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Two Nigerian Authors, Achebe and Adichie, Win Major Awards

by Staff

Daily News

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

by Staff

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

Two New Studies Show U.S. Book Production, Sales Rise—a Smidge

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.1.07

Last year's book sales rose slightly over 2005, the New York Times reports today. According to a study by the Book Industry Study Group, publishers sold 3.1 billion books in 2006, up just 0.5 percent from 2005, when 3.09 billion were published.

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Brad Vice Finds a New Publisher for His Controversial Story Collection

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.31.07

Brad Vice’s short story collection, The Bear Bryant Funeral Train, was recently published—again.

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Kansas City Bookseller Burns His Books in Protest

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.29.07

A used bookstore owner in Kansas City, Missouri, began burning his collection of books yesterday, the Associated Press reported.

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