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News & Notes – 1/19/2019

News & Notes – 1/19/2019

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff   Book News Lin-Manuel Miranda and Friends Purchase Drama Book Shop (New York Times) The Largest J.R.R. Tolkien Exhibit in Generations Is Coming to the U.S.:… Read more »

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Farewell, Mary Oliver

Farewell, Mary Oliver

Poet Mary Oliver has died at the age of 83. Her poems have delighted and comforted readers for nearly 60 years, in part because they are so accessible. “Poetry, to be understood, must be clear,” Oliver once said in an interview with NPR. “It mustn’t be fancy.” Oliver’s work won the… Read more »

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News & Notes – 11/17/2018

News & Notes – 11/17/2018

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff   Book News Amazon’s Grand Search For 2nd Headquarters Ends With Split: NYC And D.C. Suburb (NPR; NBC also takes a look) The 2018 National Book… Read more »

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R.I.P, William Goldman

R.I.P, William Goldman

R.I.P, William Goldman—and thanks for the memories The author and screenwriter William Goldman has died at the age of 87. Goldman is best known for writing the The Princess Bride, which he subsequently turned into a screenplay; the movie has moved beyond cult-classic status to become a cultural icon. Goldman’s first screenplay was… Read more »

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News & Notes – 8/18/2018

News & Notes – 8/18/2018

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff   Book News Trump lawyers threaten Simon & Schuster over imminent publication of Omorosa Manigault-Newman tell-all book (Publishers Weekly) ‘Spotify for Cookbooks’ Prepares to Launch (Publishers Weekly) Snakes… Read more »

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News & Notes – 6/02/2018

News & Notes – 6/02/2018

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff   Book News The 2017 Nebula Award winners were announced in May. Peter S. Beagle was honored as a Grand Master. N.K. Jemison’s The Stone Sky won Best Novel; Best… Read more »

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News & Notes – 5/19/2018

News & Notes – 5/19/2018

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff   Book News Romantic Times is closing up shop. Also known as RT Book Reviews, the organization has sponsored the RT Booklovers Convention for many years. The email… Read more »

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News & Notes – 1/27/2018

News & Notes – 1/27/2018

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff   Book News Dead Sea Scroll deciphered to reveal ancient calendar (The Guardian) Walmart partners with Kobo to sell e-readers, ebooks (Publishers Weekly) Fire and Fury Sales Hit… Read more »

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RIP Ursula K. Le Guin  (1929–2018)

RIP Ursula K. Le Guin (1929–2018)

Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning and bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy, died Monday at the age of 88. LeGuin is best known for The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed, The Lathe of Heaven, and her EarthSea Cycle, beginning with A Wizard of EarthSea, but she also wrote short stories, poetry, children’s books… Read more »

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