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Polish author Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International Prize
on May 23, 2018 at 4:05 pm
Polish author Olga Tokarczuk won the £50,000 (about $67,170) Man Booker International Prize, which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world, for her novel of linked fragments, Flights, translated by Jennifer Croft. The cash award is divided equally between author and translator, who also both receive £1,000 for being shortlisted. […]
American novelist Philip Roth dies at 85
on May 23, 2018 at 4:51 am
Philip Roth, whose novel American Pastoral won a Pulitzer in 1998 but who was best-known for the controversial and explicit 1969 Portnoy's Complaint, has died at age 85. […]
Maybe abusive authors don?t belong on my bookshelf. But what about in my classroom?
on May 20, 2018 at 11:30 pm
Writing in The Washington Post, author and professor Sandra Beasley asks, "Do we continue to teach the work of people we now suspect of behaving unethically or abusively? ... As a reader, I'm devastated. As a teacher, I've got decisions to make..." […]
Romantic Times and related websites shutting down
on May 17, 2018 at 4:27 pm
The romance-focused magazine Romantic Times, along with the RT Book Reviews, RT VIP Salon and RT Booklovers Convention brands, is shutting down after 37 years. The closure is effective immediately, and though the RT website will remain up for another year or so, there will be no new content in the future. […]
Philip Pullman and Gail Honeyman dominate British Book Awards
on May 15, 2018 at 5:51 pm
Philip Pullman has been named author of the year at the British Book Awards for his "outstanding" success. The children's author was recognized after returning to the world of his Dark Materials with La Belle Sauvage last year. Awards organizers described Pullman as a "true one-off". Gail Honeyman won book of the year for her best-selling debut Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Judges said it was "brilliantly written" and "the complete package". […]