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Didion and Gross to Receive Special Honors at the National Book Awards

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Online Only, posted 9.11.07

The National Book Foundation announced yesterday that Joan Didion and Terry Gross will receive distinguished honors at the 58th National Book Awards ceremony on November 14.

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AuthorHouse Acquires Competitor iUniverse

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Online Only, posted 9.10.07

Self-publishing company iUniverse was recently acquired by one of its competitors, the Bloomington, Indiana-based AuthorHouse, Publishers Weekly recently reported.

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Judges Announce Finalists for the 2007 Man Booker Prize

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Online Only, posted 9.7.07

On Thursday, the judges of the Man Booker Prize announced the names of the six finalists for the 2007 award.

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Turcotte Family Settles With Burroughs, St. Martin's in Running With Scissors Suit

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Online Only, posted 8.30.07

On Wednesday, the family portrayed in Augusten Burroughs’s book Running With Scissors settled their lawsuit against the author and his publisher. The Turcotte family, with whom Burroughs lived as a teenager, filed suit two years ago seeking over $2 million in damages for defamation.

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Independent Magazine Distributor Closes its Doors After Sixty Years

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Online Only, posted 8.24.07

Faye Kosmidis, the owner of Bernhard DeBoer, Inc., recently announced that the independent magazine distribution company was closing its doors after sixty years in business. 

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Bangladeshi Author Faces Criminal Charges After Last Week's Attack

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Online Only, posted 8.14.07

Thirteen years after she fled her native Bangladesh when thousands of Muslims threatened to kill her for blasphemy, author Taslima Nasrin is being charged with "hurting Muslim feelings," the New York Times reports. The charge follows an attack last week at a book party for Nasrin's novel Shodh (Getting Even), during which dozens of protesters shouted slogans describing the author as "anti-Muslim" and "anti-Islam." They threw chairs, overturned tables, and, according to a report last week in the Guardian in London, Nasrin was slapped. She escaped unhurt but told reports she was in shock. More