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eBookNation Releases a Collection of Kurt Vonnegut Articles

eBookNation has released Kurt Vonnegut by the Dozen.

From 1978 to 1998, the Slaughterhouse 5 author wrote one or two articles a year for The Nation magazine. This new eBook features a collection of Vonnegut’s Nation pieces.

Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel explained in a letter that Vonnegut’s relationship with The Nation allowed him to share political observations and social commentary. The pieces selected for Kurt Vonnegut by the Dozen contains Vonnegut’s thoughts on novelist Mark Twain, former presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs, and the cabinet of President Jimmy Carter.

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Author Greg Mitchell Hired as Media Blogger at The Nation

mitchell_moyers.jpgFormer Editor & Publisher editor and author Greg Mitchell has joined The Nation, launching a new blog about media and politics in April–Media Fix.

According to the release, Mitchell will be blogging “not 24/7, but often 16/6.” He has already started a Twitter feed for the blog. Mitchell has written nine books, including So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits and the President Failed on Iraq, and Why Obama Won.

The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel had this statement: “Greg was a great editor at Editor and Publisher, where he challenged the mainstream media, pundits and the President in the run-up to the war in Iraq … For decades he has kept a keen eye on what’s right, what’s wrong and what’s missing from the media. We’re thrilled to have Greg, and we’re excited to launch Media Fix – our first blog at TheNation.com dedicated to the intersection of politics and media.”

New Literary Editor for The Nation

PW Daily’s Rachel Deahl reports that The Nation‘s current books editor Adam Shatz is making way for John Palatella, who arrives by way of the Columbia Journalism Review. Shatz is moving on to the London Review of Books. According to Nation editor-in-chief Katrina vanden Heuvel, Palatella will uphold the magazine’s commitment to serious book coverage. Speaking to the fact that most publications are cutting back on the pages they devote to books, vanden Heuvel said The Nation “believes in [books coverage] more than ever.” There will, however be some changes: Palatella plans look to bring more essays about literature and pop culture into the section and also beef up online coverage of books and the arts.