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Lost for More Than Fifty Years, Pearl S. Buck Manuscript Found

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Online Only, posted 6.27.07

The Philadelphia office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced yesterday that it had found the original manuscript of Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth (John Day, 1931), which had been considered missing since the mid-1960s.

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Another Newspaper Cuts Back Coverage Of Books

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Online Only, posted 6.26.07

It is, by now, a familiar story, but one worth repeating: Another newspaper has decided to cut back its book review coverage. The Sunday book review section of the San Diego Union-Tribune has folded—the June 24 stand-alone section was the newspaper's last. Beginning July 1, the Union-Tribune's coverage of books will

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Jury Finds Laura Albert Guilty of Fraud, Breach of Contract

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Online Only, posted 6.25.07

On Friday, a jury in Manhattan Federal District Court found Laura Albert guilty of fraud and breach of contract for her pseudonymous invention of JT Leroy, the character whose name she used to sign an option contract for the film rights to Sarah (Bloomsbury, 2000). The jury ordered Albert to pay $116,500 to Antidote International Films, Inc., the production company that planned to make a feature film of her novel before the story broke about JT Leroy's true identity in 2005.

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Ptown's Fine Arts Work Center Appoints New Executive Director

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Online Only, posted 6.22.07

It took more than six months, but the Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC) in Provincetown, Massachusetts, has finally found a new executive director: Margaret Murphy.

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Salman Rushdie Knighted by Queen

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Online Only, posted 6.20.07

On June 16, fiction writer Salman Rushdie was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his service to literature, British media reported. Sir Salman Rushdie, as the author is now known, was among nineteen nonresident Indians who were recognized by the queen for their contribution to various fields.

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Film Production Company Sues Laura Albert—or Is it JT LeRoy?

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Online Only, posted 6.15.07

The production company that optioned the film rights to the novel Sarah (Bloomsbury, 2000) by JT Leroy (aka Laura Albert) has sued Albert and her company, Underdogs, Inc.

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