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Eck, Ferris, and Vida Named Finalists for Discover Great New Writers Award

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Online Only, posted 2.04.08

Barnes & Noble announced last Friday the finalists for the 2007 Discover Great New Writers Awards. The winners will each receive $10,000. Second-place finalists will receive $5,000, and third-place, $2,500. The prizes will be awarded on February 27 at Barnes & Noble’s Lincoln Triangle store in New York City.

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Daniel Menaker to Host Online Book Program

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Online Only, posted 1.30.08

A new online book program, Titlepage, will premiere on the Web site titlepage.tv on March 3, the New York Times reports. The show will present "passionate conversations about books," according to the program's Web site, with each episode featuring a round-table discussion among a group of authors and host Daniel Menaker, the former fiction editor of the New Yorker who stepped down as executive editor in chief of Random House last June.

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Investigators Uncover Plot to Assassinate Orhan Pamuk

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Online Only, posted 1.29.08

At least thirteen people were arrested last week in Turkey as part of an investigation into an alleged plan to assassinate Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk. Among those arrested, according to various international newspaper reports, is Kemal Kerincisz, the lawyer who tried to prosecute Pamuk as well as novelists Elif Shafak and Perhian Magden on charges of "insulting Turkishness."

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Judith Regan Settles Suit Against News Corporation

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Online Only, posted 1.28.08

Last Friday, publisher Judith Regan settled her $100 million dollar defamation suit filed last November against her former employer News Corporation, parent company of HarperCollins. The terms of the settlement remain confidential, but both parties released a joint statement claiming that the resolution was equitable and that neither party admitted liability.

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Steven Hall and Peter Godwin Win Borders Original Voices Awards

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Online Only, posted 1.25.08

Borders announced on Wednesday the winners of the 2007 Original Voices Awards. Steven Hall won in fiction for his debut novel, The Raw Shark Texts (Canongate), and Peter Godwin won in creative nonfiction for When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa (Little, Brown). Each will receive $5,000 at a ceremony in March, and their winning books will be highlighted at Borders outlets nationwide.

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Neither Side Backing Down in Ishmael Beah Memoir Dispute

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Online Only, posted 1.24.08

Five days after a newspaper in Australia published a report challenging the accuracy of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (Sara Crichton Books, 2007) by Ishmael Beah, neither side is backing down; both the author and his publisher have issued statements defending the book while the Australian stands by its claims.

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