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Ptown's Fine Arts Work Center Appoints New Executive Director

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.22.07

It took more than six months, but the Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC) in Provincetown, Massachusetts, has finally found a new executive director: Margaret Murphy.

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Salman Rushdie Knighted by Queen

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Online Only, posted 6.20.07

On June 16, fiction writer Salman Rushdie was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his service to literature, British media reported. Sir Salman Rushdie, as the author is now known, was among nineteen nonresident Indians who were recognized by the queen for their contribution to various fields.

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Film Production Company Sues Laura Albert—or Is it JT LeRoy?

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Online Only, posted 6.15.07

The production company that optioned the film rights to the novel Sarah (Bloomsbury, 2000) by JT Leroy (aka Laura Albert) has sued Albert and her company, Underdogs, Inc.

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Two Nigerian Authors, Achebe and Adichie, Win Major Awards

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Online Only, posted 6.13.07

 

Two Nigerian authors recently won major literary awards. Man Group, the sponsor of the Man Booker Prize, announced today that Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has won the second Man Booker International Prize for Fiction.

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As Newspapers Cut Back Review Space, Big Mags Roll Out Their Fiction Issues

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.12.07

Tomorrow night, the New York Center for Independent Publishing (previously the Small Press Center) will host a panel discussion titled "Save Our Book Reviews!" as part of the National Book Critics Circle's ongoing "Campaign to Save Book Reviews."

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Daniel Menaker Steps Down as Random House Top Editor

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.11.07

Random House Publishing Group announced today that Daniel Menaker will step down as executive editor in chief at the end of this month. Hired four years ago—after a sixteen-month stint as an executive editor at HarperCollins—for his literary sensibilities and publishing acumen, Menaker says the decision to leave was mutual. More