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Ye Olde Jane Austen Experiment Receives Predictable Response

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Online Only, posted 4.11.07

David Lassman, the director of the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, England, recently staged a familiar experiment intended to determine what sort of response the nineteenth-century author would receive in the current literary marketplace.

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Painting of Jane Austen (or Someone Else) to Fetch a Hefty Sum at Auction

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Online Only, posted 4.11.07

A controversial painting of a young woman in a white dress holding a green parasol will be sold at auction next Thursday at Christie's in New York City. Some say it's the only oil painting of the 19th-century British author Jane Austen in existence.

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Time, Inc., Sells its Interest in Bookspan to Bertelsmann

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Online Only, posted 4.10.07

Bertelsmann AG, the German media conglomerate that owns Random House, Inc., announced today that it has bought out Time, Inc.'s interest in Bookspan, their book-club joint venture that includes Book-of-the-Month Club.

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McCarthy and Safran Foer Among 2007 IMPAC Finalists

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Online Only, posted 4.09.07

Eight authors, including two Americans, were shortlisted last week for the annual International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, a prize established twelve years ago to highlight the literary prominence of the Irish capital.

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McEwan Agrees to Return Pebbles to Protected Beach

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Online Only, posted 4.06.07

Ian McEwan, whose eleventh novel, On Chesil Beach, is forthcoming in June, recently agreed to return a handful of pebbles that he had unwittingly stolen from a protected beach in southwest England. McEwan admitted to taking the pebbles from Chesil Beach during a promotional interview for his new book. The beach, which is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, is protected; removing pebbles is illegal and can result in a fine. 

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DiCaprio and Winslet to Star in Adaptation of Yates Novel

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Online Only, posted 3.30.07

Titanic costars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet will appear together again in a film adaption of Richard Yates's novel Revolutionary Road (Little, Brown, 1961). The movie, which is scheduled to begin filming this summer, will be directed by Sam Mendes, who won an Academy Award for his directorial debut, American Beauty (1999).

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