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Irish Software Publisher Acquires Houghton Mifflin

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Online Only, posted 12.04.06

Houghton Mifflin, the Boston-based publisher of books by Jhumpa Lahiri and Philip Roth, as well as the "Best American" series of anthologies, was recently acquired by the Irish educational software company Riverdeep Holdings.

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PBS to Air Documentary of L.A. Writer John Fante

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Online Only, posted 12.01.06

On December 12 Independent Lens, a weekly program on PBS, will air a documentary of the late novelist John Fante.

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Mailer Wins Posthumous Award for Bad Sex in Fiction

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Online Only, posted 11.30.06

The late Norman Mailer was awarded yesterday the fifteenth annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award for a passage in his last novel The Castle in the Forest (Random House, 2007). The award was established in 1993 by the London magazine the Literary Review "to draw attention to the crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage it."

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Twenty-six-year-old Wins Bad Sex in Fiction Award

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Online Only, posted 11.30.06

Iain Hollingshead, a twenty-six-year-old British novelist, has won the fourteenth annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award for his novel Twenty Something: The Quarter-Life Crisis of Jack Lancaster (Duckworth, 2006). 

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Philip K. Dick to Be Canonized by the Library Of America

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Online Only, posted 11.29.06

The Library of America, the nonprofit publisher founded in 1979 to "preserve our nation's literary heritage," plans to publish a volume of four novels by cult writer Philip K. Dick next summer. 

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Indie Publisher Fence Books Joins National Poetry Series

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Online Only, posted 11.28.06

Rebecca Wolff, the founding editor of the literary magazine Fence and the independent press Fence Books, announced yesterday that Fence Books has entered into an agreement with the National Poetry Series (NPS) as a participating publisher.

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