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Perseus Phases Out Two Imprints, Lays Off 24, Sells Counterpoint

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.11.07

As part of Perseus Books Group's integration of Avalon—a merger that was announced earlier this year—Perseus has formed six publishing divisions and in the process eliminated at least twenty-four positions.

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Lucille Clifton Wins $100,000 Ruth Lilly Prize

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Online Only, posted 5.10.07

The Poetry Foundation recently announced that Lucille Clifton will receive this year's Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. The annual award honors a U.S. poet "whose lifetime accomplishments warrant extraordinary recognition."

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Indie Record Label Set To Release A Musical Tribute To Larry Brown

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Online Only, posted 5.7.07

On May 22, Bloodshot Records, an independent record label in Chicago, will release a tribute CD in honor of late author Larry Brown, whose last, unfinished novel, A Miracle of Fish, was recently published by Algonquin Books.

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Some Changes in Store for Third Annual Quill Awards

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Online Only, posted 5.4.07

Heading into its third year of pomp and literary circumstance, the Quills Book Awards program is getting an overhaul by its organizers, NBC Universal and Reed Business Information. The awards program will still feature five finalists in nineteen categories—everything from poetry and fiction to biography/memoir and best debut author—but instead of the public voting for each winner, booksellers and librarians will decide who takes home a Quill. More

Three Literary Journals Take Home Coveted National Magazine Awards

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Online Only, posted 5.3.07

McSweeney's, the Georgia Review, and the Paris Review won National Magazine Awards on Tuesday night.

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Jason Cowley to Succeed Ian Jack as Granta Editor

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Online Only, posted 4.26.07

The British literary magazine Granta, which last month published its second issue devoted to the "Best Young American Novelists," recently named Jason Cowley as its new editor. Cowley, who was the literary editor of the New Statesman for five years, will succeed Ian Jack in September.

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