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Patrick Modiano Wins the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature - Posted October 13, 2014
French writer Patrick Modiano has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. According to the press release, "for the art of memory with which h... [GalleyCat]

Alice Munro on the Slippery Slope of Censorship - Posted October 11, 2013
Back in 1979, Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro responded to "pressure groups" trying to remove The Lives of Girls and Women from school reading lists. We've embedded the complete CBC TV interview above. She explored the slippery slope of censorship--how these ... [GalleyCat]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Inquirer Owners Sue | Munro Wins Nobel | AOL Cuts Cambio Staff - Posted October 11, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Inquirer Owners Sue | Munro Wins Nobel | AOL Cuts Cambio Staff - Posted October 11, 2013
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Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize - Posted October 10, 2013
Canadian author Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. The press release described her career in a single phrase: "master of the contemporary short story." The author shared this statement about her award: This is so surprising and wonderful. I am dazed by all the attention and affection ... [GalleyCat]

Haruki Murakami & Joyce Carol Oates Get Best Nobel Odds - Posted September 5, 2013
According to the betting site Ladbrokes, Haruki Murakami has 3/1 odds to win the most prestigious literary prize. Jo... [GalleyCat]

9th Annual Morning News Tournament of Books Announced - Posted December 27, 2012
The ninth annual Morning News Tournament of Books (ToB) will commence in March 2013. So far, 15 finalists have been revealed. Three titles from the "pre-tournament playoff round" are currently in the running for t... [GalleyCat]

Haruki Murakami Has 2/1 Odds to Win Nobel Prize on Thursday - Posted October 8, 2012
The Nobel Prize for Literature winner for 2012 will be revealed on Thursday. Currently, the UK gamblers at Ladbrokes have given Haruki Murakami 2/1 odds to take ... [GalleyCat]

May 2009: Top Publishing Stories of the Year - Posted December 31, 2009
In May's biggest headline, a blogger spotted similarities between one paragraph of NY Times columnist and author Maureen Dowd's weekend column and a post by Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo... [GalleyCat]

Alice Munro Withdraws from Running for $50,000 Prize - Posted September 2, 2009
After winning the prestigious Giller Prize twice in her career, author Alice Munro (pictured, via) has taken her new collection out of running for the $50,000 award. According to ... [GalleyCat]

Alice Munro Wins £60,000 Man Booker International Prize - Posted May 27, 2009
Author Alice Munro (pictured, via) has won the third Man Booker International Prize, picked for the £60,000 (roughly $83,700) award out of a longlist that included 14 writers from 12 different countries. The pri... [GalleyCat]

McCarthy Nabs UK's Oldest Literary Prize - Posted August 27, 2007
Pulitzer Prize-winning US author Cormac McCarthy has won the UK's oldest literary award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, reports the BBC. THE ROAD took the fiction category for the prize continually awarded since 1919 while Byron Rogers' biography of Welsh poet RS Thomas won in that category. The... [GalleyCat]

LongPen To Debut in Bookstores - Posted August 20, 2007
After limited success with Margaret Atwood's device at the Edinburgh Book Festival - enabling Norman Mailer and Alice Munro to make "appearances" - the book-tour substitute device will make its debut into a record store and several bookstores in Canada, the United States and England for a trial run that could... [GalleyCat]

Heavy Hitters on James Tait Memorial Prize Shortlists - Posted June 25, 2007
The James Tait Memorial Prize, Britain's oldest literary prize, has announced the shortlists for its fiction and biography awards. In fiction, the competition is rather steep with Alice Munro, Cormac McCarthy, Sarah Waters, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, James Lasdun and Ray Robinson competing for the honor. The biography contenders include Carmen Callil,... [GalleyCat]

Today's Awards Update - Posted May 1, 2007
Alice Munro and David Malouf head the longlist for the world's richest prize for a collection of short stories, the Frank O'Connor award. The shortlist for the Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced, with the winner chos... [GalleyCat]