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Paul Auster Wins Spain's Prince of Asturias Award

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Online Only, posted 6.19.06

Novelist Paul Auster recently won Spain’s Prince of Asturias Award for Letters. He received 50,000 euros (approximately $62,850).

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Hall Succeeds Kooser as U.S. Poet Laureate

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Online Only, posted 6.14.06

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced today that Donald Hall will be the next U.S. poet laureate. He will succeed Ted Kooser, who has held the position since 2004.

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Of Rights and Men: Steinbeck's Kin Win Two-Year Court Battle

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Online Only, posted 6.13.06

The publishing and movie rights to John Steinbeck's early novels, previously held by Penguin and heirs of Steinbeck's widow Elaine, who died in 2003 at the age of 88, were recently awarded to the author's son and granddaughter by a federal judge in New York.

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AbeBooks Reveals Ten Most Expensive Books Sold

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Online Only, posted 6.12.06

To celebrate its tenth anniversary, AbeBooks recently compiled a list of the ten most expensive used books that have been sold on its Web site since 1996. The list includes a first edition of The Hobbit, published in 1937. The book, one of only 1,500 copies printed, sold for $65,000. A copy of the first collection of John Donne’s poems, published in 1633, sold for $60,000. And an inscribed copy of George Orwell’s 1984 sold for $26,500. 

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Council of Literary Magazines and Presses and Small Press Distribution Join Forces

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Online Only, posted 6.06.06

The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and Small Press Distribution (SPD) have "entered into a formal strategic partnership" to "maximize limited resources," Jeffrey Lependorf, the executive director of CLMP, recently announced. Lependorf has assumed the directorship...

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Lucia Perillo Wins $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

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Online Only, posted 5.31.06

Lucia Perillo won the fourteenth annual Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for her collection Luck Is Luck (Random House). She received $100,000.

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