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Trethewey and McCarthy Win 2007 Pulitzer Prizes

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Online Only, posted 4.17.07

Natasha Trethewey won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Native Guard (Houghton Mifflin). Also nominated were Martín Espada for The Republic of Poetry (Norton) and David Wojahn for Interrogation Palace: New & Selected Poems 1982-2004 (University of Pittsburgh Press).

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Delillo and Roth Among Fifteen International Booker Finalists

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Online Only, posted 4.13.07

 

Man Group, the sponsor of the Man Booker Prize, recently announced the nominees for the second Man Booker International Prize for Fiction, given every two years for a body of work by a fiction writer.

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Ye Olde Jane Austen Experiment Receives Predictable Response

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Online Only, posted 4.11.07

David Lassman, the director of the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, England, recently staged a familiar experiment intended to determine what sort of response the nineteenth-century author would receive in the current literary marketplace.

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Painting of Jane Austen (or Someone Else) to Fetch a Hefty Sum at Auction

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Online Only, posted 4.11.07

A controversial painting of a young woman in a white dress holding a green parasol will be sold at auction next Thursday at Christie's in New York City. Some say it's the only oil painting of the 19th-century British author Jane Austen in existence.

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Time, Inc., Sells its Interest in Bookspan to Bertelsmann

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Online Only, posted 4.10.07

Bertelsmann AG, the German media conglomerate that owns Random House, Inc., announced today that it has bought out Time, Inc.'s interest in Bookspan, their book-club joint venture that includes Book-of-the-Month Club.

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McCarthy and Safran Foer Among 2007 IMPAC Finalists

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Online Only, posted 4.9.07

Eight authors, including two Americans, were shortlisted last week for the annual International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, a prize established twelve years ago to highlight the literary prominence of the Irish capital.

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