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Andrew Wylie Speaks Out Against Amazon - Posted November 7, 2014
Amazon and Hachette have been locked in a feud over eBook pricing since May 2014. Many members of the publishing community have spoken out about this situation and some have even mobilized to form the Authors United group. Earlier this year, ... [GalleyCat]

High Profile Writers Set to Join Authors United - Posted October 6, 2014
Several high profile writers have agreed to join in Authors United's fight against Amazon. The new members include Philip Roth, Orhan Pamuk, Salman Rushdie, ... [GalleyCat]

Jennifer Weiner to Jonathan Franzen: Twitter Isn't Evil and All Writers Are 'Self-Promoters' - Posted September 20, 2013
How do we classify a popular novelist's Twitter feed: is it marketing? personal branding? public relations? It's a bit of a grey area. But, as Jennifer Weiner so politely told Jonathan Franzen this week, social media is a necessary tool for... [PRNewser]

Granta Celebrates Authors Vanessa Manko & Judy Chicurel - Posted May 3, 2013
[caption id="attachment_69803" align="alignright" width="300"] Vanessa Manko (left), Susan Minot (center), and Salman Rushdie (right)[/caption] Vanessa Manko and Judy Chicurel, two authors featured in a recent issue of Granta, have signed book deals with Penguin. To toast these two autho... [GalleyCat]

Facebook Tests Paid Celebrity Messaging In The U.K. - Posted April 8, 2013
Much to many users' chagrins, Facebook is testing a service that forces users to pay $1 to message people to whom they aren't connected. It'll ... [AllFacebook]

Clay Smith Joins Kirkus Media - Posted November 9, 2012
Texas Book Festival literary director Clay Smith has been named the new features editor at Kirkus Media. Smith will expand the features section at the literary outlet, adding "more reported articles about writers and reading trends." He had worked at the Texas Book Festival... [GalleyCat]

Salman Rushdie & PEN President Protest Ai Weiwei's Travel Restrictions - Posted September 28, 2012
PEN president Peter Godwin and World Voices chair Salman Rushdie ha... [GalleyCat]

Bill Maher Conservative Panelist: 'I Made the Mistake of Replying with Facts' - Posted September 27, 2012
What's it like being the "token Conservative" on that raucous Friday free-for-all known as HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher? After last week's show, San Diego radio host and columnist Roger Hedgecock has shared his experience. ... [FishbowlLA]

Vanity Fair Memorializes Christopher Hitchens - Posted April 23, 2012
On Friday afternoon, Vanity Fair and a slew of guests gathered to celebrate the late and great Christopher Hitchens. According to WWD, a few of those in attendan... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Vanity Fair Memorializes Christopher Hitchens - Posted April 23, 2012
On Friday afternoon, Vanity Fair and a slew of guests gathered to celebrate the late and great Christopher Hitchens. According to WWD, a few of those in attendan... [FishbowlNY]

Blogger Nay Phone Latt Released From Prison in Myanmar - Posted January 18, 2012
Blogger Nay Phone Latt has been released from prison. Latt was arrested in 2008 after using his blog to share poetry, political criticism a... [GalleyCat]

Salman Rushdie Novel & 6-Course Meal for $95 - Posted December 22, 2011
Gilt City NY is offering a $95 deal featuring a signed copy of a Salman Rushdie book and a six-course gourmet dinner. The meal will be held at Vermillion, a high end New York City restaurant which specializes in Indian-Latin fusion ... [GalleyCat]

Salman Rushdie's Facebook Feud (in Tweets) - Posted November 16, 2011
Well, here's a tidbit of social media celebrity gossip for you: Salman Rushdie--yes, the Salman Rushdie-- is upset with Facebook, and he's taken to Twitter to get things straightened out. According to Gothamist, "the whole thing started when, two days ago, Facebook decided to cancel Rushdie's account because they didn't believe... [10,000 Words]

Salman Rushdie's Facebook Feud (in Tweets) - Posted November 16, 2011
Well, here's a tidbit of social media celebrity gossip for you: Salman Rushdie--yes, the Salman Rushdie-- is upset with Facebook, and he's taken to Twitter to get things straightened out. According to Gothamist, "the whole thing started when, two days ago, Facebook decided to cancel Rushdie's account because they didn't believe... [AllTwitter]

Monday Odds and Ends - Posted November 14, 2011
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'Writers in Support of the Occupy Movement' Petition Counts 800+ Signatures - Posted October 17, 2011
So far, more than 800 writers have signed a new Writers in Support of the Occupy Movement petition. The petition is composed of a single sentence: "We, the under... [semanticweb.com]

'Writers in Support of the Occupy Movement' Petition Counts 200+ Signatures - Posted October 14, 2011
So far, 224 writers have signed a new Writers in Support of the Occupy Movement petition. What do you think? The petition is composed of a single sentence: "We, ... [GalleyCat]

Salman Rushdie Is Now On Twitter (Tweeting From @SalmanRushdie1) - Posted September 21, 2011
Here's a perfect lesson in what can happen if you put social media off for too long: the man who won the Booker Prize for his political novel Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie, has had to settle for a verified account at @SalmanRush... [AllTwitter]

Banned Chinese Writer Liao Yiwu to Appear in New York City - Posted September 1, 2011
On September 13th, Chinese writer Liao Yiwu will appear in New York City for a reading, a musical performance and an on-stage interview organized by the Pen American Center. Liao (pictured, via) is a poet, novelist, musician, and documentarian, on... [GalleyCat]

Ernest Hemingway Photo Wins Paris Review Photoshop Contest - Posted August 4, 2011
Jack Around has won the beach towel Photoshop contest at The Paris Review. The image embedded on the side showcases "Ernest Hemingway," the winning photograph. The winner ... [GalleyCat]

Granta Searching for The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists - Posted July 21, 2011
Granta em portugu s has just launched the search for "The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists." The Portuguese edition of Granta is published in Brazil by Alfaguara, an imprint within Objetiva Publishing Hou... [GalleyCat]

Salman Rushdie Writing Science Fiction TV Script for Showtime - Posted June 13, 2011
Novelist Salman Rushdie has turned to television, writing a script for a science fiction series on Showtime. A pilot for The Next People has been ordered, and Rushdie (pictured, ... [GalleyCat]

Salman Rushdie to Pick 10 Books for Standard Hotel - Posted April 14, 2011
How about replacing the chocolate mint on your hotel pillow with a good book? According to the New York Post, Midnight's Children author Salman Rushdie... [GalleyCat]

Starry-Eyed: A Look At Life.com's Best Photos Of 2010 - Posted December 16, 2010
To celebrate the end of 2010, Life.com asked various celebrities and media personalities -- including Andy Richter, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Starry-Eyed: A Look At Life.com's Best Photos Of 2010 - Posted December 16, 2010
To celebrate the end of 2010, Life.com asked various celebrities and media personalities -- including Andy Richter, ... [FishbowlNY]

Jay-Z Scattered, Judy Blume Adapted & Hobbits Cast: Weekend Reading - Posted October 22, 2010
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Salman Rushdie Inks Deal for Unfinished Memoir - Posted October 21, 2010
Novelist Salman Rushdie has sold his unfinished memoir to Random House worldwide. The publisher has acquired "hardcover, paperback, audio, and e-book rights for English- German-and Spanish-language editions" of the book about Rushdie's life, from his years in public school... [GalleyCat]

Vote For Your Favorite Author to Appear on Dancing with the Stars - Posted October 7, 2010
Looking at the comments section for our Should Authors Dance? post, it seemed like plenty of GalleyCat readers want to see their favorite writer appear on Dancing with the Stars. Now i... [GalleyCat]

Authors Go On "Wordstrike" Against Arizona Immigration Law - Posted July 30, 2010
The Asian American Writers' Workshop is boycotting the controversial new immigration law in Arizona through an initiative called Wordstrike. The effort calls authors to boycott the state of Arizona until it revokes the SB1070 immigration law, which went into effect yesterday. ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Christopher Hitchens and Salman Rushdie in Conversation - Posted May 3, 2010
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Salman Rushdie Opens PEN World Voices Festival - Posted April 29, 2010
"The [Icelandic] volcano was essentially a fan of literature," said Salman Rushdie at the official opening of the sixth annual PEN World Voices Festival last night. "It relented in time and almost everyone made it to the festival." He al... [GalleyCat]

Christopher Hitchens Replaces Sherman Alexie at PEN World Voices Festival - Posted April 29, 2010
Yesterday the PEN World Voices Festival announced t... [GalleyCat]

Lost Season Six, by the Books - Posted February 26, 2010
On Tuesday night, the literary television show Lost featured a loving cameo appearance of The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition--W. W. Norton's special edition of the Lewis Carroll classic. Since then, t... [GalleyCat]

July 2009: Top Publishing Stories of the Year - Posted December 31, 2009
On Bastille Day in July, author Matt Stewart published his entire novel, "The French Revolution," on Twitter in a burst of 3,700 tweets. He later landed ... [GalleyCat]

GalleyCatnip: Stephenie Meyer's Epiphany - Posted November 13, 2009
As the publishing world heads home for the weekend, here are some publishing news briefs for your reading pleasure. Nicknamed "a sort of YouTube for publishing," Scribd has scored a spot on Business Week's "The World's Most Intriguing Companies" list. Also intrigu... [GalleyCat]

Norman Mailer Colony Gala: A Night of Media, Literary Superstars - Posted October 21, 2009
It takes a lot to bring America's greatest living fiction, non-fiction, and journalism writers into one room, but if one woman could do, it's Tina Brown. The Daily Beast editor-in-chie... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Norman Mailer Colony Gala: A Night of Media, Literary Superstars - Posted October 21, 2009
It takes a lot to bring America's greatest living fiction, non-fiction, and journalism writers into one room, but if one woman could do, it's Tina Brown. The Daily Beast editor-in-chie... [FishbowlNY]

Norman Mailer Writers Colony To Honor Toni Morrison, David Halberstam - Posted October 13, 2009
Next week, the Norman Mailer Writers Colony will throw its first gala hosted by New York media bigwigs Tina Brown and New Yorker editor-in-chief ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Norman Mailer Writers Colony To Honor Toni Morrison, David Halberstam - Posted October 13, 2009
Next week, the Norman Mailer Writers Colony will throw its first gala hosted by New York media bigwigs Tina Brown and New Yorker editor-in-chief ... [FishbowlNY]

Paul Auster and Salman Rushdie Sign Roman Polanski Release Petition - Posted October 5, 2009
As we close out another Monday, here are some news briefs from the literary blogosphere... Barnes & Noble has launched a new mystery blog entitled Ransom Notes, featuring posts by Anne Perry, John Sandford,... [GalleyCat]

Rock Star Coloring Book - Posted September 3, 2009
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The New Yorker Hires 26-Year-Old Amelia Lester as Managing Editor - Posted August 27, 2009
News broke this afternoon that 26-year-old Amelia Lester has scored one of the most coveted editorial spots in the literary world, hired by David Remnick to serve as managing editor of the prestigious magazin... [GalleyCat]

Thomas Pynchon Party Program - Posted August 3, 2009
After nearly a year of speculation, Thomas Pynchon fans can finally buy "Inherent Vice tomorrow. Ever since Conversational Re... [GalleyCat]

Publishing Leaders Ponder Epic Fall Lists - Posted July 22, 2009
With big novels from Audrey Niffenegger, Thomas Pynchon, Richard Russo, ... [GalleyCat]

Authors' Favorite Status Galleys - Posted July 17, 2009
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Salman Rushdie's Dinner with Thomas Pynchon - Posted July 17, 2009
Last night a crowd of literature lovers filled up Three Lives & Co. bookstore and spilled into the West Village street for a literary block party--celebrating the release of G... [GalleyCat]

Edwidge Danticat and Salman Rushdie Headline PEN World Voices Festival - Posted April 30, 2009
Earlier this spring, Salman Rushdie bemoaned America's "paucity" of translated works, but the PEN World Voices Festival's headline reading featured writers ... [GalleyCat]

Salman Rushdie Launches PEN World Voices Festival - Posted March 26, 2009
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Salman Rushdie Launches PEN World Voices Festival - Posted March 26, 2009
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Salman Rushdie Launches PEN World Voices Festival - Posted March 25, 2009
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Don't Know What Books to Buy For Christmas? Let Salman Rushdie (and Others) Help! - Posted December 18, 2008
It's no secret the book industry is in a free fall right now. And like every other industry that's being hit by the economic tsunami rolling through the country the results have been shocking and painful. Of course the publishing industry (much like the newspaper and auto) has been... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Don't Know What Books to Buy For Christmas? Let Salman Rushdie (and Others) Help! - Posted December 18, 2008
It's no secret the book industry is in a free fall right now. And like every other industry that's being hit by the economic tsunami rolling through the country the results have been shocking and painful. Of course the publishing industry (much like the newspaper and auto) has been... [FishbowlNY]

So, Did Random House Censor Sherry Jones? - Posted August 28, 2008
Stanley Fish caught up with the controversy surrounding Sherry Jones's still-unpublished The Jewel of Medina, and wanted to remind NY Times readers that, whatever else you might say about ... [GalleyCat]

Rushdie: Random Gave In To "Censorship By Fear" - Posted August 15, 2008
Ever since the world learned about Random House's cancellation of The Jewel of Medina over what the company described as "cautionary advice" that publishing a novel narrated by the youngest wife of the Prophet Muhammad might exp... [GalleyCat]

Scott Moyers Won't Be A Junior Jackal - Posted September 12, 2007
The Observer's Leon Nayfakh catches up with former book editor Scott Moyers, now comfortably ensconced within the Wylie Agency as a literary agent. In the last month alone, Moyers has sold books to Doubleday, Scribner, Random House... [GalleyCat]

Obligatory Padma Lakshmi-Salman Rushdie Divorce Post - Posted July 3, 2007
It's the day before July 4th, my brain is inching ever so close to burnoutmini-vacation and I guess it's only fair to report that Booker Prize-winning author, PEN president and former frequenter of safe houses Salman Rushdie and his fourth wife, TOP CHEF hostess Padma Lakshmi, are ... [GalleyCat]

Stick a Fork in It: Rushdie/Lakshmi Marriage Done - Posted July 2, 2007
Salman Rushdie and his wife, Padma Lakshmi are divorcing. He just got knighted amid the usual death threats, and she's back on Top Chef... [FishbowlLA]

Knighthood for Rushdie - Posted June 18, 2007
The Associated Press reports that Salman Rushdie, who was forced into hiding for a decade after the leader of Iran's revolution ordered his assassination, has been made a knight. The author of THE SATANIC VERSES was on the list of honors marking Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday. "I am thrilled and... [GalleyCat]

Achebe Wins Booker International Prize - Posted June 13, 2007
The BBC reports that Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, best known for his 1958 novel THINGS FALL APART, has won the Man Booker International Prize in honor of his literary career. The 76-year-old author ... [GalleyCat]

The Colbert Report Book Review Debate - Posted May 10, 2007
Amazingly, the plight of newspaper book reviews got the attention of The Colbert Report, and last night Salman Rushdie joined Stephen... [GalleyCat]

IMPAC Shortlist - Posted April 4, 2007
Finally, the prize that has the three-digit longlist has whittled itself down to a shortlist of eight - and it's guaranteed that the winner of the world's largest literary fiction prize will be male: A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry Arthur and George by Julian Barnes Slow Man by JM Coetzee Extremely Loud... [GalleyCat]

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