Tag: author obituaries

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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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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