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Round-Up: Bookslut, BTBA Winners, and the Intersection of Poetry and Music

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From Bookslut’s last issue to the important role poetry and music play in each other’s lives, here’s a look at the latest literary news: In March, founder of Bookslut Jessica Crispin announced she’d be stopping publication of the website, which she’s been running since 2002. She recently sat down with

Round-Up: AN UNTAMED STATE Film Adaptation, Robots, and AWP16

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From a film adaptation of Roxane Gay’s An Untamed State to robots writing fiction, here’s a look at this week’s literary news: Author, essayist, and editor Roxane Gay can now add another title to her list of credentials: screenwriter. It was announced last week that Gay’s novel An Untamed

Round-Up: Man Booker Longlist, Obama’s Intro, and International Women’s Day

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From the first ever longlist for the Man Booker International Prize to reading lists inspired by International Women’s Day, here’s last week’s literary news: The longlist for the Man Booker International Prize was announced last week. This is the first time Man Booker has released a longlist for the

Round-Up: Alan Rickman, Philip Pullman’s OLF Resignation, and Literary Oscar Nominees

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From the loss of the beloved Harry Potter actor Alan Rickman to a particularly strong year for literary film adaptations in the 2016 Oscar nominations, a look at the latest headlines from the literary world: British actor Alan Rickman, age 69, passed away on January 14. Rickman is well-known

Round-Up: Our Shared Shelf, Hila Sedighi, and The King Colour

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From a feminist book club to a petition for the naming of a new element, a look at some of last week’s literary headlines. On January 6, Emma Watson took to twitter to announce she was starting a feminist book club, and asked her followers for name recommendations. The

Round-Up: The New Round-Down

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News moves fast, and so much can happen in seven days. That’s why we’re switching up the format of our weekly Round-Down series. Instead of concentrating on one topic at length, we’ll be giving you small synopses of the biggest literary headlines from the previous week. Let’s get things