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Steve Oney To Write Book on ‘History, Trials & Tribulations’ of NPR

The House of Representatives voted 228-192 to defund National Public Radio this afternoon. This week Steve Oney (author of And the Dead Shall Rise) landed a book deal to write a book on “the history, trials and tribulations of NPR.”

The Kneerim & Williams Agency negotiated the deal with Ben Loehnen at Simon & Schuster. Publisher  Jonathan Karp had this statement: “We’re delighted to have acquired Steve Oney’s exploration of the personalities and conflicts at NPR.  This is the rare media story that transcends the industry and speaks to larger cultural issues, and we believe this book will offer valuable insights into the workings of an important and intriguing journalistic organization.”

Follow this link to learn more how to support the embattled institution.

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Amanda Murray Cut at Simon & Schuster

s&slogo23.jpgThe NY Observer broke the news that editor Simon & Schuster editor Amanda Murray has been cut. She had worked with some big names in fiction, including: Robert M. Parker, Jr., Mary Higgins Clark, and Sandra Brown.

Here’s more from the article: “Jonathan Karp replaced David Rosenthal last month, and he’s now begun to assemble his own editorial team at Simon & Schuster. Senior editor Amanda Murray has been fired, she confirmed today. Karp could not be reached for comment.”

Yesterday we reported that newly-hired publisher Jonathan Karp had hired senior editors Ben Loehnen and Jofie Ferrari-Adler to acquire and edit nonfiction titles.