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  • 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award finalists announced

     
    The five finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction were announced Wednesday, and included National Book Award winner "Lords of Misrule" by Jaimy Gordon. Southern California writer Eric Puchner's "Model Home" is the only other traditionally...
  • Publishing shakeup: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CEO Barry O'Callaghan resigns

     
    Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's CEO Barry O'Callaghan has resigned....
  • You're so nauseously nice: Getting Insulted by Authors

     
    Somewhere in New York this week, Bill Ryan might be found standing in line after an author's reading, waiting his turn for a few words and a signature. While some people get nervous waiting to speak to an author, Ryan......
  • Man Booker International finalists include three Americans

     
    The Man Booker International Prize finalists include Marilynne Robinson, Philip Roth and Anne Tyler....
  • John Le Carre stirs controversy trying to withdraw from prize consideration

     
    John Le Carre stirs controversy trying to withdraw from consideration for the Booker Prize International. The judges say he's still on the list....
  • Philip Roth wins Man Booker International Prize, sparks controversy

     
    A judge withdraws from the Man Booker International Prize jury when the award goes to Philip Roth. "He goes on and on and on about the same subject in almost every single book," she says. "It's as though he's sitting on your face and you can't breathe.".....
  • Wall Street Journal to Bob Dylan: Isn't it time to hang up the harmonica?

     
    I am a loyal fan of the Wall Street Journal's Friday Journal, which is usually loaded with smart and provocative arts and entertainment coverage. But when it comes to assessing a major cultural figure, last week's cover story by John......
  • Michael Hiltzik: The Kindle as context

     
    Technological revolutions always get some people thinking about what we are losing by discarding the old technology, rather than what we gain with the new. As my Sunday column observes, this process is already taking place with the advent of......
  • Apatow gets funny (mostly) for McSweeney's and 826LA

     
    Judd Apatow has edited an anthology titled "I Found This Funny," coming out Nov. 1, which benefits 826 National. It's kind of a funny humor anthology because some of its stories aren't funny at all. Yes, it includes pieces by......
  • David Bowie's new book 'Bowie: Object' rocks the Frankfurt Book Fair

     
    One of the hottest properties making the rounds at that annual festival of literary wheeling and dealing, the Frankfurt Book Fair, isn’t some tome by the hot young author du jour. It’s a hard-to-classify work of nonfiction by a veteran......
  • Is Cormac McCarthy really headed for the Nobel?

     
    On Monday, news started buzzing that Cormac McCarthy, chronicler of a blasted and violent early American West and, more recently, a dystopic frozen future, might be under consideration for the Nobel Prize in Literature, whose announcement is planned for...