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Remembering Novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Cabinet Magazine on Trial, and More

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Evan Smith Rakoff
4.4.13

Thessaly La Force remembers prize-winning author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, who died yesterday at her home in New York City, at age eighty-five; Aryn Kyle reveals how she spent the advance on her bestselling first novel; Architectural Digest takes a behind-the-scenes tour of the sets designed for Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby; and other news.

Disney's Hyperion Refocusing, Dear Mark Twain, and More

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Evan Smith Rakoff
3.7.13

Barnes & Noble announced a major expansion of its NOOK Video offerings; the Wall Street Journal reports Disney-owned Hyperion is selling off its backlist to focus on publishing titles that promote its ABC television properties; Zainab Bahrani details the struggle to save the National Library of Iraq from oblivion; and other news.

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