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News & Notes – 2/29/2020

News & Notes – 2/29/2020

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Literary Losses Clive Cussler, author of the popular Dirk Pitt alt-history thrillers, died Feb. 24, 2020, at the age of 88. His writing career spanned over… Read more »

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Farewell, Christopher Tolkien

Farewell, Christopher Tolkien

The fantasy world is mourning the death of Christopher Tolkien, son of J. R. R. Tolkien and steward of Tolkien’s literary legacy. Christopher died on January 15, 2020, at the age of 95. His death was announced by the Tolkien Society and confirmed by his brother-in-law, Daniel Klass. Following his… Read more »

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News & Notes – 1/11/2020

News & Notes – 1/11/2020

Literary Losses Science fiction author Mike Resnick died Jan. 9, 2020, from lymphoma. He was 77. His daughter, the fantasy author Laura Resnick, announced the death on social media. Resnick’s short fiction won many awards, including multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards; his best-known novella is probably Seven Views of Olduvai… Read more »

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News & Notes – 1/04/2020

News & Notes – 1/04/2020

Literary Losses Marion Chesney Gibbons, who wrote the Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin cozy mystery series under the name M. C. Beaton and historical romances and mysteries as Marion Chesney, died on Dec. 30, 2019, at the age of 83. Chesney was born in Glasgow in 1936. She married Harry… Read more »

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News & Notes – 8/17/2019

News & Notes – 8/17/2019

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 YA Community Joins Forces in Support of Author Beth Revis (Publishers Weekly) N.K. Jemisin Named 2019 Indies First Spokesperson by the ABA. A… Read more »

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News & Notes – 8/10/2019

News & Notes – 8/10/2019

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 Elliot’s acquisition of troubled retailer Barnes & Noble was finalized on Aug. 7, 2019. Elliot is the same hedge fund that owns the bookstore… Read more »

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News & Notes – 6/29/2018

News & Notes – 6/29/2018

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 ALA Reports Strong Attendance at 2019 Annual Conference. The article also covers highlights and major issues from the conference. (Publishers Weekly) ALA Votes… Read more »

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News & Notes – 5/25/2019

News & Notes – 5/25/2019

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 The 2019 Locus Awards Finalists were announced May 7. It’s a strong and diverse list. One of my favorite books of last year, The… Read more »

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News & Notes – 4/20/2019

News & Notes – 4/20/2019

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 William Shakespeare’s London home ‘identified by historian’ (BBC News) Hunchback of Notre-Dame goes to top of France’s bestseller list after fire (The Guardian)… Read more »

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