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Posts Tagged ‘Lorrie Moore’

Lorrie Moore, Michio Kaku, & Jon J Muth Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

koo2We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending March 06, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #3 in Hardcover Fiction) Bark: Stories by Lorrie Moore: “These eight masterly stories reveal Lorrie Moore at her most mature and in a perfect configuration of craft, mind, and bewitched spirit, as she explores the passage of time and summons up its inevitable sorrows and hilarious pitfalls to reveal her own exquisite, singular wisdom.” (February 2014)

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Byliner Fiction to Launch with New Story by Amy Tan

Digital publisher Byliner.com will launch its new fiction initiative with “Rules for Virgins,” a new story (set in 1912 Shanghai) by Joy Luck Club author Amy Tan.

Byliner Fiction will feature everything from short stories to novellas. Here’s more from the release: “We are beginning to build a structured archive on Byliner.com of great short fiction from writers such as Annie Proulx, Jonathan Franzen, Lorrie Moore, Paul Theroux, and Stewart O’Nan.”

Byliner will release Tan’s story, priced at $2.99, on December 5th. Readers can find it in the Amazon Kindle Singles store, at BarnesAndNoble.com, as a Quick Read in Apple’s iBook store and in the Google eBookstore. According to the company, this will be Tan’s first fiction publication in six years. Tan’s new novel, The Valley of Amazement, will be published by HarperCollins’ Ecco imprint.

Tao Lin Lands $50,000 Deal with Random House

Writer Tao Lin has landed a $50,000 deal with Vintage Books for his novel, Taipei, Taiwan. According to The New York Observer, Lin (pictured, via) will also receive an additional $10,000 bonus if the profits for his novel earn out his advance.

Lin hopes to finish the manuscript in fall 2012 and expects publication in 2013 or 2014; he intends to make it a “short” book one “could almost memorize” (between fifty and sixty thousand words). Literary agent Bill Clegg of the William Morris Endeavor negotiated the deal. Associate editor Tim O’Connell will edit the project.

In a previous interview with The New York Observer, Lin revealed: “The novel is autobiographical and begins in 2009 when the protagonist is 25. It spans ~2.5 years and is set in Taiwan, NYC, Las Vegas. It contains a marriage, somewhat extreme recreational drug usage, parents, a book tour. It’s written in a Lorrie Moore-esque prose style but denser, like my first story-collection but more refined. The protagonist in my 3rd novel experiences Siddhartha-like unhappiness and confusion.”

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GalleyCatnip: Bruce Springsteen’s $10 Million Advance?

borntorun.jpgAs the weekend glimmers like the light at the end of a five-day-long tunnel, here is your daily dose of quick links and publishing catnip.

In a WowoWow interview, author Lorrie Moore confesses: “I do know a lot of writers are watching musicians and the way they’ve bypassed the sinking music industry and struck out on their own.”

Entertainment Weekly landed an excerpt from “Nightlight,” a Twilight parody.

In gorgeous graphs, web comic xkcd maps out character interactions from famous literary adaptations.

The new issue of McSweeney’s pays homage to newspapers with “huge and luxurious broadsheet” and a massive book section.

The NY Post thinks legendary rock star Bruce Springsteen could earn up to $10 million for his rumored autobiography.