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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Trump nominee Monica Crowley has withdrawn from consideration for NSC post after major plagiarism scandal.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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Patti Smith Performed A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall as Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize A...
Patti Smith stumbled but recovered during a moving rendition of Bob Dylan's A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall at the Nobel Prize for Literature ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Author Emma Straub is Opening a Bookstore in Brooklyn
New York Times bestselling author Emma Straub and her husband Michael Fusco-Straub are opening an independent bookstore in Brooklyn.

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American Beauties: The Pleasures of a Writer Who Was ?Richard Pryor on Paper?
Charles Wright?s three autobiographical novels about a young black intellectual trying to make it in New York City are ripe for rediscovery.
Further Reading: A History of Race and Racism in America, in 24 Chapters
A decade-by-decade history of race and racism in America, compiled by a National Book Award Winner.
Books of The Times: Review: In Joan Juliet Buck?s Memoir, a Parade of Stars a...
Buck, once the editor in chief of French Vogue, writes about her life in ?The Price of Illusion.?
Books of The Times: A Warm Biography of the Fantastical, Feminist Angela Carter
Carter wrote some of the 20th century?s unforgettable first sentences, and her novel ?Nights at the Circus? was named the best of James Tait Black Prize winners.
By the Book: Chelsea Clinton: By the Book
The co-author of ?Governing Global Health? says she first read Ray Bradbury?s ?Fahrenheit 451? in the seventh grade, and ?it still makes me uncomfortable, even more so, decades later.?
Nonfiction: Tales From the Personal Essay Industrial Complex
In ?How to Murder Your Life? and ?All the Lives I Want,? Cat Marnell and Alana Massey till the raw ground of the personal.
Books News: In a Walt Whitman Novel, Lost for 165 Years, Clues to ?Leaves of ...
A digital sleuth has discovered an anonymously published 1852 serial novel by the poet, which survived in only a single copy of an obscure newspaper.
Fiction: In the Japanese Hit ?Six Four,? a Police Inspector Weighs Questions ...
In Hideo Yokoyama?s ?Six Four,? a Japanese policeman searches for two lost teenagers, one of them his own daughter.
Nonfiction: After a Stroke at Age 33, This Memoir?s Author Wrote Herself Back...
In ?Tell Me Everything You Don?t Remember,? Christine Hyung-Oak Lee describes life in the aftermath of her stroke.
Help Desk: Hygge Is Where the Heart Is
New books on how to relax, cuddle, sip cocoa, bake pastries, knit sweaters and drink coffee during trying times.
The Book Review Podcast: The History of Race and Racism in America
Ibram X. Kendi discusses the history of books about race and racism in America; Bill Schutt talks about ?Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History.?
Nonfiction: A Belgian Artist?s Graphic Memoir Looks at the Sometimes Tortured...
In ?Pretending Is Lying,? the Belgian graphic novelist Dominique Goblet recalls the troubled men in her life ? an alcoholic father and wayward boyfriend.
In ?Walden? Video Game, the Challenge Is Stillness
Henry David Thoreau?s classic has inspired what some are calling the world?s most improbable video game, which the lead developer says aims for ?a kind of stillness at its core.?
Nonfiction: There at the Creation: Profiles of Seven 20th-Century Artists, Al...
In ?Identity Unknown,? Donna Seaman profiles Louise Nevelson, Gertrude Abercrombie, Los Mailou Jones and others.
Paperback Row
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.


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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Mike Mignola Writing New Hellboy Adventure for Dark Horse called Hellboy: Int...
Mike Mignola is writing a new Hellboy adventure for Dark Horse with Gary Gianni doing the artwork and Dave Stewart doing the color.

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President Obama Shares His 2016 Summer Reading List
President Barack Obama is a big reader, as are his children. His 2016 summer reading list has a mix of nonfiction, general fiction and science fiction.

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