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Perseus Books Group Plans Layoffs in 2007

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.8.06

Perseus Books Group recently announced that approximately thirty employees of the recently acquired Consortium Books Sales and Distribution will be laid off in March 2007.

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Dalkey Archive Will Still Move (but Not Very Far)

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.5.06

Dalkey Archive Press has finally found a new home. Less than a month after the twenty-two-year-old nonprofit publisher abandoned its plans to move from its current location at Ilinois State University to the University of Rochester, Dalkey Archive announced on December 1 that it is moving to the University of Illinois...

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Irish Software Publisher Acquires Houghton Mifflin

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.4.06

Houghton Mifflin, the Boston-based publisher of books by Jhumpa Lahiri and Philip Roth, as well as the "Best American" series of anthologies, was recently acquired by the Irish educational software company Riverdeep Holdings.
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PBS to Air Documentary of L.A. Writer John Fante

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.1.06

On December 12 Independent Lens, a weekly program on PBS, will air a documentary of the late novelist John Fante.

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Mailer Wins Posthumous Award for Bad Sex in Fiction

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.30.06

The late Norman Mailer was awarded yesterday the fifteenth annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award for a passage in his last novel The Castle in the Forest (Random House, 2007). The award was established in 1993 by the London magazine the Literary Review "to draw attention to the crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage it."

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Twenty-six-year-old Wins Bad Sex in Fiction Award

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Online Only, posted 11.30.06

Iain Hollingshead, a twenty-six-year-old British novelist, has won the fourteenth annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award for his novel Twenty Something: The Quarter-Life Crisis of Jack Lancaster (Duckworth, 2006). 

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