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Entries by Andrew Losowsky from 11/2012

Richard Current Dead: Award-Winning Lincoln Scholar Dies At Age 100

Posted 11.01.2012 | Books

NEW YORK -- Richard Nelson Current, a prolific and award-winning Abraham Lincoln scholar who for decades was a leader in his field and helped shape a ...

The Curious Case Of The Sherlock Pilgrims

Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
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I have just arrived. I am standing in the square in the small Swiss valley town of Meiringen. On all sides, fir trees and high alpine meadows give way...

T.C. Boyle: Where I Like To Read

Posted 11.06.2012 | Books

This is part of our ongoing series asking authors one simple question: Where do you like to read?Today's response comes from T.C. Boyle: I’d like...

New Timothy Ferriss Book, '4-Hour Chef', Has A Great Trailer (VIDEO)

Posted 11.07.2012 | Books

Timothy Ferriss is a publishing phenomenon. His first book, The 4 Hour Workweek, used Google Adwords to test out its title, and became a NYT number on...

What HuffPost Editors Read To De-Stress (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.07.2012 | Books

We work hard at HuffPost - and we also love to read in our downtime. Here's what our staff love to read to help them relax. What do you read to calm y...

The Fetishization Of The Printed Page

Posted 11.07.2012 | Books

Like physical books, ebooks have weight. A computer scientist at UC Berkeley calculated as much in 2011, finding that a 4GB ebook reader filled with 3...

Why Do We Always Take Books On Vacation?

| Posted 11.07.2012 | Books

The hardest part of going on holiday is choosing which books to take with you.

Bridget Jones On The Edge Of Further Adventures, Says Helen Fielding | Books |

Posted 11.09.2012 | Books
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Will it be cigarettes: none; alcohol units: none; weight: off the charts; baby: imminent, as Bridget Jones returns for a "different phase" of London l...

Kurt Vonnegut's Board Game: General Headquarters

Posted 11.09.2012 | Books

This letter, taken from Kurt Vonnegut: Letters ($35, Delacorte), was written at a low point in Vonnegut's finances. In it, he proposes a children’s...

Philip Roth Quits Writing

Posted 11.09.2012 | Books

Philip Roth, the famous American novelist, has written his last book. That is, according to an interview published last month in the French magazine L...

Howard Schatz, Photographer, Captures Boxing Stories In 'At The Fights' (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.09.2012 | Books

Howard Schatz is a photographer and artist who has captured the human body in many different ways. Dancers, nudes, swimmers, actors, pregnant women......

'The Elephant Keepers' Children' By Peter Høeg: The Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 11.12.2012 | Books

The Elephant Keepers' Children by Peter Høeg Peter Other Press, $27.95 October 23, 2012 What is it about? Peter is a 14-year-old boy who live...

Word Of The Year 2012: 'GIF', According To Oxford American Dictionaries

Posted 11.12.2012 | Books

The Word of the Year 2012, according to the Oxford American Dictionaries, is GIF. “The GIF, a compressed file format for images that can be used...

Jack Gilbert Dead: Prize-Winning Poet Dies At 87

Posted 11.13.2012 | Books

NEW YORK -- Jack Gilbert, a prize-winning poet known for his clear and subtle verse, has died at age 87. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Gil...

National Book Awards 2012: Our Predictions

Posted 11.14.2012 | Books

The National Book Award winners will be announced tonight in New York City. The closest thing U.S. publishing has to the Academy Awards, the prizes ar...

Freddie Mercury Photos: 'The Great Pretender' Showcases Rare Images Of Singer's Life

Posted 11.15.2012 | Books

Freddie Mercury was a musician, a performer, an icon. A new book, Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender ($34.99, Insight Editions) contains photographs...

'Mastery' By Robert Greene: How To Become A Master In Your Chosen Field

Posted 11.15.2012 | Books

Mastery by Robert Greene ($28.95, Viking) is the latest book from the bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strateg...

A Day In The World: Stunning Images From Around The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.15.2012 | Books

On May 15, 2012, asked people around the world to pick up their cameras to photograph daily life. More than 100,000 images were submitted fr...

Paris Review - In Which Philip Roth Gave Me Life Advice, Julian Tepper

Posted 11.16.2012 | Books
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Roughly two weeks ago in the dining room of a Jewish deli on the Upper West Side (whose name, for legal reasons, must remain undisclosed) I served Phi...

TV Critic Alan Sepinwall Has A Book Out, 'The Revolution Was Televised'

Posted 11.16.2012 | Books

The TV critic Alan Sepinwall has a new book coming out, The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Fore...

Word Of The Year 2012, According To 'Bluster'

Posted 11.19.2012 | Books

The word of the year, according to, is 'Bluster', we can exclusively reveal. defines the word thusly: 1. to roar an...

Minneapolis Writer's Secret: Tap Inner 11-year-old

Posted 11.19.2012 | Books

MINNEAPOLIS -- Barely known in a literary field dominated by brand names like "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games," William Alexander scored the National...

Wylie Agency Exploring Hush-hush Sale -

Posted 11.19.2012 | Books
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Hollywood was buzzing last week that one of the literary world's powerful firms, the Wylie Agency--which reps powerhouse authors from Martin Amis to S...

Struggle Over, Philip Roth Reflects On Putting Down His Pen -

Posted 11.19.2012 | Books
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Mr. Roth hasn't given up writing entirely. He is collaborating on a novella, via e-mail, with the 8-year-old daughter of a former girlfriend, and he h...

Amazon Boycott Called For By UK Media, Politician

Posted 11.19.2012 | Books

An Amazon boycott in the UK is being called for by a national newspaper, while a former member of the British cabinet promises to "put away my Kindle"...