Tag: author obituaries

News & Notes – 12/31/16

News & Notes – 12/31/16

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff.   In Memoriam: Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher, who was best known for her iconic portrayal of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, died Dec. 27 after suffering… Read more »

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Happy birthday, Louisa May Alcott

Happy birthday, Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott Nov. 29, 1832 – Mar. 6, 1888 I first discovered Louisa May Alcott in elementary school, and I fell in love with her books. I owned two battered copies of Little Women and Eight Cousins, which I read over and over. I added copies of Little Men and Jo’s Boys when I found… Read more »

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News & Notes – 11/05/16

News & Notes – 11/05/16

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff You may have wondered why I rarely link to articles in the New York Times or Washington Post. The answer is that both publications have paywalls, and offer only… Read more »

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News & Notes – 10/29/16

News & Notes – 10/29/16

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 Christopher Marlowe credited as one of Shakespeare’s collaborators. Using textual analysis, a group of 27 scholars are now certain Marlowe had a hand in writing… Read more »

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News & Notes – 10/08/16

News & Notes – 10/08/16

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 National Book Award Finalists (shortlist) were announced this week. The winners will be announced on Nov. 16, 2016. (National Book Foundation) Iranian judges… Read more »

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News & Notes – 9/24/16

News & Notes – 9/24/16

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   Banned Books Week starts tomorrow!  Khizanat al-Qarawiyyin, the oldest library in the world, set to re-open after multimillion-pound restoration.  The library is in Fez, in… Read more »

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News & Notes – 9/17/16

News & Notes – 9/17/16

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 Carla Hayden sworn in as Librarian of Congress. (The Guardian, with interview. Also of interest: The Baltimore Sun) Napoleon’s failed novel ms. goes up for auction on Sept…. Read more »

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News & Notes – 7/09/16

News & Notes – 7/09/16

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 Four unseen Beatrix Potter drawings found at Melford Hall, a National Trust property in Suffolk. (The Guardian) You can also read more about the drawings… Read more »

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News & Notes – 6/18/16

News & Notes – 6/18/16

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 Boys who grow up around books earn significantly more money as adults, says a new study in the Economic Journal. (via Quartz) Writing Quality Decreases Among… Read more »

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News & Notes – 5/28/16

News & Notes – 5/28/16

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 New Marvel comic reveals Captain America has been a secret Hydra agent all along (TIME magazine)—and the Internet erupts in vociferous (and often humorous) protest…. Read more »

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