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Entries by Andrew Losowsky from 09/2012

Best Books About Poverty In America According To Experts

Posted 09.04.2012 | Books

Many books have been written about poverty in America. As part of the Shadow Conventions 2012, we've talked to experts across the country, in academia...

An Incomplete History of Digital Fiction

Posted 09.06.2012 | Books

Long before three w's together was a word, writers have been pushing the boundaries of fiction and reality on digital platforms. In 1976, readers expl...

Why We're Unfollowing Bret Easton Ellis

| Posted 09.06.2012 | Books

Bret Easton Ellis uses Twitter to provoke and annoy. We've had enough of it.

Who Killed Lincoln? New Fiction Book By Timothy L. O'Brien 'The Lincoln Conspiracy' Explores (EXCERPT)

Posted 09.10.2012 | Books

The following is the first chapter of "The Lincoln Conspiracy" (Ballantine Books, $26), a new historical thriller by Timothy L. O'Brien, Executive Edi...

Booker Prize Shortlist 2012 Announced: Hilary Mantel Early Favorite

Posted 09.11.2012 | Books

The Booker Prize 2012 shortlist was announced today, with the early favorite being Hilary Mantel's "Bring up the Bodies," the sequel to her Booker Pri...

The Satanic Verses, The Fatwa, And A Life Changed : The New Yorker

Posted 09.11.2012 | Books
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Afterward, when the world was exploding around him, he felt annoyed with himself for having forgotten the name of the BBC reporter who told him that h...

Scrabble Words With Q: New Book Trailer Helps Players Survive 'With Or Without U' (VIDEO)

Posted 09.12.2012 | Books

Scrabble words with Q. It's the eternal conundrum. You know the feeling - you pull out the letters from the Scrabble bag, and you get the Q but no U. ...

Announcing... aBook

Posted 09.12.2012 | Books

As Apple announces its latest doodad, we're reminded that the BBC's Horrible History series last year announced a Roman invention that's a little clos...

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Offer: Trade In Your Copy For A New Parody

Posted 09.13.2012 | Books

"Like a gun buy-back program." That's how Fernanda Diaz at OR Books describes their publicity stunt for the book "Fifty Shades of Louisa May." ...

Print On Demand: Major Announcement Could Change How You Buy Books

Posted 09.13.2012 | Books

Print-on-demand (POD) books could soon be everywhere, according to a major announcement made today. On Demand, the makers of the POD Espresso Book ...

Pam van Hylckama Vlieg, Literary Agent, Attacked; Author Taken Into Custody

Posted 09.15.2012 | Books

Police have taken an apparently disgruntled author into custody after a popular literary agent and blogger was attacked in her car Thursday. Pam va...

Slinkachu, Street Artist, Releases Book Of Hard-To-See Artwork

Posted 09.17.2012 | Books

British-based Slinkachu is no average street artist. His works are often achingly beautiful, bitingly satirical, and are always very, very small. In t...

The Book We're Talking About This Week: San Miguel

Posted 09.17.2012 | Books

San Miguel by TC Boyle Viking, $27.95 What's it about? San Miguel is a real island off the coast of Southern California, part of the archipelag...

'The Shining' Sequel, 'Doctor Sleep', Given Release Date

Posted 09.18.2012 | Books

The sequel to The Shining, Stephen King's classic horror story turned into a movie starring Jack Nicholson, will be released on September 24, 2013, th...

Handicapping the Nobel Prize in Lit: Philip Roth vs. E.L. James?

Posted 09.18.2012 | Books

Written by Greg Zimmerman for Bookriot.com Let it not be said that the folks at Ladbrokes don’t have a sense of humor. There, at the end of their...

The Printorium Offers Harry Potter Maps, Magazines, Newspaper Prints

Posted 09.19.2012 | Books

The Printorium is an online store like no other. Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima were graphic designers for ten years on the Harry Potter films, r...

Minuteman Missiles: Hidden In The Heartland

Posted 09.20.2012 | Books

On August 4, 1996, Paul Jensen did something he never thought he would do. He blew up a piece of his ranch land— the same land that his grandfather ...

Kennedy Tapes Book Showcases Personal Reactions, Fears Of Impeachment, Importance Of Moon Landing

Posted 09.20.2012 | Books

President John F. Kennedy was worried that he might be impeached, questioned the wisdom of America's nuclear arsenal, and he and General MacArthur fel...

James Bond Books: New Designs From Amazon And Vintage Go Head To Head

Posted 09.21.2012 | Books

The James Bond books by Ian Fleming have been in print since they were written in the 1950s-60s. In preparation for the new Bond movie Skyfall, new re...

JK Rowling: Reviews Might Say New Book Is 'Dreadful... But I Will Live'

Posted 09.22.2012 | Books

"The Casual Vacancy," JK Rowling’s new book, and her first for adults, comes out on Thursday around the world. Expectation is building about the rea...

'Life After Death' By Damien Echols: The Book We're Talking About

Posted 09.24.2012 | Books

"Life After Death" by Damien Echols Blue Rider Press, $26.95 What is it about? Damien Echols was one of the West Memphis Three, found guilty of ...

The Adventures Of The Real Tom Sawyer | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine

Posted 09.25.2012 | Books
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On a rainy afternoon in June 1863, Mark Twain was nursing a bad hangover inside Ed Stahle's fashionable Montgomery Street steam rooms, halfway through...

Book Publisher Goes To Court To Recoup Hefty Advances From Prominent Writers | The Smoking Gun

Posted 09.26.2012 | Books
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A New York publisher this week filed lawsuits against several prominent writers who failed to deliver books for which they received hefty contractual ...

Andy Serkis Reads 'The Hobbit' (VIDEO)

Posted 09.26.2012 | Books

Andy Serkis reprises his role as Gollum in the forthcoming 'Hobbit' movies, but there's nothing quite as strange as watching the man himself put on th...

'The Casual Vacancy' Review: JK Rowling's Long-Awaited New Book

Posted 09.26.2012 | Books

"The Casual Vacancy": A Review Little, Brown; $35.00 Published today Buy it from an indie bookseller Buy it on Amazon Buy it from Barnes & Noble...