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Round-Up: Indepedent Bookstore Day, Apple’s iBooks shuts down in China, and Warsan Shire

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From the celebration of Independent Bookstore Day to a closer look at the poet behind Beyonce’s Lemonade, here’s the latest literary news: Saturday was 2016’s Independent Bookstore Day. Indie bookstores all across America participated in this year’s festivities. Last year’s Indie Bookstore Day was a huge success, resulting in a

Round-Up: 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners, the Supreme Court and the Authors Guild Appeal, and Prince’s Memoir

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From the announcement of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners to Prince’s death, here’s last week’s literary news: The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced. Literary winners include The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen for Fiction, Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America by T.J. Stiles

Round-Up: NC Anti-Trans Bill, Who Reads the Most e-Books, and PEN’s Israeli Sponsorship

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From authors who are taking a stand for human rights to a new study revealing who reads the most e-books, here’s all of last week’s literary news:   Several authors have responded to North Carolina’s anti-trans bill by canceling scheduled appearances in the state on their book tours. However, these cancellations may

Round-Up: NEW YORKER Poem Controversy, PEN/Faulkner Award, and Rare Shakespeare First Folio

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From a New Yorker poem sparking widespread criticism to a newly discovered First Folio, here’s what went on last week in literary news: Controversy arose last week around a poem by Calvin Trillin published in The New Yorker. The poem, titled “Have They Run Out of Provinces Yet?”, sparked criticism from

Round-Up: National Poetry Month, Imre Kertész, and a PEN Award

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From tips to celebrating National Poetry Month to a winner announcement for a literary prize, here’s last week’s literary news: April is National Poetry Month. The Academy of American Poets suggests several ways to celebrate this year, including participating in Poem in Your Pocket Day, pledging to read a poem

Round-Up: Lost H.P. Lovecraft manuscript, Yalc, and publishing changes for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

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From a rediscovered H.P. Lovecraft manuscript to the discussion on how To Kill A Mockingbird will appear in classrooms, this is last week’s literary news: A long-lost H.P. Lovecraft manuscript has surfaced from a collection of memorabilia belonging to the late Harry Houdini. The collection was purchased by a private buyer who discovered

Round-Up: Perseus Acquired; PEN America and Windham Campbell Prize Winners Announced

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From Hachette’s acquisition of Perseus Book Group to author recognition through literary awards, here’s the recent literary news:   Last September, Perseus Book Group announced that it was looking for potential buyers after a 2014 deal with Hachette Book Group fell through. Now, the two companies have announced that they

Round-Up: Librarian of Congress Nominated, VA Law Blocks Books, and a Serial Killer’s Book Also Blocked

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From Obama’s nomination for the next Librarian of Congress to a serial killer’s controversial book, the latest developments in literary news: President Obama has nominated Carla Hayden as the next Librarian of Congress. Hayden is currently the CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland and was

Round-Up: Harper Lee, Children’s Book Controversy, and #1000BlackGirlBooks Update

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From the loss of the beloved author Harper Lee to an author’s response to Scholastic’s withdrawal of his book, here’s what’s new this week in literature:   Harper Lee, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, died last Friday at the age of 89. To

Round-Up: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on Broadway, National Book Foundation Announcement, and a New Harry Potter Book

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From the latest developments in literary theater to a new Executive Director for The National Book Foundation, find out what’s happening in the literary world: The New York Times reported last week that Harper Lee’s famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird will be adapted for Broadway. Scott Rudin, producer