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Little, Brown Acquires 7 George Plimpton Books

Little, Brown will republish seven books written by the great Paris Review editor and journalist George Plimpton.

The books scheduled for release in 2015 include: Paper Lion, Out of My League, The Bogey Man, Mad Ducks and Bears, Shadow Box, Open Net and One for the Record. Here’s more from the release:

[the books] will include new material, including early drafts with handwritten annotations. All seven books will also be published for the first time in ebook format, enhanced with audio and video clips; audio editions are also forthcoming from Hachette Audio. Plimpton is credited with some of the very best sports writing in history, and his work has been praised the world over … Ten years after his death, George Plimpton has never been more popular—he redefined modern journalism and his enduring legacy lives on in the many writers, editors, and journalists at work today.

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Win a Bike from The Paris Review

You can win a free bike from The Paris Review by writing a short short story about a devilish illustration (embedded above). However, you must write your story in the style of one of five great writers.

While writing about the contest, editor Lorin Stein recalled how Paris Review co-founder George Plimpton used to ride his own bicycle around the city–a literary tradition you can continue with your new bicycle.

Check it out: “in celebration of the Tour de France—and thanks to the generosity of Hudson Urban Bikes—we, along with Velojoy, are giving away one of Hudson Urban Bikes’ Beater Bicycles Roadster. This classic city bike comes in a men’s and a women’s model, both of which may be seen in the diabolical and rather enigmatic illustration below. To win the HUB Beater, tell us what you see in this picture: in three hundred words or fewer; in the style of (choose one!Elizabeth Bishop, Ray Bradbury, Joan Didion, Ernest Hemingway, or P. G. Wodehouse.”

  • Borders Announces its Next Proprietary Book

    With Nick Santora‘s debut novel SLIP AND FALL piled high on Borders and Waldenbooks tables round the country, it only makes sense for the chain to move on to its next in-house offering. That would be THE HAMMER, a collection of Sports Illustrated columns by the likes of George Plimpton, Ron Fimrite and Mike Capuzzo that chronicle baseball great Hank Aaron‘s entire career from his beginnings as a skinny teenage cross-handed slugger to his quest to hit home run number 755.

    “With the success of SLIP AND FALL, the first novel published under our proprietary and exclusive publishing program, we are excited to now offer a second title, THE HAMMER under our State Street Press imprint,” said Bill Nasshan, senior vice president, trade books for Borders Group. “At the height of baseball season with Barry Bonds chasing Hank Aaron’s home run record, this is great timing for our a beautiful book focusing on Aaron’s legacy.”