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The Bookseller is reporting that Pat Kavanagh, the British agent and wife of novelist Julian Barnes, has died. Kavanagh represented some heavy hitters in the literary world, including Joanna Trollope, John Irving, and...

October 20, 2008 | Filed under: Book news

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It's the American Library Association's Banned Books Week, and their website features lists of frequently challenged books covering various eras on their website. Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale is 37th on the ALA's...

September 30, 2008 | Filed under: Book news, Libraries

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Last Saturday, a descendant of Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery revealed, for the first time, that her grandmother committed suicide. In the wake of this revelation, however, Montgomery's biographer is...

September 24, 2008 | Filed under: Authors

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Raj Persaud, Britain's celebrity psychiatrist and media darling, is on trial for what the Guardian is calling "blatant cribs" in his 2003 book From the Edge of the Couch. Persaud is accused of passing off…

June 18, 2008 | Filed under: Book news

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A new collection of David Sedaris essays “ entitled When You Are Engulfed in Flames “ comes out next week, and Entertainment Weekly has used the opportunity to check in with the humorist and to…

May 30, 2008 | Filed under: Authors