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Shakespearean Drama Gets Graphic

by Jen A. Miller

News and Trends

Posted 9.1.06

September/October 2006

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Workman Publishing imprint Black Dog and Leventhal reissues King Lear and Macbeth, the illustrated Shakespeare plays originally published in the 1980s—before graphic novels acquired a mainstream audience—as part of its Graphic Shakespeare series.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 9.1.06

September/October 2006

This installment of Page One features excerpts from The Exquisite by Laird Hunt and A Three Dog Life by Jack Pendarvis.

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Marathon Readers Go the Distance

by Anna Mantzaris

News and Trends

Posted 9.1.06

September/October 2006

As the number of poetry readings in communities across the country continues to grow, a format that was once relatively rare—the marathon—is becoming increasingly popular.

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Host Publications

by Mary Gannon

Special Section

Posted 9.1.06

September/October 2006

Slowly but surely, the independent press Host has established a reputation as a publisher of literary translations from countries such as Brazil, Chile, Poland, Belgium, and Uruguay.

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Extreme Makeover

by A. M. Homes

The Practical Writer

Posted 7.1.06

July/August 2006

Novelist and memoirist A. M. Homes investigates how an author's Web site should look and function. More

The Poetic Appraisal

by Sarah Davis

News and Trends

Posted 7.1.06

July/August 2006

Poetry in America, the 2006 report released by the Poetry Foundation, has spurred efforts to revitalize an interest in poetry among the general population, and in doing so, has also sparked a debate among those in the literary community.

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More to the Story: Peter Carey

by Peter Carey

News and Trends

Posted 7.1.06

July/August 2006

For the second installment of this occassional feature, in which we ask authors to list the movies, music, artwork, and books that inspired them during the course of writing their new books, we asked two-time Booker Prize–winning author Peter Carey, whose ninth novel was published by Knopf in May, for his list; he replied with this essay.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 7.1.06

July/August 2006

This installment of Page One features excerpts from Hillbilly Gothic: A Memoir of Madness and Motherhood by Adrienne Martini and The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee.

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Small Press Points

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 7.1.06

July/August 2006

Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features Blue Moon Books, Soft Skull Press, Grove Press, Grove/Atlantic, Inc. Clear Cut Press, and Broadsided Press.

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Penguin, NBA Team Up for Literacy

by Doug Diesenhaus

News and Trends

Posted 7.1.06

July/August 2006

Penguin and the National Basketball Association (NBA) recently teamed up to launch a literacy campaign featuring the retired Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Ray Allen of the Seattle SuperSonics, Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat, and Becky Hammon of the New York Liberty, a team in the Women's National Basketball Association.

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