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30 NaNoWriMo Writing Tips & OWS Library Eviction: Top Stories of November

In October, the sad news broke that Anne McCaffrey had died and that the Occupy Wall Street library was evicted.

We are collecting the major stories of each 2011 in our annual year-end roundup of publishing headlines. It’s a chance to celebrate our good news and reflect on the bad news. Visit our Year in Review link as the series unfolds.

1 Anne McCaffrey Has Died
2. Occupy Wall Street Library Evicted
3. Book Cover of the Future?
4. 30 Tips for National Novel Writing Month
5. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Restructure

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Anne McCaffrey Has Died

Fantasy novelist Anne McCaffrey has passed away. She was 85 years old. GalleyCat confirmed the sad news with Random House this afternoon.

McCaffrey’s career began with Restoree in 1967. She went on to earn a dedicated following for her beloved series, Dragonriders of Pern. At her website, McCaffrey answered letters from dedicated fans through November. This GalleyCat editor will never forget reading her books as a middle-school kid. Share your memories in the comments section…

You can read her complete biography at her site. An excerpt: “Her first novel, Restoree, was written as a protest against the absurd and unrealistic portrayals of women in s-f novels in the 50s and early 60s. It is, however, in the handling of broader themes and the worlds of her imagination, particularly the two series The Ship Who Sang and the fourteen novels about the Dragonriders of Pern that Ms. McCaffrey’s talents as a story-teller are best displayed.”

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