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FSG's Jonathan Galassi Wins 2008 Maxwell Perkins Award

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Online Only, posted 8.21.08

The Mercantile Library Center for Fiction announced yesterday that Jonathan Galassi, president of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, is the recipient of the 2008 Maxwell E. Perkins Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Field of Fiction. The award is given annually to recognize an editor, publisher, or agent "who over the course of his or her career has discovered, nurtured, and championed writers of fiction in the United States."

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London Tops List of Best Literary Destinations

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Online Only, posted 8.20.08

The editors of TripAdvisor, a travel Web site that allows users to rate and review their vacation experiences, recently released a list of the top ten literary destinations worldwide. London took the top spot as "the home of literature we have spent so much time learning and loving," in the words of one TripAdvisor user, and was followed by three other locales in the British Isles.

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Henry Holt Finally Names New Editor in Chief

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Online Only, posted 8.19.08

It's a small, slow world: Nearly two years after Jennifer Barth left her job as editor in chief of Henry Holt to work at HarperCollins, where she is now an executive editor, Holt president Dan Farley has finally named her successor. Marjorie Braman is leaving her job as executive editor at HarperCollins to become the new editor in chief of Henry Holt.

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Sometimes the Best Writing Is Also the Worst

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Online Only, posted 8.18.08

Garrison Spik, a forty-one-year-old communications director from Washington, D.C., has been named the winner of the 26th annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction contest, which celebrates some of the year's worst prose writing. Spik received the highest honor for penning the overall worst opening line of an imaginary novel.

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Rights to Ten Steinbeck Titles Back in Penguin's Court

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Online Only, posted 8.15.08

On Wednesday, a federal appeals court returned to Penguin Group the rights to publish ten of John Steinbeck's works, overturning a 2006 decision that granted rights to the late author's son and granddaughter. 

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Howard Junker to Retire, ZYZZYVA to Live On

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Online Only, posted 8.14.08

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Howard Junker, the stalwart editor of the San Francisco literary magazine ZYZZYVA, recently announced that he will retire at the end of next year. In the editor's note of the Fall 2008 issue, which was recently published, Junker makes clear that although there was discussion among board members about the possibility of the journal retiring along with its founding editor, ZYZZYVA will continue to be released three times a year after his departure.

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