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Dying Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal Writes Essay: 'You May Want to Marry My Hus...
Bestselling children's author Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote a heartbreaking essay for The New York Times entitled You May Want to Marry My Husband.

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White House Bans CNN, LA Times, NY Times and Politico From Press Conference
Journalists were stunned today when Press Secretary Sean Spicer blocked CNN, The NY Times and the LA Times from a news gaggle in his office.

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Salman Rushdie is Writing Novel With Trump-Like Villain
Salman Rushdie's next novel, The Golden House, takes aim at the Trump Administration, the Tea Party and the backlash against political correctness.

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Javaka Steptoe Wins 2017 Caldecott Medal for Radiant Child: The Story of Youn...
Javaka Steptoe has won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Literary Agents Put Out an Open Call for Submissions From Muslim Writers
A group of 60 literary agents has put out a call for submissions from Muslim writers. The call spans all genres.

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New York Times Dumps Comics and Mass Market Paperback Bestseller Lists
Publishers and authors were shocked to learn that the New York Times is dropping a number of its bestseller lists, including comics and mass market paperbacks.

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Kelly Barnhill Wins 2017 Newbery Medal for The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill won the 2017 Newbery Medal for her fantasy novel, The Girl Who Drank the Moon. She says she was gobsmacked by the win.

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A French Translator Describes the Difficulty of Translating President Trump
French translator Berengere Viennot explains why translating President Donald Trump's speeches into French is so difficult.

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Merriam-Webster Calls Out Kellyanne Conway for 'Alternative Facts'
Merriam-Webster lectured Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway on what facts are in a tweet today. Conway advocated the use of alternative facts, which are actually falsehoods.

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Trump Nominee Monica Crowley Felled by Plagiarism Scandal
Trump nominee Monica Crowley has withdrawn from consideration for NSC post after major plagiarism scandal.

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Damien Chazelle Wins Best Screenplay and Best Director at Golden Globes for L...
Damien Chazelle took home the Golden Globe awards for Best Screenplay and Best Director at the 2017 Golden Globes.

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Donald Trump Boots Biographer Off Golf Course
President Elect Donald Trump kicked one of his biographers off his golf course in Jupiter, Floria Friday. The biography was quite unflattering to the PEOTUS.

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A Princess and an Author: Carrie Fisher Taken Too Soon
Actress and bestselling author Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

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Trump Typo Causes 'Unpresidented' to Trend on Twitter
Trump's unpresidented typo trends on Twitter after Trump mistakenly entered it in a tweet about China taking one of our research drones.

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James Patterson Donates $250,000 to Independent Booksellers
James Patterson announced the names of the 149 independent booksellers who will receive holiday bonuses this year. He is giving out $250,000 total to employees who sell books.

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Books of The Times: A Florida of Sun, Sky, Sea and Mind
?Sunshine State,? Sarah Gerard?s essay collection, and ?Gulf: The Making of an American Sea,? Jack E. Davis?s environmental history, each explore the terrain of an unmoored state.
Books of The Times: A Haunting Debut Looks Ahead to a Second American Civil War
The details of ?American War,? Omar El Akkad?s dystopian novel about an unraveling United States, makes his fictional future feel alarmingly real.
Fiction: Sonic Youth: Cultural Appropriations of Two Musical Hipsters
The young music producers in Hari Kunzru?s ?White Tears? invent a lost blues legend who may turn out to have been real all along.
Nonfiction: With God on Their Side: How Evangelicals Entered American Politics
Frances FitzGerald?s ?The Evangelicals? is an examination of how politics and conservative Protestantism became intertwined.
Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: One Family?s War Against Alzheimer?s
?The Inheritance? is about five siblings (out of six) who inherited a genetic mutation that leads to early-onset Alzheimer?s.
Nonfiction: Don?t Do It: The Simple Solution to Clearing the To-Do List
According to Tiffany Dufu?s ?Drop the Ball? and Stephen Marche?s ?The Unmade Bed,? there?s a solution to those impossible household to-do lists: Quit.
Adventures in Comics and the Real World
America Chavez, a gay, Latina Marvel superhero written by a gay Latina writer, joins a growing list of diverse comic characters.
Fiction: An Unassuming Heroine Envies Her Harvard Classmates the Confidence o...
Elif Batuman?s new novel, ?The Idiot,? is a rejoinder to the pressure on literature to serve as self-help.
Open Book: A Modern Masterpiece Turns 25
Denis Johnson?s ?Jesus? Son? was recently celebrated at an event in New York by a few of its many prominent writer-fans.
A Trove on the Women?s Suffrage Struggle, Found in an Old Box
Nearly 100 letters from Susan B. Anthony and others have come to light, in a collection that shows the complex networks that drove the movement.
Bob Dylan Will Receive His Nobel Prize While on Tour in Sweden
The singer and songwriter, who did not attend the Nobel ceremony in December, is to meet with Academy members with no media present this weekend.
Chris Colfer: The First Time I Braved New York (and a Taxi!)
The ?Glee? actor and best-selling author, whose latest young adult novel is ?Stranger Than Fanfiction,? talks about a rite of passage.
Claudia Rankine Wins Bobbitt Poetry Prize
The prize, awarded for her book ?Citizen: An American Lyric,? comes with $10,000.
Essay: Luck and the Death Penalty
This 2002 essay by the playwright Arthur Miller was meant to assist a campaign to abolish the death penalty in Illinois.
Christina Vella, 75, Author of Sizzling Works of Narrative History, Dies
The writer recounted the story of the Baroness de Pontalba, a New Orleans-born heiress shot by her French father-in-law in a dowry dispute.


Shel Silverstein's Runny Babbit Returns to be Published in September 2017
A never-before-published book of children's poems by Shel Silverstein will be published in September, 2017 by HarperCollins.

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Secretary of State John Kerry to Publish Memoir With Simon & Schuster
Former Secretary of State John Kerry will publish his memoir with Simon & Schuster. A release date has not yet been announced.

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Overdue Library Book Returned 75 Years Later
An overdue library book was returned 75 years later. The book was Val Rides the Oregon Trail.

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Hillary Clinton Signs Book Deal With Simon & Schuster
Hillary Clinton has signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster. She will write a book of essays based on quotations that helped her through tough times

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Oprah Winfrey Talks New Cookbook With Stephen Colbert
Oprah Winfrey talks about her new food memoir and cookbook with Stephen Colbert. She also shows him how to make anything sound fabulous.

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2016 Costa Book Awards Category Winners Announced
The category winners of the 2016 Costa Book Awards have been announced.

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Donald Trump Blasts CNN For Using Unflattering Photo for Election Book Cover
President Elect Donald Trump is unhappy that CNN used an unflattering portrait of him for the cover of its new book, Unprecedented, which tells the story of his poltiical victory.

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Milo Yiannopoulos Inks $250,000 Book Deal With Simon & Schuster
Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos just landed a $250,000 book deal with Simon & Schuster. He says being banned from Twitter helped him land the gig.

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Oprah Winfrey's New Book Imprint Will Publish The Black Angels: The Untold St...
Oprah Winfrey's new book imprint, An Oprah Book, will publish The Black Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis in 2018

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Wesley Snipes Inks Deal With Harper Voyager for Supernatural Thriller Talon o...
Action star Wesley Snipes has inked a deal with Harper Voyager who will publish his first sf thriller Talon of God. The book has a female action hero.

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Brooklyn Beckham to Release Photography Book
Brooklyn Beckham has landed a book deal with Penguin Random House to publish his first book of photographs. The 17 year old has already shot a campaign for Burberry.

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Stephen Colbert Pokes Fun at Apple's New Coffee Table Book
Stephen Colbert did a hilarious parody video poking fun at Apple's new $300 coffee table book.

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J.R.R. Tolkien's Beren and Luthien to be Published by HarperCollins
J.R.R. Tolkien's classic love story Beren and Luthien will be published by HarperCollins. The story is the basis for the story of Aragorn and Arwen in The Lord of the Rings.

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David McCullough to Publish Book About American Pioneers in 2019
David McCullough will publish a book about American pioneers in 2019. It will be published by Simon & Schuster.

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No Easy Day Author to Pay Nearly $7 Million to U.S. Government
Former Navy Seal Matt Bissonnette is to pay nearly $7 million of his book royalties to the U.S. Government for violating non-disclosure agreements.

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