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Morning Reading List 07.10.13. - Posted July 10, 2013
A fun day to be a Capitol Hill intern -- As Republican congressmen prepared for a press conference about student loan rates, they knew they needed something to drive home their point and not bore everyone. So, as Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

'5 Under 35' Celebration Kicks Off National Book Awards Week - Posted November 17, 2010
GalleyCat prowled the '5 Under 35' celebration held at the powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn this week. This event kick-started the celebration of the annual National Book Awards announcement. Stay tuned for all the results tonight. A taco truck ser... [GalleyCat]

The Best Beach Books - Posted May 14, 2010
The sun has finally returned to New York City, inspiring this GalleyCat editor to dream about beach reading. What books will you take to the beach this summer? Share your favorites in the comments se... [GalleyCat]

Joseph O'Neil, Lorraine Adams, and Colum McCann Named 2010 Guggenheim Fellows - Posted April 15, 2010
Today a number of writers were picked from some 3,000 applicants for the annual Guggenheim Fellowship competition. Joseph O'Neil, Lorraine Adams, and Colum McCann were among the fiction fellows. The complete list of literary winners follows af... [GalleyCat]

Colum McCann Sells Two New Novels to Random House - Posted March 30, 2010
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The Art of Hypothetical Book Design - Posted March 1, 2010
Today part-time book designer Charlie Orr launched a unique project--designing a hypothetical book cover for a book that a well-known author will never write. "I ask auth... [GalleyCat]

Weekend Reading: Amazon, Macmillan, McCann & Maddow - Posted February 5, 2010
It's been one of the craziest weeks in recent memory for publishing. Here are a few highlights for your weekend reading pleasure. In retaliation for a eBook pricing debate, Amazon removed the buy direct from Amazon button from many Macmillan books. In response, Macmillan took out a full-page NY Times advertisement (pictured)... [GalleyCat]

Colum McCann to Star in Documentary - Posted February 5, 2010
At a standing-room only McNally Jackson Books event last night in New York City, National Book Award winner Colum McCann read an excerpt from his Granta 109 essay about his fath... [GalleyCat]

Andrew W.K. Joins Tournament of Books' Panel of Judges - Posted January 13, 2010
A rock star, a culinary memoirist, and a music and literary blogger will help judge The Morning News' annual Tournament of Books this year. Performer Andrew W.K. (... [GalleyCat]

Colum McCann Tops List of Bestselling Signed Books on AbeBooks in 2009 - Posted January 6, 2010
What are the most popular signed books of the year? The answer might surprise you. On the list of the 25 Bestselling Signed Books on AbeBooks from last year, a National Book Award winner outsold a man who walked on the moon. The top book... [GalleyCat]

Literary Luminaries Sign Sarah Palin Book for Charity - Posted November 24, 2009
At the 2009 National Book Awards, Gawker cornered some of the literary world's brightest writers, having them sign a copy of Sarah Palin's memoir, "Going Rogue." Now they are auctionin... [GalleyCat]

GalleyCatnip: Borders UK Struggles with Distributors - Posted November 23, 2009
Three UK book distributors have temporarily stopped supplying Borders UK amidst worries about the company's future. An anonymous sales director explained to The Bookseller: "We really hope they can get through this, everyone will try to help them. But if w... [GalleyCat]

NBA Nonfiction Winner T. J. Stiles on the Recession - Posted November 19, 2009
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NBA Fiction Winner Colum McCann on Grace - Posted November 19, 2009
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2009 National Book Awards Finalists Announced - Posted October 14, 2009
This afternoon the National Book Foundation announced the finalists for the 2009 National Book Awards. Find out more on the NBF site, but here are the fiction finalists: Bonnie Jo Campbell for "American Salvage" from Wayne State University Pre... [GalleyCat]