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Jim Milliot to take the helm at Publishers Weekly; Oscar Wilde edition play goes up for auction; Hachette sales down; and other news.
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Will Self on the death of the novel; Diane Keaton’s favorite books; a digital campaign for diversity in literature; and other news.
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Novelist Eleanor Catton on writing strategies; why science fiction should be taken seriously; from blog to book; and other news.
Twenty years of The Western Canon; Grove Atlantic picks up Lefevre; a poet laureate for British waterways; and other news.
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