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Wimps and Wizards

It's an exciting day for fans of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter with announcements for both series in today's news...

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Cover for Harper Lee's Novel Revealed

Arguably the most-discussed book of the year had its cover revealed on People.com this morning. It's Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman, and it's a lovely homage to the classic cover of Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Here's what we...

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Announcing the NBCC Award Winners

Marilynne Robinson's Lila has won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. It is the third book in a trilogy that started with her novel Gilead, which won the NBCC Award for fiction in 2005.

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Terry Pratchett Dies at 66

Author Terry Pratchett, the best-selling fantasy writer, has died at the age of 66. Despite being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease eight years ago, Pratchett continued to write and publish--his latest is A Blink on the Screen, a collection of short fiction that will be published next week.

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Announcing the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists

The finalists for the 35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award have been announced, and the novels come from big and small publishers alike. Three are from publishing behemoth Penguin Random House (Prayers for the Stolen, Station Eleven, and Dept. of Speculation), and two are from much smaller presses (Song of the Shank and Preparation for the Next Life).

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A Jury of Your Peers: The Golden Kite Award

The only children's book award voted on by other authors and illustrators, the Golden Kite Award recognizes a single winner and honor title in four categories that this year span an age range from picture book readers to young adult...

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"The Monster is Multi-faceted, Ancient, and Complex" - Author Jill Leovy on "Ghettoside"

To call Ghettoside an "important" book somehow misses the point (although it is an important book)--Ghettoside is a great book. Read our interview with Los Angeles Time reporter Jill Leovy.

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A Serendipitous Seuss Discovery

It's a stupendous day for Dr. Seuss fans, with the announcement of a new, previously unpublished picture book, What Pet Should I Get?, to be released on July 28th...

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Amazon's Best Books of February: Part Two

Last week I covered our first five picks for the Best Books of February. It was a pretty serious top 5, running the gamut between war, kidnapping by a supreme leader, and urban violence, with one Funny Girl thrown in as a change of pace. The remaining picks are, for the most part, a little more plain fun.

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"I've Never Been Happier to Tell You About a Book" - Cynthia Bond's "Ruby"

Oprah Winfrey has done so much to bring books and readers together, but she seems particularly excited about this latest pick. The novel is a debut entitled Ruby, written by Cynthia Bond. Here, Oprah tells Amazon readers why she picked it:

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