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People, Awards: LA Times Prize Announcements, and More

The Los Angeles Times announced book prize finalists in 11 categories -- including a new award for autobiographical prose named in honor of Christopher Isherwood -- with the winners to be named April 21. Thomas McGuane will receive the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement. Among the nominees are: Fiction Garth Greenwell, What Belongs to…

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People: Morgan Joins Riverhead, and More

Former editorial director at Harper Perennial and Harper Paperbacks Cal Morgan will join Riverhead as vp, executive editor. Riverhead president and publisher Geoffrey Kloske said in the announcement: "I've always admired Cal's innovative literary vision and passion for books and publishing. After a few decades of competing against him I'm thrilled to…

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Simon & Schuster Cancels Milo's DANGEROUS

Just one week after the publication date for Milo Yiannopoulos's DANGEROUS was pushed back from March 14 to June 13 at the author's request (while he appeared to admit he had yet to "submit the manuscript"), Simon & Schuster cancelled publication of the book. The company's statement, issued Monday afternoon, reads in…

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Forthcoming: Gaiman Sequel to Neverwhere; Millenium Novel Gets a Title

Twenty years after the publication of Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman has announced he is working on a sequel. Gaiman told the audience at an event in London that he is "a solid three chapters" into the project, titled THE SEVEN SISTERS. The Guardian reports that "Gaiman said that he had been prompted to…

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Briefs: Finally, A Paperback Edition for All The Light We Cannot See; ALA's Book Club Central; and More

Just under 3 years after it was first published in hardcover, Scribner will release Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See in trade paperback, on April 4. The book has "more than 4 million copies in circulation across all formats in North America." (Though it is worth nothing that…

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New Philip Pullman Book of Dust Trilogy Begins In October

The first installment of Philip Pullman's THE BOOK OF DUST trilogy was announced for publication on October 19 in the US and UK by Penguin Random House. Knopf Children's announced a first printing of 500,000 copies, and David Fickling Books and Penguin Random House UK Children's will publishing in the…

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Milo's DANGEROUS Is Officially Delayed to June 13

On Monday afternoon, controversial author Milo Yiannopoulos announced on Facebook that his book DANGEROUS, originally scheduled for publication on March 14, has been postponed to June 13. He writes, "I asked my publisher for more time to submit the manuscript for DANGEROUS so I could include material about the craziness…

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New Elizabeth Warren Book for April

Metropolitan Books will release a new book by Senator Elizabeth Warren on April 18, THIS FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class. In her "forthright, inspiring voice," Warren offers "a rousing call to action and an outline for reclaiming our government so that it is less…

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Forthcoming: Two from Grisham, A New Rushdie, and More

Doubleday announced two books to be published later this year by John Grisham: His thirtieth novel CAMINO ISLAND, "a caper of the highest form," for publication on June 6 -- to be followed by a new legal thriller on October 24. The house says they will print 1.5 million copies of each titles.…

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People, Etc.

At Disney-Hyperion, Rotem Moscovich has been promoted to executive editor, Laura Schreiber has been promoted to senior editor, and Hannah Allaman moves up to assistant editor. Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn is leaving after 34 years at the newspaper (18 as book editor). In this column, "she looks…

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