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Posts Tagged ‘T. J. Stiles’

Authors Guild Sues to Impound 7 Million Scanned Books

augui.gifThe Authors Guild has joined with the Australian Society of Authors, the Union Des Écrivaines et des Écrivains Québécois (UNEQ) and eight authors in a lawsuit over a collection of digitally scanned copies of seven million books. Recently these universities combined resources to create the HathiTrust digital collection at the University of Michigan.

The Guild aims to “impound” the collection until the matter is settled in court. Follow this PDF link to see the complaint. The copyright suit was leveled against HathiTrust, the University of Michigan, the University of California, the University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, and Cornell University.

The six authors who joined the suit included  novelists Angelo Loukakis, Roxana Robinson, Daniele Simpson, and Fay Weldon, children’s author Pat Cummings, poet Andre Roy, scholar James Shapiro and biographer T.J. Stiles. The University of Michigan planned to allow faculty and students to download copies of orphaned works in this digital collection.

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Paul Harding Wins 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction

tinkers.jpgToday Paul Harding won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Tinkers, a major award for an indie press operated out of the Bellevue Hospital Center.

The other finalists were Love in Infant Monkeys by Lydia Millet (Soft Skull Press) and In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin (W.W. Norton & Company). Here are the rest of the Letters, Drama and Music winners:

History–Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed (The Penguin Press)

Biography–The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf)

Poetry–Versed by Rae Armantrout (Wesleyan University Press)

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NBA Nonfiction Winner T. J. Stiles on the Recession

That’s biographer T. J. Stiles talking about the recession on the floor of the glitzy National Book Awards yesterday. Stiles won the award for his biography of a wealthy man, “The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt,” but had some advice for surviving as a writer during these difficult economic times.

In addition, we interviewed NBA Fiction Winner Colum McCann about New York City and grace. Finally, we quizzed the nominees on Stephenie Meyer‘s bestselling Twilight Saga and interviewed

Last night Galleycat covered the 2009 National Book Awards, a combination of the Academy Awards ceremony, a fairytale ball, and a high school prom for writers.

Stephenie Meyer and Twilight Versus the National Book Awards

In this special National Book Awards video feature, GalleyCat prowled the red carpet asking the nation’s most critically acclaimed writers to comment on the country’s most popular book series. We expected a snooty series of reactions to the upcoming adaptation to Stephenie Meyer‘s “New Moon” and the Twilight Saga, but we found something else altogether.

Also check out our exclusive interview with NBA Fiction Winner Colum McCan and our video interview with NBA Nonfiction winner T. J. Stiles. This week the publishing world gathered for the National Book Awards, a combination of the Academy Awards ceremony, a fairytale ball, and a high school prom for writers.

Don’t worry about buying a tuxedo, because GalleyCat will be covering the event. Senior editor Ron Hogan will be twittering about the event and editor Jason Boog will handle the good old fashioned blogging duties.

2009 National Book Awards Finalists Announced

nba.jpgThis afternoon the National Book Foundation announced the finalists for the 2009 National Book Awards. Find out more on the NBF site, but here are the fiction finalists:
Bonnie Jo Campbell for “American Salvage” from Wayne State University Press
Colum McCann for “Let the Great World Spin from Random House
Daniyal Mueenuddin for “In Other Rooms, Other Wonders” from W.W. Norton & Co.
Jayne Anne Phillips for “Lark and Termite” from Alfred A. Knopf
Marcel Theroux for “Far North” from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

The nonfiction finalists are:
David M. Carroll for “Following the Water: A Hydromancer’s Notebook” from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Sean B. Carroll for “Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species” from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Greg Grandin for “Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City” from Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt
Adrienne Mayor for “The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome’s Deadliest Enemy” from Princeton University Press
T. J. Stiles for “The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt” from Alfred A. Knopf

The rest of the nominees follow after the jump…

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