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The Winners of the 2015 National Book Awards

The 2015 National Book Awards presentation in New York was a packed affair, better attended than in recent years and elegant as always in the old Wall Street bank that is now Cipriani. There were no overtly political speeches about...

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The Long Odyssey from Book to Screen for Philip K. Dick’s “The Man in the High Castle”

Philip K. Dick’s daughter and show executive producer Isa Dick Hackett talks with the Amazon Book Review about the nine-year struggle to get the show made, fans’ reactions to the pilot episode, and the differences that readers can expect between book and show.

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Book Sculptures are Amazing

I was thinking about doing a post about book sculptures (because they are amazing), so I started poking around the internet...

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From IndieReader: The List Where Indies Count

The only bestseller list where self-published books are the only ones that matter. Titles are compiled on Sunday for Monday’s post, culled from The New York Times, USA Today and Amazon best seller lists.

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Sara Says: RIP Jackie Collins. Your Books Changed My Life

We all have different reading roots – the authors, books and experiences that made us the readers we are today. And while I probably should say my reading life began with mythology, or C.S. Lewis, or Judy Blume – and...

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National Book Awards

The 2015 National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction

Throughout this week, the National Book Foundation has been revealing its longlists for the best in American literature (finalists will be announced on October 14)...

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2015 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

The 2015 Man Booker Prize Shortlist was announced today. The UK prize was first awarded in 1969, but this is only the second year that the award has been open to writers of any nationality. It's interesting to note that...

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Examining 9/11 through Fiction

I read a review in The New Yorker yesterday about a book I hadn't known about. The review is by Joshua Rothman, and the book he examines is called In the Shadow of the Towers: Speculative Fiction in a Post-9/11 World.

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E.L. Doctorow Dead at 84

A tireless experimenter, Doctorow was most famous for the novels Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, and The March. Known as “Edgar” to those close to him, Doctorow’s awards included the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle Awards, two PEN Faulkner Awards, the Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal.

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Go Set a Watchman

Scout Grows Up: Reading Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman"

After months of “leaks,” thousands of pre-orders, and untold anticipation, Go Set a Watchman has arrived. The prequel/sequel/companion to To Kill a Mockingbird...

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