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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

Round-Down: New Lamb Novel to Launch Exclusively on App

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There is no question that e-books have seen a surge of popularity in recent years, and that many titles have taken advantage of this form to reach more, and new, readers. The launch of a new app, Metabook, might represent the next step in the rise of digital bookselling. Metabook, which launched

Round-Down: One Grand Bookstore Curates Celebrated Minds’ Favorite Titles

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One Grand Books, founded by Out magazine editor-in-chief Aaron Hicklin, was built upon one simple, brilliant premise–the project asks celebrities, writers, and artists that age-old question: If you were stranded on a desert island, which ten books would you bring with you to read and reread? The bookstore, located

Round-Down: Barnes & Noble Looks Beyond Books to Survive

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Barnes & Noble may soon be extending its reach. CEO Ron Biore recently told Alexandra Alter at the New York Times that the company is looking to offer more games, toys, and small gifts in the future, sparking concern that the retailer would slowly move away from its core offering: books. There’s

Round-Down: Ticket Books Promote Literacy On the Subway

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Brazil’s L&PM Editores recently launched an exciting new venture, Ticket Books–an inventive new way to get books to people: re-releasing ten beloved print titles that double as subway tickets in São Paulo. Each of the books, which were chosen across genres–from Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir

Round-Down: New York Public Library Expands Under Bryant Park

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The New York Public Library is undertaking a $23 million underground expansion at its Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan to house its vast research collection, much of which which was formerly slated to be relocated to New Jersey. The additional space will help