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Irish Novelist Anne Enright Wins 2007 Man Booker Prize

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Online Only, posted 10.17.07

Forty-five-year-old novelist Anne Enright yesterday won the 2007 Man Booker Prize for The Gathering (Jonathan Cape). Enright lives in Dublin, where she was born, and is the second Irish woman, after Iris Murdoch in 1978, to have won the prize. She received £50,000 (approximately $102,048).

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Holtzbrinck Publishers Changes Name to Macmillan

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Online Only, posted 10.15.07

Last week Holtzbrinck Publishers, the company that includes the imprints Farrar, Straus and Giroux, St. Martin's Press, Henry Holt, and Picador, among others, officially changed its name to Macmillan.

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Doris Lessing Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

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Online Only, posted 10.11.07

The Swedish Academy announced today that novelist Doris Lessing has won the Nobel Prize in literature. She is the eleventh woman to win literature’s biggest prize since the Nobel’s inception in 1901.

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Robert Hass, Denis Johnson, Edwidge Danticat Among 2007 National Book Award Finalists

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Online Only, posted 10.10.07

The finalists for the 58th annual National Book Awards were announced today by Camile Paglia at the Library Company in Philadelphia, the oldest circulating public library in the United States.

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Penguin Audio Backs Out of E-music Audiobook Deal

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Online Only, posted 10.07.07

Penguin Audio announced yesterday that it will not proceed with plans to offer one hundred and fifty audio titles on eMusic, the second largest seller of electronic media available for download. Penguin Audio withdrew its offer to avoid the potential for digital piracy due to the unregulated MP3 format in which eMusic sells its files.

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Paramount Delays Release of Film Version of The Kite Runner to Protect Child Actors

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Online Only, posted 10.04.07

Paramount recently announced it will push back the release of the film version of Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel The Kite Runner (Bloomsbury, 2003), directed by Marc Forster, in order to protect its child actors whose performances, particularly in a rape scene, could trigger violence in Kabul. Afghan and American officials, as well as the actors’ families, have expressed concern that the film may exacerbate hostility between ethnic groups—the politically dominant Pashtun and the historically oppressed Hazara.

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