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  • Man Booker longlist announced; includes Colum McCann, Jhumpa Lahiri

    Man Booker longlist announced; includes Colum McCann, Jhumpa Lahiri
    The longlist for the Man Booker Prize was announced in London Tuesday morning. The 13 novels include National Book Award winner Colum McCann's "TransAtlantic" and "The Lowland" by Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri. With a prize of more than...
  • Jane Austen lands on Britain's 10-pound note

    Jane Austen lands on Britain's 10-pound note
    It is a truth universally acknowledged that the next face to grace the 10-pound note will be Jane Austen's, the Bank of England announced Wednesday. The author of the classic novels "Pride and Prejudice," "Emma" and "Sense and Sensibility" is expected...
  • Junot Diaz is a Poetry Genius

    Junot Diaz is a Poetry Genius
    Rap Genius is a deceptively simple idea started by three friends from Yale: a website where users could make their own pop-up annotations to the lyrics of their favorite rap songs, with the most popular crowd-sourced explanations rising to the top. For...
  • The Biblioracle: Short stories' proper shrift

    The Biblioracle: Short stories' proper shrift
    When it comes to recommending books, I'm often hesitant to reach for collections of short stories because when I talk to readers — even very dedicated and passionate readers — they often tell me that they'll read just about anything, "except...
  • Best books of 2013

    Best books of 2013
    Printers Row Journal picks its top 10 books from 2013, plus 50 worth an honorable mention. This list was compiled by the editors of Printers Row from previous reviews.  -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to...
  • Obama buys spy novel, sports and kids' books on shopping trip

    Obama buys spy novel, sports and kids' books on shopping trip
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama stocked up on more than 20 books Saturday in a rare stop at a local bookstore, part of an effort to support small businesses. The president's visit the day after Black Friday to Politics & Prose, a Washington landmark,...
  • New York book clubs, catching up to L.A., discover bars

    New York book clubs, catching up to L.A., discover bars
    Book clubs can meet up in public places that serve alcohol, New Yorkers discover. Who knew? Well, plenty of people, particularly those who attend book clubs in bars in L.A. On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported on four book clubs in New York and...
  • J.K. Rowling, revealed

    J.K. Rowling, revealed
    As is now widely known, J.K. Rowling, aka she who sells many books, published a detective novel, "The Cuckoo's Calling," under a male pseudonym, Robert Galbraith. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to...
  • The Tournament of Books 2014 has arrived

    The Morning News' annual Tournament of Books has started its engines. On Tuesday, the ToB announced its lineup of contenders to be named the winner -- actually, the Rooster -- for 2014. Initially conceived as "a goof" that took the college basketball...
  • Ruth Ozeki and Jhumpa Lahiri make Man Booker shortlist

    Ruth Ozeki and Jhumpa Lahiri make Man Booker shortlist
    Newcomers, familiar faces and books that haven't yet debuted in America have all made the 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist. Ruth Ozeki and Jhumpa Lahiri are both finalists for the $58,000 prize. Ozeki's novel "A Tale for the Time Being" was well reviewed...
  • Tumblr launches book club. Watch out, 'Today' show

    Tumblr launches book club. Watch out, 'Today' show
    Not to be outdone by the "Today" show, which splashily launched its first book club last month with "The Bone Season" by newcomer Samantha Shannon, Tumblr's new Reblog Book Club debuted Tuesday. If what makes a book club work are enthusiastic...
  • Literary links for 9/11

    Literary links for 9/11
    When America was attacked on 9/11, it seemed as if words might fail. But in trying to understand that tragedy and what it meant, words have served us well. Here are some literary links for the 12th anniversary of those attacks in 2001. "Every year I...