Daily News from Poets & Writers

The New Yorker's Twenty Under Forty List, PEN's New Literary Sports Writing Award, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.12.10

Truman Capote's Brooklyn residence is up for sale; blind poet Tato Laviera finds a home; Quirk Books moves to Random House; the New Yorker will publish a list of the best twenty writers under forty; and other news.

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Ninety-nine-year-old Error Discovered in OED, Google Editions Could Launch With Four Million Titles, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.11.10

Google Editions reportedly has the backing of nearly all U.S. publishers; an Australian physicist finds a ninety-nine-year-old error in the Oxford English Dictionary; New Jersey scholars champion poetry therapy; a German publisher finds a new use for cigarette vending machines; and other news.

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Censorship at the Tehran Book Fair, Borders Launches the Kobo, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.10.10

Borders enters the e-reader market; reports of censorship at the Tehran Book Fair emerge; Jamaica's Calabash Literary Festival prepares to celebrate ten years; the Guardian explores the globalization of English; and other news.

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On the Road Adaptation to Film This Summer, Burkle Sues Barnes & Noble, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.7.10

Barnes & Noble is sued by one of its investors; a film adaptation of Kerouac's On the Road is set to film this summer; two literary festivals close in Jerusalem; Open Road starts a Twitter account for William Styron; and other news.

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Macmillan Admits Fault in Corruption Scandal, the Top Ten Kindle Bestsellers Are All Free, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.6.10

A rock band of academics releases a literature-themed album; Macmillan admits to bribing a Sudanese official over a publishing contract; a San Francisco nonprofit launches an initiative to serve visually impaired readers; and other news.

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Google Announces Plans to Sell Digital Books, LA Public Library Faces Major Cutbacks, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.5.10

HarperCollins reports a boost in profits; the Los Angeles Public Library faces major budget cuts; Google announces plans to sell digital books; a candidate for U.K. prime minister attempts to trade on his love of Samuel Beckett; and other news.

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