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Entries by Andrew Losowsky from 10/2012

Tracking Amazon: Riordan Topples Rowling

Posted 10.01.2012 | Books

"The Casual Vacancy" has been knocked off its perch atop Amazon's bestseller list, falling to #2 behind Rick Riordan's "The Mark of Athena." ...

Junot Díaz Is A MacArthur Genius, According To His Publisher

Posted 10.01.2012 | Books

Junot Díaz and Dinaw Mengestu have been named MacArthur Foundation geniuses according to a tweet put out by their publisher, Riverhead Books, and an ...

Lee Moyer, Literary Pin Up Calendar Illustrator, Reveals Latest Creations (IMAGES)

Posted 10.01.2012 | Books

Lee Moyer's lifelike illustrations have donned album covers and Laurel & Hardy box sets. Last year, he made his first-ever literary pin-up calendar, w...

Ray Bradbury's 'The Book And The Butterfly'

Posted 10.01.2012 | Books

Excerpted from The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012. Introduction © 2012 by Ray Bradbury, Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt...

Hitler's Secret, Kristallnacht And Berlin (EXCERPT)

Posted 10.01.2012 | Books

Excerpted from Letters from Berlin: A Story of War, Survival, and the Redeeming Power of Friendship by Kerstin Lieff and Margarete Dos. Copyright © 2...

'A Clockwork Orange' And Dystopian Fiction (EXCERPT)

Posted 10.02.2012 | Books

Reprinted from "A Clockwork Orange: 50th Anniversary Edition, the Restored Text" by Anthony Burgess, edited by Andrew Biswell. Introduction and notes ...

Best Book Designs 2011: Design Observer Names Winners

Posted 10.02.2012 | Books

The Best Book Designs of 2011 have been named by 'Design Observer', one of the leading websites for design criticism and intelligent thinking around t...

National Bullying Prevention Month: Authors Speak Out (VIDEO)

Posted 10.02.2012 | Books

Open Road Media has been making some interesting author-based videos recently. In the latest, writers Dean Koontz, Peter Lerangis, Bette Greene, P...

Where I Like To Read: Junot Díaz

Posted 10.03.2012 | Books

I love to read equally fiction, ethnography, history and cultural studies, and I always make room for something I'll stumble on. I go to bookstores an...

Self Publishing: Second Class No More?

Posted 10.03.2012 | Books

By Terri Giuliano Long for IndieReader.com Not too long ago, traditional publishers held all the cards. If publishing houses rejected a book, it...

'A Clockwork Orange' Covers From The Past Fifty Years (IMAGES)

Posted 10.04.2012 | Books

"A Clockwork Orange" is a unique novel that, thanks to Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film, has become a fundamental cultural touchstone. Written in the imagi...

Most Citizens Of The Star Wars Galaxy Are Probably Totally Illiterate | Tor.com

Posted 10.04.2012 | Books
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Not once in any Star Wars movie does someone pick up a book or newspaper, magazine, literary journal, or chapbook handmade by an aspiring Jawa poet. I...

Banned Books Week: Lawrence Public Library Creates Artistic Trading Cards (IMAGES)

Posted 10.04.2012 | Books

For Banned Books Week 2012, the Lawrence Public Library in Kansas has created a special series of trading cards of banned books, illustrated by local ...

Hitler's Nasty Secret (EXCERPT)

Posted 10.05.2012 | Books

Excerpted from Letters from Berlin: A Story of War, Survival, and the Redeeming Power of Friendship by Kerstin Lieff and Margarete Dos. Copyright © 2...

How Ebooks Are Changing Publishing (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.05.2012 | Books

Aptaracorp has released its annual survey of ebook production trends, and to mark the event (and to get more publicity) they've come up with a dramati...

Random House Turns Open House

Posted 10.05.2012 | Books

Random House turns Open House with a unique event in New York City on Friday November 2nd. There will be behind-the-scenes tours, discussions, min...

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Posted 10.08.2012 | Books
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Biggest Book Deals: Lena Dunham In Context

Posted 10.08.2012 | Books

Lena Dunham's book deal is the talk of the industry. The 26-year-old creator and star of HBO series "Girls" has apparently sold her unwritten essa...

'K is for Knifeball': Terrible Advice For Kids (EXCERPT)

Posted 10.10.2012 | Books

"WARNING: This book is not for children of any age." So begins K is for Knifeball, the disturbingly funny new book from the creators of the equally ma...

The History Of The American Circus: New Book Reveals The Darker Side Of The Big Top (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.11.2012 | Books

Roll up, roll up! We love a great circus, and Yale University Press and the Bard Graduate Center would like to invite you all to the big top via t...

Space Photos: Stunning Images Of The Solar System From New Book, 'Planetfall' (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.12.2012 | Books

Photos of space always make our jaws drop and our problems seem tiny. The new book Planetfall: New Solar System Visions by Michael Benson (Abrams, $55...

Frankfurt Book Fair 2012: What I Learned

| Posted 10.13.2012 | Books

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world's biggest trade fair for the book industry. Here's what I saw at this year's event.

JK Rowling On 'The Daily Show': Expresses Shock At American Politics (VIDEO)

Posted 10.16.2012 | Books

When The Daily Show's Jon Stewart gave JK Rowling a lesson in American politics on last night's show, the author expressed herself to be "quite taken ...

'Mastery' By Robert Greene Wants Its Readers To Achieve Greatness (VIDEO)

Posted 10.16.2012 | Books

Robert Greene wrote the bestseller "The 48 Laws of Power," and he's about to return with a new book, "Mastery," ($28.95, Viking, November 13th.) Its t...

Short Stories: 'The Paris Review' Creates A Great New Compilation

Posted 10.18.2012 | Books

Short stories, when done well, can be perfect narratives, captured in miniature. So when The Paris Review recently released their new book, Object Les...