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Banned Book Trading Cards - Posted October 2, 2012
To celebrate the 30th annual Banned Books Week, one library in Kansas has gotten artistic. The Lawrence Public Library has created the Banned Books Trading Cards project, a series of drawings inspired by... [GalleyCat]

Madavor Media Acquires The Writer Lit Mag - Posted August 28, 2012
Madavor Media, a niche-focused media company based in Boston, has acquired the literary magazine The Writer, in a deal whose terms were not disclosed. Through the deal, Madavor has gained the rights to the print, web, and digital properties of the magazine from midwestern media company Kalmbach Publish... [GalleyCat]

'The Writer' Plans Hiatus After 125 Years in Print - Posted July 26, 2012
The Writer magazine is on the sales block by its owner Kalmbach Publishing which means one thing for the 125-year-old publication: It's going on hiatus after the October issue goes to print. For those of us with bylines, it's particularly bittersweet because chances are, we've all read and devour... [TVNewser]

'The Writer' Plans Hiatus After 125 Years in Print - Posted July 26, 2012
The Writer magazine is on the sales block by its owner Kalmbach Publishing which means one thing for the 125-year-old publication: It's going on hiatus after the October issue goes to print. For those of us with bylines, it's particularly bittersweet because chances are, we've all read and devour... [MediaJobsDaily]

John Updike's Childhood Home to Be Museum - Posted May 11, 2012
The John Updike Society has finalized a contract to purchase John Updike's home for $200,000. Located in the Pennsylvania town of Shillington, Updike lived in the home for thirteen years as a child. John Updike Society president ... [GalleyCat]

Barbara Walters Stretches Definition of 'Fascinating' - Posted December 1, 2011
FishbowlLA understands that Barbara Walters' annual "Ten Most Fascinating People" TV special is about as rock solid as People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" shtick. It's a harmless slice of holiday season ratings fluff, to be tuned in or not at the bored viewer's own risk. ... [FishbowlLA]

5 eBooks About 9/11 - Posted September 9, 2011
This Sunday is the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. For background reading, we have put together a list of 5 eBooks about 9/11. 1. After 9/11: This eB... [Inside Mobile Apps]

The New Yorker Chooses 9/11 for First e-Book - Posted August 24, 2011
We're not quite sure how much of an audience there is for e-books, but The New Yorker is certainly grabbing some attention with its first venture into the territory. The Cutline ... [Fishbowl NY]

The New Yorker Chooses 9/11 for First e-Book - Posted August 24, 2011
We're not quite sure how much of an audience there is for e-books, but The New Yorker is certainly grabbing some attention with its first venture into the territory. The Cutline ... [FishbowlNY]

Media Critic Has Fun with SPOILERS Study - Posted August 11, 2011
As far as FishbowlLA is concerned, there can never be too many clever references to the granddaddy of all cinematic achievements, Citizen Kane. A film critic friend of ours in San Francisco, Pam Grady, recent... [FishbowlLA]

David Foster Wallace Archive Finds a Home - Posted March 9, 2010
Yesterday the University of Texas at Austin's Harry Ransom Center acquired the archive of writer David Foster Wallace. The collection includes annotated books from the author's bookshelf, like that scribble-filled copy (pictured, ... [GalleyCat]

Remembering Howard Zinn, Louis Auchincloss, and J.D. Salinger - Posted January 29, 2010
It was a sad week for the literary world as we lost scholar Howard Zinn, author Louis Auchincloss, and the great ... [GalleyCat]

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

Sex and the 21st Century Male Writer - Posted January 4, 2010
Can contemporary male authors write a good sex scene? In a NY Times Book Review essay this weekend, cultural critic Katie Roiphe argued that male authors have lost their taste for steamy sex. Here's ... [GalleyCat]

Top Publishing Stories of the Year: January 2009 - Posted December 30, 2009
January 2009 dawned with a flurry of layoffs and closures around the industry, but a few happy stories broke that cold month as well. An accidental book trailer for an out-of-print book scored 30 million views on YouTube. The iPhone digi... [GalleyCat]

FishbowlNY's 2009 Lists: In Memoriam - Posted December 28, 2009
Our favorite part of any award show is the memorial montage commemorating the lives of all those who passed away in the past year. While this year's headlines were populated by the tragic deaths of celebrities and other bold-faced names -- from Michael Jackson and ... [Fishbowl NY]

FishbowlNY's 2009 Lists: In Memoriam - Posted December 28, 2009
Our favorite part of any award show is the memorial montage commemorating the lives of all those who passed away in the past year. While this year's headlines were populated by the tragic deaths of celebrities and other bold-faced names -- from Michael Jackson and ... [FishbowlNY]

The Bestselling Contemporary Poetry of 2009 - Posted December 15, 2009
Graywolf Press published the year's top-selling poetry book, Elizabeth Alexander's presidential l... [GalleyCat]

Details: Gen X Men Do Read Books - Posted December 10, 2009
Today Details magazine unveiled the 25 Greatest Gen X Books of All Time, giving GalleyCat an exclusive peek at the picks. The ... [GalleyCat]

David Cronenberg to Adapt Don DeLillo Novel - Posted July 27, 2009
Critically-acclaimed director David Cronenberg will shoot a filmed version of Don DeLillo's 'Cosmopolis"--a 2003 nove... [GalleyCat]

Tina Brown Discusses The Book Beast: 'It's Really Important to Support Books' - Posted February 6, 2009
Anyone with even a passing interest in books is by now painfully aware of the struggles the publishing industry is currently undergoing. Troubles came to a head last December when widespread layoffs were announced at both Random House an... [Fishbowl NY]

Tina Brown Discusses The Book Beast: 'It's Really Important to Support Books' - Posted February 6, 2009
Anyone with even a passing interest in books is by now painfully aware of the struggles the publishing industry is currently undergoing. Troubles came to a head last December when widespread layoffs were announced at both Random House an... [FishbowlNY]

John Updike Dead at 76 - Posted January 27, 2009
John Updike, writer and winner of every literary prize imaginable has died from lung cancer today reports the LA Times. We like to remember him for his Simpsons epi... [FishbowlLA]

Random House to Digitize Thousands of eBooks - Posted November 25, 2008
Capitalizing on the current eBook trend, Random House Inc. announced Monday that it will make thousands of additional books available in digital form, according to the Associated Press. That will include novels by ... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Chip Kidd On Batman, His Cut of That Pesky Dinosaur Skeleton, and Finally, On Stage! - Posted January 15, 2008
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Morning Reading List, 09.24.07 - Posted September 24, 2007
Good morning Washington. You think Dan Rather has totally lost it. An NBC release announced, "According to national Nielsen Media Research data, 'Meet the Press with Tim Russert' was the top-rated Sunday morning public affairs program,... [FishbowlDC]

Calder Picks Authors and Sticks With Them - Posted August 13, 2007
As literary agent Rachel Calder tells the Cambridge Evening News, it's difficult to predict a hit, but when you're the UK agent of record for the likes of Annie Proulx, Mary Wesley and Denise Mina... [GalleyCat]

Scene @ the American Academy of Arts and Letters Annual Ceremonial - Posted May 17, 2007
What do Joan Acocella, Paul Auster, David Markson, Don DeLillo, John Updike, William Vollmann, Deborah Eisenberg, Stephen Sondheim, Reynolds Price, Richard Ford, Garrison Keillor, Jim Harrison, Mary Gordon, John Corigliano and many, many more luminaries in the literary, artistic and music worlds have in common? They all sat on the stage... [GalleyCat]

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