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T. C. Boyle ends contract with Viking Penguin; Gabriel García Márquez hospitalized; the London Book Fair gets underway; and other news.
Barry Harbaugh argues for editors; the New York Times’s haiku contest; Verso Books begin selling e-books directly to customers; and other news.
British justice secretary sticks to his guns; Karen Russell’s sleep-deprived nation; customers unimpressed by Amazon settlement; and other news.
Open Road hires Ira Silverberg; the Los Angeles Times profiles City Lights Bookstore; an artist reimagines works by Cormac McCarthy and others; and other news.
Helen Tartar, the editorial director of Fordham University Press, has died; coffee for making a deal with the devil; Tammany Hall’s good guys; and other news.
An author faces the threat of arrest after asking to protest; writing fiction helps a start-up; Ralph Ellison’s portrait unveiled in Oklahoma; and other news.
A galley copy of Ian Hamilton’s unpublished biography of J. D. Salinger is up for auction; Tim Ferriss announced he is launching an audiobook publisher; the Independent recalls the life and work of celebrated poet Dylan Thomas; and other news.
Harper Lee has filed a lawsuit against her Alabama hometown’s Monroe County Heritage Museum; Businessweek peers inside the corporate structure of Amazon; Joan Didion was advised by her doctor not to travel to California to receive a PEN lifetime achievement award; and other news.
Gawker examines the critical adulation and controversy surrounding Dave Eggers’s The Circle; the Center for Jewish History in New York City will to open a rare books room; the New York Times speaks with poet Tess Taylor, a descendent of Thomas Jefferson; and other news.