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Penguin Launches Bookish Dating Site

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.26.08

Penguin U.K. has teamed up with Match.com to introduce a dating Web site for book lovers, or for anyone, according to the publisher, who has "ever wished real life could be as romantic as a novel."

 

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New Yorker Festival to Host Politically Charged Lineup

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Online Only, posted 8.25.08

The New Yorker recently announced a portion of the program for its 2008 New Yorker Festival, to be held at various venues throughout New York City from October 3 through October 5.

 

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Rushdie Bodyguards Admit to Embellishing Memoir

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Online Only, posted 8.22.08

The authors of the memoir that Salman Rushdie claimed was largely fabricated have admitted that a portion of the book was fictitious.

 

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FSG's Jonathan Galassi Wins 2008 Maxwell Perkins Award

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Online Only, posted 8.21.08

The Mercantile Library Center for Fiction announced yesterday that Jonathan Galassi, president of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, is the recipient of the 2008 Maxwell E. Perkins Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Field of Fiction. The award is given annually to recognize an editor, publisher, or agent "who over the course of his or her career has discovered, nurtured, and championed writers of fiction in the United States."

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London Tops List of Best Literary Destinations

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Online Only, posted 8.20.08

The editors of TripAdvisor, a travel Web site that allows users to rate and review their vacation experiences, recently released a list of the top ten literary destinations worldwide. London took the top spot as "the home of literature we have spent so much time learning and loving," in the words of one TripAdvisor user, and was followed by three other locales in the British Isles.

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Henry Holt Finally Names New Editor in Chief

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Online Only, posted 8.19.08

It's a small, slow world: Nearly two years after Jennifer Barth left her job as editor in chief of Henry Holt to work at HarperCollins, where she is now an executive editor, Holt president Dan Farley has finally named her successor. Marjorie Braman is leaving her job as executive editor at HarperCollins to become the new editor in chief of Henry Holt.

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