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Eleven Authors Rally in Defense of Milan Kundera

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.4.08

Eleven prominent authors came together recently in signing a statement defending Milan Kundera against recent allegations that the Czech novelist was a police informant for the Communist regime in his youth.

 

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Obama, McCain Share Their Favorite Reads

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.3.08

During the long presidential campaign season that finally ends tomorrow, Americans have read extensively about Barack Obama and John McCain. But what do the candidates themselves read? Last week, they shared their favorite books with CBS News anchor Katie Couric.

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Editor Matt Weiland Leaves the Paris Review for Ecco

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.31.08

Matt Weiland, who served for two years as deputy editor of the Paris Review, will step down today to return to book publishing, Publishers Weekly reported. Weiland will assume the position of senior editor at HarperCollins imprint Ecco on November 10.

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Ten Emerging Writers Receive $50,000 Whiting Awards

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.30.08

The Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation announced yesterday the ten recipients of this year's Whiting Writers' Awards.

 

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Settlement Reached Between Google and Authors Guild, AAP

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.29.08

An out-of-court settlement was reached yesterday between Google, the Authors Guild, and the Association of American Publishers (AAP). In 2005 the Authors Guild and the AAP brought separate lawsuits against Google’s Library Search project, which provides online access to copyrighted material. The $125 million settlement provides compensation to authors and publishers for use of their works.

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Michigan Man Avoids Punishment With Poem

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.28.08

A Michigan man charmed a circuit court judge on Friday with a poetic defense, avoiding punishment for a probation violation.

 

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