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Free Books That Inspired Barack Obama - Posted November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama has won the 2012 Presidential election. We've collected links to five free eBooks that inspired Obama during his road to the Presidency. In ... [GalleyCat]

5 Free Books That Inspired Barack Obama - Posted November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama has won the 2012 Presidential election. We've collected links to five free eBooks that inspired Obama during his road to the Presidency. In ... [semanticweb.com]

Seven Degrees of Michiko Kakutani - Posted April 9, 2012
This GalleyCat editor loves playing the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Game, connecting celebrities to actor Kevin Bacon in six connections or fewer. Would the same game work in the 21st Century literary world? On the ... [GalleyCat]

How Bret Easton Ellis Discovered Michiko Kakutani - Posted June 4, 2010
In an interview with Details magazine, novelist Bret Easton Ellis talked about the 1980s, getting older, and the first tim... [GalleyCat]

Yann Martel Takes a Critical Hit for Beatrice & Virgil - Posted April 20, 2010
As Yann Martel's new novel Beatrice and Virgil... [GalleyCat]

Zach Galifianakis Interviews Novelist John Wray in Deceptively Simple Book Trailer - Posted February 25, 2010
That Picador book trailer pairs actor ... [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]

Literary Page Six - Posted May 7, 2009
For one topsy-turvy nigh... [GalleyCat]

John Wray's Michiko Kakutani Tattoo - Posted May 7, 2009
Few literary critics inspire emotion like NY Times critic, Michiko Kakutani. Some worship her reviews, and others, (like Norman Mailer) wished they could ... [GalleyCat]

Mailer to Sulzberger: 'Michiko Was First With the Worst' - Posted February 27, 2009
Before the Internet was around as an tool with which to fight back, or start them in the first place, writers had to resort to, gasp, letter writing. The Beast has a collection of letters penned by the late ... [Fishbowl NY]

Mailer to Sulzberger: 'Michiko Was First With the Worst' - Posted February 27, 2009
Before the Internet was around as an tool with which to fight back, or start them in the first place, writers had to resort to, gasp, letter writing. The Beast has a collection of letters penned by the late ... [FishbowlNY]

Spoiling The Harry Potter Spoilers - Posted July 19, 2007
Kyle Good, a Scholastic spokesperson, has the unenviable task of returning a genie to its bottle. That genie would be the Harry Potter spoilers. Good told FishbowlNY via email: "The Harry Potter fans do not want to find spoilers online ... [Fishbowl NY]

Spoiling The Harry Potter Spoilers - Posted July 19, 2007
Kyle Good, a Scholastic spokesperson, has the unenviable task of returning a genie to its bottle. That genie would be the Harry Potter spoilers. Good told FishbowlNY via email: "The Harry Potter fans do not want to find spoilers online ... [FishbowlNY]

Guess Michiko Downloaded HP7 Off the Internet, Too - Posted July 19, 2007
Boy, Michiko Kakutani must have read HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS super duper fast (or ordered it off DeepDiscount.com?) in order to get the review filed and on the New York Times' website by 7 PM last... [GalleyCat]

BEA Day Two: Ethics in Book Reviewing - Posted June 4, 2007
Immediately after moderating the blog panel, Bud Parr took out his video camera and taped the panel proceedings, which he's edited into the above highlight show. And considering the star wattage assembled for the panel, highlights abounded. Moderator and Philly Inquirer book critic Carlin Romano began by... [GalleyCat]

Michiko Likes Fiction Again! - Posted May 8, 2007
A few months ago I did an impromptu search through the New York Times archives to find empirical evidence that lead book critic Michiko Kakutani has, indeed, developed a distaste for fiction. And for all of 2006, the only two novels she liked were Dana Spiotta's EAT THE DOCUMENT and Dave... [GalleyCat]

Convergence of Chabon - Posted May 1, 2007
We needn't remind regular readers, let alone sporadic readers, that Michael Chabon's new novel THE YIDDISH POLICEMAN'S UNION is out as of today. After all, look in a national newspaper and there's Michiko Kakutani's glowing review in the New York Times or ... [GalleyCat]

The Perils of the Misblurb - Posted April 30, 2007
Though we at GalleyCat have taken issue from time to time - okay, often - with Henry Alford's contributions at the New York Times Book Review, I must say up front that I quite enjoyed his recent piece on how publishers take a perfectly neutral or negative review and mine it... [GalleyCat]

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