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Salman Rushdie is Writing Novel With Trump-Like Villain
Salman Rushdie's next novel, The Golden House, takes aim at the Trump Administration, the Tea Party and the backlash against political correctness.

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Javaka Steptoe Wins 2017 Caldecott Medal for Radiant Child: The Story of Youn...
Javaka Steptoe has won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Literary Agents Put Out an Open Call for Submissions From Muslim Writers
A group of 60 literary agents has put out a call for submissions from Muslim writers. The call spans all genres.

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New York Times Dumps Comics and Mass Market Paperback Bestseller Lists
Publishers and authors were shocked to learn that the New York Times is dropping a number of its bestseller lists, including comics and mass market paperbacks.

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Kelly Barnhill Wins 2017 Newbery Medal for The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill won the 2017 Newbery Medal for her fantasy novel, The Girl Who Drank the Moon. She says she was gobsmacked by the win.

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A French Translator Describes the Difficulty of Translating President Trump
French translator Berengere Viennot explains why translating President Donald Trump's speeches into French is so difficult.

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Merriam-Webster Calls Out Kellyanne Conway for 'Alternative Facts'
Merriam-Webster lectured Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway on what facts are in a tweet today. Conway advocated the use of alternative facts, which are actually falsehoods.

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Trump Nominee Monica Crowley Felled by Plagiarism Scandal
Trump nominee Monica Crowley has withdrawn from consideration for NSC post after major plagiarism scandal.

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Damien Chazelle Wins Best Screenplay and Best Director at Golden Globes for L...
Damien Chazelle took home the Golden Globe awards for Best Screenplay and Best Director at the 2017 Golden Globes.

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Donald Trump Boots Biographer Off Golf Course
President Elect Donald Trump kicked one of his biographers off his golf course in Jupiter, Floria Friday. The biography was quite unflattering to the PEOTUS.

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A Princess and an Author: Carrie Fisher Taken Too Soon
Actress and bestselling author Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

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Trump Typo Causes 'Unpresidented' to Trend on Twitter
Trump's unpresidented typo trends on Twitter after Trump mistakenly entered it in a tweet about China taking one of our research drones.

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James Patterson Donates $250,000 to Independent Booksellers
James Patterson announced the names of the 149 independent booksellers who will receive holiday bonuses this year. He is giving out $250,000 total to employees who sell books.

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Patti Smith Performed A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall as Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize A...
Patti Smith stumbled but recovered during a moving rendition of Bob Dylan's A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall at the Nobel Prize for Literature ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Author Emma Straub is Opening a Bookstore in Brooklyn
New York Times bestselling author Emma Straub and her husband Michael Fusco-Straub are opening an independent bookstore in Brooklyn.

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In a Walt Whitman Novel, Lost for 165 Years, Clues to ?Leaves of Grass?
A digital sleuth has discovered an anonymously published 1852 serial novel by the poet, which survived in only a single copy of an obscure newspaper.
Books of The Times: Review: ?The One Inside? Presents Sam Shepard in a Minor Key
This new volume, labeled a work of fiction, provides a sharp-edged distillation of the themes that have preoccupied him throughout his career.
Reader's Notebook: A Different Kind of Dystopian Novel
In Philip Roth?s 2004 alternative history, Charles Lindbergh is in the White House, cozying up to the Third Reich.
Fiction: Death and Disaster Stalk the Characters in Margaret Drabble?s New Novel
Margaret Drabble?s ?The Dark Flood Rises? is a fictional road trip through various forms of ?senior living? in Britain.
17 Great Books About American Presidents for Presidents? Day Weekend
Some of our favorite books by and about presidents from the past few decades.
By the Book: George Saunders: By the Book
The author, most recently, of ?Lincoln in the Bardo? on his favorite genre: ?I love reading anything about gigantic animate blobs of molten iron who secretly long to be concert pianists.?
A New Phase of ?Goodnight Moon??
How a previously unpublished book by the children?s author Margaret Wise Brown is soon to make an appearance.
Crime: The Best and Latest in Crime Fiction
Mark Billingham?s ?Rush of Blood? is a savage satire about good friends whose special bond originated in murder.
Dick Bruna, Author of Miffy Books, Is Dead at 89
The Dutch writer and illustrator was known for children?s books depicting a sparely drawn round white rabbit who gained a worldwide following.
?Charge the Cockpit or You Die?: Behind an Incendiary Case for Trump
The Claremont Review of Books published ?The Flight 93 Election,? an incendiary case for Donald J. Trump. Can it now help pilot the American government?
A Life of Jonathan Swift, Beyond Satire
In his new biography ?Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel,? John Stubbs explores the complex life of the man who penned ?Gulliver?s Travels.?
Michelin Star Mix-Up Throws a Working-Class Bistro Into a Media Storm
Le Bouche Oreille, a modest restaurant in central France, got an accolade intended for a high-end restaurant of the same name.
Poetry: A Range of Alter Egos and a Lifetime of Poetic Guises
In ?Almost Complete Poems,? his latest attempt to earn the title poet, Stanley Moss reflects on his life, talents and quest for spiritual strength.
Michael Novak, Catholic Scholar Who Championed Capitalism, Dies at 83
A Roman Catholic social philosopher, Mr. Novak abandoned liberal politics to make the theological and moral case for capitalism in a series of books.
The Book Review Podcast: Neil Gaiman?s Myths
Gaiman discusses ?Norse Mythology?; Sarah Lyall talks about Ali Smith?s ?Autumn?; and Nick Bilton on two new books about Silicon Valley.


Overdue Library Book Returned 75 Years Later
An overdue library book was returned 75 years later. The book was Val Rides the Oregon Trail.

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Hillary Clinton Signs Book Deal With Simon & Schuster
Hillary Clinton has signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster. She will write a book of essays based on quotations that helped her through tough times

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Oprah Winfrey Talks New Cookbook With Stephen Colbert
Oprah Winfrey talks about her new food memoir and cookbook with Stephen Colbert. She also shows him how to make anything sound fabulous.

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2016 Costa Book Awards Category Winners Announced
The category winners of the 2016 Costa Book Awards have been announced.

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Donald Trump Blasts CNN For Using Unflattering Photo for Election Book Cover
President Elect Donald Trump is unhappy that CNN used an unflattering portrait of him for the cover of its new book, Unprecedented, which tells the story of his poltiical victory.

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Milo Yiannopoulos Inks $250,000 Book Deal With Simon & Schuster
Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos just landed a $250,000 book deal with Simon & Schuster. He says being banned from Twitter helped him land the gig.

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Oprah Winfrey's New Book Imprint Will Publish The Black Angels: The Untold St...
Oprah Winfrey's new book imprint, An Oprah Book, will publish The Black Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis in 2018

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Wesley Snipes Inks Deal With Harper Voyager for Supernatural Thriller Talon o...
Action star Wesley Snipes has inked a deal with Harper Voyager who will publish his first sf thriller Talon of God. The book has a female action hero.

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Brooklyn Beckham to Release Photography Book
Brooklyn Beckham has landed a book deal with Penguin Random House to publish his first book of photographs. The 17 year old has already shot a campaign for Burberry.

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Stephen Colbert Pokes Fun at Apple's New Coffee Table Book
Stephen Colbert did a hilarious parody video poking fun at Apple's new $300 coffee table book.

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J.R.R. Tolkien's Beren and Luthien to be Published by HarperCollins
J.R.R. Tolkien's classic love story Beren and Luthien will be published by HarperCollins. The story is the basis for the story of Aragorn and Arwen in The Lord of the Rings.

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David McCullough to Publish Book About American Pioneers in 2019
David McCullough will publish a book about American pioneers in 2019. It will be published by Simon & Schuster.

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No Easy Day Author to Pay Nearly $7 Million to U.S. Government
Former Navy Seal Matt Bissonnette is to pay nearly $7 million of his book royalties to the U.S. Government for violating non-disclosure agreements.

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Mike Mignola Writing New Hellboy Adventure for Dark Horse called Hellboy: Int...
Mike Mignola is writing a new Hellboy adventure for Dark Horse with Gary Gianni doing the artwork and Dave Stewart doing the color.

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President Obama Shares His 2016 Summer Reading List
President Barack Obama is a big reader, as are his children. His 2016 summer reading list has a mix of nonfiction, general fiction and science fiction.

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