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They Can't Go On, They'll Go On: Events Mark the Centennial of Samuel Beckett's Birth

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Online Only, posted 3.31.06

During the next several months, a number of festivals, exhibitions, and publications will mark the centennial of Samuel Beckett’s birth. Beckett, the poet, novelist, and playwright who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969, was born in Dublin on April 13, 1906.

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Chernow Succeeds Rushdie as President of PEN American Center

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Online Only, posted 3.28.06

The PEN American Center recently named biographer Ron Chernow as its new president. He succeeds novelist Salman Rushdie, who served a two-year term. Chernow, who joined PEN in 1990, won the National Book Award for his biography of J.P. Morgan, The House of Morgan (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990). His biographies Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (Random House, 1998) and Alexander Hamilton (Penguin, 2004) were both nominees for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Kosotova's The Historian Named Book Sense Book of the Year

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Online Only, posted 3.23.06

The Historian (Little, Brown) by Elizabeth Kostova was recently named a Book Sense Book of the Year in the adult fiction category. The annual award, sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, is given for the book that independent bookstore owners and their staff most enjoyed selling in the previous year. The award is also given in the categories of adult nonfiction, children’s literature, and children’s illustrated.

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Margaret Atwood's Invention Moves Into A few Bookstores

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Online Only, posted 3.22.06

Margaret Atwood's invention, the LongPen, which the author unveiled at last year's London Book Fair, will be used at a record store and several bookstores in the United States, Canada, and England, the London Free Press reported today.

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Margaret Atwood Unveils Mechanical Device for Long-distance Book Signings

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Online Only, posted 3.22.06

At this year’s London Book Fair, which was held in early March, novelist Margaret Atwood introduced the LongPen, a device she designed that allows authors to sign books for readers who are hundreds or even thousands of miles away.

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World Trade Center Building to Feature Poetry in Lobby

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Online Only, posted 3.20.06

The first building to be rebuilt at Ground Zero, 7 World Trade Center, will feature a scrolling display of poetry and other texts in its lobby. The words of poets Elizabeth Bishop, Allen Ginsberg, Langston Hughes, and Walt Whitman have been chosen for the display, and others may be added in the future. The piece was collaboratively designed by the artist Jenny Holzer and Klara Silverstein, the wife of World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein.

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