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Four Debut Novelists Among 2007 Man Booker Semifinalists

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Online Only, posted 8.09.07

The judges of the 2007 Man Booker Prize announced their longlist of semifinalists yesterday.

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Wisconsin Media Technician Wins Contest for Worst Writing

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Online Only, posted 8.07.07

Jim Gleeson, a forty-seven-year-old media technician from Madison, Wisconsin, was recently named winner of the 25th annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, but it’s unlikely that the distinction will earn him any book deals. The award, sponsored by San Jose State University, is given for the year’s worst writing. 

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Judge Orders Albert to Pay $350,000 to Film Company

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Online Only, posted 8.03.07

On Tuesday, a Manhattan district court judge ordered fiction writer Laura Albert to pay a total of $350,000 in legal fees and other costs to Antidote International Films. Albert, who gained notoriety for publishing and posing as her alter-ego, JT Leroy, had used the fictitious name to sign a film contract and tax forms with Antidote prior to the disclosure of her true identity in 2005. Last month, she was convicted of fraud and ordered to pay $116,000 in damages.

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Loft Literary Center Finds New Director

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Online Only, posted 8.01.07

The Loft Literary Center announced yesterday that Jocelyn Hale will be the nonprofit organization's new executive director.

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Mummy Love Poems Found in South Korea

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Online Only, posted 7.31.07

 

The mummified body of a thirty-two-year-old disgraced nobleman, along with love poems written by his bereaved wife, was recently discovered in South Korea.

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Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie to "Star" In Adaptation of Beowulf

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Online Only, posted 7.27.07

A film adaptation of the Old English epic poem Beowulf is set to release on November 16. Directed by Robert Zemeckis—the man who gave audiences Back to the Future (all three parts) and Forrest Gump, for which he won an Oscar, among many others—the movie version of Beowulf owes more to the style of filmmaking he utilized in The Polar Express.

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