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Günter Grass Files Lawsuit Against Publisher of Biography

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Online Only, posted 11.26.07

Günter Grass recently filed a lawsuit against Random House, whose German imprint Goldmann Verlag released in October an updated version of Michael Juerg’s 2002 biography of the Nobel Prize winner, Guenter Grass.

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Henri Cole, Charles D'Ambrosio Among This Year's USA Fellows

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Online Only, posted 11.19.07

United States Artists (USA) announced last week the recipients of the second annual USA Fellowships in literature. They are poets Marilyn Chin, Henri Cole, and Chérrie Moraga, fiction writers Charles D’Ambrosio, William Gay, John Haines, Mat Johnson, and Helena María Viramontes, and playwright Luis Valdez.

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Robert Hass, Denis Johnson Win National Book Awards

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Online Only, posted 11.15.07

The National Book Foundation announced the winners of the 2007 National Book Awards at a ceremony in New York City last night.

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The NEA's Big Read Reaches Readers Around the World

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Online Only, posted 11.14.07

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced yesterday that it plans to expand the Big Read to military bases abroad. Beginning next year, military installations in Germany, Guam, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom will receive readers guides, teachers guides, radio broadcasts, and other materials that can be used to organize community-wide reading programs focusing on a single book.

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Chinese Novelist Jiang Rong Wins Man Asian Literary Prize

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Online Only, posted 11.13.07

The London-based financial services company Man Group recently announced that Chinese novelist Jiang Rong is the winner of the first Man Asian Literary Prize. His novel Wolf Totem, first published in Chinese, is scheduled for a March 2008 release by Penguin Press. The book, set in Inner Mongolia during the Cultural Revo

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Just Like Jiffy Lube: Borders Wants Customers to Watch TV

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Online Only, posted 11.12.07

In an effort to expand its entertainment offerings, Borders recently installed televisions in sixty of its bookstores, the New York Times reported today. Two thirty-seven-inch television screens in each store broadcast advertisements, news, weather, and original programming under the moniker Borders TV.

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