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President of Independent Bookstore Steps Down in Wake of Changes

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.11.07

Andy Ross recently resigned from his post as president of the independent bookseller Cody’s Books, based in Berkeley, California. Ross said that he told his staff, "We have gone through so many changes that I'm tired out," the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

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Dictionary Editors, Readers Pick Best Words of the Year

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Online Only, posted 12.10.07

'Tis the season for year-end "Best of" lists—as evidenced most recently by the New York Times Book Review, which published its list of "Ten Best Books of 2007" in last weekend's issue—and a couple of dictionaries are getting in on the action.

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Maya Angelou Nominated for Grammy Award in Spoken Word

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.07.07

The Recording Academy announced yesterday the 50th annual Grammy Awards nominees for Best Spoken Word Album.

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Seventeen Writers Sign Call for Action In Darfur, Zimbabwe

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Online Only, posted 12.05.07

Seventeen writers, including Nobel laureates Nadine Gordimer of South Africa, Günter Grass of Germany, and Wole Soyinka of Nigeria, recently signed an open letter criticizing African and European leaders for failing to prioritize the crises in Darfur and Zimbabwe...

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Miranda July and Ishmael Beah Among Nominees for Original Voices Awards

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Online Only, posted 12.04.07

Borders Group, Inc., recently announced the nominees for the 2007 Original Voices Awards, which honor "fresh, compelling and ambitious works from new and emerging talents" in fiction and nonfiction.

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Taslima Nasrin Goes Into Hiding After Protests Lead to Riots

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Online Only, posted 11.27.07

Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin was forced into hiding in the Indian capital of New Delhi last night after protests from Muslim groups led to riots, the Guardian in London reported today. The protests follow the publication in August of Nasrin's Shodh (Getting Even), a novel that, according to Muslim groups, contains "extreme liberal views." Nasrin fled Kolkata, where she had been living on a tourist visa since 2004, and was taken to a safe house in Rajasthan last night. She will be moved to a guarded apartment in New Delhi.

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