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Former Department Store Executive Named CEO of Borders Bookstore Chain

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Online Only, posted 7.24.06

Borders Group, Inc., the company that operates the Borders and Waldenbooks chains of bookstores, recently named George Jones as its new CEO. Jones, the former head of the Saks Department Store Group, succeeds Greg Josefowicz, who announced his retirement in January.

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Louisiana Governor Nixes State Poem

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Online Only, posted 7.21.06

Kathleen Blanco, the governor of Louisiana, recently vetoed a bill to designate “I Love My Louisiana” as the state poem. The twenty-three-line poem was written by seventy-two-year-old Prairieville resident James Ellis Richardson.

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Watson Wins 2006 Caine Prize for African Writers

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Online Only, posted 7.17.06

South African fiction writer Mary Watson was recently named the winner of the 2006 Caine Prize for her short story "Jungfrau.” She received £10,000 (approximately $18,200).

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Lethem and Sorrentino Revealed as Coauthors of "Secret" Book

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Online Only, posted 7.14.06

The true identity of the authors of Believeniks!, a nonfiction account of the New York Mets 2005 baseball season, published in April by Doubleday, was recently reported by New York Magazine. The pseudonymous authors, Harry Conklin and Ivan Felt, were revealed to be novelists Jonathan Lethem (Conklin) and Christopher Sorrentino (Felt).

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Retired Mechanical Designer Wins Contest for Worst Writing

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Online Only, posted 7.13.06

Jim Guigli, a retired mechanical designer who lives in Carmichael, California, recently won the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest—a distinction that many writers would just as soon avoid. The award, sponsored by the English department at San Jose State University, is given annually for the worst opening sentence of a novel.

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Writing Contest Offers a Spot On Amazon.com

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Online Only, posted 7.12.06

The social networking Web site Gather.com recently launched a contest that offers creative writers a chance to sell their submissions through Amazon Shorts, a program developed by Amazon.com that sells short stories and essays in a digital format for forty-nine cents each.

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