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On Her 88th Birthday, Harper Lee Heralds Mockingbird Ebook - Posted April 28, 2014
Mark your literary calendars. Per an announcement today by HarperCollins, on what is author Harper Lee's 88th birthday, To Kill a Mockingbird will be available for the first time as an ebook July 8. From today's announcement: "I'm still old-fashioned," said Lee. "I l... [Fishbowl NY]

On Her 88th Birthday, Harper Lee Heralds Mockingbird Ebook - Posted April 28, 2014
Mark your literary calendars. Per an announcement today by HarperCollins, on what is author Harper Lee's 88th birthday, To Kill a Mockingbird will be available for the first time as an ebook July 8. From today's announcement: "I'm still old-fashioned," said Lee. "I l... [FishbowlNY]

J.D. Salinger's Leaked Book 'Catches' Literary PR Off-Guard - Posted December 2, 2013
It was the day before Thanksgiving, and all through the house, no PR creature was stirring when J.D. Salinger rose from the dead and dropped three new books ... [PRNewser]

J.D. Salinger Biopic in the Pipeline - Posted September 20, 2013
The Weinstein Company plans to create a biopic profiling world renowned author, J.D. Salinger. The film will focus on the period when Salinger was serving in the military during World War II up until the publication of his beloved novel, Catcher in the Rye. ... [GalleyCat]

J.D. Salinger Scavenger Hunt Features Two Famous Magazine Covers - Posted August 7, 2013
In the summer of 1961, 25 cents at the newsstand got readers a TIME cover illustration of reclusive author J.D. Salinger under the slanted headline "A Private World of Love and Death." Sixteen years later, Esquire subscribers were treated to an issue teasing the Ron Rosenbaum story "The Haunted Life of... [Fishbowl NY]

J.D. Salinger Scavenger Hunt Features Two Famous Magazine Covers - Posted August 7, 2013
In the summer of 1961, 25 cents at the newsstand got readers a TIME cover illustration of reclusive author J.D. Salinger under the slanted headline "A Private World of Love and Death." Sixteen years later, Esquire subscribers were treated to an issue teasing the Ron Rosenbaum story "The Haunted Life of... [FishbowlNY]

Hillary Clinton Can't Stand Holden Caulfield - Posted October 19, 2012
Today in (Fake) Media Scandals: You may have heard of a ... [PRNewser]

How Famous Authors Made Ends Meet Before They Made It Big - Posted October 10, 2012
We're all about inspiration here at MJD so we really dig the fact that the inner author in all of us can truly make it big. And so what if you're scraping by right now? You're definitely not alone. Several famous authors proved they never gave up their craft while sucking it up... [TVNewser]

New Book Reveals the Inside Scoop of Working at 'New Yorker' - Posted June 29, 2012
Want to know what it's like working at The New Yorker back in the day? Janet Groth, a former receptionist at the magazine, worked there for 21 years and outlined the comings and goings, triumphs and tribulations of the 18th floor... [TVNewser]

'Frances' Creator Russell Hoban Has Died - Posted December 15, 2011
Celebrated author and illustrator Russell Hoban has passed away. He was 86-years-old. He published both adult works and children's books. In children's publishing, Hoban became especially famous for his Frances picture book series; he published a total of seven titles starring the temperame... [GalleyCat]

UCLA Student Runs National Lifestyle Magazine - Posted November 15, 2011
They say print is dead and that young people will only read articles online. Tell that to UCLA student Lucia Tran. The 18-year-old freshman is the founder and editor-in-chief of Zooey--a print lifestyle magazine with national distribution throu... [FishbowlLA]

Book & Documentary Projects Round-Up - Posted June 8, 2011
Bibliophiles and film fanatics can look forward to a plethora of book-and-documentary projects. Simon & Schuster announced that rock artist Pearl Jam has signed a deal with them; the illustrated self-portrait, Pearl Jam Twenty, will be released in September. Here's more from the press release: "Published and in celebration of Pearl Jam's... [GalleyCat]

Jeff Howe Relaunches One Book, One Twitter as 1book140 - Posted May 25, 2011
Jeff Howe has partnered with The Atlantic to relaunch the online book club, One Book, One Twitter. Howe explained in ... [GalleyCat]

Newsweek Plagiarist Gets Booted from Santa Barbara Website - Posted April 25, 2011
Tipped by a reader, the publisher of Santa Barbara website Noozhawk.com did a little digging and discovered that two of six entries written for the site by Steven Kunes were lifted from Newsweek. The arti... [GalleyCat]

Would You Run Away with J.D. Salinger? - Posted February 10, 2011
33-year-old J.D. Salinger tried to run away with a married woman at a Harper's Magazine party in 1952, one writer explained in ... [GalleyCat]

Sarah Collins Honenberger on J.D. Salinger - Posted January 27, 2011
GalleyCat caught up with children's writer Sarah Collins Honenberger (pictured) to talk about her book, Catcher, Caught. The author explained how her book engaged with J.D. Salinger's T... [GalleyCat]

J.D. Salinger: 'I See My Novel as a Novel and Only as a Novel' - Posted December 10, 2010
University Archives will auction a note that J.D. Salinger wrote rejecting filmmaker ... [GalleyCat]

J. D. Salinger Biography Coming from Random House - Posted October 15, 2010
On January 25, 2011, Random House will publish Kenneth Slawenski's biography of the late J. D. Saling... [GalleyCat]

More Choose Your Own Literary Elite Nickname Action - Posted February 4, 2010
The quest to uncover literary elite nicknames continues over at Gawker, where Doree Shafrir has collected nicknames of famous writers. Her updated list included nicknames for New York University professor (and ... [GalleyCat]

J.D. Salinger and the Brigitte Bardot Bananafish Adaptation that Never Happened - Posted February 1, 2010
The New Yorker just published a short essay by the great journalist Lillian Ross, a tribute to her long friendship with the reclusive ... [GalleyCat]

Joan Rivers|No More News Corp. Deal With NYT|Zuckerman Weighs In On Local Journal Section|Bloomberg In A Reuters Ad|Salinger TK|NYTimes.com Pay Wall - Posted January 29, 2010
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Joan Rivers|No More News Corp. Deal With NYT|Zuckerman Weighs In On Local Journal Section|Bloomberg In A Reuters Ad|Salinger TK|NYTimes.com Pay Wall - Posted January 29, 2010
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Reading Letters to J.D. Salinger - Posted January 29, 2010
The great author J.D. Salinger passed away yesterday, leaving behind a powerful literary legacy. Today's guest on the ... [GalleyCat]

A Brief History of J. D. Salinger Reviews - Posted January 28, 2010
Author J.D. Salinger passed away today, g... [GalleyCat]

J. D. Salinger Has Died - Posted January 28, 2010
The reclusive, brilliant author J.D. Salinger has died. Salinger will be immortalized for creating the character Holden Caulfield in his 1951 novel, The Catcher in the Rye. He also wrote the collection Nine Stories and Franny and Zooey. H... [GalleyCat]

J.D. Salinger Dead at 91 - Posted January 28, 2010
From AP: NEW YORK (AP) - J.D. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose "The Catcher in the Rye" shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, has died. He was 91. Salinge... [FishbowlLA]

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]

Court of Appeals Pans J.D. Salinger Follow-Up - Posted September 4, 2009
Yesterday author Fredrik Colting took his defense of his J.D. Salinger-inspired book to the U.S. Court of Appeals, hoping the court will reverse an order enjoining publication of "60 Years Later: Coming Th... [GalleyCat]

Author Appeals J.D. Salinger's Legal Victory - Posted July 24, 2009
In a 58-page brief, author Fredrik Colting and his legal team disputed that his follow-up to J.D. Salinger's most famous novel was not a sequel, but "a critical examination." In the new filing, the legal ... [GalleyCat]

Copyfight: David Rees Vs. Jamba Juice - Posted July 21, 2009
David Rees, the comic creator behind the "Get Your War On" series, has declared war on Jamba Juice this week after the company appeared to copy his style in ... [GalleyCat]

Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against Salinger Tribute - Posted June 18, 2009
A federal judge issued a restraining order yesterday, temporarily blocking the publication of author Fredrik Colting's book "60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye"--a novel revisiting characters from a classic J.D. Sal... [GalleyCat]

Sara Nelson Defends Salinger Follow-Up - Posted June 16, 2009
Former Publishers Weekly editor Sara Nelson has joined the legal fight against J.D. Salinger's efforts ... [GalleyCat]

Salinger Follow-Up Author Unmasked - Posted June 12, 2009
The 32-year-old Swedish publisher Fredrik Colting has admitted to writing a book that revisits the classic protagonist of "The Catcher in the Rye" as an elderly man. Writing with the pseudonym John David Calif... [GalleyCat]

What's He Building in There? - Posted June 9, 2009
Prompted by J.D. Salinger's lawsuit against an unauthorized sequel, journalist and author Ron Rosenbaum revists the older, more interesting question: What has Salinger been doing since he publi... [GalleyCat]

Salinger Suit Spooks Distributor - Posted June 3, 2009
When J.D. Salinger sued in federal court to stop the publication of his unauthorized sequel to "The Catcher in the Rye," his suit named everybody involved with the book--Windupbird Publishing (the UK distributors), Nicotext (the Swedish publisher), and SCB Distributors (the planned US distrib... [GalleyCat]

J.D. Salinger Sues to Stop Unauthorized Sequel - Posted June 2, 2009
Yesterday reclusive author J.D. Salinger sued John David California in federal court to stop the publication of his unauthorized sequel to Salinger's classic novel, "The Catcher in the Rye." According... [GalleyCat]

J.D. Salinger's Lawyer Examines Unauthorized Sequel - Posted May 20, 2009
J.D. Salinger's lawyer is looking into the unauthorized sequel to "The Catcher in the Rye." Bookseller reports that Salinger's agent has contacted an attorney over "60 Years Later Coming Thro... [GalleyCat]

Catcher in the Rye Sequel Has Mysterious Origins - Posted May 14, 2009
The literary blogosphere has been buzzing all morning about John David California's sequel to J.D. Salinger's famous novel, "The Catcher in the Rye." While the author's ... [GalleyCat]

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