sexual Life of Catherine M.” now turns her attention to the infidelities of her lover and the agony they caused her.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE BLIND SIDE, by Michael Lewis2. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin3. THE GLASS CASTLE, by Jeannette Walls4. EAT, PRAY, LOVE, by Elizabeth Gilbert5. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT'S ME,... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. DEAR JOHN, by Nicholas Sparks2. THE LOVELY BONES, by Alice Sebold3. THE DEVIL’S PUNCHBOWL, by Greg Iles4. PLUM SPOOKY, by Janet Evanovich5. THE TRUTH ABOUT LORD STONEVILLE, by Sabrina Jeffries... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Paperback Trade Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE LOVELY BONES, by Alice Sebold2. A RELIABLE WIFE, by Robert Goolrick3. DEAR JOHN, by Nicholas Sparks4. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson5. PUSH, by Sapphire... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. GAME CHANGE, by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin2. COMMITTED, by Elizabeth Gilbert3. STONES INTO SCHOOLS, by Greg Mortenson4. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH, by Mitch Albom5. GOING ROGUE, by Sarah Palin... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett2. KISSER, by Stuart Woods3. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown4. THE BURNING LAND, by Bernard Cornwell5. THE FIRST RULE, by Robert Crais... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

TBR: Inside the List

“Just Kids,” the new memoir by Patti Smith, enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 7.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Borders’ UK crash leaves £40m unsecured debt

Borders UK’s unsecured creditors could...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Milner signs first deal at Quercus

Richard Milner has made his first acquisition...... More...

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Friday, 29 January, 2010

Hay House signs Embarrassing Bodies doctor

Embarrassing medical questions will be...... More...

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Friday, 29 January, 2010

Penguin has Salinger backlist relaunch planned for June

Penguin imprint Hamish Hamilton will be...... More...

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Friday, 29 January, 2010

Egmont finds Mr Nobody

Egmont is to publish an original Mr Men...... More...

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Friday, 29 January, 2010

Atom acquires paranormal series

Atom, the young adult (YA) imprint of Little,...... More...

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Friday, 29 January, 2010

Apple says iBook Store available in US only

Apple's iBook Store looks unlikely to be made...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Legend to manage Books Etc website

Independent publisher Legend Press has been...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Antiques: Shining a Light on a Forgotten Poet

A racy British novelist from the 1920s is the subject of a new exhibit at the Grolier Club.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Millions of people now own Kindles, says Bezos

Just one day after Apple launched its iPad...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Mr Nobody gets his own book after 25 years

After being overlooked for 25 years Mr Nobody from the Mr Men series is finally to get his turn in the spotlight.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Celeb memoirs 'here to stay'

Publishers believe the celebrity memoir is...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Stars' titles slump in 2009

Sales of celebrity memoirs dropped steeply in...... More...

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Friday, 29 January, 2010

Howard Zinn, Historian, Is Dead at 87

Mr. Zinn was the author of “A People’s History of the United States,” which inspired a generation of high school and college students to rethink American history.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

‘Auntie Mame’ Prevails as Improbable Best Seller in Italian Market

First published 55 years ago in the United States, where it spawned a hit Broadway show and two movie adaptations, Patrick Dennis's "Auntie Mame" was again released by a prestigious Italian publishing house.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

An Appraisal | J. D. Salinger: Of Teen Angst and an Author’s Alienation

With his unerring radar for the feelings of teenage angst and vulnerability, J. D. Salinger remains one of the writers adolescents first fall in love with.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Salinger's women: From pen-pal to (young) lover

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Friday, 29 January, 2010

Salinger caught the attention of the world – then hid from it

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Friday, 29 January, 2010

International users may need to wait for iBooks

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Friday, 29 January, 2010

Weekly book agenda: personal ads, 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

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Friday, 29 January, 2010

JD Salinger, author of Catcher in the Rye, dies aged 91

The death of JD Salinger, the author of The Catcher in the Rye, has prompted rumours that a cache of unseen novels could at last be published.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 28 January, 2010

Books of The Times: The Dutiful and the Mind-Boggling

Andrew Young’s insider account of John Edwards’s 2008 campaign and his affair with Rielle Hunter details the candidate’s hubris, ambition and dishonesty.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 28 January, 2010

J. D. Salinger, Literary Recluse, Dies at 91

Mr. Salinger, the author of “The Catcher in the Rye,” turned his back on success and adulation.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 28 January, 2010

Catcher in the Rye author J D Salinger dies aged 91

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Thursday, 28 January, 2010

Author JD Salinger dies at his home

JD Salinger, author of The Catcher in the...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Thursday, 28 January, 2010

Howard Zinn, historian and author, dies aged 87

Howard Zinn, the historian and political activist whose 1980 book "A People's History of the United States" was a rallying cry for the American Left in a conservative era, has died aged 87.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 28 January, 2010

JD Salinger dies, aged 91

Catcher in the Rye author JD Salinger has died of natural causes at his home in New Hampshire... More...

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

Thursday, 28 January, 2010

Experts identify scraps of lost Roman law text

Copy of the Gregorian Code, which was first drafted in AD300, had been chopped up and used to cover medieval book... More...

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

Thursday, 28 January, 2010

Howard Zinn, Historian, Dies at 87

Professor Zinn was an author, teacher and political activist whose book “A People’s History of the United States” became a million-selling leftist alternative to mainstream texts.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 28 January, 2010

YA fiction sales top £50m in 2009

An outstanding performance by the young adult...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Thursday, 28 January, 2010

John Blake acquires Glee book

John Blake has bought the rights to a book on...... More...

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Thursday, 28 January, 2010

Murdoch Books is latest publisher to join the IPG

The Independent Publishers Guild is looking...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Thursday, 28 January, 2010

SoA under fire for Google submission

The Society of Authors has faced criticism...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Thursday, 28 January, 2010

Books on iPad Offer Publishers a Pricing Edge

Newspapers had a mixed reaction to the tablet, but most of the largest book publishers have signed on to provide e-book content.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 28 January, 2010

Howard Zinn, US historian and activist, dies aged 87

The American historian, playwright and author of the bestseller A People's History of the United States, which presents a leftist view of US history, has diedAmerican historian, playwright and social activist Howard Zinn died yesterday, aged 87.... More...

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

Thursday, 28 January, 2010

Xmas book sales at WHS 'down 4%'

W H Smith has told retail analysts that book...... More...

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Thursday, 28 January, 2010

UK publishers hail the iBook moment

Publishers have welcomed the launch of...... More...

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Thursday, 28 January, 2010

Libel review panel formed

Sunday Times editor John Witherow and...... More...

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Thursday, 28 January, 2010

Media reacts to iPad launch

The media has reacted with delight to the...... More...

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Thursday, 28 January, 2010

At Home With John Bowe: A Bachelor’s Effort to Understand Love

The writer John Bowe was so tormented by his inability to make a relationship work that he set out on a two-year quest to find out why.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 28 January, 2010

Reclusive writer J.D. Salinger dead at 91

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Thursday, 28 January, 2010

"Largest book in the world" to be displayed for the first time

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Thursday, 28 January, 2010

Books of The Times: Odysseus Engages in Spin, Heroically

An ingeniously Borgesian series of jazzy, post-modernist variations on “The Odyssey” that are witty, playful, moving and tirelessly inventive.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

Apple iPad: the wait is over – but is it future of media or oversized phone?

Apple launches the iPad, its 9.7" colour screen tablet, which aims to rob Kindle of growing ebook market and be hottest gadget in technology historyThe veil was finally lifted on one of the most hotly anticipated gadgets in technology history... More...

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

Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

Louis Auchincloss, Chronicler of New York’s Upper Crust, Dies at 92

Mr. Auchincloss was one of America’s pre-eminent novelists of manners and a portraitist of wealthy, white Manhattanites.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

Apple takes on Amazon with launch of the iBook Store on the iPad

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs has unveiled...... More...

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Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

With Its Tablet, Apple Blurs Line Between Devices

Apple is positioning its new tablet computer as something between a laptop and a smartphone.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

Apple launches . . . iPad

Steve Jobs is live on stage at Apple's much...... More...

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Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

PFD sells app rights in Quaso

PFD has sold the iPhone app rights to John...... More...

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Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

H&S acquires four novels by Vichi

Hodder & Stoughton have bought the rights to...... More...

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Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

UK government declines to act on Google Settlement

The UK government will not lodge any...... More...

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Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

TV Book Club audience grows, but 'best read' sales dip

"The TV Book Club" on More 4 and Channel 4...... More...

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Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

Title Deed: How the Book got its Name

Gary Dexter explains the origins of Brian J Ford's Nonscience... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

Literary Life

Mark Sanderson reports on John Grisham, troublesome covers, the Channel Four Book Club and more from the book world... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

Fifty books to change the world

From Rachel Caron's Silent Spring, to provocative books on population, leaders in sustainability reveal their essential readingSee the full list and tell us what your favourite 'green book' isFrom an elegy to natural land to a tirade against fast food,... More...

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

Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

Sales drop, but W H Smith says it had a 'good' Christmas

W H Smith has described its Christmas...... More...

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Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

World Book Day targets adult readers

Adult readers will be able to buy one...... More...

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Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

Accessibility and interoperability key, PA Digital group hears

The PA's Digital Directors Group is "alert...... More...

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Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

Resignation of the Chief at Borders Adds to Unease About Book Sales

Ron Marshall, who joined Borders in January 2009, was the third person to occupy the chief executive’s seat in three years.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

Books of The Times: North Korea Keeps Hiding, and Fascinating

Three provocative new books about North Korea parse the slivers of light that escape this enigmatic and often baffling place.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

Poet triumphs in £30,000 Costa prize

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Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

Kindle bestsellers: 'The Help,' 'Dear John,' 'The Lovely Bones'

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Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

Poet Reid surprise winner of Britain's Costa book of year

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Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

Got ten minutes? Order up a timed e-chapter

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Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

Inkpop, a new hub for teen readers and writers

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Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

A Crime Novelist Takes on St. Peter

Characters from Walter Mosley’s novel “The Tempest Tales” wrestle with good and evil in the author’s first play, “The Fall of Heaven.”... More...

From: NYT > Books

Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

Reid's "masterwork" wins Costa 2009

Christopher Reid has won the 2009 Costa Book...... More...

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Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

Christopher Reid wins Costa book prize

Poet picks up £30,000 prize and huge increase in readership for A Scattering – which has sold less than 1,000 copiesAn intensely personal and moving series of poems written as a tribute to his late wife tonight won Christopher Reid... More...

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

Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

Books: Abusing Not Only Children, but Also Science

In “The Trauma Myth,” the psychologist Susan A. Clancy documented interviews that trauma did not set in for victims of childhood abuse until they were adults.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

Shelley buys three more from Outlaw author

David Shelley, deputy publisher of Little,...... More...

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Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

Condoleezza Rice Reveals Details of First Memoir

The book, called "Extraordinary, Ordinary People," will chronicle Ms. Rice's childhood in Birmingham, Ala., in the 1950's and '60s.... More...

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Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

HarperCollins acquires two from David Mackintosh

HarperCollins has bought two children's books...... More...

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Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

Morris to chair commission on school libraries

A commission to examine the future of school...... More...

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Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

Walker buys young adult debut

Walker Books has won an auction between seven...... More...

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Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

Largest book in the world goes on show for the first time

Klencke Atlas, which is 350 years old, will be displayed as part of British Library exhibition on maps... More...

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

Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

UK publishes more books than ever in 2009

Last year saw the largest number of titles...... More...

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Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

Twenties Girl takes top spot

Sophie Kinsella, second only to Martina Cole...... More...

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Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

Jonathan Ross starts new career as comic book author

The TV and radio presenter is making his debut as a writer of comic books with a story of vampires in Prohibition-era New YorkJonathan Ross may have quit the BBC earlier this month but a new profession is beckoning for... More...

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

Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

After Booker snub, Adam Roberts in running for SF honour

Yellow Blue Tibia joins a distinguished shortlist for the British Science Fiction Association's best novel awardTipped as the science fiction novel that would finally win a Booker prize for the genre, Adam Roberts's Yellow Blue Tibia failed to even make... More...

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

Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

Tóibín runaway favourite for Costa book of the year

Colm Tóibín's Brooklyn is being heavily backed to win this year's £30,000 awardOdds on Colm Tóibín taking this year's Costa book of the year award have shortened to evens as the prize's judges prepare to unveil their decision this evening.... More...

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

Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

Quercus Christmas trading strong

Independent publisher Quercus has said that...... More...

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Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

More staff changes at Granta

Literary magazine Granta's associate editor...... More...

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Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

Tesco to film Josephine Cox's latest novel

Josephine Cox has become the latest author to...... More...

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Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

Nicholas Brealey appoints US sales director

Independent business publisher Nicholas...... More...

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Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

Ebury Press acquires Carl Froch autobiography

Ebury Press has acquired the rights for the...... More...

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Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

With Apple Tablet, Print Media Hope for a Payday

Apple is expected to market its tablet computer not just as a way to read news and books, but also as a way for companies to charge for content.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

Whitbread winner condemns Martin Amis call for euthanasia booths

Joan Brady accuses author of 'prostitution just to flog a book'... More...

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

Monday, 25 January, 2010

Keeping Options Open, Novelist Tows Museum on Road to Dream

C. D. Payne has lately been enjoying a second surge of popularity, thanks to the well-received film version of the book “Youth in Revolt.”... More...

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Monday, 25 January, 2010

Books of The Times: When Impulse Control Goes Awry

The title of Robert Stone’s new collection of stories is clearly meant to be read in an ironic sort of way.... More...

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Monday, 25 January, 2010

Acer to launch e-reader

Computer company Acer could be the latest...... More...

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Monday, 25 January, 2010

Revised Settlement a 'weak compromise' says Hely-Hutchinson

Hachette UK will opt in to the revised Google...... More...

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Monday, 25 January, 2010

Durham Cathedral takes ownership of shop

Durham Cathedral is to take over the running...... More...

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Monday, 25 January, 2010

Lords: part of BBCW "should be sold"

A part of BBC Worldwide should be sold to...... More...

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Monday, 25 January, 2010

Maria Rejt gets own Pan Mac imprint

Pan Macmillan publishing director Maria Rejt...... More...

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Monday, 25 January, 2010

'Oral sex' definition prompts dictionary ban in US schools

A parent's complaint over a 'sexually graphic' definition has seen dictionaries removed from southern Californian schoolsDictionaries have been removed from classrooms in southern California schools after a parent complained about a child reading the definition for "oral sex".... More...

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

Monday, 25 January, 2010

Leading poets stage Haiti benefit reading

Carol Ann Duffy, Andrew Motion and Roger McGough are among the poets set to appear at Poetry Live for HaitiLeading poets including the poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, her predecessor Andrew Motion and the award-winning Roger McGough are taking part... More...

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

Monday, 25 January, 2010

Ian McEwan signs on with Amazon.com for backlist

Ian McEwan, the Booker prize winner, has...... More...

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Monday, 25 January, 2010

Fight over school libraries will continue, says Gibbons

Children's author and library campaigner Alan...... More...

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Monday, 25 January, 2010

Hodder promotes fiction trio

Hodder & Stoughton has made several...... More...

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Monday, 25 January, 2010

Tesco plans to make films of bestselling books

Tesco is to create a series of films based on...... More...

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Monday, 25 January, 2010

BeBook launches wireless e-reader

E-reader company BeBook is to launch a new...... More...

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Monday, 25 January, 2010

Bodleian expands team as part of publishing push

The Bodleian Library has created two new...... More...

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Monday, 25 January, 2010

At Festival in India, Books Are the Buzz

The Jaipur Literature Festival has become the official annual celebration of a vibrant and resurgent Indian and South Asian literary scene.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Monday, 25 January, 2010

Books of The Times: Exclusive!!! Gossip Has a History!

Henry E. Scott’s history of Confidential magazine is a cautionary tale about the wisdom of flagrant tell-all tactics.... More...

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Monday, 25 January, 2010

Common touch draws big stars to India literary festival

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Monday, 25 January, 2010

Martin Amis no stranger to controversy

Martin Amis is no stranger to controversy with his writings, political views and even extensive dental surgery stoking debate and, at times, ridicule.Since the 9/11 terror attacks the author has been stalked by accusations of Islamophobia for his views on... More...

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Sunday, 24 January, 2010

Martin Amis in new row over 'euthanasia booths'

• Novelist wants euthanasia booths for elderly• Warning of 'civil war' between young and oldMartin Amis has never fought shy of an argument, whether it be with the critic Terry Eagleton (over Islamist extremism), his pal Christopher Hitchens (over Stalin)... More...

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Sunday, 24 January, 2010

Tesco sets up film studio to adapt hit novels

Chain will base movies on books by authors including Jackie Collins, Philip Pullman and Dick FrancisThere is an unlikely new player in the British film industry with ambitions to change the world of entertainment. Tesco, the supermarket giant, has moved... More...

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Sunday, 24 January, 2010

Abraham Sutzkever, 96, Jewish Poet and Partisan, Dies

Mr. Sutzkever was one of the great Yiddish poets of his generation who evoked the nightmare of the Holocaust with images of worn shoes and the silence of a sky of white stars.... More...

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Saturday, 23 January, 2010

Slap Shot: Remembering Two Storytellers From the N.H.L.

The hockey world lost two of its most respected communicators last week: John Halligan, a hockey historian, and Paul Quarrington, an award-winning Canadian novelist.... More...

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Saturday, 23 January, 2010

The Book Club With Just One Member

For all the social reading forums today, a certain kind of fiction lover will share what’s on the printed page only with a flashlight.... More...

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Saturday, 23 January, 2010

Alan Yentob's 'pet writer' Stephen Poliakoff in fiery BBC drama with Deborah Moggach

Hailed as a 'terrific writer and a fierce champion of cultural values' by Alan Yentob, the all-powerful creative director of the BBC, Stephen Poliakoff has provoked a startlingly different reaction in Deborah Moggach, the acclaimed author and scriptwriter.... More...

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Saturday, 23 January, 2010

Penguin authors name Orwell as their favourite stablemate

George Orwell emerges as the Penguin author most beloved by authors writing for the publisher todaySixty years after his death, George Orwell has emerged as the favourite Penguin author of current Penguin authors, after 50 writers including Will Self, David... More...

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Saturday, 23 January, 2010

With Kindle, the Best Sellers Don’t Need to Sell

Here’s a riddle: How do you make your book a best seller on the Kindle? Answer: Give copies away.... More...

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Saturday, 23 January, 2010

Capitalist Chameleon

A global history of capitalism in all its creative — and destructive — glory.... More...

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Saturday, 23 January, 2010

Can Apple save the written word?

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Saturday, 23 January, 2010

Kindle beefs up for what Apple has in store

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Saturday, 23 January, 2010

Ex EastEnders star Ross Kemp to become a novelist

TV hardman Ross Kemp is to become a novelist after signing a new publishing deal, it has been announced.... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Men's self-help books are 'lousy', publisher claims

Self-help books written by men are "lousy" because the authors lack the straightforward approach of women, an international publisher has claimed.... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Troy Story

A novel exploring the encounter from the “Iliad” between King Priam of Troy and his bitter enemy Achilles.... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Crime: Still Life. Very.

Mystery novels by Ian Rankin, Belinda Bauer, Ian Sansom and James Thompson.... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Fiction Chronicle

Novels by Shira Nayman, Maryse Condé, Alexander McCall Smith, Simon Mawer and Tash Aw.... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Room Service

An exquisitely detailed look at the film that brought us “My mother’s not herself today.’'... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Long March

In Joshua Ferris’s second novel, a successful Manhattan trial attorney is afflicted with an uncontrollable compulsion to leave his desk and trek for miles.... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

The Producer

An oral history of the founder of the Public Theater and the New York Shakespeare Festival.... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Anne Boleyn, Queen for a Day

This history of Anne Boleyn’s downfall evaluates the range of opinion about what lay behind her execution.... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Who Declares War?

In new books, John Yoo celebrates and Garry Wills denounces the rise of presidential power at the expense of Congress.... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

The Shopping Cure

Vali Nasr argues that capitalism may be just the antidote for Islamic totalitarianism.... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

The Year That Was

Why the revolutions of 1989 turned out the way they did.... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

TBR: Inside the List

“Game Change,” John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s dishy account of the 2008 presidential campaign, enters the list at No. 1.... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

One Thing After Another

How to manage the complexities of the modern world? Simple checklists, a surgeon argues.... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Paperback Row

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

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Editors’ Choice

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

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Essay: Our Boredom, Ourselves

Scientists are arguing that tedium is good for your brain. But some novelists argue that it’s good for your soul.... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Ursula Le Guin leads revolt against Google digital book settlement

As opt-out deadline approaches, writer launches petition asking for US to be exempt from controversial agreementThe family of John Steinbeck has reversed its decision to oppose Google's controversial plans to digitise millions of books, but a growing chorus of authors... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Larsson, Meyer and Brown were Europe's top authors in 2009

Authors Stieg Larsson, Stephenie Meyer, and...... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Atlantic acquires ghostly debut

Atlantic editorial director Sarah Castleton...... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

To Hell With reveals judges

Actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah,...... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Literary Life

Dangerous books, miserable children, the latest celebrity memoir - Mark Sanderson reports on the literary world... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Title Deed: How the Book got its Name

Gary Dexter explains the origins of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

George Orwell named as 'writers' writer'

George Orwell has been named as the most popular Penguin novelist in its history in a survey of its current stable of writers.... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Bloomsbury USA to change race row book cover

Publisher plans new design for Jaclyn Dolamore's Magic Under Glass, after original cover depicted brown-skinned heroine as whiteThe cover of Jaclyn Dolamore's debut novel, Magic Under Glass, is to be changed after publisher Bloomsbury USA provoked online outrage this week... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Hachette takes record share of the book market in 2009

Hachette UK has achieved its biggest ever...... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Rights holders to bear piracy costs, says minister

Rights holders should bear the brunt of the...... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Indie Alliance becomes ‘fifth biggest publisher’

The Independent Alliance celebrated its own...... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Publishers look at life without Borders

Publishers are drawing a line under the loss...... More...

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Stieg Larsson tops Europe’s best-selling authors of 2009

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Weekly book agenda: rumored Apple tablet, 'Twilight: The Graphic Novel'

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Friday, 22 January, 2010

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. GAME CHANGE, by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin2. COMMITTED, by Elizabeth Gilbert3. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH, by Mitch Albom4. GOING ROGUE, by Sarah Palin5. STONES INTO SCHOOLS, by Greg Mortenson... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE BLIND SIDE, by Michael Lewis2. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin3. EAT, PRAY, LOVE, by Elizabeth Gilbert4. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT'S ME, CHELSEA, by Chelsea Handler5. THE GLASS... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. DEAR JOHN, by Nicholas Sparks2. THE LOVELY BONES, by Alice Sebold3. THE DEVIL’S PUNCHBOWL, by Greg Iles4. PLUM SPOOKY, by Janet Evanovich5. STREET GAME, by Christine Feehan... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Paperback Trade Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. A RELIABLE WIFE, by Robert Goolrick2. THE LOVELY BONES, by Alice Sebold3. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson4. DEAR JOHN, by Nicholas Sparks5. TRUE COLORS, by Kristin Hannah... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett2. THE FIRST RULE, by Robert Crais3. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown4. THE SWAN THIEVES, by Elizabeth Kostova5. THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Books of The Times: Conservation as a Matter of Managing People

A continent-hopping examination of the rewilding movement, which stresses the restoration of animal habitats and the importance of migration corridors.... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Jonathan Cape dominates Authors' Club list

Jonathan Cape has dominated this year's...... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Stradwick to take editorial director role with RHCB

Becky Stradwick, former head of children's...... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Piatkus acquires title from Exorcist author

Little, Brown imprint Piatkus has bought a...... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Lonely Planet launches photography competition

Lonely Planet is inviting travellers to share...... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Amazon elaborates on Kindle app plans

Amazon has offered further detail on its...... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Trade divided over Google’s opt-out

Publishers, authors and agents are starkly...... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Set of stamps gives Australian writers seal of approval

Contemporary Australian writers including Peter Carey and Thomas Keneally are being honoured with a collection of commemorative postage stampsAustralian literary legends including Peter Carey, Thomas Keneally and The Thorn Birds author Colleen McCullough are to be featured on a series... More...

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

Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Stephenie Meyer launches Twilight: the graphic novel

Meyer extends global franchise of the vampire romance with an illustrated retelling of the story that has already sold 85m books worldwideWe've had Twilight: the bestselling books, Twilight: the box office smash, and now author Stephenie Meyer has revealed that... More...

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

Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Amazon prepares for Apple tablet with promise of apps for Kindle ereader

Developers are being sought to produce iPhone-style apps as Kindle faces Apple tablet challenge in ebook marketAmazon is inviting developers to build iPhone-style apps on its Kindle ebook reader, in what is seen as a pre-emptive strike against the expected... More...

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

Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Bloomsbury USA faces another race row over book cover

Publisher under renewed fire for presenting the dark-skinned heroine of Jaclyn Dolamore's Magic Under Glass as white on the book jacketBloomsbury USA's decision to feature a white girl on the cover of Jaclyn Dolamore's debut novel Magic Under Glass, which... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Smaller publishers complain of rising Borders US debts

Borders in the US is only paying some of the...... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

French PA to make new Google objections

The French Publishers Association (Syndicat...... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Ross: "We got some things wrong"

Amanda Ross has admitted "we got some things...... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Amazon to allow Kindle apps

Amazon is to announce later today (20th) that...... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Atom reveals pub date for Twilight graphic novel

Little, Brown imprint Atom has revealed that...... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Urbantopia aims to give hope to minority voices

A new publishing house will bring out books...... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Larsson under the spotlight

A slew of accounts are set to appear of the...... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Apple Courts Publishers, While Kindle Adds Apps

A tablet computer from Apple could threaten Amazon’s Kindle, but the Kindle, which now accounts for 70 percent of electronic reader sales, is getting more versatile.... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Newly Released Books

Novels by Elizabeth Kostova, Tracy Chevalier and Randy Susan Meyers; a memoir from Ozzy Osbourne; and a pair of team-written thrillers.... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Books of The Times: Trying to Paint the Deity by Numbers Against a Backdrop of Jewish Culture

A big, ambitious novel that is nominally about God but unfolds on the earthly plane, following an academic who finds success with a best seller on atheism.... More...

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Alix creator, Tintin artist Jacques Martin dies aged 88

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Amazon hikes Kindle royalty payment for self-publishers

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

'Twilight' graphic novel coming in March

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Ginsberg biopic 'Howl' premieres at Sundance

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Thursday, 21 January, 2010

Laura Chapman Hruska, Co-founder of Soho Press, Dies at 74

Ms. Hruska was a co-founder and the editor in chief of Soho Press, an independent book publisher that specializes in literary fiction and exotic crime stories.... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

Robert B Parker

Crime novelist whose hard-boiled hero echoed Chandler's but was updated for the modern age... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

James Patterson Inc.

How a genre writer has transformed book publishing.... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

Rosen to chair Warwick Prize

Former children’s laureate Michael Rosen is...... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

Battle over Franz Kafka archive kept for decades in cat-infested flat

Two sisters whose late mother hoarded a collection of Franz Kafka's manuscripts in a cat-infested flat in Tel Aviv have been ordered to throw open the literary archive.... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

Costa winning Toibin is ahead of the pack

Colm Toibin's Brooklyn (Viking) leads the...... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

Publishers welcome proposal to cut libel fees

Publishers have welcomed proposals to cut...... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

Amazon increases royalty rate for Kindle books

Amazon.com has increased it royalty rates for...... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

Author seeks 100 stories for Haiti

An author is calling for writers to donate...... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

Mystery as Edgar Allan Poe's famously dedicated fan misses anniversary

Enigmatic 'Poe toaster' who has marked the author's birth for the last 60 years failed to show up for yesterday's celebrationEdgar Allan Poe would have turned 201 yesterday, but the mysterious stranger who has marked the birth of the author... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

Legend launches business list

Legend Press, the active independent press,...... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

Lawyers could be forced to cut fees

Lawyers may be forced to cut fees on...... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

SoA issues new Google opt-out guidance

The Society of Authors has today sent an...... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

Master crime novelist Robert B Parker dies

The creator of the wisecracking Boston private eye Spenser died on Monday, aged 77Bestselling American crime novelist Robert B Parker, creator of the wisecracking Boston private eye Spenser, died on Monday, aged 77.... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

Agents offer authors mixed advice on Google

Agents are offering mixed advice on whether...... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

TV Book Club draws 'upmarket' audience of 350,000

The launch of "The TV Book Club" on More 4...... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

Lynne Drew moves up at HarperCollins

HarperCollins has promoted Lynne Drew to have...... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

Dow takes over as chair of the Children's PA Group

Francesca Dow has taken over as the new chair...... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

US publishers seek new digital model with Apple

Top US publishers are in 'secret'...... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

Robert B. Parker, the Prolific Writer Who Created Spenser, Is Dead at 77

Mr. Parker was the best-selling mystery writer who created Spenser, a tough, glib Boston private detective who was the hero of nearly 40 novels.... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

Love Story author Erich Segal remembered for 'mind-blowing obstinacy' at funeral

Erich Segal, the author of Love Story, was remembered for his "mind-blowing obstinacy" at his funeral in London on Tuesday.... More...

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

Books of The Times: After Atom Bombs’ Shock, the Real Horrors Began Unfolding

A clear-eyed catalog of the horrors endured by survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945.... More...

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

Robert B. Parker, Mystery Writer, Has Died at 77

The creator of Spenser, a tough, glib, Boston private detective who was the hero of nearly 40 novels, died Monday at home in Cambridge, Mass.... More...

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

'Poe Toaster' Is a No-Show

A black-clad figure had shown up annually on Jan. 19, the author's birthday, to raise a cognac toast to his grave and deposit three red roses, along with the remnants of the cognac bottle. This year the toaster did not... More...

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

Erich Segal, ‘Love Story’ Author, Dies at 72

Mr. Segal was a Yale classic professor turned popular writer whose first novel, “Love Story,” became a staggering commercial success if not quite a critical one when it appeared in 1970.... More...

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

Philip Gross speaks about 'The Water Table'

Writer Philip Gross tells how he has come full circle to win the £15,000 TS Eliot Poetry Prize with 'The Water Table', a meditation on the landscape around the Bristol Channel.... More...

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

Betweenland I by Philip Gross

From 'The Water Table', published by Bloodaxe Books, 2009.... More...

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

Poe fans fear grave tribute is to happen nevermore

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

Quercus author Robert B Parker dies

Quercus author Robert B Parker has died, with...... More...

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

Harlan Coben tops the UK bestseller charts

Book sales bounced back from last week's low...... More...

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

Love Story author Erich Segal dies aged 72

Erich Segal, author of the hugely successful story of love and bereavement, has diedErich Segal, best known as the author of Love Story, died on Sunday of a heart attack, his friend Ned Temko said today. He was 72.... More...

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

Simon & Schuster UK takes on Australian division

Simon & Schuster has reorganised its...... More...

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

Alligator Books signs deal with Hanna-Barbera

Alligator Books is to publish a selection of...... More...

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

Hewson moves to Blake Friedmann from Curtis Brown

Blake Friedmann has signed up author David...... More...

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

Borders US sees Christmas sales drop 13.7%

Borders Group Inc saw a 13.7% decrease in...... More...

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

Unwin strikes major deal for debut - again

Helen Garnons-Williams at Bloomsbury has...... More...

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

Kindle users revolt against delays to ebook editions

Angry users of Amazon's e-reader have been dishing out one-star reviews of Game Change in revenge for the unavailability of an electronic editionAngry Kindle fans have sabotaged the Amazon rating of a bestselling new book, Game Change, an exposé of... More...

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

Jewsbury leaves Waterstone's, Watson returns in new role

Waterstone's commercial director Neil...... More...

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

Authors 'confused' as Google opt-out deadline nears

As the deadline for opting out of the Google...... More...

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

Bullish Pearson trading ahead of expectations

Pearson has said that it expects its...... More...

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

HarperCollins believed to be in talks with Apple

HarperCollins is reportedly negotiating with...... More...

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

Two Susan Boyle biographies due out in early 2010

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Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

For the Heirs to Holmes, a Tangled Web

For nearly 80 years Sherlock Holmes has been caught in a web of ownership issues so tangled that Professor Moriarty wouldn’t have wished them upon him.... More...

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

Books of The Times: Skepticism for Obama’s Fiscal Policy

In “Freefall,” a Nobel Prize-winning economist analyzes the recession of 2008, assesses the government’s responses and suggests how America can address flaws in its economic system.... More...

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

A Very New York Novel Wins Newbery Medal

“When You Reach Me,” by Rebecca Stead, won the children’s literature award on Monday.... More...

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

Gross wins T S Eliot Prize

A "dream-like" collection of poetry by...... More...

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

Colossus of odes: Philip Gross wins TS Eliot poetry prize for The Water Table

Collection of poems on the Severn estuary lands top award after beating tough opposition, inluding two former winners... More...

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

TS Eliot poetry prize won by Philip Gross

Christopher Reid, who won the Costa Poetry Prize for 'A Scattering', a memoir to his late wife, has been denied the opportunity to make it a double with the 2009 TS Eliot Prize.... More...

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

Apps created for Mr Men and Little Miss

Roger Hargreaves' Mr Men and Little Miss...... More...

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

Puffin to launch teen fiction list under Razorbill name

Puffin Books is to launch a new teen fiction...... More...

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

Northumberland library closures on hold

The proposed closure of six Northumberland...... More...

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

Recycling chic for Boyars' last launch

Marion Boyars is publishing its final...... More...

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

Madeleine L'Engle returns to Newbery medal, thanks to A Wrinkle in Time

Hero of this year's winning book is reading children's classic, which itself won the 1963 prizeAlmost 50 years after Madeleine L'Engle's classic children's book A Wrinkle in Time won the Newbery medal, the prestigious American prize was taken today by... More...

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

Children think Fagin is Man U player

Many school pupils are ignorant of classic children's literature, according to a survey.... More...

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

Moomins cook up recipe book

Tove Jansson's much-loved characters are set to reappear in a book introducing Finnish cuisineFrom the unflappable Moominmamma's syrup to fight autumn coughs and colds to Moominpappa's spiced mulled wine for a frosty night, the culinary skills of Tove Jansson's much-loved... More...

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

Australian publishers urged to digitise

Australian publishers have until May to...... More...

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

Digital publishing commissioner faces second grilling

EU politicians have called for the woman...... More...

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

Indie bookseller launches "literary" speed dating

An independent bookseller is holding a...... More...

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

Books of The Times: Bohemian Soul Mates in Obscurity

“Just Kids” captures a moment when Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe were young, inseparable, perfectly bohemian and completely unknown.... More...

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

Book club begins new chapter without Richard and Judy

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

Patti Smith memoir 'Just Kids' a eulogy for photographer Mapplethorpe

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

Espresso Book Machine: a new idea from the print realm

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

New Gormenghast title in the works

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Monday, 18 January, 2010

Forget Harry Potter: Saci Lloyd thrills teenagers with a heroine who battles climate change and extremism

Johnny Depp lost his bid to film The Carbon Diaries books by London teacher Saci Lloyd when she picked the BBC insteadNot many sixth-form teachers from east London can claim to have said "No" to Johnny Depp, but Saci Lloyd... More...

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

Sunday, 17 January, 2010

LA's king of noir finds happiness

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Sunday, 17 January, 2010

Tintin embarks on new adventure in China

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Sunday, 17 January, 2010

Where Baby Orwell Lived

The literary pilgrimage is a timeworn pursuit. But for the effort, a place of work or even a place of death generally beat a place of birth.... More...

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Saturday, 16 January, 2010

Haiti in Ink and Tears: A Literary Sampler

Here are some of the many voices, native and not, inspired by Haiti, a mystical, tested land.... More...

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Saturday, 16 January, 2010

Political Loyalty (or Lack of It) in the Tell-All Era

Serve and tattle. Politicians can expect loyalty to come with an expiration date, as the new book “Game Change” demonstrates.... More...

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Saturday, 16 January, 2010

Bookshelf | Lincoln, Medicine and the Depression: Of Mutual Influence: The City and the 16th President

“Lincoln and New York,” published in conjunction with an exhibit at the New-York Historical Society, is a collection of essays about “a symbiotic and often crucial relationship.”... More...

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Saturday, 16 January, 2010

Ruth McBride Jordan, Subject of Son’s Book ‘Color of Water,’ Dies at 88

The recollections of Mrs. McBride Jordan by her son, James McBride, became the basis of a best-selling novel.... More...

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Saturday, 16 January, 2010

Cultural Studies: Elizabeth Edwards Teeters on Her Pedestal

Elizabeth Edwards, considered a saint after her husband’s affair was exposed, is recast as a bully.... More...

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Saturday, 16 January, 2010

Young Adult: Jersey Girls

Teenage sisters cope with an alcoholic father in this novel set on the Jersey Shore.... More...

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Saturday, 16 January, 2010

Crunch Time: Selling Tales of the Great Downturn

Call it layoff lit. Several writers have memoirs and novels forthcoming that describe the fallout of losing a job, a house or an investment account.... More...

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Saturday, 16 January, 2010

UK travel news round up

The latest gay friendly listings and a new book group in a London hotelPride and prejudiceIs there still a need for gay friendly accommodation listings? Simon Forrester and Andrew Craven think so: "The internet provides a wealth of choice but... More...

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

Saturday, 16 January, 2010

Madrid plans Cervantes time capsule

New capsule will replace box found under statue of the Don Quixote author, which contained books up to 200 years oldThe Madrid regional government wants to plant a new time capsule to replace one filled with books, documents and mementos... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Children’s Books: Children’s Bookshelf

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

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Nonfiction Chronicle

A history of Playboy, a biography of Barney Frank, a memoir of Jack Kerouac and a collection of essays from David Hajdu.... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Trade holds breath as sales lift for 'The TV Book Club' titles

Publishers have privately expressed optimism...... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Other Voices, Other Selves

The quirky pleasures in these essays are due in part to Zadie Smith’s inspired cultural references, from Simone Weil to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

The Face of Suffering

In the final volume of Javier Marías’s magnificent, sui generis novel, his narrator, an uneasy spy, peers into the territory of torture.... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Realms of Gold

A charmed couple, a hedge fund, insider trading, vast wealth. . . . It’s all in this intelligent novel, a contemporary morality tale about a rich and dysfunctional family.... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Blake aiming to be first with Subo book

John Blake is beating Penguin to the punch,...... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Children’s Books: Seize the Time

A novel of three sisters, their mother and the Black Panthers.... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Children’s Books: Children Who Changed the World

Pivotal civil rights victories through the eyes of young participants.... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

A Passion for Candy

This novel’s heroine, an unhappy daughter of repressed New England Protestants, finds her destiny with a family of immigrant candy makers.... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Bonfire of the Bureaucrats

A splendid and compact study of the failure of Communism in Eastern Europe in 1989.... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Blue Skies

Gregg Easterbrook argues that the financial crisis is just a small cloud over the road to rapid global innovation.... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Sam Shepard: The Highwayman

In these stories, Sam Shepard’s anonymous narrator, his own red-eyed alter ego, drives to forsaken places most travelers never stop, but he’s fine with being nowhere.... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

He’s Back

This biography of James Cameron traces his high-tech vision from Erector Sets to “Terminator” to “Avatar.”... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Gormenghast sequel due, completed by Mervyn Peake's widow

Titus Awakes, continued by Maeve Gilmore from prefatory notes left by her husband, to be published in 2011More than 40 years after its author Mervyn Peake died, the story of the lord of Gormenghast Titus Groan is set to continue... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Cheetham snaps up two suspense titles by Gruber

Nicholas Cheetham, publishing director of...... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

HC aims Sky High

HarperCollins has bought two novels by Sky...... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Moominmania for SelfMadeHero

Manga and graphic novels publisher...... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Hodder picks up Stuff at the Bottom of the Stairs

Hodder has won a "hard-fought battle",...... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Vinnie Jones becomes masterspy

Former footballer and Big Brother 'celebrity' has been cast as the secret agent hero of a new series of comic booksSuperman, Batman and Spiderman can step aside: a new brand of hero is about to hit the world of comic... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Trade 'gave away’ almost £4bn in the Noughties

The book trade gave away £3.7bn in discounts...... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Jackie Collins admits: 'I had an affair with Marlon Brando at 15'

The best selling British author admitted having sex with the late Hollywood screen legend, when she was a teenager.... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Books of The Times: A Rebel in Cyberspace, Fighting Collectivism

An impassioned argument about the downside of online collectivism and Web 2.0 culture from the Silicon Valley veteran Jaron Lanier.... More...

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Study finds 20% of US readers have switched to e-books

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Weekly book agenda: 'Candide,' Blio, Translated Book Award

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Publisher app may set e-reading trend

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Friday, 15 January, 2010

Waterstone's boss brought to book after slump in sales of celebrity memoirs

• Christmas sales slump brings MD's departure • Critics accuse owner HMV of neglecting chainCompared with many professions, it ­probably remains the most gentlemanly. But life can be brutal in books too, especially when there is a sales slump to... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

TBR: Inside the List

Anne Tyler’s 18th novel, “Noah’s Compass,” enters the list at No. 3.... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Election Confidential

The inside story of the 2008 campaign, longer on vignettes and backstage gossip than on analysis.... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Only Reflect

A subtle and fascinating examination of E. M. Forster’s novels and criticism.... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

The Out-of-Sight Mind

This entertaining romp through the unconscious mind reads as vivid reportage overlaid with a sampling of science.... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Paperback Row

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

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Editors’ Choice

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Essay: The D.I.Y. Book Tour

Reading in private homes ensures that at least one other person will be embarrassed if nobody shows up.... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Don Quixote project aims to put epic tale on Twitter

Twijote project plans to publish 470-odd pages of the first volume in around 8,200 tweetsHe was the hero of hopeless causes and the defender of imaginary damsels. Now fans of Don Quixote, the Spanish literary character who tilted at windmills,... More...

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

Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE BLIND SIDE, by Michael Lewis2. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin3. EAT, PRAY, LOVE, by Elizabeth Gilbert4. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT'S ME, CHELSEA, by Chelsea Handler5. I HOPE... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE DEVIL’S PUNCHBOWL, by Greg Iles2. DEAR JOHN, by Nicholas Sparks3. THE LOVELY BONES, by Alice Sebold4. PLUM SPOOKY, by Janet Evanovich5. STREET GAME, by Christine Feehan... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Paperback Trade Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE LOVELY BONES, by Alice Sebold2. A RELIABLE WIFE, by Robert Goolrick3. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson4. PUSH, by Sapphire5. OLIVE KITTERIDGE, by Elizabeth Strout... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. COMMITTED, by Elizabeth Gilbert2. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH, by Mitch Albom3. THE CHECKLIST MANIFESTO, by Atul Gawande4. GOING ROGUE, by Sarah Palin5. STONES INTO SCHOOLS, by Greg Mortenson... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett2. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown3. NOAH’S COMPASS, by Anne Tyler4. IMPACT, by Douglas Preston5. I, ALEX CROSS, by James Patterson... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

‘Premium publishing’ shrugs off recession

The ongoing recession has failed to stop...... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Analysts urge Myers to add "flair" to Waterstone's

City analysts have tasked new m.d. Dominic...... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Carlton kicks off 2010 World Cup with three official titles

Carlton Books is publishing the only official...... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Percy Jackson series goes on FLIPS

Rick Riordan's mythological series about...... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

New Gormenghast novel found in attic

A new Gormenghast novel, which was written by Mervyn Peake's wife based on notes left by the author, is to be published by their son after being discovered in an attic.... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Simon Fox says 'improving Waterstone's is a priority for me'

HMV Group chief executive Simon Fox has...... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Dominic Myers 'Mr Fixit' takes the helm at Waterstone's

Dominic Myers steps up to the top job at...... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Trade looks for 'fresh impetus' from Myers at Waterstone's

Publishers and agents have said that they...... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Bloomsbury in new Qatar venture

Bloomsbury has concluded a deal with Qatar...... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Johnson out at Waterstone's, Myers in

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

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Androids for Quirk Books

Quirk Books, the publishers of mash-up titles...... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Five gets saucy with Huang

Ching-He Huang, the TV chef and author of...... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Books shortlisted for Waterstone's prize

Tales of dead hamsters, medieval monks,...... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

William J. Lederer, Co-Author of ‘The Ugly American,’ Dies at 97

Mr. Lederer was a writer and career naval officer who co-wrote “The Ugly American,” a novel that barely veiled a blistering critique of the nation’s foreign policy in Southeast Asia.... More...

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Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Mother inspired to write by disabled daughter makes Waterstone's prize shortlist

Desperate Measures, written by Laura Summers after she struggled to find stories that would resonate with her child, among finalists for £5,000 awardThe debut novel by a mother who turned to fiction after struggling to find literature that spoke to... More...

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

Thursday, 14 January, 2010

Books of The Times: Compelled to Wander, Nowhere to Go

The unaccountably restless main character in Joshua Ferris’s second novel can’t stop walking — a condition that leads him into crisis, and Mr. Ferris into authorial overkill.... More...

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

Comedic Overachiever Adds Two Books to Résumé

Grand Central Publishing has acquired two new books from Steve Martin, the actor, comedian, bluegrass musician, New Yorker contributor and coming Academy Awards show co-host.... More...

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

Moynihan Letters to Be Published

PublicAffairs said it will release a book culled from more than 10,000 pages of letters written by Mr. Moynihan, the former senator from New York, during his time on Capitol Hill and in the administrations of four presidents.... More...

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

French booksellers launch digital manifesto

French independent and chain booksellers have...... More...

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's parent faces further restructuring

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt parent company...... More...

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

Penguin UK’s first iPhone app hits iTunes top spot

Penguin's iPhone app for Paul Hoffman's debut...... More...

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

Ideal Home Show to host Book Club

The Ideal Home Show is to feature a series of...... More...

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

Future uncertain as two Wesley Owen stores shut 'temporarily'

The future is still "uncertain" for the...... More...

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

More publishers set to join Bloomsbury Library Online

Bloomsbury is talking to "a number of UK...... More...

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

Dame Helen Mirren stays out of the bedroom

Inspired, no doubt, by her latest film role, in which she plays the wife of Leo Tolstoy, the author of War and Peace, Dame Helen Mirren has an ambition to write herself.... More...

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

Android Karenina to retool Tolstoy for his centenary

After Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the next classic novel 'mash-up' is to introduce robots into the classic love storyAs fans around the world gear up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Tolstoy's death, the author hailed in the west... More...

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

Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

Real-life drama revival in children's books

"Real-life drama" has made a comeback against fantasy in one of the most highly-regarded prizes in children's literature, the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize.... More...

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

Keyes tops the 'hot 100' as paperbacks feel the R&J pinch

The 100 bestselling paperbacks published in...... More...

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

Are enhanced ebooks the new CD-Rom?

Industry soothsayer Mike Shatzkin wonders if...... More...

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

David Wingrove' s 19-book epic moves to Corvus from Quercus

Nicolas Cheetham, publishing director of...... More...

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

EU talks on private copying levies collapse

The breakdown of talks last week in Brussels...... More...

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

Secondary schools to get 15 free books each

The government has launched a £500,000...... More...

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

Dave Stewart gets creative for Pearson Education

Eurythmics musician Dave Stewart will be...... More...

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

Knox Burger, Agent and Book Editor, Dies at 87

A fierce advocate of writers and writing who didn’t suffer pretenders gladly, Mr. Burger was one of the book industry’s notoriously crusty personages.... More...

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

'Google' named word of the decade

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

'Price and Prejudice and Zombies' team tackles Tolstoy

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

Online exhibition commemorates 'Candide' at 250

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2010

Books of The Times: In the Soviet Union, When Food Was Scarce, Hope Could Still Be Nourished

A slight but endearing memoir about the deprivations and joys of growing up in the Soviet Union in the 1960s and ’70s.... More...

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Tuesday, 12 January, 2010

Will Self's pets

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Tuesday, 12 January, 2010

Indies take sales hit from snow

Snow has hit independent booksellers up and...... More...

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Tuesday, 12 January, 2010

High street book sales frozen at worst level in nine years

High street book sales fell to their lowest...... More...

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Tuesday, 12 January, 2010

Mitterrand endorses partial scan for Google

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

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Tuesday, 12 January, 2010

Orion launches X-rated promotional vid

A former "Richard & Judy" author has scored...... More...

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Tuesday, 12 January, 2010

Mystery Amazon listing for Rough Guide to Sex attributed to 'Doug E Style'

Author of official book taken aback by appearance of copycat title with 'naughty Viz ring'The author and publisher of The Rough Guide to Sex are scratching their heads over a mystery title of the same name purportedly written by one... More...

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

Tuesday, 12 January, 2010

Val McDermid 'gobsmacked' by Diamond Dagger award

'I still think of myself as a Young Turk', says bestselling thriller writer, vowing to 'defy' any expectation she will now settle into the EstablishmentVal McDermid, "the queen of the psychological thriller", has won the Cartier Diamond Dagger award, which... More...

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Tuesday, 12 January, 2010

Harper teams up with LoveFilm for I Heart promotion

HarperCollins has teamed up with rental...... More...

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Tuesday, 12 January, 2010

Diamond Dagger for McDermid

Val McDermid has been named as the recipient...... More...

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Tuesday, 12 January, 2010

Staff at Waterstone's hub complain at 'shabby' treatment

Staff working at Waterstone's hub have...... More...

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Tuesday, 12 January, 2010

Transworld dominates paperback chart of 2009

Transworld saw the most entries in the Hot...... More...

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Tuesday, 12 January, 2010

Icon author releases free e-book pre-publication

Author Daniel Blythe is planning to give away...... More...

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Tuesday, 12 January, 2010

Miep Gies, who helped hide Anne Frank, dies

Secretary who hid family from Nazis in Amsterdam for two years and saved second world war diary of teenager dies aged 100The office secretary who defied the Nazi occupiers of the Netherlands to help hide Anne Frank and her family... More...

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

Tuesday, 12 January, 2010

Google Apologizes to Chinese Authors

The company agreed to hand over a list of books scanned in China and will seek a settlement on digitizing books by early summer.... More...

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Tuesday, 12 January, 2010

International newsstand now available for iPhone users

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Tuesday, 12 January, 2010

Books of The Times: The Flowerings of Love Are Not for the Weak

Amy Bloom’s new book, a collection of stories, is beautifully astute.... More...

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Monday, 11 January, 2010

Random House plans to close Transworld distribution centre

Random House is proposing to close its...... More...

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Monday, 11 January, 2010

Correction: Aitken Alexander

Aitken Alexander registered a post-tax profit...... More...

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Monday, 11 January, 2010

Lawton joins PFD from William Morris Endeavor

Rowan Lawton, previously a literary agent at...... More...

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Monday, 11 January, 2010

Green light for Liverpool Central Library overhaul

Plans for a £50m overhaul of Liverpool's...... More...

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Monday, 11 January, 2010

Snicket to answer back

Lemony Snicket, the children's author behind...... More...

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Monday, 11 January, 2010

Coelho signs exclusive deal with Amazon

Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist, has...... More...

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Monday, 11 January, 2010

French authors locked in plagiarism row

Two years after Camille Laurens first accused Marie Darrieusecq of 'psychological plagiarism' both authors publish new books drawing on the quarrelA blistering row has reignited between leading French novelists Marie Darrieussecq and Camille Laurens over a two-year-old accusation of literary... More...

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Monday, 11 January, 2010

Coehlo signs exclusive deal with Amazon

Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist, has...... More...

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Monday, 11 January, 2010

Aberdeen Library closures halted

Plans to close four Aberdeen libraries have...... More...

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Monday, 11 January, 2010

O'Brien, H&H team up with Kelloggs

Independent Irish firm The O'Brien Press has...... More...

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Monday, 11 January, 2010

Google apologises to Chinese writers for scanning books

Google has issued a public apology to Chinese...... More...

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Monday, 11 January, 2010

Free Blio e-reading software out in February

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Monday, 11 January, 2010

Iconic British children's book series returns

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Monday, 11 January, 2010

Books of The Times: In ‘Game Change,’ Insight on the 2008 Campaign

Reporters John Heilemann and Mark Halperin serve up a spicy smorgasbord of observations from the 2008 campaign.... More...

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Sunday, 10 January, 2010

Lighthouse board's library goes to auction

Northern Lighthouse Board collection, including works by great explorers, to be sold off to raise money for heritage workAn exceptional collection of books from the library of the Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB) will go under the hammer in Edinburgh this... More...

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

Sunday, 10 January, 2010

China book heroine a role model for ambitious women

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Sunday, 10 January, 2010

Royal authors battle it out to write the Diamond Jubilee biography of the Queen

American and French writers go head to head to write the definitive version.... More...

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Saturday, 9 January, 2010

Christopher Reid: a poet who was inspired by grief

Costa Award winner Christopher Reid tells Olga Craig how writing helped him to express the helplessness of watching his wife die.... More...

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Saturday, 9 January, 2010

A Deluge of Devices for Reading and Surfing

Dozens of companies, both well known and unknown, brought slender touch-screen tablets and electronic reading devices to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.... More...

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Saturday, 9 January, 2010

Essay: The Perils of ‘Contact Me’

In the age of e-mail, it has become easy — perhaps too easy — for readers to get in touch with authors.... More...

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Saturday, 9 January, 2010

Crime: Blood Ties

Mystery novels by Charles Todd, Steve Hamilton, Betty Webb and Andrea Camilleri.... More...

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Saturday, 9 January, 2010

Paperback Row

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

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Saturday, 9 January, 2010

Stung Together

This novel, set in a near future when bees are thought to have become extinct, is not a sequel to but rather a thematic wink at Douglas Coupland’s 1991 debut, “Generation X.”... More...

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Saturday, 9 January, 2010

Editors’ Choice

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Saturday, 9 January, 2010

Nuclear Monopolist

An examination of the brief period between August 1945 and August 1949 in which only the United States possessed atomic weapons.... More...

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Saturday, 9 January, 2010

Houston, We Have a Problem

A deeply skeptical biography of Wernher von Braun, a Nazi rocket scientist who later played a key role in NASA’s Apollo program.... More...

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Saturday, 9 January, 2010

Return of the King

A biography of Charles II, the Restoration monarch, that resonates in the present.... More...

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Saturday, 9 January, 2010

Love in the Time of Genocide

This novel’s central relationship is built on the ashes of the Khmer Rouge purge.... More...

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Saturday, 9 January, 2010

Helen Gahagan Douglas, Hollywood Liberal

A quick run-through of the life of Helen Gahagan Douglas, actress turned New Deal politician.... More...

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Saturday, 9 January, 2010

More Perfect

The journalist Seth Lipsky and the historian Jack N. Rakove mark up the United States Constitution.... More...

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Saturday, 9 January, 2010

Angels and Hormones

This powerful novel chronicles a hauntingly “toxic” year at a Catholic girls’ school.... More...

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Saturday, 9 January, 2010

Mika Brzezinski: Her Way

The MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski’s memoir explains her unusual childhood and her struggle to build a TV career while raising a family.... More...

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Saturday, 9 January, 2010

Crystalline Affliction

This fantastically imagined first novel about a woman whose feet are turning to glass blends fairy tale, myth and psychological realism.... More...

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Saturday, 9 January, 2010

Endgame

In this barren Norwegian novel, an ex-director of an old-age home fulminates and decays, and brutalizes his wife.... More...

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Saturday, 9 January, 2010

Eat, Pray, Marry

Picking up pretty much where “Eat, Pray, Love” left off, Elizabeth Gilbert’s new memoir describes how her boyfriend’s unforeseen visa problems enticed her into a most dreaded institution: marriage.... More...

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Saturday, 9 January, 2010

Harold Pinter, Dame Joan Bakewell and the New York socialite

Exclusive: As Harold Pinter, the playwright, betrayed his wife with Dame Joan Bakewell, the television presenter, he was also arranging an abortion for a beautiful American during a long, hidden affair.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Saturday, 9 January, 2010

Random's Cornerstone is king of the paperback 'giants'

Random House's division Cornerstone is the...... More...

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Friday, 8 January, 2010

Why we're in the grip of medieval mania

As a new book about the middle ages tops the literary charts, Philip Hensher asks why we are so obsessed with medieval England.... More...

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Friday, 8 January, 2010

TLS presents awards for translation

Anthea Bell and Margaret Jull Costa are among the winners at the Times Literary Supplement's honoursAfter landing an OBE in the New Year honours for "services to literature and to literary translations" Anthea Bell has notched up another award just... More...

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

Friday, 8 January, 2010

Agents look for turning point as profits take a tumble

Literary agents have seen their profits...... More...

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Friday, 8 January, 2010

SoA chair slams 'miserly' e-book rates

The Society of Authors (SoA) has reiterated...... More...

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Friday, 8 January, 2010

Lipman to host BBC "My Story" show

Actress and comedian Maureen Lipman has been...... More...

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Friday, 8 January, 2010

'Decade of the people': 2010 and beyond, part two

A "very strong" independent sector, the...... More...

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Friday, 8 January, 2010

Indie bookshops Christmas: the verdict

Independent bookshops have had a "healthy"...... More...

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Friday, 8 January, 2010

Weekly book agenda: Upcoming releases by Bolaño, DeLillo, McEwan

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Friday, 8 January, 2010

Philip K. Dick estate up in arms over Nexus One

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Friday, 8 January, 2010

Books of The Times: Tune In, Turn On, Turn Page

A rollicking if lightweight group biography of the early 1960s psychedelic pioneers Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, Andrew Weil and Huston Smith.... More...

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Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Paperback Trade Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE LOVELY BONES, by Alice Sebold2. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson3. PUSH, by Sapphire4. THE PIANO TEACHER, by Janice Y.K. Lee5. THE SHACK, by William P. Young... More...

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Thursday, 7 January, 2010

TBR: Inside the List

Daniel H. Pink, author of “A Whole New Mind,” returns to the list with his new book, “Drive.”... More...

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Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE BLIND SIDE, by Michael Lewis2. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin3. FREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner4. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT'S ME, CHELSEA, by Chelsea... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. STREET GAME, by Christine Feehan2. DEAR JOHN, by Nicholas Sparks3. THE LOVELY BONES, by Alice Sebold4. THE DEVIL’S PUNCHBOWL, by Greg Iles5. SHADES OF MIDNIGHT, by Lara Adrian... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH, by Mitch Albom2. GOING ROGUE, by Sarah Palin3. WHAT THE DOG SAW, by Malcolm Gladwell4. SUPERFREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner5. STONES INTO SCHOOLS, by Greg Mortenson... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown2. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett3. I, ALEX CROSS, by James Patterson4. SIZZLE, by Julie Garwood5. FIRED UP, by Jayne Ann Krentz... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 7 January, 2010

I-Spy children's books make a comeback

The 'I-Spy' books are set to return to shop shelves more than half a century after they first became a family hit.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Literary Life

Bad books, new words for a forgettable year, Barack Obama's mother - Mark Sanderson surveys some literary ephemera... More...

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Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Creative Content signs up Sara Lloyd

Creative Content is doubling up its...... More...

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Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Skin Deep: Using Beauty to Do Good

“About Face,” a 240-page coffee table book that features 20 dramatic makeovers, goes on sale this month.... More...

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Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Book business faces 'tectonic' shift: 2010 and beyond, part one

The book trade will weather the recession,...... More...

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Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Audible publishes Well of Loneliness as audiobook

Audible has published The Well of Loneliness...... More...

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Thursday, 7 January, 2010

My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran by Haleh Esfandiari: review

Christopher Hudson examines the captivity of Haleh Esfandiari, who was thrown in prison in Iran at the mercy of the regime.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Too much rap, not enough proper poetry, says former laureate

Teachers underestimate pupils' intelligence and deprive them of challenging writing, says Andrew MotionTeachers are failing to stretch children's imaginations by giving them football chants and raps in literature lessons rather than poems that challenge them, the former poet laureate Sir... More...

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

Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Stephen King makes horrifying guest appearance on rock album

Bestselling novelist to provide apocalyptic voiceover for Shooter Jennings concept album Black RibbonsFrom Carrie to It, his horror novels mean Stephen King is already something close to the voice of nightmare for many, but now the bestselling writer is set... More...

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

Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Akinti battles Waters, Foulds for SBS prize

Debut author Peter Akinti is to battle Man...... More...

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Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Vodafone, GoSpoken launch m-book store

Mobile phone operator Vodafone has launched...... More...

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Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Penguin celebrates 75 with release of Decades

A January Waterstone's promotion (running...... More...

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Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Yoko Ono to write book about John Lennon

The Fab Four widow is to publish her autobiography in 2015, dishing the dirt on life with Lennon and the myths surrounding her role in the Beatles' break-upYoko Ono is to finally put pen to paper and tell us why... More...

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

Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Pamuk, Le Clezio and Bolano compete in translated fiction award

Roberto Bolano, Orhan Pamuk and JMG Le Clezio...... More...

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Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Children's publishers to play it safe with 2010 lists

The outlook for the children's market this...... More...

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Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Sex scandals and Tories: Profumo and Lambton exposed once more

New entries in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography reveal two politicians reacted in different ways to being caught out... More...

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

Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Top picks in international literature, now available in English translation

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Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Sanchez wins Spain's oldest literature prize

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Thursday, 7 January, 2010

Books of The Times: A Pillow-Talk Portrait of a Hollywood Survivor

This exhaustingly detailed biography of Warren Beatty portrays him as a master manipulator with shrewd survival instincts.... More...

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Wednesday, 6 January, 2010

A New Look at an Old Quarrel Over 'Waterfront'

A book delves into the making of a classic film and the motivations of those who made it.... More...

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Wednesday, 6 January, 2010

National Book Tokens to launch e-gift card next month

National Book Tokens will launch its...... More...

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Wednesday, 6 January, 2010

Pamuk, Le Clézio and Bolaño battle for translation prize

Nobel prizewinners are in the running for the title of best translated bookNobel prize winners Orhan Pamuk and JMG Le Clézio are going head to head with last year's hottest translated author Roberto Bolaño for the title of 2010 best... More...

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

Wednesday, 6 January, 2010

Wright takes on digital role at Random

Random House has appointed Ben Wright to a...... More...

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Wednesday, 6 January, 2010

Snow falls on indie bookshop sales

Bad weather has hit independent booksellers...... More...

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Wednesday, 6 January, 2010

Resolution expected soon for Wesley Owen

The administrators for Wesley Owen have said...... More...

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Wednesday, 6 January, 2010

Administrator sells Borders UK online

Books etc is to be revived, but only online...... More...

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Wednesday, 6 January, 2010

Win a Sony eBook Reader

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Wednesday, 6 January, 2010

Full-price Foyles records strong Christmas sales

London independent Foyles has joined the...... More...

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Wednesday, 6 January, 2010

Bertrams launches classics range for indie bookshops

Book wholesaler Bertrams is moving into...... More...

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Wednesday, 6 January, 2010

Google gets behind the 'superphone'

Internet giant Google unveiled what it has...... More...

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Wednesday, 6 January, 2010

Books: Sherlock Holmes, Amorphous Sleuth for Any Era

Cerebral soul? Action hero? Who is Sherlock Holmes? Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation has had probably the most successful and elaborate afterlife of any fictional character.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Wednesday, 6 January, 2010

Books of The Times: Laughing All the Way to the Bank

A rigorous but also literate and wickedly funny explanation of the global financial crisis from the novelist John Lanchester.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Wednesday, 6 January, 2010

Tesco gives a little help to nearby bookshop

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

Tuesday, 5 January, 2010

Marian Keyes: crippling depression has made my life a living hell

Marian Keyes, the best-selling author, is in the throes of "crippling depression" which has left her unable to write.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Tuesday, 5 January, 2010

Milford joins IPG as development director

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

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Tuesday, 5 January, 2010

January sales fail to spark growth as prices tumble

January sales have had book-buyers flocking...... More...

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Tuesday, 5 January, 2010

New Sachar to Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury children's publishing director...... More...

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Tuesday, 5 January, 2010

Vermillion signs new Atkins diet book

Vermillion has signed a new Atkins diet book...... More...

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Tuesday, 5 January, 2010

Second Publishing Laid Bare conference lined up

Legend Press is planning a second "Publishing...... More...

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Tuesday, 5 January, 2010

Marian Keyes: 'Depression has turned my life into a living hell'

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Tuesday, 5 January, 2010

Solzhenitsyn's son says father's 'Old Testament' image is misleading

'His strident political tone was not compatible with typical western discourse,' Ignat Solzhenitsyn tells interviewer. 'Then people saw the beard'Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a humane and tolerant family man a long way from the angry dissident he is often remembered as,... More...

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

Tuesday, 5 January, 2010

Wooden Books offers free 20 minute access

Arts publisher Wooden Books is putting its...... More...

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Tuesday, 5 January, 2010

Tesco gives a little help to independent bookshop

Supermarket points shoppers to Linghams in Wirral after manager complains about discounting to supermarket's chief executiveIt's no secret that, faced with cutthroat competition from the supermarkets and Amazon, independent booksellers are struggling to survive. But in a cheering tale of... More...

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

Tuesday, 5 January, 2010

Interead announces more Cool-er devices

An e-reader with 3G connectivity and another...... More...

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Tuesday, 5 January, 2010

Google expected to launch smartphone today

Reports are growing that Google will launch...... More...

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Tuesday, 5 January, 2010

Dissident Chinese Writer Appeals Sentence

Liu Xiaobo, who was given an 11-year prison sentence on subversion charges, appealed his conviction to the Beijing Supreme People’s Court.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Tuesday, 5 January, 2010

Skiff launches 11.5inch "flexible" reader

A new e-book reader, boasting a screen more...... More...

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Tuesday, 5 January, 2010

Ihor Sevcenko, Byzantine and Slavic Scholar, Dies at 87

Mr. Sevcenko was a leading scholar of Byzantine and Slavic history and literature who persuaded George Orwell to collaborate with him on a Ukrainian translation of “Animal Farm” for distribution to refugees.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Tuesday, 5 January, 2010

Warren Beatty slept with 12,775 women, claims biographer

Hollywood star's sexual conquests said to have included Isabelle Adjani, Diane Keaton and MadonnaIt may not be one of the great remaining mysteries, on a par with the nature of dark matter or the origins of the universe, but the... More...

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

Tuesday, 5 January, 2010

'Kama Sutra' most pirated e-book of 2009

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Tuesday, 5 January, 2010

Toibin favourite to win Britain's Costa book award

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Tuesday, 5 January, 2010

Books of The Times: Late Midlife Crisis, Prompted by a Violent Encounter

Over the years, in a succession of novels, Anne Tyler has created a male character instantly recognizable as a distinct species despite individual variations.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Monday, 4 January, 2010

New Envoy’s Old Advice for Children: Read More

Katherine Paterson, the children’s novelist and author of “Bridge to Terabithia,” will be appointed the national ambassador for young people’s literature.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Monday, 4 January, 2010

Toibin, Ness, Selbourne pick up Costa awards

Colm Toibin has fought off competition from...... More...

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Monday, 4 January, 2010

Author collects debut award after 20-year wait for inspiration

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Monday, 4 January, 2010

Colm Tóibín wins Costa prize to at last take first major book award

After being pipped at the finishing line several times, Irish writer edges out favourite, Hilary Mantel, to win Costa novel category... More...

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

Monday, 4 January, 2010

High street book sales fall 7%

High street book sales fell by almost seven per sent in 2009, newly released industry figures show.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Monday, 4 January, 2010

Waterstone's backs budget Elonex

Waterstone's is backing the cheapest e-book...... More...

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Monday, 4 January, 2010

Discounting and recession main threats in 2010, warn indies

Deep discounting and the continuing recession...... More...

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Monday, 4 January, 2010

Waterstone's takes on Borders' Wallsend concession

HMV will open a Waterstone's concession at...... More...

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Monday, 4 January, 2010

Indie persuades Tesco to promote its book range

Tesco has been persuaded to promote a local...... More...

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Monday, 4 January, 2010

Restaurant critic's biography of 'autistic' physicist wins Costa biography award

A former restaurant inspector has won a Costa Book Award for his biography of a Nobel Prize winning physicist known as the "British Einstein".... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Monday, 4 January, 2010

Extract: Brooklyn, by Colm Toibin

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Monday, 4 January, 2010

Costa Book Awards 2009: category winners

These are the five books that have won the categories in the 2009 Costa Book Awards.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Monday, 4 January, 2010

Australia's PM writes children's book about his pets

Kevin Rudd is set to publish Jasper and Abby and the Great Australia Day KerfuffleGordon Brown expounded on his heroes in print, Barack Obama penned politically charged memoirs and reflections, and now Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has revealed what... More...

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

Monday, 4 January, 2010

Leading authors demonstrate against jailing of Liu Xiaobo

Writers including Don DeLillo, Edward Albee and EL Doctorow join New York protest against detention of writer and human rights activistAcclaimed US authors including EL Doctorow, Don DeLillo and Edward Albee gathered on the steps of the New York Public... More...

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

Monday, 4 January, 2010

Booksellers roll-out New Year sales

Bookshops have rolled out their New Year...... More...

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Monday, 4 January, 2010

Sue Charteris to lead review of Northumberland library service

The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council...... More...

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Monday, 4 January, 2010

Indies report Christmas hits despite the discounts

Preliminary results from The Bookseller's...... More...

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Monday, 4 January, 2010

Books of The Times: First Comes Love, Then Comes Fear of Marriage

In Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, the strain is as palpable as the voice is cute, and the drama is virtually nonexistent.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Monday, 4 January, 2010

2010 book fair highlights: Frankfurt, New York, Guadalajara

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Monday, 4 January, 2010

Neil Gaiman introduces Neverwhere

Expat bookclub is very proud to play host for January to the Hollywood screenwriter and novelist Neil Gaiman, a British expat living in Minnesota. This is an introduction to Neverwhere, a fantasy about London.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Sunday, 3 January, 2010

TV Book Club set to launch new literary stars

Britain's most powerful book club is returning to our screens and promises to launch a whole new generation of literary superstars.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Sunday, 3 January, 2010

Publishing guru prepares to turn Indian doctor into a literary star

Abraham Vergese's stunning story of Siamese twins in Ethiopia could top the paperback charts on the back of TV endorsementA novelist, even a well-reviewed one, may sell just a couple of thousand books. It is no way to make a... More...

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

Sunday, 3 January, 2010

From page to screen and back again

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Sunday, 3 January, 2010

Books to look for in 2010: Ian McEwan, Yann Martel, Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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Sunday, 3 January, 2010

Insight by a Thousand Strokes

David Levine’s line came from caricaturists of the past, but he used it to untangle the politics of his day.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 2 January, 2010

Lady Antonia Fraser reveals the love poems Harold Pinter wrote to her

Harold Pinter's poetry is known for being angry and clinical, but the late writer's wife, Antonia Fraser, will reveal in her memoirs Must You Go? how he romanced her with tender, intimate verses.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Saturday, 2 January, 2010

Battle Scars

An Ethiopian-born novelist recreates her homeland during and after the reign of Haile Selassie.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 2 January, 2010

Tolstoy Recalled Fondly in Chechen Museum

A museum devoted to Leo Tolstoy reopened recently in the village in Chechnya where he spent his formative years as a writer in the 1850s.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 2 January, 2010

TBR: Inside the List

It’s a good time to take stock of the year in best sellers.... More...

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Friday, 1 January, 2010

Essay: The Naked and the Conflicted

We denounce the Great Male Novelists of the last century for their sexism. But something has been lost now that innocence is more fashionable than virility, the cuddle preferable to sex.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 1 January, 2010

Pleasure, Light, Glory

A study of the 18th century Rococo master Giambattista Tiepolo.... More...

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Friday, 1 January, 2010

Exiles From Themselves

The immigrants in Ha Jin’s latest story collection seem to be in exile not only from the China of their dreams and memories, but from their very sense of who they are.... More...

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Friday, 1 January, 2010

Waking Dragon

An argument that China will displace the United States as a superpower and upend our notions of modernity.... More...

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Friday, 1 January, 2010

Letter From London: My American Friends

Like many Europeans, I always feel good about myself in America; I feel appreciated, liked.... More...

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Friday, 1 January, 2010

Paperback Row

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

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Friday, 1 January, 2010

Editors’ Choice

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

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Friday, 1 January, 2010

Nonfiction Chronicle

Memoirs by Stephen Elliott and Richard Rushfield; and essay collections from Chuck Klosterman and Daniel Nester.... More...

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Friday, 1 January, 2010

In the Beginning

A poet translates the Hebrew Bible in a contemporary idiom.... More...

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Friday, 1 January, 2010

Mind Reading

A French cognitive scientist explains the phenomenon of literacy and its effects on the mind.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 1 January, 2010

US politics: the books we would like

George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Karl Rove have all chosen to publish their memoirs in 2010, thereby ensuring that at least three of them will be on the remainder piles by Christmas. The problem is that we... More...

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

Friday, 1 January, 2010

Rachel Wetzsteon, Poet of Keen Insights and Wit, Dies at 42

Ms. Wetzsteon was a prominent poet whose work was known for its mordant wit, formal elegance and cleareyed examination of the solitary yet defiant lives of single women.... More...

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Friday, 1 January, 2010

The World Made Flesh

In more than 50 short essays, each accompanied by a Ralph Steadman illustration, Will Self leads us on a fresh, vivid tour of the planet.... More...

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Friday, 1 January, 2010

A Man of Influence

This evenhanded biography of Antonin Scalia lets the Supreme Court justice describe himself in his own words and offers insight into his judicial philosophy.... More...

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Friday, 1 January, 2010

Weekly book agenda: 'Committed,' Blio, Bolaño's 'Monsieur Pain'

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Friday, 1 January, 2010

2010 literary prize season begins with UK's Costa Awards

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Friday, 1 January, 2010

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