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Margaret Atwood, Amitav Ghosh Win $1 Million Dan David Prize

CBC News | the Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Canadian author Margaret Atwood and lndian-Bengali novelist Amitav Ghosh have been awarded the Dan David Prize and will share the $1 million US award....

Cannes 2010 Wrapup: The Awards, the Reviews, and So Much More!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

OK, the 2010 Cannes Film Festival is over. Here are the awards, then the movies I saw rated on a four star scale and in order of basic preference.

Short Story Month: "The Ladies of Grace Adieu"

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Set in the same universe as that of her novel Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke's "The Ladies of Grace Adieu" stands on its own as a series of glittering dark tales that draw on the legends of northern Europe.

Health Insurance Reform Bill

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As President Barack Obama signs the health insurance reform legislation he championed today, PublicAffairs will team up with The Washington Post to ru...

Borders Faces Critical April 1 Loan Deadline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A New York hedge fund manager may control the fate of Borders Group Inc., even as the distressed Ann Arbor-based book store chain advertises to hire s...

5 Wonderfully Weird Book Videos

Andy Hunter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andy Hunter

We love it when a book video gets weird, and we thought it was time to celebrate our top 5.

Hans Christian Andersen Children's Book Award Goes To David Almond | Caroline Hom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

David Almond has won the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Author Award. Jutta Bauer from Germany is the winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Illustr...

Sherman Alexie Wins PEN/Faulkner Award

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sherman Alexie has won the PEN/Faulkner Award, the PEN/Faulkner Foundation announced Tuesday morning. Alexie's 2009 novel, "War Dances," came out on t...

Loving Mailer

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carole Mallory

Why did I write Loving Mailer (Phoenix Books, April 6)? I wanted to offer my understanding of Norman Mailer. We had an affair for nine years--longer than five of his marriages.

eReader Price War Looming? Sony Drops Price On Its Reader

Wall Street Journal | Geoffrey A. Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sony says it is cutting the price on its entry-level e-book reader, dubbed the Pocket Reader, to $169 -- perhaps the first in a coming price war for t...

John Cheever's Cruel Paradoxes

The New York Review of Books | Edmund White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Strange Charms of John Cheever Edmund White The New York Review of Books "Cheever: A Life" by Blake Bailey Knopf/Vintage, 770 pp., $35.00; $16.9...

Conference For Black Writers Still Necessary In Age Of Obama

The New York Times | FELICIA R. LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

in the age of President Obama, when successful black writers can be found across genres and a Nobel Prize winner, Toni Morrison, can be tapped to be t...

Ted Hughes Added To Westminster Abbey Poets' Corner

The Guardian | Charlotte Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ted Hughes, poet laureate and author of such celebrated collections as Crow and Birthday Letters, is to be honoured by a memorial in Poets' Corner in ...

OMFG, Horatio!

Christopher Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Moore

I think we're in the midst of a linguistic revolution that will overshadow the one that William Caxton started.

Bestselling Books Of 2009: Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly | Michael Coffey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Looking at the compilation of bestseller numbers from 2009 confirms what publishers said throughout 2009 and even into 2010--that bestsellers don't se...

eBook Market Exploding, Confirms New IDPF Survey

Mark Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coker

The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), in an email to members Friday, reported U.S. wholesale ebook sales for the month of January, 2010 rose 261 percent to $31.9 million from the same period a year ago.

Lehman Brothers 'Terrifying' Culture Exposed In New Book 'The Devil's Casino' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Lehman Brothers' corporate culture was "terrifying," says Vicky Ward, the author of the new book "The Devil's Casino" about the company's collapse...

The Future Of Children's Book Publishing: Will Companion Websites And Video Games Keep The Industry Alive?

The Washington Post | Stephen Lowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Publishers are trying to entice kids to read books by offering companion Web sites that are graphic-rich and able to plunge young readers into the sto...

Cigarette Pack Books: Publisher Tank Books Finds Bizarre New Way To Package Books (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Smoking has become less and less publicly acceptable in recent years, from the ban in restaurants and bars to the outcry against cigarette advertising...

Reading Rainbow May Return To TV

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Reading Rainbow," the popular children's show that ran from the mid-80's until 2006, may return, according to the show's host LeVar Burton via his Tw...

Philip Pullman Receives Death Threats Over New Book About Jesus

Telegraph UK | Andrew Hough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The atheist writer, 63, claims he had received dozens of angry letters from critics accusing him of blasphemy in his new book "The Good Man Jesus and ...

'In The Neighborhood': After Sleeping At My Neighbor's House, He Became Family (PHOTOS)

Peter Lovenheim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Lovenheim

That first sleepover was a revelation to me. The intimacy of our conversation and the closeness I came to feel with Lou exceeded my expectations--and I think his, too.

Bedtime for Bezos: OR Books Says "Thanks, But No Thanks" to Amazon

Colin Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Colin Robinson

In starting our new publishing company we looked hard at what Amazon costs a small publisher, and what it provides in return. We decided it wasn't worth it; that we would be better off on our own.

Herta Mueller, Nobel Prize Winner, Hid In The Forest With Editor To Proofread Manuscripts

Monsters and Critics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Nobel literature prize winner Herta Mueller used to meet her German proof-reader in the forest to hide from Romania's Securitate communist secret poli...

Perseus Signs eBook Deal For iPad

The New York Times | MOTOKO RICH and BRAD STONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books