Daily News from Poets & Writers

Krasinksi's Film Version of DFW Collection to Appear at Sundance

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Online Only, posted 12.8.08

John Krasinski, best known as the character Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom The Office, will make his directorial debut at the Sundance Film Festival next month with a film adaptation of Brief Interviews With Hideous Men (Little, Brown 1999) by the late David Foster Wallace.

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New York Times Picks Best Books of 2008

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Online Only, posted 12.5.08

On Wednesday the New York Times unveiled its list of the ten best books of 2008. Divided evenly between the categories of fiction and nonfiction, the list has drawn an unusually strong response from readers and bloggers alike.

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Simon & Shuster Slashes Staff, Random House Restructures

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Online Only, posted 12.4.08

Yesterday, Simon & Schuster added to a grim week of news for book publishing with the announcement that it had eliminated thirty-five jobs across several departments. More

More Troubling News From HMH: Becky Saletan Resigns

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Online Only, posted 12.3.08

Becky Saletan, senior vice president and publisher of adult trade books at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) since January, has resigned. Her last day will be December 10. The resignation was confirmed yesterday by Josef Blumenfeld, vice president of communications for HMH.

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Hannah Tinti Wins Merc Center's First Novel Prize

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Online Only, posted 12.2.08

Last night, the Mercantile Library Center for Fiction awarded the 2008 John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize to Hannah Tinti for The Good Thief (Dial Press).

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Spanish Novelist Juan Marsé Wins Cervantes Prize

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Online Only, posted 12.1.08

Spain's culture minister, César Antonio Molina, announced last week that seventy-five-year-old Spanish novelist Juan Marsé has won the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor. Considered by some to be on the level of the Nobel Prize, the award comes with a cash stipend of 125,000 euros ($160,000).

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