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Issue 50 / December 2012

September 2011

TBR: Inside the List

Ron Suskind’s “Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President” may have grabbed all the serious news headlines, but Joe McGinniss’s Sarah Palin tell-all, “The Rogue,” has made for way better copy.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Book Review Podcast: Memoirs by Hal Holbrook, John Lithgow and More

In the book review, Ada Calhoun reviews new memoirs by Hal Halbrook and by John Lithgow, who appears on this week's podcast.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Graphic Books Best Sellers: School Tensions

Among the new paperbacks this week are two stories set in the post-kindergarten pre-college days of learning.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

Confidence Men — By Ron Suskind — Book Review

Barack Obama’s response to the economic crisis was hampered by a White House in turmoil, Ron Suskind writes.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

Crime: Crime — Mystery novels by Leonard Rosen, Gianrico Carofiglio, Amanda Kyle Williams, Jason Webster and D. E. Johnson — Book Review

Mystery novels by Leonard Rosen, Gianrico Carofiglio, Amanda Kyle Williams, Jason Webster and D. E. Johnson.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

Essay: Reading Alberto Moravia in Silvio Berlusconi’s Italy

The novelist Alberto Moravia, a 20th-century giant whose work is generally overlooked today, offers one key to unlocking the mystery of an Italy living under the shadow of Silvio Berlusconi.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

Up Front: John Sayles

Author and filmmaker John Sayles voices his view of the difference between novels and movies: “A screenwriter creates potential — a novelist has to fulfill it.”... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

The Forgotten Waltz - By Anne Enright - Book Review

In a snowy suburb of Dublin, Anne Enright’s narrator recalls an adulterous affair during Ireland’s financial boom.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

Life Onstage With John Lithgow and Hal Holbrook

John Lithgow and Hal Holbrook look back on their lives and careers.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

On Canaan’s Side - By Sebastian Barry - Book Review

Sebastian Barry’s 89-year-old heroine revisits her past.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

Among the Wonderful — By Stacy Carlson — Book Review

Stacy Carlson’s novel gets inside the lives of sideshow workers.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

Religion in Human Evolution — By Robert N. Bellah — Book Review

Robert N. Bellah explores the emergence of religion in antiquity.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy — By Paul R. Pillar — Book Review

The intelligence breakdown that led to the Iraq war was caused by political pressures on the C.I.A, an analyst says.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

The Rogue - Searching for the Real Sarah Palin - By Joe McGinniss - Book Review

Asking “How did she happen?” Joe McGinniss delves into the cultural phenomenon of Sarah Palin.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

Caravaggio - A Life Sacred and Profane - By Andrew Graham-Dixon - Book Review

Caravaggio’s disturbing art was a reflection of his life.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

The Swerve - How the World Became Modern - By Stephen Greenblatt - Book Review

How a Renaissance book hunter kept a classic from disappearing.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

The Letters of T. S. Eliot - Volume 1: 1898-1922, Revised Edition; Volume 2: 1923-1925 - - Book Review

T. S. Eliot’s letters describe his life in literary London and his unfortunate marriage.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

Destiny of the Republic — By Candice Millard — Book Review

A deranged man shot James A. Garfield, but it was his doctors who killed him.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

Growing Up With Irène Némirovsky

Irène Némirovsky’s daughter wrestles with her mother’s choices .... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

Gustav Mahler - By Jens Malte Fischer - Book Review

This portrait of Mahler is set against the backdrop of early-20th-century America and Europe.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

The Great Leader — By Jim Harrison — Book Review

Jim Harrison’s rugged hero is on the trail of an elusive cult leader.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

Luck and Circumstance — By Michael Lindsay-Hogg — Book Review

Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s memoir explores the vexed question of his paternity.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

William Kennedy Goes to Cuba and Back

William Kennedy’s new novel is a musical contemplation of time and its effects on passion set in three different eras.... More...

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

Jamie Oliver tipped for another Christmas number one

Jamie's Great Britain is odd-on favourite to become the celebrity chef's fourth festive chart-topperJamie Oliver is set for a fourth Christmas on top of the book charts, according to bookmaker William Hill.... More...

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

Friday, 30 September, 2011

Read the small print: Amazon's iPad rival hit by privacy fears

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Friday, 30 September, 2011

Books of The Times: John Moynihan’s ‘Voyage of the Rose City’ — Review

“The Voyage of the Rose City,” an account by John Moynihan of his time in the merchant marine, explores a young man’s coming of age.... More...

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Thursday, 29 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Rating the No. 1's: 'Aquaman,' 'Flash,' and More

George Gene Gustines and Adam W. Kepler discuss Aquaman, Superman and other DC Comics titles released on Wednesday.... More...

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Thursday, 29 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Duck and Cover! Courtney Love to Tell All in Memoir

The book is due out next fall.... More...

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Thursday, 29 September, 2011

Kindle Fire given cautious welcome by publishers

While device can boost ebook sales, latest devices intensify concerns over Amazon's increasing dominance of marketplaceAmazon's launch of its new e-reader, the Kindle Fire, has been hailed as "game-changing" for the fast-growing e-book market.... More...

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

Thursday, 29 September, 2011

Currents | Books: In ‘Chewed,’ Dog Toys Loved to Pieces

Arne Svenson and Ron Warren, who were behind the 2002 book “Sock Monkeys,” have a new book with 140 color photographs of old canine toys.... More...

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Thursday, 29 September, 2011

Books of The Times: ‘Fiction Ruined My Family,’ by Jeanne Darst - Review

Jeanne Darst follows the crazy-family template for memoirs, wisecracking all the way.... More...

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Wednesday, 28 September, 2011

Russian priest calls for schools to ban classic novels that 'justify paedophilia'

Moscow orthodox church spokesman says Vladimir Nabokov and Gabriel García Márquez 'romanticise perverted passions'... More...

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

Wednesday, 28 September, 2011

Children's Books: Samantha on a Roll — By Pamela Paul — Children’s Book Review

“Samantha on a Roll” is a new picture book about an adventurous girl who can’t resist trying out her new skates.... More...

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Wednesday, 28 September, 2011

New Bloomsbury digital imprint revives hundreds of neglected classics

Work by Edith Sitwell, Monica Dickens and VS Pritchett among 230 previously out-of-print titles launching publisher's new ebook listHundreds of forgotten classics by authors including Edith Sitwell, Monica Dickens, VS Pritchett and HRF Keating are being brought back to life... More...

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

Wednesday, 28 September, 2011

Julian Assange memoir sells just 644 copies

Huge publicity last week managed to generate only very modest sales for his 'Unauthorised Autobiography'Despite acres of publicity and buckets of scandal, Julian Assange's unauthorised autobiography sold just 644 copies last week.... More...

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

Wednesday, 28 September, 2011

Michael Moore tries to pull memoir from sale in 'murderous' Georgia

Film-maker asks for Here Comes Trouble to be withdrawn in protest over Troy Davis executionMichael Moore has attempted to pull his new memoir Here Comes Trouble from every bookshop in the state of Georgia following the execution of Troy Davis... More...

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

Wednesday, 28 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: 'Little Miss Sunshine' and 'American Psycho' Musicals Get Starry New York Readings

Little Miss Sunshine and American Psycho musicals get NY readings.... More...

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Wednesday, 28 September, 2011

Food Stuff: The New ‘Apple Lover’s Cookbook’

The “Apple Lover’s Cookbook” covers 59 kinds of apples and its heart offers sweet and savory recipes.... More...

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Wednesday, 28 September, 2011

Will Christmas come early for the book trade?

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Wednesday, 28 September, 2011

Books of The Times: ‘The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,’ by Stephen Greenblatt

Stephen Greenblatt examines the lasting influence of Lucretius’ poem “On the Nature of Things” (“De Rerum Natura”).... More...

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Tuesday, 27 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Thinking Cap: From David Foster Wallace to Bret Easton Ellis by Way of Faulkner

Whose opinion are you more likely to trust when choosing a book to read, a professional book reviewer or someone posting on Google +?... More...

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Tuesday, 27 September, 2011

Adonis declared Nobel prize for literature favourite

Celebrated Arab poet given odds of 4/1 by LadbrokesAfter winning Germany's major award the Goethe prize earlier this year, Syrian poet Adonis has emerged as the frontrunner to be crowned Nobel literature laureate next month.... More...

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

Tuesday, 27 September, 2011

School cancels event with 'blasphemous' Meg Rosoff

Christian independent school calls off children's literature festival appearance after reading There Is No DogThe award-winning children's author Meg Rosoff's reimagining of God as a sex-mad teenage boy in her new novel There Is No Dog has proved unpalatable for... More...

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

Tuesday, 27 September, 2011

Asterix the Gaul co-creator draws an end to France's comic hero

Albert Uderzo gets pragmatix, hanging up his pen at 84 for younger illustrators to carry on the legacyAlbert Uderzo, co-creator of Asterix the Gaul, is hanging up his pen at the age of 84.... More...

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

Tuesday, 27 September, 2011

Window cleaner steals literary greats' letters from Booker judge

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Tuesday, 27 September, 2011

A Word With: Paulo Coehlo: Paulo Coelho Discusses ‘Aleph,’ His New Novel

Paulo Coelho, the mega-best-selling Brazilian novelist, answers some questions about his new book, “Aleph,” and his love of social media.... More...

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Monday, 26 September, 2011

Books of The Times: ‘Boomerang’ by Michael Lewis - Review

In “Boomerang” Michael Lewis lucidly captures the utter folly and madness that spread across both sides of the Atlantic during the last decade, creating the international debt crisis.... More...

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Monday, 26 September, 2011

Jon McGregor and MJ Hyland beaten to writing prize by PhD student

DW Wilson wins £15,000 BBC National Short Story award with tale of road trip through Canadian RockiesA 26-year-old PhD student has beaten critically acclaimed authors Jon McGregor and MJ Hyland to win the £15,000 BBC National Short Story award.... More...

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

Monday, 26 September, 2011

Man jailed for theft of manuscripts by Churchill, Joyce, Amis and Eliot

Tyrone Somers claimed he committed crime to get help in prison for psychological problemsA university graduate who stole £36,000 of manuscripts by famous figures including Sir Winston Churchill, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and TS Eliot has been jailed for 30... More...

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

Monday, 26 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Arthur Conan Doyle's First Novel Is Published in Britain

"The Narrative of John Smith," a novel about a 50-year-old man confined to his room with a case of gout, was written between 1883 and 1884, a few years before Conan Doyle published "A Study in Scarlet."... More...

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Monday, 26 September, 2011

Booker prize shortlist breaks sales records

This year's avowedly populist shortlist appears to be going down very well with readersAccusations of "dumbing down" were levelled at this year's Man Booker shortlist when the judges aimed for "readability" above all, but it turns out readability was exactly... More...

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

Monday, 26 September, 2011

John Lithgow’s Memoir ‘Drama: An Actor’s Education’

The actor John Lithgow, soon to return to Broadway in David Auburn’s play “The Columnist,” has a new memoir, “Drama: An Actor’s Education.”... More...

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Monday, 26 September, 2011

Frankenstein's hour of creation identified by astronomers

Mary Shelley had idea for famous novel in response to a challenge from Lord Byron to begin a ghost storyTexas astronomers have used the light of the moon to highlight the hour of creation for Victor Frankenstein and his notorious... More...

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

Monday, 26 September, 2011

Highest-ever sales for Booker shortlist six

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Monday, 26 September, 2011

Books of The Times: Russell Banks’s Novel ‘Lost Memory of Skin’ - Review

In Russell Banks’s “Lost Memory of Skin,” a young sex offender lives bewildered by the world.... More...

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Sunday, 25 September, 2011

Opinionator | The Stone: 'Quixote,' Colbert and the Reality of Fiction

Did Cervantes invent “truthiness”? A writer examines how the 17th-century master’s multilayered world mirrors the realities and absurdities of our modern age.... More...

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Sunday, 25 September, 2011

Bodleian Library shows off treasures, from Magna Carta to Shakespeare

Oxford library to ask exhibition visitors which items deserve permanent display - including a First Folio it once threw awayA spectacular exhibition of the greatest treasures of one of the most famous libraries in the world features a monument to... More...

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

Sunday, 25 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Colin Powell Book Is Coming in May

The book, to be published by HarperCollins in May, will focus on the lessons that shaped his life and career.... More...

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Sunday, 25 September, 2011

Scientists Say Atlas Is Wrong on Greenland’s Glaciers

Climate scientists say a new edition of an influential atlas vastly overrepresents Greenland’s rate of glacial melt.... More...

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Sunday, 25 September, 2011

Sherlock Holmes's origins revealed

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Sunday, 25 September, 2011

Publishers expect comedy memoirs to top bestsellers list this Christmas

Light entertainment autobiographies dominate as publishers battle to corner autumn books marketThe publishers of celebrity memoirs are champing at the bit, as they line up for the book industry's annual challenge – Super Thursday.... More...

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

Saturday, 24 September, 2011

Bookshelf: Books on Presidents Cleveland and McKinley, and on Tony Bennett

Grover Cleveland and William F. McKinley come under authors’ microscopes. So does Tony Bennett.... More...

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Saturday, 24 September, 2011

Jim Butcher, One of the Authors From Ambermush

Jim Butcher honed his writing skills playing Ambermush, an online role-playing game that also helped authors like C. E. Murphy and Angela Beegle.... More...

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Saturday, 24 September, 2011

Noticed: The Image of Marilyn Monroe Is Everywhere — Noticed

Books, advertising campaigns, magazine covers and movies all call upon the image of Marilyn Monroe.... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

Three Famines: Starvation and Politics by Thomas Keneally – review

The shocking truth about the most avoidable of disastersWitnessing famine comes as a visceral shock – the slow and silent evisceration of society, family and the human body itself. The Russian sociologist Pitrim Sorokin, survivor of the famine of the... More...

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

Friday, 23 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Book Review Podcast: Touré's 'Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?'

On this week's podcast, Toure talks about his new book and Maureen Dowd reviews the new memoir by the film critic Roger Ebert.... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

We the Animals — By Justin Torres — Book Review

The family home in Justin Torres’s first novel is full of chaos and heartbreak.... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

A Contest For Supremacy — By Aaron L. Friedberg — Book Review

Aaron L. Friedberg considers the growing Sino-American rivalry and calls for the U.S. to project hard power to counter China’s rise.... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

The Quest — By Daniel Yergin — Book Review

Daniel Yergin analyzes the science, politics and economics of energy, and assesses the search for sustainable power sources.... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

Life Itself - A Memoir - By Roger Ebert - Book Review

Chicago’s own Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic, Roger Ebert, chronicles his life and career.... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

Reading Life: The Etiquette of Autographs

A guide to the satisfactions, quandaries and anxieties involved in seeking an author’s autograph.... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

Adventures in the Orgasmatron — By Christopher Turner — Book Review

A look at how Wilhelm Reich captivated American intellectuals with his “orgone box.”... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Graphic Books Best Sellers: Mythic Tales of Man and Gods

The comics medium has grown adept at translating legendary stories from the course of civilized history.... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

Time travel in fiction: why authors return to it time and time again

Fiction writers from HG Wells to Stephen King have shown an unerring fascination with the dramatic possibilitiesFrom The Terminator to Austin Powers, Quantum Leap to Life on Mars, the paradoxes and quandaries of time travel exert an uncanny influence on... More...

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

Friday, 23 September, 2011

TBR: Inside the List

Michael Moore scores his fifth best seller this week as he enters the list at No. 8 with “Here Comes Trouble: Stories From My Life.”... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

Essay: When a Dictionary Could Outrage

Fifty years ago, Webster’s Third provoked ire by including words like “litterbug” and “ain’t” in its pages.... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

Paperback Row

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

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

Editors’ Choice

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

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

A Novel and a Memoir of the Mennonite Way

In these two works, Miriam Toews presents characters who struggle in the Mennonite community.... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

Sorry - By Zoran Drvenkar - Book Review

In Zoran Drvenkar’s novel, four friends whose profession is making apologies acquire a client who is a killer.... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

King of the Badgers — By Philip Hensher — Book Review

In the picturesque spot in England where Philip Hensher’s novel is set, the cameras are on the residents.... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

The Sibling Effect — By Jeffrey Kluger — Book Review

A science writer explores sibling rivalry, birth order and the occasional appearance of brotherly and sisterly love.... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

Love And Capital — By Mary Gabriel — Book Review

A new biography looks at Karl Marx’s private life, especially his devoted wife.... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

Columbus - The Four Voyages - By Laurence Bergreen - Book Review

The self-confidence that spurred Columbus was also his undoing.... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

Reamde - By Neal Stephenson - Book Review

Neal Stephenson’s novel involves a multiplayer online game, a computer virus, Russian thugs and a Welsh terrorist.... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

Up Front: Orlando Patterson

Born in Jamaica, Orlando Patterson served for years as a special adviser to Michael Manley, the former socialist prime minister, and discusses “one long, exhilarating dinner party” in his company.... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

Amazon founder heads digital advance on Guardian books power list

Jeff Bezos tops a list of the 100 most powerful people in publishing which charts the transformation of the books industry by digital technologySeismic shifts in the publishing world, transforming the way we buy and read books, have propelled Amazon's... More...

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

Friday, 23 September, 2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger to publish 'unbelievably true' memoir

Bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-politician plans to call the book Total RecallThere were so many options for Arnold Schwarzenegger when the former bodybuilder and governor of California was deciding on a title for his just-announced new memoir, from Judgement Day to True Lies via... More...

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

Friday, 23 September, 2011

Mark Twain story formally 'unbanned' in US

Eve's Diary, embargoed in 1906 over its illustrations, formally restored to library to launch Banned Books WeekThe return to library shelves of two controversially banned novels – Mark Twain's Eve's Diary and Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five – marks the start of... More...

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

Friday, 23 September, 2011

A. Richard Turner Dies at 79; Wrote ‘Inventing Leonardo’

Mr. Turner focused on the multiple Leonardos created by biographers, critics and artists, from Vasari to Freud and beyond.... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

DealBook: After the Lehman Storm, a Calmer Life and a New Book

Jared Dillian calls the Lehman bankruptcy a "gift" that forced him out of a depressed, alcohol-soaked existence into a more serene kind of life.... More...

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

Transparency? Not with my memoirs, Assange insists

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

Why do adults read children's books? Blame modern life

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Friday, 23 September, 2011

Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? — By Touré — Book Review

In his new book, Touré examines the many meanings of being black in a post-civil-rights era.... More...

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Thursday, 22 September, 2011

Books of The Times: ‘Life Itself’ by Roger Ebert - Review

In “Life Itself” the film critic Roger Ebert covers much career and personal ground, including the challenge of coping with cancer and disfiguring surgery.... More...

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Thursday, 22 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Bill Clinton 'Back to Work' With a New Book

Former President Bill Clinton is offering up a plan to fix the economy and push the United States into the future in a new book to be published by Knopf in November.... More...

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Thursday, 22 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Rating the No. 1's: 'Wonder Woman,' 'Nightwing' and More

Two Times staffers and comic-book fans, George Gene Gustines and Adam W. Kepler, will review all 52 DC Comics titles that have been rebooted as part of a companywide effort to revive the brand.... More...

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Thursday, 22 September, 2011

Media Decoder: Arnold Schwarzenegger to Publish Memoir Next Year

Arnold Schwarzenegger has made a deal to write a memoir, tentatively titled "Total Recall," and due for publication in Oct. 2012.... More...

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Thursday, 22 September, 2011

Agatha Christie's real-life surfing thrills to be published

HarperCollins to publish The Grand Tour, with diaries and photographs from author's round-the-world adventureFrom seasickness to sunburn and surfboarding, a collection of previously unpublished letters and photos by Agatha Christie detailing the year-long round-the-world trip she took in 1922 are... More...

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

Thursday, 22 September, 2011

Julian Assange autobiography reaction – Thursday 22 September 2011

Canongate publishes 'unauthorised first draft' of WikiLeaks founder's autobiography9.40am: Good morning. Julian Assange's publishers, Canongate, have this morning released his "unauthorised autobiography" despite an attempt by the Wikileaks founder to withdraw from his million-pound book deal.... More...

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

Thursday, 22 September, 2011

‘Eve’s Diary,’ Banned Twain Book, Back at Charlton, Mass., Library

“Eve’s Diary” was pulled from the shelves of a library in 1906 after trustees objected to illustrations of a naked Eve in Eden.... More...

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Thursday, 22 September, 2011

Amazon’s Kindle to Make Library E-Books Available

Amazon has significantly increased the potential visibility of library e-books by opening up its popular Kindle reading device to these books for the first time.... More...

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Thursday, 22 September, 2011

Books of The Times: ‘Nightwoods,’ by Charles Frazier - Review

Charles Frazier’s new book, “Nightwoods,” set in the 1960s, recounts both a love story and a story of survival and endurance; mostly, though, it is a story about second chances.... More...

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Wednesday, 21 September, 2011

Julian Assange publishers to release autobiography without his consent

Canongate to publish 'unauthorised first draft' of WikiLeaks founder's autobiography it has secretly printed and shippedJulian Assange's publishers will publish on Thursday the "unauthorised first draft" of his autobiography without his consent, months after the WikiLeaks founder withdrew from a... More...

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

Wednesday, 21 September, 2011

Development studies: Key first-year reads

A shortlist of recommended books for first-year university students interested in development studiesDevelopment studies is a diverse and evolving field, and many students interested in global development come at the key issues from very different angles – with some focusing... More...

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

Wednesday, 21 September, 2011

Children's Books: Girls Who Dress Up

“I Had a Favorite Dress” and “Birdie’s Big-Girl Dress” are two new picture books about girls and their cherished dresses.... More...

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Wednesday, 21 September, 2011

Neil Young to publish autobiography

Singer's memoir Waging Heavy Peace will hit shelves in 2012Neil Young is the latest rock star to write an autobiography, with Waging Heavy Peace due for publication in late 2012. "I felt like writing books fit me like a glove,"... More...

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

Wednesday, 21 September, 2011

The Pour: The Ultimate Beer Guide - The Pour

“The Oxford Companion to Beer,” edited by Garrett Oliver of the Brooklyn Brewery, represents how far beer has come in the United States since the days before the craft beer movement took off.... More...

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Tuesday, 20 September, 2011

Trouble in Toytown as sell-off looms

Some of Britain's favourite children's characters could be emigrating as entertainment firms struggle with debtThere is trouble in Toytown: Thomas the Tank Engine, Bob the Builder and Mr Tickle may be about to leave the country. The debt-laden businesses behind... More...

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

Tuesday, 20 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Thinking Cap: Delaying Gratification

Is it possible to develop and improve one's self-control? Researchers examine individuals' ability to delay gratification from an early age.... More...

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Tuesday, 20 September, 2011

Author scents a hit with scratch-n-sniff guide to New York

New York, PHEW YORK includes aromas of everything from hot dogs to horse manureImmortalised by novelists from F Scott Fitzgerald to Joseph O'Neill, New York is set for a new literary experience this winter when the first scratch-n-sniff guide to... More...

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

Tuesday, 20 September, 2011

Gabriel García Márquez book inspires Iran's opposition movement

News of a Kidnapping sells out in Tehran bookshops as detained opposition leader cites it as accurate reflection of his experienceThe Nobel-prize winning author Gabriel García Márquez is revered for his evocation of a surreal and sometimes dangerous world where... More...

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

Tuesday, 20 September, 2011

Books of The Times: ‘The Quest,’ by Daniel Yergin - Review

In “The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World,” Daniel Yergin returns to the topic of how energy policy is driving global change.... More...

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Tuesday, 20 September, 2011

Lost novel by noir giant James M Cain discovered

The Cocktail Waitress, by the author of The Postman Always Rings Twice, set for publication next year"The Holy Grail" for crime fans – a lost novel by The Postman Always Rings Twice author James M Cain – has been discovered,... More...

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

Tuesday, 20 September, 2011

Salman Rushdie takes to Twitter

Swapping endearments with everyone from Margaret Atwood to Kylie Minogue, the author is throwing himself into micro-bloggingSalman Rushdie has revealed that he is "locked in a Scrabble deathmatch series" with Kylie Minogue on his new Twitter account.... More...

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

Tuesday, 20 September, 2011

Books of The Times: ‘The Affair,’ by Lee Child, Gives Reacher a Back Story

In “The Affair,” the 16th book in the Reacher series, Lee Child gives his hero a back story.... More...

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Tuesday, 20 September, 2011

MacArthur Foundation Announces Winners of ‘Genius’ Awards

The 22 recipients of the $500,000 “genius awards” selected by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation represent a broad swath of achievement in the arts and sciences.... More...

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Tuesday, 20 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Neil Young Joins the Rock Star Memoir Parade

His book, tentatively titled "Waging Heavy Peace," is scheduled for fall 2012.... More...

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Monday, 19 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Commentary Magazine Archive Given to University of Texas

Commentary plans to donate a collection of documents and correspondence to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin.... More...

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Monday, 19 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Rediscovered Novel by 'Mildred Pierce' Author Will Be Released

Hard Case Crime says it plans a fall 2012 release for "The Cocktail Waitress," a novel that Cain was working on when he died in 1977, and which mixes themes from his novels "Mildred Pierce" and "The Postman Always Rings... More...

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Monday, 19 September, 2011

Children's books today aren't wild enough, says Maurice Sendak

Author of Where the Wild Things Are says he's observed 'a going back to childhood innocence that I never quite believed in'Children's books today are too safe, according to Maurice Sendak, author of the classic picture book about childhood rebellion,... More...

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Monday, 19 September, 2011

Edna O'Brien wins Frank O'Connor prize

Judges reward 'the Solzhenitsyn of Irish life' with €35,000 awardOnce banned in Ireland, the Irish author Edna O'Brien has won the country's €35,000 Frank O'Connor prize for her short-story collection Saints and Sinners.... More...

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Monday, 19 September, 2011

Books of The Times: Ron Suskind’s ‘Confidence Men’ Focuses on Obama - Review

Ron Suskind’s “Confidence Men” shines light on how President Obama handled the world economic crisis his administration inherited.... More...

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Monday, 19 September, 2011

Riff: Dear Novelists: Be Less Moses and More Cosell

Many of America’s most important novelists deliver a new book every decade or so. If they really want to be central to the cultural conversation, that’s not good enough.... More...

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Sunday, 18 September, 2011

Appraisal: The Political Provocateur

A new book on Sarah Palin offers a window into the world of 21st-century book promotion.... More...

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Sunday, 18 September, 2011

In Granholm Book, Cautionary Economic Lessons From Michigan

In a new book, Jennifer M. Granholm, the ex-governor of a state where the downturn hit first and hardest, argues that laissez-faire and austerity do not work.... More...

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Sunday, 18 September, 2011

At St. Mark’s Bookshop, Killer Rent and a Petition

St. Mark’s Bookshop is seeking to reduce its rent by $5,000 a month, to $15,000, to survive in a tough economy.... More...

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Sunday, 18 September, 2011

Revealed: Rimbaud, libertine linguist

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Sunday, 18 September, 2011

Martin Bell carves out third career – as a poet

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Sunday, 18 September, 2011

Off the Shelf: When Retirees Are Shortchanged for Corporate Profits

A new book looks at how companies slashed pension benefits for their workers and often put the money to various sorts of corporate uses.... More...

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Saturday, 17 September, 2011

Barnes & Noble Chief Finances Book Tour

Leymah Gbowee, a relatively unknown author of a memoir, “Mighty Be Our Powers,” describing her life as a peace activist in war-torn Liberia, has an unexpected sponsor for her book tour.... More...

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Saturday, 17 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Book Review Podcast: Leah Hager Cohen's 'The Grief of Others'

In Sunday's Book Review, Susann Cokal reviews Leah Cohen's new novel, "The Grief of Others"; Adam Gopnik and Pamela Paul discuss the art of children's books; and more.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Young Adult: Wildwood — By Colin Meloy — Book Review

The Decemberists’ singer and songwriter, Colin Meloy, imagines a world that is part Portland, part fantasy.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

TBR: Inside the List

Jodi Picoult, who spent nine weeks on the hardcover fiction list this spring with “Sing You Home,” will be joining David Baldacci and John Grisham at Yale to discuss Mark Twain’s influence.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Is Marriage for White People? — By Ralph Richard Banks — Book Review

Why are black women much less likely to marry than white?... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

I Married You for Happiness — By Lily Tuck — Book Review

Lily Tuck’s novel traces the joys and the mysteries of a long marriage.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Assassins of the Turquoise Palace — By Roya Hakakian — Book Review

The 1992 killings of four Iranian opposition leaders in Berlin implicated the highest levels of Iran’s leadership.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Train Dreams - By Denis Johnson - Book Review

A powerful American story of backwoods tragedy and isolation unfolds in Denis Johnson’s novella.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

The Beautiful and the Damned — By Siddhartha Deb — Book Review

Siddhartha Deb looks at how individual Indians are dealing with the country’s rapid change.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

American Dreamers — By Michael Kazin — Book Review

Michael Kazin extols the influence of the left’s reformers, radicals and idealists in shaping America.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Essay: The Children’s Authors Who Broke the Rules

Maurice Sendak, Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss challenged the received ideas of what a children’s book should be — and children’s literature, happily, has never been the same.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Graphic Books Best Sellers: There Shall Come a Titan

"The New Teen Titans" omnibus, vol. 1, sits atop the hardcover list this week.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Young Adult: Wonderstruck — Written and illustrated by Brian Selznick — Book Review

Brian Selznick’s new book, which follows “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” expands on his method.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Children’s Bookshelf: Fairy and Folk Tales

Pamela Paul reviews new children’s books about fairy and folk tales.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Children's Books : Bookshelf — Fairy and Folk Tales — By Pamela Paul

Children’s and young adult books about kings, orphans, dragons and mythological beasts.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Young Adult: The Flint Heart — By Eden Phillpotts. Illustrated by John Rocco — Book Review

Katherine and John Paterson bring back a century-old fantasy classic.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Young Adult: The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman - By Meg Wolitzer - Book Review

The hero of Meg Wolitzer’s first young adult novel possesses a special power that gives him an unfair advantage in Scrabble.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: DC Comics Writer Resigns From 'Static Shock' Series

The superhero series is one of 52 comic books that the publisher restarted at issue No. 1 this month.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

The Golden Empire — By Hugh Thomas — Book Review

Hugh Thomas continues his monumental account of the glory days of Spain.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

There but for the — By Ali Smith — Book Review

Ali Smith’s satire about a guest who refuses to leave is also a parable of contemporary life.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: On the Phone With Maurice Sendak

This month marks the publication of "Bumble-Ardy," the first book Maurice Sendak has written and illustrated in 30 years.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

The Grief of Others - By Leah Hager Cohen - Book Review

Leah Hager Cohen’s fourth novel weaves a complex pattern of light and dark, happiness and grief, in a 21st-century version of the family chronicle.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Paperback Row

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Editors’ Choice

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Up Front: Imani Perry

A scholar of law, literature and history, Imani Perry was drawn to explore “both the terrible and beautiful things about race” in America.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Crime: Crime — Mystery novels by Louise Penny, Eoin Colfer, Charles Todd and Scott Phillips.

Mystery novels by Louise Penny, Eoin Colfer, Charles Todd and Scott Phillips.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Noon - By Aatish Taseer - Book Review

A young protagonist is caught between the worlds of India and Pakistan.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

What It Is Like to Go to War — By Karl Marlantes — Book Review

A Vietnam veteran offers a deeply personal look at the ordeal of combat.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Three Famines — By Thomas Keneally — Book Review

When it comes to famine, Thomas Keneally finds natural forces less culpable than social injustice.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

A Man of Parts - By David Lodge - Book Review

David Lodge’s novel is based on the life of H.G. Wells, writer, prophet, political thinker and lover.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Driving Home - An American Journey - By Jonathan Raban - Book Review

Jonathan Raban’s essays describe how he left England for a new life in Seattle.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Emma Thompson to Give Peter Rabbit a New 'Tale'

Ms. Thompson, the actress and Academy Award-winning screenwriter, will write "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," the first authorized story to feature the Beatrix Potter character since 1930.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Harlan Ellison sues to stop release of Justin Timberlake movie

Science fiction author claims In Time borrows from his 1965 short story, and is seeking an injunction to prevent its releaseThe Hugo-award winning novelist Harlan Ellison is suing the makers of a new science fiction film starring Justin Timberlake and... More...

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

Friday, 16 September, 2011

Anger over 'misleading' ranking of creative writing courses

Group of 190 authors and teachers protests at chart of US creative writing MFAsA ranking of the US's creative writing programmes by the magazine Poets & Writers has infuriated a group of 190 authors and teachers, who slammed the results... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Stephen Mangan bags title role in Postman Pat movie

Rupert Grint, David Tennant and Jim Broadbent also set to deliver first-class performances in big-screen 3D animationSpecial delivery! New details for the Postman Pat movie dropped into our mailbox today. British comic Stephen Mangan will play Pat, with Rupert Grint,... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Le Carré brands spy drama Spooks 'crap'

Author and former British agent says 'if you have lived in that world, you know that it is stupid'It has run for a decade, pulling in television audiences of more than six million with its counter-terrorism plots, bed hopping and... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Suskind’s ‘Confidence Men’ Details Recession Dissension

A new book claims that President Obama’s response to the economic crisis was hampered by a White House staff that dragged its feet and was plagued by internal rivalries.... More...

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Friday, 16 September, 2011

Brooklyn Book Festival Brings Authors to Town on Sunday

The Brooklyn Book Festival began as a local event with many home-grown authors, but now its reach is international.... More...

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Thursday, 15 September, 2011

Books of The Times: ‘Driving Home,’ by Jonathan Raban - Review

In “Driving Home” Jonathan Raban writes about the American landscape, literature and a Tea Party convention.... More...

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Thursday, 15 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Madoffs on Madoff: Publisher Speeds Up Release of Book

"Truth and Consequences" includes interviews with Bernard L. Madoff's wife, son and his son's fiancee.... More...

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Thursday, 15 September, 2011

Novelist ditches publisher at book launch for 'condescending' treatment

Polly Courtney drops HarperCollins in frustration at having her books presented as chick litNovelist Polly Courtney has dropped her publisher HarperCollins for giving her books "condescending and fluffy" covers aimed at the chick lit market.... More...

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Thursday, 15 September, 2011

Guardian launches national Book Swap with 15,000-volume giveaway

Thousands of books left in public places around the UK for curious readers to discoverThe Guardian is launching its six-week autumn books season by setting 15,000 titles free in the wild this weekend.... More...

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Thursday, 15 September, 2011

Currents | Q&A: Susan Orlean on Rin Tin Tin and Her Own Menagerie - Q&A

The New Yorker writer and author of a new biography of Rin Tin Tin, the famous German shepherd, on the way we live with animals.... More...

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Thursday, 15 September, 2011

Sarah Palin alleged to have used cocaine and marijuana

Biography of the Tea Party politician alleges that she used drugs, and had a long affair with her husband's business partnerA highly anticipated biography of Sarah Palin alleges the Tea Party politician and former Republican vice presidential candidate used cocaine... More...

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Thursday, 15 September, 2011

New Books: ‘Irma Voth,’ ‘Boxer, Beetle,’ ‘Cabin,’ ‘Headhunters’

Among this month’s releases: an outlandish plot (“Boxer, Beetle”), a Mennonite community in Mexico (“Irma Voth”) and a memoirist’s chronicle of building a cabin (“Cabin”).... More...

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Wednesday, 14 September, 2011

Books of The Times: Joe McGinniss’s ‘The Rogue,’ on Sarah Palin - Review

Joe McGinniss searches for “the real Sarah Palin” by moving in next door to her.... More...

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Wednesday, 14 September, 2011

Children's Books: Boys at Play

“Anton Can Do Magic,” “My Rhinoceros” and “Where’s My T-R-U-C-K?” are three new picture books that capture the singularity, stubbornness and sweetness in the ways young boys play.... More...

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Wednesday, 14 September, 2011

YA authors asked to 'straighten' gay characters

Authors say agent offered them book deal conditional on making a character heterosexualTwo American authors have revealed that they were told by a literary agent to "straighten" a gay character in their post-apocalyptic young adult novel if they wished to... More...

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

Wednesday, 14 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Happy Birthday, Roald and James

Today would have been Roald Dahl's 95th birthday had he not died at the age of 74 in 1990. This year also marks the birthday of one of his most beloved books, "James and the Giant Peach," which was published... More...

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Wednesday, 14 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Another Day, Another Odd Literary Collectible for Sale: J. K. Rowling's Boots

Ms. Rowling, who wore the boots while writing "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," sent them in 1999 to a fifth-grade class in Omaha.... More...

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Wednesday, 14 September, 2011

Leveson phone-hacking inquiry: JK Rowling among 'core participants'

Judge names figures who will be able to give evidence to investigation into phone hacking and media ethics and practicesHarry Potter author JK Rowling, who famously guards her privacy, is one of a number of prominent public figures expected to... More...

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Wednesday, 14 September, 2011

Authors join 'tweetathon' in support of short stories

In protest at BBC Radio 4's plans to reduce its short-story broadcasts, Joanne Harris and Neil Gaiman are among authors joining Twitter users to produce collaborative talesAuthors including Joanne Harris, Neil Gaiman and Sarah Waters are teaming up to celebrate... More...

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Wednesday, 14 September, 2011

Chinua Achebe forces 50 Cent to rename movie

Things fall apart for rapper as Nigerian writer makes him change forthcoming film title to avoid conflict with 1958 novel50 Cent has been undone by one of Africa's greatest novelists, Chinua Achebe. The rapper's latest movie has been renamed ahead... More...

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Wednesday, 14 September, 2011

You can pay to move your own shed, Roald Dahl fans tell writer's family

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Wednesday, 14 September, 2011

This week's arts diary

Paul Andrew Williams's new film Song for Marion finishes location shooting, Jeanette Winterson tweets the Bible and Andrew Lloyd Webber lets schools take on Cats and PhantomFilm boom up north Location filming has just finished on a British movie that,... More...

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Tuesday, 13 September, 2011

A French Feast From a Political Pot

A deputy in the National Assembly of France asked her colleagues to contribute a favorite recipe from their regions for a cookbook promoting French gastronomy.... More...

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Tuesday, 13 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Julianne Moore's Favorite Books from Childhood

Today marks the publication of "Freckle Face Strawberry: Best Friends Forever," the third in a series of Freckleface books by Julianne Moore.... More...

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Tuesday, 13 September, 2011

Roald Dahl's family labelled 'stingy' in row over author's hut

Public appeal to pay for relocation of writer's belongings causes fury among fans who say the family can easily afford itIt may have been a little optimistic of Roald Dahl's relatives to expect an outbreak of public philanthropy when they... More...

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Tuesday, 13 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: 'Sense and Sensibility' for Modern Times

A new novel intended to be a contemporary version of the Jane Austen novel will be published by HarperCollins.... More...

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Tuesday, 13 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Thinking Cap: Understanding Dostoyevsky Courtesy of Woody Allen

Western intellectuals have admired Fyodor Dostoyevsky's work for its keen psychological insights and its investigation of existential dilemmas. But these same fans seem to have difficulty recognizing the social and political dimensions in the Russian writer's novels.... More...

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Tuesday, 13 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Letter From J. D. Salinger, One Sentence Long, Is Offered for $50,000

The letter, on monogrammed letterhead and dated March 12, 1989, reads: "Dear Mary -- Please make sure all the errands are done before you go on vacation, as I do not want to be bothered with insignificant things. Thank you,... More...

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Tuesday, 13 September, 2011

Books of The Times: ‘Here Comes Trouble’ by Michael Moore - Book Review

“Here Comes Trouble,” by the documentarian Michael Moore, is almost but not quite a memoir.... More...

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Tuesday, 13 September, 2011

Joanna Trollope to rewrite Jane Austen

Author of The Rector's Wife plans modern-day 'conversation' with Sense and SensibilityFrom Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy to Emma Woodhouse and Mr Knightley, Jane Austen created some of the most enduring romances in literary history. Now, publisher HarperCollins is hoping... More...

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Tuesday, 13 September, 2011

Campaign to save Roald Dahl hut

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Tuesday, 13 September, 2011

Nas to publish autobiography in 2012

It Ain't Hard to Tell will explore rapper's feuds with Jay-Z and Bill O'Reilly, and his four-year marriage to KelisNas has signed a book deal, agreeing to publish his memoirs next year. A decade after he changed his mind about... More...

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Tuesday, 13 September, 2011

Books of The Times: ‘You Deserve Nothing’ by Alexander Maksik - Book Review

“You Deserve Nothing” follows a high school teacher who has an affair with a student.... More...

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Tuesday, 13 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Bourdain to Have His Own Line of Books

The celebrity chef, author and TV star will receive a line of books that will release three to five titles a year.... More...

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Monday, 12 September, 2011

Bobby Baker diary wins Mind Book of the Year

Diary Drawings: Mental Illness and Me praised by judges as an 'astonishing insight' into the author's experiencesPerformance artist Bobby Baker's diary of the drawings she created during the 11 years she struggled with mental illness has been chosen as the... More...

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Monday, 12 September, 2011

Amitabh Bachchan to appear in The Great Gatsby – for free

Bollywood star 'refused remuneration' for Hollywood debut in Baz Luhrmann's forthcoming F Scott Fitzgerald adaptationIndia's best-known actor, Amitabh Bachchan, is to take an unpaid role in Baz Luhrmann's retelling of F Scott Fitzgerald's classic tale of the gilded jazz age,... More...

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Monday, 12 September, 2011

Books of The Times : ‘Destiny of the Republic,’ on Garfield, by Candice Millard - Review

The historian Candice Millard zeroes in on the 1881 assassination attempt on President James A. Garfield and the dreadfully misguided medical efforts to save his life.... More...

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Sunday, 11 September, 2011

Celebrated marbled image in Tristram Shandy inspires fundraising auction

Perplexing page of the classic novel prompts 169 leading artists to donate work in aid of the Laurence Sterne TrustWhen Laurence Sterne published the third volume of his masterpiece Tristram Shandy 250 years ago, his many fans were well prepared... More...

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Sunday, 11 September, 2011

Haruki Murakami's cult trilogy 1Q84 poised to take the west by storm

US stores open late to cope with demand for translation of Japanese author's 1,000-page bookIt is a launch more reminiscent of a Harry Potter book than a lengthy, difficult novel by a Japanese author, but bookshops in the US are... More...

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Saturday, 10 September, 2011

Project Gutenberg founder dies aged 64

Michael Stern Hart created the free online ebook library long before the advent of Kindle, Nook or iPhoneLong before the Kindle, Nook or iPhone, there was Michael Stern Hart and his Project Gutenberg, a network of volunteers dedicated to providing... More...

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Saturday, 10 September, 2011

Bookshelf: Books About New York City

New books explore the International High School in Brooklyn, list the reasons to leave New York and teach the alphabet through city vistas.... More...

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Saturday, 10 September, 2011

Waterstone's to launch rival to Kindle

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Saturday, 10 September, 2011

Holy War — By Nigel Cliff — Book Review

Vasco da Gama hoped to recruit Indian Christians against Islam.... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

Jane Fonda - The Private Life of a Public Woman - By Patricia Bosworth - Book Review

Actor, sex kitten, political activist, exercise guru, philanthropist: Jane Fonda is constantly evolving.... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

Arguably: Essays — By Christopher Hitchens — Book Review

Christopher Hitchens’s latest essays bear “the full consciousness that they might be my very last.”... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

Letter From Cairo: What Do Egypt’s Writers Do Now?

The revolution has shaken up Egypt’s literary scene, making each witness to Mubarak’s fall “a potential new writer.”... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

The Girl in the Polka-Dot Dress — By Beryl Bainbridge — Book Review

Robert Kennedy’s assassination and a 20-something Englishwoman come together in Beryl Bainbridge’s posthumous novel.... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

The Neighborhood Project — By David Sloan Wilson — Book Review

David Sloan Wilson wants to apply the principles of evolutionary biology to solve everyday community problems.... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

Literary Brooklyn — By Evan Hughes — Book Review

Writers have been flocking to Brooklyn since the time of Walt Whitman.... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

Arab Springs: The Missing Martyrs — By Charles Kurzman — Book Review

A decade after 9/11, a sociologist says the mystery isn’t why so many Muslims turn to terrorism, but why so few.... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

Arab Springs: Rock the Casbah — By Robin Wright — Book Review

Robin Wright contends that the Arab world’s young people are at the vanguard of a sweeping and seductive cultural revolution.... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

The Art of Fielding - By Chad Harbach - Book Review

This first novel revolves around a gifted but vulnerable ballplayer.... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

TBR: Inside the List

Entering the hardcover fiction list at No. 4 with “A Trick of the Light,” Louise Penny gets most of her ideas as she drives around in a 2006 powder blue Volkswagen Beetle convertible.... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Book Review Podcast: Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum's 'That Used to Be Us'

David Frum reviews Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum's new book, "That Used to Be Us."... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

That Used to Be Us — By Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum — Book Review

Stepping forward as “frustrated optimists,” Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum address the grim situation of a slumping American economy.... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

Arab Springs: Anatomy of a Disappearance — By Hisham Matar — Book Review

In the Libyan writer Hisham Matar’s second novel, the protagonist’s father, an exiled dissident, is kidnapped.... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

BBC National Short Story award pits award-winning writers against students

Two PhD writing students make shortlist of £15,000 prize, alongside Jon Mc Gregor, MJ Hyland and Alison MacLeodTwo PhD students have made it onto the shortlist for the prestigious BBC National Short Story award, alongside tales from the award-winning writers... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

The Arrogant Years — By Lucette Lagnado — Book Review

Lucette Lagnado’s tenacious mother is at the heart of this memoir, a follow-up to “The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit.”... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Graphic Books Best Sellers: True Life Comics

"Feynman" is an engaging read.... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

Up Front: Robert F. Worth

A staff writer for The Times Magazine, Robert F. Worth reflects on the sudden dismantling of one of the world’s longest-running dictatorships in Libya.... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

Paperback Row

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

Editors’ Choice

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

Birds of Paradise — By Diana Abu-Jaber — Book Review

Diana Abu-Jaber’s novel presents the lushness of Miami, and a teenager lost in it.... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

Crossbones - By Nuruddin Farah - Book Review

Nuruddin Farah’s novel offers a close look at Somalia, and its pirates.... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's cottage to reopen after revamp

Parlour fireplace believed to have featured in poet's Frost at Midnight among items uncovered during restoration project... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

Waterstone's to launch e-reader to rival Amazon Kindle

Retailer confirms leap into consumer electronics will happen before spring 2012Britain's largest bookseller, Waterstone's, is to launch a digital e-reader to rival Amazon's Kindle within six months.... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

Michael Hart, a Pioneer of E-Books, Dies at 64

Mr. Hart began the digital library Project Gutenberg after a July 4 fireworks display, when he typed up the Declaration of Independence and made it available for download.... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

Space Oddity picture book is viral hit

Illustrated reading of David Bowie song widely enjoyed, but lyrics redacted after rights complaintAn illustrated version of the 1969 David Bowie song Space Oddity, featuring Major Tom "sitting in a tin can far above the world", has become a surprise... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

Op-Ed Contributor: When Quoting Verse, One Must Be Terse

American poetry criticism faces a major problem, one that has nothing to do with poetry, or readers, or anything remotely literary: copyright law.... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

Books of The Times: The Arrogant Years — By Lucette Lagnado — Review

In Lucette Lagnado’s book “The Arrogant Years,” two young women are cut down at the height of their self-confidence.... More...

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

The Week in Culture: The discreet charm of the misspelling

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Friday, 9 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Rating the No. 1's: 'Batgirl' and More

Weighing in on a brand-new (kind of) comics universe.... More...

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Thursday, 8 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Knopf Speeds U.S. Publication of Julian Barnes Novel

Knopf has moved up the publication date of "The Sense of an Ending," a novel by Julian Barnes that was one of six books chosen for the shortlist of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction in Britain.... More...

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Thursday, 8 September, 2011

Michael Hart, inventor of the ebook, dies aged 64

Project Gutenberg began life in 1971 after Hart was given free use of University of Illinois computersProject Gutenberg founder Michael Hart, who created the first ever ebook after deciding on a whim to type the US Declaration of Independence into... More...

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

Thursday, 8 September, 2011

Outcry over Hamlet novel casting old king as gay paedophile

Publisher showered with complaints over Orson Scott Card's Hamlet's FatherA small American press has been swamped with complaints after publishing a version of Hamlet by the science fiction author Orson Scott Card in which King Hamlet is a gay paedophile.... More...

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

Thursday, 8 September, 2011

Currents | Books: ‘Design Sponge at Home’ by Grace Bonney

Grace Bonney, the editor of the popular blog Design Sponge, has published her first book.... More...

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Thursday, 8 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Nadal Reveals the Toll of Being a Top-Tier Athlete in 'Rafa'

The concept of near-superhuman endurance has been drilled into Rafael Nadal from a tender age.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Wednesday, 7 September, 2011

Books of The Times: ‘The Language of Flowers’ by Vanessa Diffenbaugh - Review

Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s debut novel is so filled with references to flowers that it comes with a dictionary as an appendix.... More...

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Wednesday, 7 September, 2011

Top German author confronts his grandfather's Nazi past in new book

Ferdinand von Schirach's latest thriller features a character based on his grandfather, who headed the Hitler YouthIt's probably fair to say that Ferdinand von Schirach has become one of Germany's top authors in spite of, not because of, his famous... More...

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

Wednesday, 7 September, 2011

Children's Books: Picture Books About Wolves — By Pamela Paul — Book Review

“Good Little Wolf” and “I Am So Strong” both feature the Big Bad Wolf, offering winking twists on one of literature’s most ubiquitous menaces.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Wednesday, 7 September, 2011

Reading fiction 'improves empathy', study finds

US researchers measure impact of reading JK Rowling and Stephenie MeyerBurying your head in a novel isn't just a way to escape the world: psychologists are increasingly finding that reading can affect our personalities. A trip into the world of... More...

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

Wednesday, 7 September, 2011

Scott Snyder Writes a New Swamp Thing for DC Comics

Scott Snyder, a writer for DC Comics, unleashes his Swamp Thing No. 1 on Wednesday, and his new Batman No. 1 is soon to follow.... More...

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Wednesday, 7 September, 2011

Will it be fourth time lucky for Julian Barnes?

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Wednesday, 7 September, 2011

Books of The Times: ‘The Great A&P,’ by Marc Levinson, a Retail History - Review

Marc Levinson, an omnivorous researcher, brings to the table the story of the birth of chain-store America, a tale more Americans should be familiar with..... More...

From: NYT > Books

Tuesday, 6 September, 2011

Andrea Arnold finds new depths in Wuthering Heights

British director unveils grimy, frill-free version of Emily Brontë's 'dark and profound' classic at Venice film festivalFans of previous Wuthering Heights film adaptations are likely to be brought up short by the new big screen version from British director Andrea... More...

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

Tuesday, 6 September, 2011

Man Booker prize shortlist includes first western and novel by care worker

Patrick deWitt and Stephen Kelman among contenders, with 2004 winner Alan Hollinghurst a surprise omissionA violent and funny Coen Brothers-style tale of murder and camaraderie in gold rush California has achieved the distinction of becoming the first western to be... More...

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

Tuesday, 6 September, 2011

Big City Book Club: Big City Book Club | 'Let the Great World Spin'

Welcome to the first installment of the Big City Book Club with Ginia Bellafante.... More...

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Tuesday, 6 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Six Authors Up for Man Booker Prize

Six authors were named on Tuesday to the shortlist of candidates for the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.... More...

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Tuesday, 6 September, 2011

Viz Profanisaurus expands iPhone users' vocabularies

App Store offers program based on the famously racy reference work fronted by Roger MellieFor years, Apple has taken a stern line on obscenity and other adult content on its App Store, with its approvals team rejecting apps for gratuitously... More...

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

Tuesday, 6 September, 2011

Western on 'readable' Booker list

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Tuesday, 6 September, 2011

9/11 Anniversary Books, New and Reissued

New books are coming out, but is there more for readers to learn about the Sept. 11 attacks on their 10th anniversary?... More...

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Tuesday, 6 September, 2011

Two first-time novelists on Booker shortlist

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Tuesday, 6 September, 2011

Booker prize 2011 shortlist drops Hollinghurst in favour of first-timers

Two debut novelists have made the final six in contention for the award, ahead of widely-tipped former winnerAlan Hollinghurst's highly-praised novel The Stranger's Child has missed out on a place on the Man Booker prize shortlist, with the former Booker... More...

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

Tuesday, 6 September, 2011

Books of The Times: ‘The Art of Fielding’ by Chad Harbach - Review

Chad Harbach takes the well-worn, much-allegorized subject of baseball and makes us see it afresh, taking tired tropes about the game and injecting them with new energy.... More...

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Monday, 5 September, 2011

Daily Mail apology to Vanessa Redgrave will not stop book's publication

The Daily Mail published an apology to Vanessa Redgrave on Saturday as follows...Our serialisation of a forthcoming book about the actress Vanessa Redgrave and her family on 7th May included the allegation that she had once found her husband in... More...

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

Monday, 5 September, 2011

Colin Firth says film industry underestimates audiences' intelligence

Colin Firth makes comments at Venice film festival premiere of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – a film which demands concentrationFilmgoers are being underestimated by the movie industry and not being offered enough intelligent work that might require some concentration, the... More...

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

Monday, 5 September, 2011

Books of The Times: ‘Counterstrike,’ by Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker — Review

“Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda,” by Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker, focuses on terrorism deterrence since Sept. 11.... More...

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Monday, 5 September, 2011

Darling admits in memoirs 'deposing' Brown might have saved government

Ex-chancellor says 'residual loyalty' stopped the plot to overthrown former prime ministerAlistair Darling has acknowledged that it might have been right to try to depose Gordon Brown when he was prime minister, but said he had been held back by... More...

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

Sunday, 4 September, 2011

Meet the woman who put lead in Darling's pencil

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Sunday, 4 September, 2011

Off The Shelf: In A.&P.’s Story, Parallels to Retail Battles of Today

In a new book, Marc Levinson tells of A.& P.’s swift expansion in the early 20th century, and the powerful backlash it engendered. The tale offers parallels to retail battles of today.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 3 September, 2011

Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling 'were at odds from the start'

Former chancellor faced interference from the then PM, who wished to play down the economic risk from the banking crisisGordon Brown repeatedly pressured Alistair Darling to change his economic forecasts almost from the outset of his premiership, it has emerged.... More...

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

Saturday, 3 September, 2011

Bill Bryson joins fight in countryside planning row

American writer and countryside campaigner concerned that shake-up may weaken planning laws to allow for developmentBritain's leading countryside campaigner, Bill Bryson, has joined a growing wave of opposition to government moves to shake up planning laws.... More...

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

Saturday, 3 September, 2011

Sex On Six Legs — By Marlene Zuk — Book Review

Marlene Zuk shows how the insect world, like ours, can be stunningly complex.... More...

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

Blueprints For Building Better Girls — By Elissa Schappell — Book Review

The heroines of these linked stories tend to be volatile, aggrieved, distrustful and confused.... More...

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

Except When I Write — By Arthur Krystal — Book Review

Arthur Krystal’s essays issue from “reading, study, silence, thought.”... More...

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

Editors’ Choice

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

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

The Persistence of the Color Line — By Randall Kennedy — Book Review

Candidate Obama had to reassure voters of all colors, Randall Kennedy finds.... More...

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

Crime: Crime — Mystery novels by George Pelecanos, Laura Lippman, Martin Walker and Sebastian Rotella

Mystery novels by George Pelecanos, Laura Lippman, Martin Walker and Sebastian Rotella.... More...

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

Tango - My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels - By Justin Vivian Bond - Book Review

Justin Vivian Bond recalls the ups and downs of being a “trans child.”... More...

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

Up Front: Brent Staples

Currently working on a history of mixed-race identity in the United States, Brent Staples examines the significance of President Obama’s racial origins.... More...

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

Luminarium - By Alex Shakar - Book Review

Alex Shakar’s protagonist broods over his comatose brother and joins a neurological experiment that promises “spiritual awakening.”... More...

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

We Others - New and Selected Stories - By Steven Millhauser - Book Review

Written over the span of three decades, Steven Millhauser’s stories find the weird in the prosaic.... More...

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

Willpower — By Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney — Book Review

Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney explore what we can do to increase self-control.... More...

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

Big Questions — Written and illustrated by Anders Brekhus Nilsen — Book Review

Anders Brekhus Nilsen’s unsettling comic vision embraces a flock of finches, the injustice of the food chain, and Plato’s cave.... More...

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

This Is Not the Ivy League — By Mary Clearman Blew — Book Review

A writer and English professor grapples with her past in this memoir.... More...

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

Paperback Row

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

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

Sleeping With the Enemy: Coco Chanel’s Secret War — By Hal Vaughan — Book Review

A biography contends that Coco Chanel was a Nazi agent.... More...

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

The Emperor of Lies — By Steve Sem-Sandberg — Book Review

In this novel about the Holocaust, the real-life Jewish leader Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski looms large.... More...

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness - By Alexandra Fuller - Book Review

Alexandra Fuller returns to the continent of her birth to write a sequel, or prequel, to “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight.”... More...

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

Simon Hoggart's week: The day Tony Blair showed his mettle

Recollections of 9/11, when the prime minister put himself at risk by returning to Downing Street✒As we near the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Anthony Seldon has published a new account of how Tony Blair received the news. He had to... More...

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

Friday, 2 September, 2011

Darling: Blair said working with Brown was like dental treatment without anaesthetic

Darling to attack Gordon Brown as 'brutal' and label Bank of England chief Mervyn King 'exasperating' in memoirsAlistair Darling will claim in his memoirs that Tony Blair found Gordon Brown so difficult to work with that Blair told him "dealing... More...

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

Friday, 2 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Book Review Podcast: Errol Morris's 'Believing Is Seeing'

Kathryn Schulz reviews the filmmaker Errol Morris's new book, "Believing Is Seeing."... More...

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Graphic Books Best Sellers: Bloody Wolverines, Vampires and Baked Goods

Our Best Sellers lists are filled with movement this week.... More...

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

TBR: Inside the List

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, initiated a new interest in books about the Muslim world, as well as a spike in patriotic books focused on American history.... More...

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

T Magazine: Curtain Calls | John Lithgow

In his revelatory memoir, the consummate character actor talks about infidelity, Oedipal striving and the awfulness of acceptance speeches.... More...

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Friday, 2 September, 2011

Believing Is Seeing - By Errol Morris - Book Review

The filmmaker Errol Morris’s book is about the limitations of vision, and the inevitable distortions involved in the act of looking at photographs.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 1 September, 2011

Books of The Times: ‘We the Animals,’ by Justin Torres - Review

Justin Torres writes the kind of sensitive, carefully wrought autobiographical first novel that may soon be extinct from the mainstream publishing world.... More...

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Thursday, 1 September, 2011

Essay: Essay — A Portal to 1920s Greenwich Village — by Jennifer Schuessler

An unusual artifact resurfaced at the University of Texas’s Harry Ransom Center — a narrow pine door from a Greenwich Village bookstore, covered with some 242 signatures.... More...

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Thursday, 1 September, 2011

Book-Loving City Forgoes Free Ones for a Week

The closure of the Seattle Public Library due to cuts has become something of a late-summer tradition in recent years.... More...

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Thursday, 1 September, 2011

'Space Oddity' reimagined as children's book

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Thursday, 1 September, 2011

Three for two doesn't add up, says book chain

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Thursday, 1 September, 2011

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