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Henri Cole Wins $25,000 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize

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Online Only, posted 10.06.08

The Academy of American Poets announced last week that Henri Cole received the 2008 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for his collection Blackbird and Wolf (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). The $25,000 prize is given annually to honor a book of poetry published in United States in the previous year. Cole’s collection was selected by poets Lucie Brock-Broido, B. H. Fairchild, and John Koethe. 

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Rowling Tops Ranks of Richest Authors

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Online Only, posted 10.03.08

Forbes released on Wednesday the names of the ten highest payed authors. The list contains writers who have weathered the volatile market and conquered the void of big box stores to pull in eight-plus figures—not to mention spawn an array of products, from films to toys to video games—in the past fiscal year. 

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Sony's Big Promotion: Watch a Man Read

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Online Only, posted 10.02.08

As part of a campaign to promote the Sony Reader, the Sony Corporation has hired world-renowned speed reader David Farrow to sit in a Manhattan storefront and use the device to read e-books nonstop for a month. For every page he turns, Sony will donate a library of one hundred e-book titles to a U.S. school. The company hopes to donate 150,000 e-book libraries, or fifteen million e-books, by the end of the month. The campaign, Reader Revolution, coincides with National Book Month.

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Nobel Secretary Causes Stir With Criticism of American Literature

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Online Only, posted 10.01.08

Horace Engdahl, the permanent secretary for the Swedish Academy and top jury member for the Nobel Prize, sent ripples through the literary community yesterday when he criticized American writers in an interview with the Associated Press.

 

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Controversial Book Bound for Stores Despite London Firebombing

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Online Only, posted 9.30.08

Eric Kampmann, president of Beaufort Books, the U.S. publisher that bought Sherry Jones's The Jewel of Medina after Random House cancelled publication of the novel three months ago, told Publishers Weekly yesterday that his plans to publish the book remain in place and that the controversial title should be in stores by the end of the week.

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Twain House Forges Ahead With Series of Fund-raisers

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Online Only, posted 9.29.08

Faced with financial woes that have threatened to close its doors, the Mark Twain House and Museum has planned a series of fund-raising events aimed at saving the historic site in Hartford, Connecticut.

 

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